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Cricket Structure and Culture:

Cricket the sport originated in England. The history of cricket can be traced back in 1725 in The official cricket body in England for cricket is England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) which is a full member or ICC - International Cricket Council. There are 18 county clubs in England and Wales. Cricket is a leading sport in England and is very well structured. The England men's team has won the T20 World cup in 2010 and many test series. The women's team of England has been performing very good, have won ODI World Cup and also the T20 Women's World Cup. The clubs and community cricket in England is growing strong and is visited by cricket teams from around the world.

Official website of England and Wales Cricket Board: 

CRICKET RANKING: 5 in ICC Test Ranking - 6 in ICC ODI Ranking - 7 in ICC T20 Ranking - 2 in ICC Women's Ranking.

Cricket Clubs in England:

Henley Cricket Club: We are very proud of what Henley CC has achieved over the last few years, including buying our own ground, building a new pavilion and winning the league. We are a very friendly club and welcome new players and supporters alike. Our ground is one of the loveliest places to play or watch cricket in England. Henley Cricket Club is a thriving home for cricketers of all abilities. We offer all visitors and indeed prospective new members a warm welcome. Our sides accommodate cricketers young and old, from a thriving junior section, through “leisure” cricketers to keen club cricketers playing league cricket at varying levels from the lower reaches of the Thames Valley League to the heights of the Home Counties Premier League Division One.New members, playing or social, are more than welcome to swell the numbers at our two lovely home grounds. Our main ground in Henley on Thames, has been the home of the club since the 1930s, and the second in Nettlebed that the Club has shared with Nettlebed CC for the past three seasons. website

Durham County Cricket Club: Durham were Minor Counties Champions a record-equaling nine times between 1900 and 1984 although they became the first minor county to defeat a first-class county in the Gillette Cup in 1973 when Yorkshire were beaten in that competition. Between 1976 and 1982 Durham created a record of 65 minor county matches without defeat, which still stands to this day. In March 1989, the Durham County Cricket Club committee decided to begin procedures to apply to become a first-class cricketing county club. website:

Sunbury Cricket Club: Club founded, as Cedars Cricket Club, by Geoff Kaye, Reg Batchelor, Bert Winter and Harold Wood, playing at Cedars Recreation Ground. Geoff Kaye commences his role as an Officer of the Club. Sunbury Cricket Club runs 4 men’s XIs on a Saturday and 2 or 3 XIs on a Sunday to provide a balanced programme of matches to as wide a range of players as possible. Come Along for Fun and Enjoyment. Sunbury Cricket Club has a large and very active Colts’ section, which coaches and trains boys and girls, from the age of 5 to 17. Competitive cricket is played from Under 9 upwards. Website:

Gloucestershire Cricket Club: Gloucestershire Cricket is one of the 18 first class County Cricket Clubs in the UK. We were established in 1870, with WG Grace a founding member, one of the most famous and influential cricketers in history. The Club is based in the heart of Bristol, in the Bishopston area, just off the Gloucester Road. Our home and main ground, The Bristol County Ground, has recently undergone a complete redevelopment to secure International Cricket at Bristol and has transformed our facilities for match days and for events on non-match days. The Club has a strong focus on developing young cricketers with many of the current first-team developed through the Gloucestershire Cricket Academy. Chris Dent, David Payne, Liam Norwell, Jack Taylor, Craig Miles, Matt Taylor and Miles Hammond in the 2016 first team squad have all graduated from the Academy. Website:

Ealing Cricket Club in West London is one of the UK's top cricket clubs with a history dating back to 1870. The Club is a thriving part of the local community and welcomes guests from all over. Website:

Cricket Tournaments in England:

Royal London One-Day Cup

Natwest T20 Blast

MCC University Matches

Unicorns Knockout Trophy

Unicorns Championship

ECB Premier Leagues

England Tourism and Cricket Tours:

Cricket Tourism in England is famous around the cricket-playing nations. Most of the visitors want to tour the Lords Cricket Stadium and play with the county club teams. Given below are some website of Cricket Tour Organisers. - Welcome to The Cricket Tour Company - a family-owned company specialising in cricket supporters' holiday tours & travel (with official cricket tickets) to follow the England cricket team abroad. Upcoming tours to Bangladesh, India, West Indies and the next Ashes in Australia at end of 2017. - As a specialist in cricket and rugby events, we offer the ultimate sports tours to the IRB Sevens World Series, RBS 6 Nations, Cricket World Cup, Ashes Series, British & Irish Lions plus many more. We also offer tours and packages for golf, motorsport, horse racing and tennis. Howzat Travel is the UK's NUMBER ONE England Cricket Supporters' Tour Operator. Howzat Travel specialises in organising tours to support England playing cricket overseas. Remember, as well as our organised tours, we also offer tailor-made travel arrangements, so don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements. - orn and raised in Barbados cricket has been close to Don’s heart from a very young age. Don Gooding is the architect of various sports tourism programmes and has pioneered many projects in the Caribbean and continues to be innovative in his outlook and has the ability to bring countless programmes to fruition. Some of these have lasted in excess of 25 years

 Our Featured Profiles:

England - Olly Tapp - Cricket Player for Normandy CC & Cricket Coach with Oxford MCCU

Olly TappOlly Tapp is currently playing for Normandy Cricket Club based in Surrey, United Kingdom. He is also involved in professional Coaching with Oxford MCCU and Coaching Cricket Excellence. Olly grew up playing Cricket in Guernsey and had the opportunity of playing age group Cricket against top teams such as Ireland and Scotland. Later on, he moved to England. Other than being a player and a coach, Olly likes to write about Cricket. He is an avid follower of Cricket Articles and admires many Writers for their writings. Olly also loves travelling and will be seen in many Associate Countries soon, Coaching and playing Cricket. Global Cricket Community would like to read your Cricket Articles and share it with our Cricket Community. Read Full Article

England - Darren Talbot - Twenty20 Cricket Academy

Darren Talbot is a Cricket Coach from England and is now a manager of the Surrey Deaf and England Lions Deaf Teams. Also, Darren runs the Twenty20 Cricket Academy and is the head coach of several other clubs including Weybridge Cricket Club, Merrow cricket Club. Darren would like to continue his work with Deaf Crickters in future. Global Cricket Community wishes all the best to Darren Talbot. Read Full Article


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