Cricket was invented in England and is England's most popular summer sport, it is also the national sport. Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
There are eighteen professional county clubs, seventeen of them in England and one in Wales. This article presents an overview of English cricket from 1816 to 1863. County cricket is the highest level of domestic Cricket in England and Wales County cricket is the highest level of domestic Cricket in England and Wales All seventeen English counties are named after, and were originally representative of, historic English counties. The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England.
Each summer the county clubs compete in the first class County Championship, which consists of two leagues of nine teams and in which matches are played over four days. First-class cricket refers to the class of Cricket matches of three or more days scheduled duration between two sides of eleven players and officially adjudged first-class by The County Championship is the domestic first class Cricket competition in England and Wales.
The same teams also play the one day Pro40, a one day knock out competition called the Friends Provident Trophy, and the short-form Twenty20 Cup. NightMatchOldTraffordjpg|right|thumb|350px|A night match at Old Trafford. The NatWest Pro40 League, is the One-day cricket league for first class cricket counties in England and Wales. The Friends Provident Trophy is a one day Cricket competition in the United Kingdom. The Twenty20 Cup is a Cricket competition for English and Welsh county clubs These clubs are heavily dependent on subsidies from the England and Wales Cricket Board, which makes its money from television and endorsement contracts and attendances at international matches. The England and Wales Cricket Board ( ECB) ( Bwrdd Criced Cymru a Lloegr) is the governing body of Cricket in England and Wales.
The Minor Counties Cricket Championship is a season-long competition in England for county clubs that do not have first-class status. The Minor Counties Cricket Championship is a season-long competition in England that is competed for by those county cricket clubs that do not have first-class status There are nineteen teams representing historic English counties along with a Welsh minor counties team.
Below the county game, there are a raft of club competitions organised on a regional basis.
The following games are considered derbies:-
English cricket grounds are smaller than the largest in some other countries, especially India and Australia, but the best of them have been modernised to a high standard, and two new international grounds have been built in recent years. This is a list of cricket grounds in England and Wales, including both Test and County cricket grounds India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The largest English cricket ground, Lord's in London, is internationally regarded as the "home of cricket". Lord's Cricket Ground (generally known as Lord's) is a cricket
The following other stadiums also have Test match status The Oval ( South London ), Old Trafford ( Manchester ), Trent Bridge ( Nottingham ), Headingley ( Leeds ), Edgbaston ( Birmingham ) and Riverside ( Durham ). The Oval PavilionJPG|250px|right|thumb|The Members Pavilion]] The Oval is an international Cricket ground in Kennington, London South London is the southern part of London, England. The area it covers is defined differently for a range of purposes The Old Trafford Cricket Ground, usually known as simply Old Trafford, is a Cricket ground situated on Talbot Road in Old Trafford, an area of Trent Bridge is a Test, One-day international and County Cricket ground located in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham ( is a city in the Ceremonial county of Nottinghamshire, England. Headingley Stadium is a sporting complex in the Leeds suburb of Headingley in West Yorkshire, England. Leeds ( is located on the River Aire in West Yorkshire, England Edgbaston is an area in the city of Birmingham in England. It is also a formal district, managed by its own District committee. Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um The Riverside County Cricket Ground is a Cricket venue in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, England. Durham (ˈdʌrəm in RP, locally ˈdʏrəm is a small city and main settlement of the City of Durham district of County Durham, England
On November 24, 2006, the Rose Bowl, Southampton was awarded provisional test venue status by the England and Wales Cricket Board, with the prospect of the ground hosting its first test match in 2010. Events 380 - Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Rose Bowl is an English Cricket Stadium used for county and One Day International matches The England and Wales Cricket Board ( ECB) ( Bwrdd Criced Cymru a Lloegr) is the governing body of Cricket in England and Wales.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is the governing body of cricket in England and Wales. The England and Wales Cricket Board ( ECB) ( Bwrdd Criced Cymru a Lloegr) is the governing body of Cricket in England and Wales. Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland It was created on 1 January 1997 combining the roles of the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB), the National Cricket Association (NCA) and the Cricket Council. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar The Test and County Cricket Board ( TCCB) was established in 1968 to administer Test and County cricket in England, replacing the functions
They are full members of the International Cricket Council. The International Cricket Council (ICC is the international governing body of Cricket.
England is a founding Test cricket, One Day International and Twenty20 nation. The England cricket team is the national cricket team which represents England and Wales. Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations Note Most of the information here pertains to men's cricket ODI matches are also played in Women's cricket. Twenty20 is a form of Cricket, originally introduced in the United Kingdom for professional inter-county competition by the England and Wales Cricket Board England played in the first ever Test match in 1877 (against Australia in Melbourne) and also the first ever One-day International in 1971 (also against Australia in Melbourne). Year 1877 ( MDCCCLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar.
Each summer two foreign national teams visit England to play seven test matches and numerous one-day internationals. In the British winter the England team tours abroad. The highest profile rival of the England cricket team is the Australian team, with which it competes for The Ashes, one of the most famous trophies in British sport. The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia.
Cricket is probably the second most widely covered sport, and the fortunes of the England team are closely followed by many people who never attend a live game.
In 2005 the ECB concluded a commercial arrangement with BSkyB which gave Sky the exclusive television rights for live Test cricket in England for four years (the 2006 to 2009 seasons). British Sky Broadcasting ( BSkyB — Sky Television and BSB) is a company that operates Sky Digital, a subscription television service in the Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations This deal, which took live Test cricket for home England matches away from terrestrial television for the first time generated substantial future revenues for English cricket, but was criticised by many England cricket supporters and others. Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations Terrestrial television is a term which refers to modes of television broadcasting which do not involve satellite transmission
The Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year is an annual award voted by the Cricket Writers' Club for the best young cricket player in England and Wales, and has been awarded since 1950. The Young Cricketer of the Year is an annual award voted by the Cricket Writers' Club for the best young cricket player in England and Wales and has been awarded since 1950