The game of cricket

Club cricket provides opportunities to engage in competition and more specific skill development where mastering the basics of cricket are a priority.

Whether you are a senior who has played junior club cricket, been through the MILO programs or have just played in the backyard, at school, in the park or on the beach, cricket clubs are thriving community hubs that provide a great environment for making friends and also for developing and honing cricket skills.

With several different cricket formats including T20 cricket, there’s a game and a standard for everyone.

Don’t forget about indoor cricket. A host of top-class international players have graced the 100 indoor cricket centres across the country in games that take around an hour to play. There’s competition at state and national level for the best players at both junior and senior level.


The game of cricket is played by 120 million players in many countries, making it the world's second most popular sport. Each team takes its turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields. Each turn is known as an innings.

How does a game work?

Cricket is a game played between two teams on a field. Both teams have an opportunity to bat and then bowl and field.

The bowler delivers the ball to the batter who attempts to hit the ball with their bat away from the fielders so the player can run to the other end of the pitch and score a run. Each batter continues batting until they is out. The batting team continues batting until the batter are out, or a specified number of overs of six balls have been bowled, at which point the teams switch roles and the fielding team comes in to bat.