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 junior who has been through the Woolworths Cricket Blast program or have just played in the backyard, at school or on the beach, cricket clubs are thriving community hubs that provide a great environment for making friends and developing cricket skills. Junior clubs provide younger players the opportunity to get used to all that's great about their local club from an early age.
The game of cricket has been played for hundreds of years and is played by more than 120 million boys and girls, men and women in many countries, making it the world's second most popular sport.
How does a game work?
Cricket is a game played between two teams on a field. Players on both teams have an opportunity to bat and then bowl and field.
The bowler delivers the ball to the batter who uses their bat to hit the ball away from the fielders so that both batters can run to the opposite end of the pitch and score a run. Each batter continues batting until they are out or receive a prescribed number of balls. The batting team continues batting until the batters 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 takes their turn to bat.