Cricket in the Community


Our vision is ‘cricket thriving in the heart of Welsh communities’. From Caernarfon Castle to the sand of Saundersfoot we want more people to children, young people and adults to play and support cricket. We’re working hard to provide opportunities to access cricket at the right time, right place, and right price throughout the diverse communities of Wales.

School Cricket Offer

School Offer

Glamorgan Cricket & Cricket Wales can help your school use the power of cricket to provide high quality PE, and improve numeracy and literacy. Cricket can be played in various flexible formats and lends itself to developing the core multi-sports skills required for children to be physically literate. Additionally, there are various opportunities to use the global and inclusive nature of cricket to improve numeracy, literacy and contribute to other areas of the curriculum within your school.

For more information please view the What Cricket Can Offer Schools Resource

Several teacher-friendly coaching cards have been produced for you to use to run cricket sessions. These can be accessed as a download, under the heading Schools Resource.

Impact Report

To give you an idea of what we do and what we've achieved so far please take a look at our Impact Report. It highlights the incredible work we do, and how we engage young people in cricket.

To view the Community Impact report (2014) click here (Cymraeg).
To view the Community Impact report (2014) click here (English).
Ella Reed

Chance to Shine

Chance to Shine is a national charity on a mission to spread the power of cricket throughout schools and communities. Chance to Shine and Sport Wales invest in our community programme to take cricket to new places and use it to ignite new passions, teach vital skills, unite diverse groups, educate young people and develop the skills, passion and confidence for a life in cricket.

Cricket Wales has produced a booklet entitled "What Cricket Can offer Schools" together with coaching cards for teachers to use. These can be accessed as described in the School Offer above.

For more information on Chance to Shine please visit here.
For more information on Glamorgan cricket click here.

School Cricket

Further Education

The 16-19 year old age bracket is important in cricket, as players often experience changes in their personal lives which can have an impact on their enjoyment of the game. Cricket Wales and the ECB are investing resources in retaining and recruiting players within FE by providing the opportunity for students to enjoy their cricket with their friends, at their college.

For more information on playing opportunities visit: ECB Development Education.

Community Programme

Our community programme ensures more children, young people and adults are involved and retained within cricket by ensuring people have the skills, passion and confidence for a life in cricket.

Doorstep / Pop-Up Clubs

Our doorstep cricket clubs or pop up clubs provide a vibrant cricket offer to young people in disadvantaged communities that is designed to grow their motivation and ability to adopt a cricket habit for life. The leaders who run the clubs are special people - skilled in leading sport as well as in supporting young people to be the best they can be.

The coaches will be local and know the communities they work in. The young volunteers who co-run the clubs will gain new skills and qualifications and grow as they learn to lead.

Cricket without Boundaries Project

The ‘Cricket without Boundaries’ project aims to make cricket more accessible for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Cardiff and create a thriving BME Cricket network capable of increasing and sustaining participation in cricket. Our project will focuses upon young people aged 13 – 25 and provides a range of activities including doorstep clubs, indoor cricket and mid-week cricket.

The project is funded by the Sport Wales Calls4Action fund. Our partners include; Glamorgan Cricket, Wales Tamil Sangham Group, Oasis Cardiff, Cage 4 All, Sport Cardiff Met, Welsh Asians CC, Cardiff Gymkhana CC, Street Games, Cardiff BME Sport Forum,

For more information contact:

Ali Abdi (BME Cricket Coordinator) 07835042574

U19 T20 Blast

ECB Natwest U19 T20 Competition

The purpose of this event is to help clubs retain players beyond the age of 15. It is played on a regional basis with no national finals. Coloured clothing, music and a party atmosphere is the order of the day!
For further information contact Mark White at

Senior Midweek/T20 Cricket

For those who wish to play T20 cricket instead or as well as Saturday cricket, there are a number of options throughout Wales which include:

The Newport Midweek League
The South Wales ‘Full Toss’ League
The Vaughan Central Midweek League
The Caerphilly and District Midweek League
The Vale of Glamorgan Midweek League
The All Wales Sport Midweek League
The Pembrokeshire Midweek League
The Cardiff Midweek League
The Cardiff Willow League
The Conwy Midweek League
The Anglesey and Gwynedd Midweek League
The Wrexham Midweek League
The Aberystwyth and District Midweek Cricket League

Lords Taverners City Cup

The Lords Taverners City Cup is an exciting T20 competition providing opportunities for players aged 16 to 22 years old. Teams from within Cardiff and surrounding areas take part in a competition with the most talented players going on to represent Cardiff against other cities including Bristol, Newcastle and Manchester.


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