Kwik Cricket

Kwik Cricket

Kwik Cricket aims to provide children of all levels of ability and experience with an opportunity to regularly participate in a fun, introduction to cricket and to encourage fair play by all. The format is suitable for all ages but is mostly suitable for players under the age of 11.

2014 Key Changes and Review

In 2014 Kwik Cricket has the notable absence of a headline sponsor. Asda are no longer the title sponsor for the Competition. The ECB is currently in the process of finding a suitable organisation regarding the future sponsorship of the programme.

Kwik Cricket, in 2013, saw a growth of 30 per cent across all of the age groups and proved that Kwik Cricket is still recognised as one of the UK's largest Primary School sporting initiatives. The addition of the Year 4 Competition proved popular in some County Cricket Boards and the excellent weather in 2013 made the season the most successful to date.

In 2014, the Kwik Cricket ‘offer’ will be under review to ensure that it is fit-for-purpose and achieving the outcome of getting more children playing more frequently in teams. This will include the competition, the resources, the equipment, the ability to support teachers within education and opportunity to get more children migrating to cricket clubs.

The Competition

The main Kwik Cricket Competition is open to State Primary and Middle Schools throughout England and Wales. The Competition is open to Independent Schools at the discretion of the CCB but they must not progress further than the County Final stage, this must be clear to all schools when entering the Competition. There are school competitions for Year 6, Girls, Year 5 or Year 4.

For further information please contact your local cricket board or School Games Organiser.

There is no National Competition for Clubs but this does not mean that clubs cannot organise their own local fixtures.

The Game

The emphasis of Kwik Cricket should always be on participation and enjoyment.

There are numerous ways in which a group of children can play Kwik Cricket, in theory any number of children play, from 2–32. Simply adapt the game to your own particular environment in terms of time available and numbers playing.

The various formats can be adapted to suit the number of children playing and the time available – and suggestions are included in the Kwik Cricket Information Pack.

Rules and Scoring

Please open the PDF below for the 2014 Kwik Cricket rules:

Kwik Cricket Rules 2014 (159 KB)

Please click the following link for score sheets:

Kwik Cricket Scorecards

Equipment

Gray Nicolls

Gray-Nicolls is the official manufacturer and distributor of the ECB Kwik Cricket equipment. The kit was refreshed in 2011 with a number of new design features as well as new additions to the product line and is now available at www.kwikcricket.org.

For all other kit queries, please email sales@kwikcricket.org or telephone 01580 881 185

Teacher Training and Coaching in Schools

If you are a teacher, work in education or want to coach in education the ECB have some great courses to help you coach cricket in your school. These courses will not only give you the knowledge to teach cricket but will support you to bring high-quality PE into your curriculum. All coaches and Teachers attending a course will receive the Howzat! coaching resource for free.

Please see Primary School or Secondary School coaching sections for further information on the coaching environments.

If you would like to contact someone regarding coaching course then please see our Coaching Contacts.

Skills Awards and Ideas for Playing the Game

The files below can be downloaded and printed out to give you further ideas for playing the game at your school, club or community group.

Kwik Cricket – An Introduction (1.4 MB)
Kwik Cricket – Ideas for Playing the Game (3.3 MB)

The Kwik Cricket Skill Awards Scheme is in three parts: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Awards test children’s catching, throwing, bowling and striking skills in a simple and easy-to-organise way.

They have also been designed to fit Key Stages 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum. For each level, there is a simple instruction sheet to follow which you will find in the Kwik Cricket Information Pack. Free Certificates are available for each level and these can be ordered by using the form also included in the links or via www.kwikcricket.org.

Bronze Skills Award Instructions (1.1 MB)
Silver Skills Award Instructions (1.1 MB)
Gold Skills Award Instructions (1.2 MB)

Further Information

For further information on the Kwik Cricket Competition please contact competitons@ecb.co.uk