Cricket – like all areas of life was touched greatly by the Great War of 1914-18.
Cricket clubs up and down the country are staging a series of events to commemorate the 100-year anniversary since the start of World War 1 in early August 2014 - with this www.ecb.co.uk/WW1 section providing all the necessary background and information.
Four England Test cricketers and 289 First Class cricketers lost their lives in the War; 407 first-class cricketers were subsequently decorated for gallantry.
We are publishing features and images by leading cricket and war historian David Frith on cricket’s involvement and contribution to the war – including features on cricketers who participated in and lost their lives in the War, and how the wider game was affected during those years of conflict.
Communities and individuals of all ages are coming together to mark, commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War
Take part in the First World War Centenary commemorations. Find out what's on near you - www.1914.org
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is leading government plans to build a commemoration fitting of this significant milestone in world history.
Somerset Cricket Museum is commemorating the outbreak of the First World War with an exhibition exploring the role of Somerset cricketers & club officials both serving abroad and on the Home Front at that time
Everyone in the UK is invited to take part in #LightsOut by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection on the 100 year anniversary of the First World War.
People can take part in whatever way they choose, either individually or by attending one of the many events being organised around the country for a collective experience.
Leicester Museum have borrowed the bat of AT Sharp, which they are using in a significant exhibition launching in time for the commemorations.
Aubrey Sharp played amateur cricket for Leicestershire, served on the Western Front and survived the Great War.