1. What We Do

What We Do

The ECB runs successful England teams, oversees domestic and recreational cricket, and runs participation programmes that get children active and playing cricket. Through cricket we want to improve lives and connect communities.

Cricket is a game for me

We know that cricket is a force for good and makes an enduring impact on people’s lives. It provides great entertainment. It teaches important skills, both physical and social. It can help inclusion and social cohesion. It’s something for everyone to watch, play or enjoy, across genders, age, disability and diverse communities. Our purpose is to improve lives and connect communities, and our goal is to inspire a new generation to say ‘cricket is a game for me’.

At the top of the game, our Men’s and Women’s England teams are current 50-over World Champions. We also run four England disability teams.

We oversee the professional men’s and women’s domestic game, as well as recreational  cricket played by around two million people across the country each summer.

We run participation programmes that give more than a million children and young people a chance to play cricket, and invest in new pitches and facilities to give more people opportunities to play the game.