The Worcestershire Cricket Board is the governing body for all recreational cricket in the historic county of Worcestershire.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.
The historic counties of England are areas that were established for administration by the Normans, in many cases based on earlier kingdoms and shires created by the Anglo-Saxons and others. They are alternatively known as ancient counties, traditional counties, former counties or simply as counties. In the centuries that followed their establishment, as well as their administrative function, the counties also helped define local culture and identity. This role continued even after the counties ceased to be used for administration after the creation of administrative counties in 1889, which were themselves amended by further local government reforms in the years following.
Worcestershire ; written abbreviation: Worcs; is a county in the West Midlands of England.
From 1999 to 2003 the Board fielded a team in the English domestic one-day tournament, matches which had List-A status.
The Friends Provident Trophy was a one-day cricket competition in the United Kingdom.
Worcestershire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Worcestershire. Its Vitality Blast T20 team - who are the defending champions after claiming their first title in 2018 - has been rebranded the Worcestershire Rapids, but the county is known by most fans as "the Pears". The club is based at New Road, Worcester. Founded in 1865, Worcestershire held minor status at first and was a prominent member of the early Minor Counties Championship in the 1890s, winning the competition three times. In 1899, the club joined the County Championship and the team was elevated to first-class status. Since then, Worcestershire have played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England.
Moeen Munir Ali is an English international cricketer. A batting all-rounder, he is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-spinner, who played county cricket for Warwickshire before moving to Worcestershire after the 2006 season. Ali has represented England in all formats of the game. He won Warwickshire's NBC Denis Compton Award in both 2004 and 2005 and Worcestershire's NBC Denis Compton Award in 2009. His off spin is marked by a strongly spun off break and a well-concealed arm ball. He was named one of the Cricketers of the Year in the 2015 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. Moeen was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Abdul-Kadeer Ali is an English first-class cricketer. Kadeer is currently at minor counties side Staffordshire. He has played for Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, as well as appearing for England A. He was capped by Gloucestershire in 2005. He studied at Handsworth Grammar School.
Stuart Lampitt was an English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. He played for Worcestershire from 1985 to 2002. During his career he was victorious in the 1986 final of the William Younger Cup, and helped his team to the semi-finals of the Benson and Hedges Cup of 1995. He took 370 List A wickets in all for Worcestershire, a record for the county.
Mehriyar Hussain, known as Mel Hussain, is an English former cricketer who played one first-class cricket match for Worcestershire County Cricket Club in 1985. He also played one List A match for Essex Cricket Board 16 years later in 2001.
1829 was the 43rd season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The earliest known reference to cricket in Worcestershire has been found.
The Chester Road North Ground, often referred to simply as Chester Road or Kidderminster, is a cricket ground in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. It is the home of Kidderminster Cricket Club, and is currently used for Worcestershire County Cricket Club's Second XI matches. It was opened in 1870.
The War Memorial Athletic Ground, often referred to as simply the War Memorial Ground, is a sports ground in the Amblecote region of Stourbridge, West Midlands, England. It plays host to both cricket and football, being the home of Stourbridge Cricket Club and Stourbridge Football Club.
Imran Jamshed is a former Pakistani born English cricketer. Jamshed was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born in Sialkot, Punjab.
Gurdeep Singh Kandola is an English cricketer. Kandola is a right-handed batsman who bowls leg break. He was born at Forest Gate, London.
Gregory Russell Hill is a former English cricketer. Hill was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born at Canterbury, Kent.
James Burgoyne is a former English cricketer. Burgoyne was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born at Wordsley, Worcestershire.
David Manning is a former English cricketer. Manning is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break. He was born at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.
Nathan William Round is a former English cricketer. Round was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born at Stourbridge, Worcestershire.
Philip Stanley George is a former Welsh cricketer. George was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace.
Thomas Edmund Howard Prime is a former English cricketer who played two List A cricket matches for Cumberland County Cricket Club in 2001. He was born in Kendal, Cumbria.
Greg Daniel Wright is a former English cricketer. Wright was a left-handed batsman who bowled slow left-arm orthodox. He was born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.
Jamie Francis Jervis is a former English cricketer. Jervis was a left-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
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