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Links - Cricket

"There is a widely held and quite erroneous belief that cricket is just another game." - Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Cricinfo: Includes news and articles, live scorecards, and a comprehensive and queriable database of historical matches and players from the 18th century to the present.


The International Cricket Council (ICC): The international governing body of cricket. It was founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by representatives from England, Australia and South Africa, renamed the International Cricket Conference in 1965, and took up its current name in 1989.


The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB): (Welsh: Bwrdd Criced Cymru a Lloegr) is the governing body of cricket in England and Wales. It was created on 1 January 1997 combining the roles of the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB), the National Cricket Association (NCA) and the Cricket Council.


Wisden Cricketers' Almanack: Founded in 1864 by the English cricketer John Wisden (1826-1884) as a competitor to Fred Lillywhite's The Guide to Cricketers. Often referred to simply as Wisden or colloquially as "the Bible of Cricket" it is a cricket reference book published annually in the United Kingdom. It is considered the world's most famous sports reference book.


Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC): Founded in 1787 as a private members' club dedicated to the development of cricket. It owns, and is based at, Lord's Cricket Ground near St John's Wood in north London. MCC was formerly the governing body of cricket in England and across the world.


Test Match Special (TMS): Is a British radio programme covering professional cricket, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (long wave), Five Live Sports Extra (digital) and the internet to the United Kingdom and (where broadcasting rights permit) the rest of the world. TMS provides ball-by-ball coverage of most Test cricket, One Day International, and Twenty20 matches and tournaments involving the England cricket team.


Cricket Archive: Aims to provide a comprehensive archive of records relating to the sport of cricket. It claims to be the most comprehensive cricket database on the internet, including scorecards for all matches of first-class cricket (including Test cricket), List A cricket (including One Day Internationals), Women's Test cricket and Women's One-day Internationals, ICC Trophy, and international Under-19 cricket "Test" and one-day cricket matches.


Howstat: A database of cricket history, facts, records and statistics. In addition to scorecards, and lists and profiles of players and grounds, it includes statistical information and lists, graphs, milestones and ratings.


Replay Cricket: All about cricket board games, mostly older ones and information on other types of cricket games, as well as information on cricket DVDs, web games, books and anything else.