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The Mighty Atom

Phwoarr at Dave. C'est un homme tres beau.

Mark Sterling

This looks like Cricket in France is in good hands and will enjoy a bright and promising future.

Coral Luke

Thank you for the kind remarks about the article. It was fun to do and I hope we can encourage more people to participate in the sport. There are lots of cricket clubs out there; many of which need more players especially young people to 'bring through the ranks.'

khawar latif

hi crcket is very good game i play crcket well iam form pakistan i want to play crcket in your team . my mob no 03328387389

Craig McGinty

Hi Khawar, many thanks for your message, although I'm not sure where you are based I would click through to the France cricket website from the links in the article to see if they can help.
All the best, Craig

Angus

Hi, I am currently coaching cricket in a school in Montreal, Quebec, and running a club with over 16 nationalities. Many Quebecois are turning from the dark side of baseball (a dying sport in parts of North America) and taking to cricket. They have phenomenal fielding skills.

Maybe we could get some kind of francophone cricket echange going, or set up a tour. We play year-round, and are trying to get Ile Sainte Helene in the St Lawrence as our home ground for the outdoor season.

Hope to hear from you, Angus.

Craig McGinty

Hi Angus
Many thanks for your message.

I would click on through to the France Cricket website and drop them a line:

http://cricketeurope.net/FRANCE/

All the best
Craig

Michael Cunningham

I have had great pleasure reading the France cricket site. I would now like to read the rules of cricket in French: could you please tell me where I can find them?

Michael Blumberg

There are two forms of indoor cricket,the Australian 8-a-side form refered to above which requires specificaly constructed ' narrow courts' and the 6 a side version which may be played in any standard sized sports hall.
In the 8-a-side game you bat in pairs and lose 5 runs when out.So you can aggregate a minus total.Also batsmen only have to run 11 yards to complete a run. There is a World Cup and Test series undertaken by national teams.There are a few 8-a-side centres in UK and a national league.It is much more popular 'downunder'.
There are two variations of the 6 a side game.In UK(ECB) 12 overs are played with bowlers bowling a max of 3 overs.Batsmen retire on 25 but may return and a side is out when all six batsmen are out. In Continental Europe(ECC)10 overs are bowled,max 2 overs per bowlers,batsmen retire but may return but a side is out when 5 wickets fall.
The other variation is due to the UK playing usually in purpose built indoor cricket schools as opposed to general purpose sports halls which usally have a spectator gallery and unprotected ceiling lights. So under ECC rules any ball that hits the side walls above a certain height or the ceiling is 'roofed out'. In UK such a hit is one run but you may be caught out off the wall.
There is a Europoean nations six a side competition in which France usually competes and in UK a national club competition with finals at Lord's. This is probably the biggest adult club cricket competition in the world.It is played from October to March.
There is one other variation.On the continent they have always used the Australian 8-a-side Yellow Ball whereas in UK they used to use a special indoor ball originally developed by the former NCA in conjunction with Readers.Both balls behave quite differently to 'real' cricket balls.
One other point.Now that Cricket is an Olympic recognised sport so it will also be within the French Sports set up including schools and youth sports clubs.
Hopefully Dave and David are busy making their presentations now.
Also with Olympic recognition there is a much stronger case and opportunity to introduce cricket at junior level to all the Baseball clubs.......and since the adult club baseball season finishes in July whereas cricket continues deep into October a further opportunity to have Frenchmen and boys playing both sports...and for that matter women and girls.

Rick Heyes

G'day Dave.
Thanks for filling in during your trip home and keep teachin' those French about the great enjoyment of playing indoor cricket.

All of your bud's on The Downhill Walkers Indoor Cricket Team,Inverell NSW Australia.

dharminder singh

my age is 17 years. i am test player,ODI player

Craig McGinty

Hi Dharminder Singh, many thanks for your message and best of luck with your career.
All the best, Craig

arun kumar

Hi, This is arun from India,

I am playing for a 1st division club in Bangalore, I am left hand allrounder ( middle order batsman and left arm orthodox spinner).

I am really willing to play any of French cricket clubs and later i would like to represent for France National team..

Pls advise how to get in to this. Pls sponsor and provide visa to me so that I can represent..

If you let me know the email id I can scan you my paper cuttings to you...along with the Certificates..

Lookimg forward for your positive reply.

waqas ahmed

I am a pakistani and 18 years old.I wanna join French National cricket team.I am available for all the time.I have extraordinary skills in cricket.
My cell no. 92 333 8476 127
My email address master_war30@yahoo.com
call me up

Craig McGinty

Hi Waqas, many thanks for you message but all I can suggest is that you click through to the French cricket website via the links in the article and contact them directly.
Kind regards, Craig McGinty

MOHD FAZAL UR RAHAMAN

HI
SIR,

I AM FAZAL FROM INDIA AND I WANT TO JOIN CRICKET COACHING IN YOUR CLUB SO WHAT HAVE TO DO PLEASE SEND ME MAIL ,I AM THE STUDENT OF INTERMEDIATE AND I AM IN 2YEAR IN MS COLLAGE WHICH IN HYDERABAD(HYD), AND I AM UNDER CRICKET COACHING IN (HYD) AND I AM GOOD ALL-ROUNDER AND I HAVE PLAYED SO MUCH MATCH’S IN (HYD), SO SIR GIVE CHANCE TO COME THERE AND MORE DEVELOPED IN MY CRICKET AND MY PERFORMANCE SOON SIR PLEASE MAIL ME AS SOON AS. MY ID IS MOHD_FAZAL2K8@YAHOO.COM

THANKING YOU

drmony

i want to join france cricket team how can i do it

Craig McGinty

Hi there, the best thing to do is to head to the France Cricket website:
http://cricketeurope.net/FRANCE/
I am sure they will be able to help.
All the best, Craig

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