How to start playing cricket?

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Sudda fellows have something

Sudda fellows have something like this
http://www.ecb.co.uk/development/get-int...

Wish SLC also had these kinda stuff :(......... Their web site have all the bells and whistles... but nothing like this

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Understand

Well I do understand, Very well too,
Similar case as mine, I played cricket with tape ball in concrete tracks in Abu Dhabi, and then moved to Sri Lanka for my last year in school,well I was also worried about being laughed at seriously, Well I tried to join Colts but they said they dont accept anyone at the moment, and then went to Tamil Union, there I was told to come for practices, Voila the bowling coach ( a tamil gentlemen)cant remember his name exactly, spoke to me and and told me the days when to turn up, I wasnt even asked to pay anything, But then I did pay as it was a procedure. Thats how I played for a Sri Lankan Club. So what you can do is speak to them, get to know the coach, tell him your a beginner with no experience, and then you will know the rest, and how long can the rest laugh at you for?? Look at some examples like Inzi and Atkinson, they were just playing in streets and nets,no one laughs at them now. We all crawl in the beginning.
So give it a try.Good luck.
Let me know if there anything.

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ECB

Ecb does a good job, that what helped play for a club in Hertfordshire within a week :D,
Hope SLC does something like this, it could really benefit the generation after the next...

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Good luck!

Globalist, to give you some confidence: Granville de Silva, a former Sri lanka cricketer never played for his school and had only three or four first-class matches (club) under his belt before he was selected for the tour of Australia in ’83 as a fast bowler and played 4-5 ODI's. He also made the world cup squad in ’83. So, you never know, you might be a natural.

I think even Malinga never played for his school, not sure, though. And even Dilhara (basket ball player) was very late at taking up cricket. Shaminda Eranga and Nuwan Pradeep are also late bloomers who never played for their school.

Good luck with your dream!

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Starting Cricket...

I have played for university of Colombo and I'm 26 years old now. Can any one please tell me which cricket club should I contact? I live in kaduwela...

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Nets sessions!

I live in the UK and so don't know any good clubs in Sri Lanka, but for any keen players of cricket, the best thing to improve batting and bowling is to find a good coach or someone who knows a good amount about batting and do a few hardcore intense sessions, working on footwork and getting the basics nailed. Worry about Dil-scoops and lofting later, nail the basics of batting and bowling, build up some speed and confidence and then you should be able to play at a club level for a team! Remember we a Sri Lankans: crickets in the blood, you just have to let it loose!

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Following Marcian's point

Just want to say its never too late!

Malinga played beach cricket and drove a 3-wheeler for a jobe before he was scouted.

Jayasuriya had no training but was scouted at a school match in Matara and look how he turned out!

Mendis played for his village team before the army cricket team scouted him.

Atapattu started his international career with five or six ducks, but then he went onto become the first (and only?) player to score centuries in tests against every other nation.

If you have a confidence problem I feel for you because I have that same problem, but practise and just remember you're there because you love the game and that will spur you to play well :D

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I am in it now

Hi guys,

Thank you for all your great comments. I joined a Division III club for practices. Took me this much of time due to financial hardships and work commitments and finding a place. I have a shoulder problem and I am terrible when it comes to bowling and fielding. I have not told them yet though :D

Now that I have started I am not going to stop. All I want is to play or at least practice :)

Thanks again,
Dilshan

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