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Cricket participation England 2016-2019

The results of an annual survey by Sport England, the sports governing body of England, show the number of people who play cricket at least twice a month at any intensity for any duration in England between 2016 and 2019. The survey was conducted online and the latest update on it was conducted for the time period between May 2018 to May 2019 with a total of 177,876 respondents. The data collected resulted with the conclusion that as of May 2019 approximately 292 thousand adults in England play cricket on a monthly basis. In 2016 there were approximately 364 thousand cricket players participating on a monthly basis in England.

Cricket Board

The head organization for cricket in England is the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The ECB employed 342 people and generated a turnover of approximately 172.3 million British pounds during financial year 2018/19. Cricket participation is on the decline in England, not only among adults but also with children.

Cricket World Cup

England played a total of 83 matches at Rugby World Cup, which is held every four years since 1975. Only three other teams have played more matches at the Rugby World Cup, India, New Zealand and Australia. England currently holds the title as being the previous champion at the Cricket World Cup 2015 held in Australia and New Zealand.

Number of people participating in cricket in England from 2016 to 2019

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Release date

September 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

November 2016 to May 2019

Number of respondents

177,876 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

base varies

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Participation at least twice in the last 28 days. Any intensity, any duration.

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