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Cricket in England and Wales

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Cricket in England and Wales is governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) which is based at Lord's in St John's Wood, north London. The ECB administers the main domestic competitions, such as the County Cricket Championship and the Minor Counties Cricket Championship, and directs the England international team.

The County Championship is the primary first-class competition in England and Wales and is contested by 18 county clubs:

Other teams which play non-competitive first-class cricket include Cambridge University, Oxford University and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).