I'm practically clueless on this one. In short, I've been watching cricket since I was little, but have never so much as played informally at a park or anything. I wouldn't be completely clueless with a bat or ball in my hand since I've watched so much, but I've never played, ever.
However, I have only ever watched men's cricket. Being a woman myself, I would imagine the girls play at least a slightly different way than the men do, but have never seen women's cricket played (and if I had, might not be able to pick up the differences in play).
What I was wondering if anyone could clue me in on any style differences, or gender difference aside, give me some useful advice for starting to play cricket as an adult. I want to play, and while finding a team is area-specific and I'm not asking for help on that, I was just wondering if anyone could help me out on what to do.