Cricket

Registration is now open

 

Our next round of indoor cricket competitions will be starting shortly. Would your club, company or friends like to play?

 

We have local competitions available from next month for men, women and children of all standards, both on midweek evenings and at the weekend. With many club, corporate and social teams already playing over the past year, places will be limited, so please register your interest now.

 

The benefits include:

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  • Never rained off

  • Stay in form all year round

  • Develop team spirit

  • Improve close fielding skills

  • Improve fitness and agility

  • Local and national competitions

 

If you are interested in entering a team in any of our league or cup competitions, please contact us as soon as possible on 07795 154444 or at play@365sport.co.uk to enable us to secure your place.

 

 

Cricket for all seasons
 

The summer may have drawn to a close, but there are still lots of opportunities to get your cricket fix - come rain or shine.

 

There’s always a melancholic air to the arrival of autumn, as stumps are drawn for the final time across the country. For the pros, it’s time to pack up the kit and follow the sun, but for the rest of us, it traditionally means the start of that long wait for the post-Christmas nets. But not this winter - because indoor cricket is here and growing bigger by the day.

 

This fast-paced, action-packed version of the game, first played back in the 1960s, is growing rapidly, and it’s easy for anyone and everyone to join in. As well as being played in traditional sports halls, we also use a number of Indoor Cricket Centres.

 

Games - 12 overs a side between teams of six or eight - are played on a full-length pitch. Each batting pair faces between two and six overs and score runs by hitting the ball to different sections of the court and also by running between the wickets. Every time either is dismissed, the team loses five runs and with catches possible off the walls or nets and the ball in play right up until the bowler begins his run for the next delivery, the game is not only fast and furious, but also tremendous fun.

 

The ball is leather on the outside but with a softer middle, so all you need are gloves, a bat and a box. The ball does swing, and it turns. All levels can play, and it’s a multi-gender game. It’s really easy to enter a team in a league - it could be a club or university team, a work team, whatever you like. It’s only an hour to play, and you can have a drink afterwards.

 

Because the ball swings, you have to play late and hit it into the ground to get it over the close fielders. That’s exactly what you have to do early season in England when the ball is nipping around - play very late, very straight and let the ball come to you.

 

The fielding keeps your arm nice and loose, and catching off the wall or net keeps you sharp and, if you’re running between the wickets for a few overs, it’ll keep you reasonably fit. There are lots of benefits.

 

If you are interested in entering a team in any of our league or cup competitions, please contact us as soon as possible on 07795 154444 or at play@365sport.co.uk to enable us to secure your place.

 

 

BBC's Mike Bushell takes on indoor cricket

 

Sports presenter Mike Bushell joins former England captain Mike Gatting to try indoor cricket. Please click here to see how he gets on.

 

 

Cricket Yorkshire article on indoor cricket
 

John Fuller from Cricket Yorkshire has written a great article on local indoor cricket. Please click here to read it. You can also sign up to their newsletter to receive all their latest articles.