Cricket - Last Man Stands
The quick, exciting and rule-bending version of Twenty20 cricket for time strapped cricketers.
Last Man Stands, or LMS as it is commonly known, is a brilliant and exciting format of the game of cricket which is played throughout the world, with over 40,000 players signed up. With increased support from the England Cricket Board and an ever-growing number of players, Last Man Stands is evolving from a niche form of the game based primarily in London to a viable, country-wide alternative to weekend cricket.
Each game of Last Man Stands is completed in just two hours making it the perfect game to play on midweek summer evenings. It’s quick, exciting, and fast-paced – so what are you waiting for?
Last Man Stands is all about the excitement of Twenty20 cricket with a difference. Twenty overs are played, but with five balls per over instead of six, each side consists of eight players as opposed to the regulation 11, and sides can only be bowled out when all eight players are dismissed – hence the name, Last Man Stands.
Matches take place at Aylesbury Town Cricket Club and Alfred Rose Park. . You can either join up as a team of 8 or sign up as an individual so make sure you round up your friends, work colleagues or your club mates and register as soon as possible. Mixed gender and ladies teams are also welcome. All players must be aged 16+.
The league has been set up by Buckinghamshire Council and Aylesbury Town Cricket Club in conjunction with Last Man Stands after securing funding from the England Cricket Board to install the new non-turf pitch in Alfred Rose Park. The Bucks Herald are also sponsoring the League, providing a cup for the league finals day.
Keith Dale, from Aylesbury Town Cricket Club said “This is a great opportunity to open cricket to all those that just want to give it a go."