Neston CC to host LMS UK National Finals 2011

Neston CC host LMS UK National Finals (22 & 23 September)

Postcode : CH62 6DB

Times: Saturday - 9:00 to 18:30. Sunday - Semi finals at 10:30 and £2000 National final at 14:30

 

Neston Cricket Club has been selected as the venue for this years Last Man Stands T20 National Finals (22nd and 23rd of September)! Over 500 teams from all corners of the country have been competing each week throughout the summer. Now the champions from those local leagues will compete for the top prize of £2,000 at Neston CC this weekend!

It promises to be a fun couple of days for all involved and the ECB endorsed competition is open to the public. The added bonus for the winning side will be the opportunity to represent the country at 2013 World Championships at Lord's. The England Champions will play out the first game against the Australian National winners, fittingly after the last Ashes test. This will be a chance to hopefully rub salt into the wounds of the already hurting Aussies, providing the England boys retain the Urn.   

Team Manchester are hot favorites to retain their England Champs title, which they won last year at Wormsley, Buckinghamshire. They are ranked number two in the World Last Man Stands cricket standings and went close to world domination last year in South Africa. They lost in the semi finals to eventual winners Kings from the host nation. Team Manchester are typical example of a Last Man Stands cricket side. Formed from a group of friends who lived close to one and other, they decided to put a side together and now they have fought their way to success. The league sets out to get more people involved in the game regardless of your ability, age, sex, race or religion.

Whether you are a cricket fan interested in joining the next campaign of Last Man Stands or just want to watch the action unfold, Neston Cricket Club is the place to be this weekend!

Last Man Stands Twenty 20 is the cricket craze that is fast sweeping the nation. The rules differ from the T20 seen on television. Instead of 11 players on each team, there are just 8. Five balls an over are bowled instead of six. Ten overs bowled from one end before switching to the other. All eight wickets must be taken before a team is all out, which means when one man remains, he is the last man standing and he must bat alone, which is where the league takes its name. Each team has unique coloured kits and game time is speeded up, with the average lasting around 2 hours. For more details, go to www.lastmanstands.com. 

The venue: Neston Cricket Club, Station Road, Neston, CH64 6QJ

Article written By Ben Sumner, NCTJ Student, Liverpool Community College 

Below: Team Manchester LMS 2011 National Champions 

 

Further information and related Links:

* WG Grace takes a look at the contenders for the 2012 Title!

* Fixtures and format for the £2000 LMS England Nation Championship! 

* The Telegraph - Last Man Stands Makes Twenty20 look like a test match

 * Video Trailer for for finals weekend to appear here soon!