The Cricketer features LMS


This is the tournament for you. Last Man Stands takes the form of an eight-a-side T20 thrash designed to provide exciting cricket in half the time.

LMS is a global amateur cricket competition boasting 50,000 regular players worldwide and more than 800 teams based in the UK.

Regional manager Steve Hayes said: “It is all about giving people a chance to play cricket. Around 75 per cent of our players had not played cricket for five or more years – they would not play if it was not for LMS. There is a lot of doom and gloom surrounding grassroots cricket, but there are great formats out there, not just us. The beauty of it is we can set people up with a team, if you move around the country, we find you a team, wherever you are in the world you can go and play for any side, it is a great worldwide cricket community.”

The competition has strong roots in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, while in the last year the competition has expanded into America, UAE, Netherlands Pakistan and Scotland.

The five-ball-over games last less than two hours, perfect for midweek evening matches. Furthermore LMS sets it all up. The venue, umpires, scorers, and match ball are all provided – you just turn up and swat balls over cow corner. 

LMS can be considered to have been ahead of the curve in introducing a flexible, shortened format for amateur cricketers. This game encourages the explosiveness of Jason Roy with the effortlessness of a Joe Root cover drive.

Article courtesy of The Cricketer (Click HERE for full page)

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