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: â€œIt 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 â€“ 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.â€
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 â€“ you just turn up and swat balls over cow corner.Â
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.
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