Last Man Stands Twenty20 Cricket – arriving at a venue near you!

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Watch a great Cricket AM feature on a Last Man Stands challenge between England and Australia at Lord's - captained by Darren Gough and Ian Harvey

Last Man Stands

Want to play cricket but can’t fit it into your weekly schedule of work, nappies, nights at the pub and box sets of 24?

Well, Last Man Stands, the new global 8-a-side amateur Twenty20 league has hit these shores, and:

  • Each game is completed in less than two hours, making it perfect to play on a weekday evening
  • 20 overs are played, but with five balls per over instead of six
  • Each side consists of eight players as opposed to the regulation 11
  • Sides can only be bowled out when all eight players are dismissed – so ‘Last Man Stands’

Last Man Stands

...and if that wasn’t enough, you score 12 if you hit a six off the final ball of an innings!

There are 20,000 players and over 1,200 teams playing Last Man Stands in England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

New leagues are starting this season all over England and will fit into the global structure so that local winners will then be entered into regional finals, with the subsequent winner progressing into the national finals.

Last Man Stands leagues commence in April and May so make sure you round up your friends, work colleagues or your club mates and register your team as soon as possible.

This is a great chance to play cricket again and it won’t take up your entire Sunday afternoon like a box set of 24 does!

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Last Man Stands is an eight-a-side 20-over match which lasts just two hours - so get involved