Indoor cricket is a fast-paced, action-packed version of the game suitable for all levels, with easy-to-follow rules and an emphasis on fun and fitness.
There are two main formats of indoor cricket, one played with a soft ball and tension net, and one with a hard ball.
Indoor cricket – soft ball/tension net
Rules to get you started:
Sixteen overs per side
Each pair bats for four overs
Every player bowls two overs
Every wicket is a deduction of five runs from the score
The non-striker’s crease is halfway down the wicket
Played using a specially adapted, soft, leather ball
Fast, fun and open to all
The tension net ensures a faster game and the soft ball makes it more appealing for people with no cricket experience to get involved
Minimal kit is needed, just bat and gloves
There are no weather or light restrictions
A game only takes about 90 minutes
Can be played by both children and adults with national leagues for men, women and boys
Who is it aimed at?
Absolutely anyone can play this form of indoor cricket. There are international, national and local leagues for men, women, boys and masters but the game can also be played informally by all individuals at any of the eight dedicated national indoor centres.
Where can I play?
Visit one of the eight national indoor centres in Bristol, Canary Wharf, Derby, Gillingham, Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham and Wolverhampton.