Cricket is one of Australia’s favourite pastimes. In fact, Australians rival the English when it comes to a love of the beautiful game. (And they have some serious cricket rivalry going on with the English too.)
Unfortunately, not everyone has the time needed to devote to even a limited overs match. That is where fun indoor cricket came to the rescue. Indoor cricket has been extremely popular since it was introduced in the seventies.
Why Indoor Cricket?
Games are shorter – 16 overs of 6 balls each that takes little more than an hour per match. This makes it easier for people to fit into their social and work schedules.
You also get to play irrespective of weather. Indoor cricket is never called off due to rain or bad weather – it’s a great way to enjoy sports without having to worry about applying sunscreen.
The big advantage is that you can play at night – making it very simple to maximise your time off. You can also use indoor cricket as an ideal team-building exercise without interfering with your actual workload.
Salisbury Supersport has competition evenings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays – the ideal time to pit your wits against other players.
How Does it Work?
Teams consist of 6 to 8 players and everyone will get a chance at bat and bowl. The ideal is to have 8 players but, should you be short, you can make do with a minimum of 6 players. (Your opponent will get to choose which of your players will have to double up.)
Everyone will basically bowl 2 overs each, and each batting pair will each face 4 overs.
Runs are scored in a similar fashion to normal cricket – batsmen make runs or score points by hitting particular nets.
A batsman is not sent off when they are caught ‘out’ but the team loses 5 points.
What you Will Need
Equipment required is simple – gloves, a bat and protective gear – you can either bring your own or hire these from Salisbury Super Sports.
Aside from that, you just need a sense of fun and to bring your game face. You can choose a team that matches your own ability level and you can play as competitively or casually as you want.
If you can’t get a full team together, you need not worry – there is bound to be a team that you can join. In fact, it is a great way to meet new and interesting people.
For more info go to http://www.supersports.com.au/brisbane-indoor-cricket/