LMS is 8-a-side T20, played by the normal laws of cricket with some extra rules to make the game more inclusive and exciting. Games last just over 2 hours. Unlike 11-a-side T20, all players get involved in the game. Batsmen must retire at 50 (but can come back in if the other wickets are lost) Bowlers can only bowl 4 overs and when the 7th wicket falls the ‘last mans stands’ and bats alone. There’s a double play whereby you can lose 2 wickets from 1 ball (If batsmen is caught the non-striker can be run out) Last ball of the innings is worth 12 if hit for 6. ! A game that seems done and dusted can be turned on its head by a single ball!
We set out the field, provide a new ball for each game; provide an umpire, who also scores. All players get a stat for every game with a league, national and world ranking (Last Man stands is played by 30,000 players in 5 countries) so it’s just a case of turning up and playing.
Did you play Last Man Stands at Evington Park in 2014?
If so we would be greatly appreciate you taking the time to answer a few questions below about your experience of playing Last Man Stands in order to help shape the league in 2015.
If you would like any further information about Last Man Stands in Leicester please contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org