AOC has teamed up with ASICS to find the country’s next fast bowling sensation!

If you’re 25 or under and love terrifying opening batsmen, then we want to hear from you. Throughout the summer we’ll be selecting three winners every month to go through to the Grand Speed Menace Final at Lord’s at the end of the summer, where our fast-and-nasties will bowl against the speed gun to find out who is the quickest. As well as the chance to bowl at HQ, all monthly winners will receive a welcome pack from ASICS together with a pair of Speed Menace boots.


Email us at with your name, age, shoe size, club, and why you or your nominee absolutely has to be at Lord’s to compete for 2011 Speed Menace title. And PLEASE send us a picture of yourself!

All entries will be vetted by AOC. And remember, we have our sources, so don’t write in if you’re a pie chucker because you won’t get the gravy!

The GEL-Speed Menace works with the foot to reduce the loads experienced by fast bowlers during foot planting. A new forefoot plating system protects and supports the foot during times of stress and exposure to high impact forces, thereby reducing the risk of chronic overuse injuries. This improved impact protection coupled with increased flexibility produces better propulsion during the delivery strides.