LCB, LMS, ECB Offer
Last Man Stands (LMS) is a global 8-a-side amateur Twenty20 league.
Each game is completed in less than two hours, making it perfect to play on a weekday evening. Each side consists of eight players as opposed to the regulation 11, with five balls per over instead of six. Sides can only be bowled out when all eight players are dismissed creating the concept of ‘Last Man Stands’... and if that wasn’t enough, you score 12 if you hit a six off the final ball of an innings!
Last Man Stands is the widest reaching amateur cricket league in the world, bringing together like minded individuals from all walks of life, countries, religions, sex and races, to enjoy this wonderful format of cricket. Each player receives cricket statistics and world rankings online. This allows teams to play cricket locally and compare their performances to other LMS T20 cricket sides from around the world. All LMS teams receive Team World Rankings as well.
The superb interactive global website gives the amateur cricketer the luxury of detailed stats and rankings, usually reserved for professionals - and is truly addictive. It's easy for skippers to organise a team & keep players coming back for more cricket! Fixture reminders are automatically sent out to the squad, and each player can build up his career stats and rankings which keeps cricket players coming back for more http://lastmanstands.spawtz.com/SpawtzSkin/Fixtures/WorldRankings.aspx.
Clubs we need your help
The 2013 season has been an excellent one for Last Man Stands. There has been solid growth in the numbers of LMS players and teams. By the end of the season there were 7392 players in England, an increase of 2327 or 37% and the number of teams grew to 574, an increase of 153. Manchester had one of the largest player increases of 244 new participants.
Lancashire Cricket Board in partnership with Last Man Stands are looking to extend LMS across Lancashire to make it one of the biggest LMS set ups in the country. To support this growth in 2014, the ECB are supporting us to identify and install non-turf pitches at suitable venues in key areas of Lancashire.
What's in it for you
It has been a proven that hosting LMS at a cricket club is a big success, just ask Aigburth CC. Not only does it increase participation at your club but also impacts on player retention and revenue.
The advantages to a host club venue include:
- Increased adult participation resulting in new club players
- Proven player retention
- Further use of club facilities to increase revenue resulting in club sustainability
- A wider form of recreational cricket offered at your club
- More players playing more frequently in teams
- A new pitch or pitches for use by LMS as well as other teams as appropriate
- 100% funding for the installation and/or renovation of non-turf pitches if LMS
**Preferred are those clubs with capacity to allow matches on midweek evenings and an available club house**
Jasmine Titmuss, Adult Participation Officer for the LCB said: "This is a perfect opportunity for clubs to take advantage of this fantastic offer. Not only will a club receive new or improved pitches, it will allow them to offer further use of their facilities resulting in increased participation, retention and revenue. The more bespoke playing programmes you can offer to the community in the current climate, the more time and effort members, volunteers and players alike will put back into your club. Last Man Stands is a perfect tool to attract all people from all societies to cricket. Please consider this offer and help us to increase participation in cricket across Lancashire."
For further information on Last Man Stands, the benefits it provides or to discuss any other information please look at http://www.lastmanstands.com or contact Jasmine Titmuss on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07764922836.
Watch a short video below from the ICC Global 360 Show featuring LMS T20 World Championships at the home of cricket, Lord's in London.
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