Welcome to our Expanding Adult Participation Page
Welcome to the Expanding Adult Participation section of our website, here you find this section develop in the forthcoming months with elements of cricket that is being played, or is being developed in Shropshire which is not normally in the main stream junior and senior cricket activities or events.
We have included Shropshire Over 50s and Shropshire over 60s competition and contact information to show that cricket is thriving at performance level to those who are on the verge, or indeed have already retired from mainstream employment.
Look at the contacts' page attached should you wish to join them, or indeed are seeking more information. Fixtures and team pictures can be found on the Adult Participation Team page.
Contact Chris Dirkin for further information: 01952 265676 | Email Chris
What is LastManStands?
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. Spread over five countries and 30 different cities, with +20,000 registered players all competing together. This great social outdoor 8-a-side T20 cricket game lasts +/- 2 hours. All 8 wickets are needed to bowl a cricket team out. When the seventh wicket falls, the Last Man Stands on his own!
For an exciting introduction and explanation of the the Last Man Stands concept please have a look at this Last Man Stands' video from our 'Last Man Stands' TV Channel.
Action from the England 2010 Champions League Final at Lord's can be viewed towards the end of the video. You will also notice from the video that 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 recieve Team World Rankings as well. Please visit our FAQ page to find out more.
The superb interactive website for amatuer cricketers across the globe makes you feel like a super star 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. There are currently 1000 teams & approx 20,000 players playing Last Man Stands T20 League Cricket
Sportivate: Sport England initiative to increase Adult Participation. Sportivate gives participants aged between 14 and 25 the chance to receive six to eight weeks of coaching in a sport of their choice. The programme will be delivered through the network of 49 CSPs working with a range of local partners.
The programme is aimed at those who are not currently choosing to participate in sport in their own time, or are doing so for a very limited amount of time – and will support them to continue playing sport in their community after the six weeks is up. During the six weeks a participant may work towards an event or personal challenge. Sportivate will be fully inclusive and target participants across this group, including young people who have a disability, both males and females and participants from BME groups.
Sportivate will ensure that up to 300,000 participants in the 14-25 age range complete coaching courses over the four years, with at least two in five of them (120,000 participants) continuing to play sport regularly. Other outcomes will be:
From a cricket perspective, Sportivate can be a great means of a cricket club applying for funding to help develop new participation and interest, expanding membership and developing new and innovative means of using your club’s facilities.
Sportivate Case Study – SCB women’s and girls Easy Cricket
During the 2012 summer the SCB secured funding with support from the Shropshire County Sports Partnership to run an 8 week project for females aged 14+. Delivered SCB County age group excellence coach, Louise Pugh, the women who took part were introduced to the ‘Easy Cricket’ format of the game aimed at providing an informal means of getting newcomers involved in the game.
Those who attended the sessions were provided with both technical cricket advice but more importantly, fun, fast paced and fully inclusive small sided games that allowed maximum participation. The 12 females who attended the sessions now have the skills and enthusiasm to join local clubs and have been inspired to take their experiences on to the next level!
Wrekin Indoor Cricket League
To support the development of increasing adult participation for cricket in Shropshire, the SCB has recently created a brand new indoor cricket competition involving clubs from all across the county. The league made its debut at the start of October 2011, with Woore CC the winners of the league in its first year.
The Wrekin Winter Indoor League takes place at Wrekin College during the winter months (October – December) in the indoor sports centre. The competition will is administrated by the SCB and is similar in format to the successful indoor competition previously held at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre. In 2011, 10 teams competed across two pools, with the league winners playing off in the finals day. The overall winner then goes on to play other Shropshire indoor league winners to create a semi final and overall Shropshire champion.
The league provides opportunities for further cricket over the winter and also hopefully to promote further adult participation at clubs. Although played as a competition, the league will encourage all abilities to take part and will strictly promote the MCC’s key message of the 'Spirit of Cricket'.
Play Cricket league details are now available online. If your club is interested in this opportunity in the forthcoming seasons please contact us. The rules for the competition can be found in the download section at the top this page. - (TOP)
Shropshire Mid-Week Cricket Leagues
To support the development of the ever popular Twenty20 format as well as providing current and new cricketers across Shropshire with competitive and fun playing opportunities, there are a number of local midweek cricket leagues in the county. These leagues are growing in number year by year thanks and are always open to new interest from players and organisations/clubs looking to get involved.
Please see the links below to two of the largest competitions in Shropshire – contacts for these organisations can be found via their respective play cricket sites. Please also see the downloads section of this page for a case study on the Woodstock South Shropshire t20 competition.
Saxonby Shrewsbury & District Evening Cricket League
- Contact: Steve Reese (league administrator) - View Details
Woodstock South Shropshire t20 Midweek League
- Contact: Matt Porter (league co-ordinator) - View Details
Easy Cricket – a new, fast paced, fun and informal
version of the game!
Easy Cricket is just as the name suggests – a brand new format of the gamed aimed at informal participation with none of the barriers which can often restrict people from taking part in the traditional version of the game.
The idea behind the format is that participation is to be open to all players, regardless of ability and knowledge of the game, and also to provide a fun and inclusive version of cricket without the strings attached to being a member of a club.
Whether you are an individual looking to try the game for the first time, part of an organisation or company that want to create team building/morale boosting opportunities for your colleagues or employees... Easy Cricket offers something for all! You can register for free kit to help delivery the sessions as well as receiving activator cards with game ideas and formats to suit all abilities.
The SCB are looking to engage with anyone adults (aged 16+) who would like to take on the Easy Cricket concept. If you are interested in becoming an Easy Cricket ‘activator’ then please get in touch with us (contact details at the top of the page) to find out more or visit the ECB website.
Please see the Easy Cricket guides (in the downloads section) for further details. - (TOP)
Adult Participation - Over 50's Fixtures
Adult Participation - Over 60's Fixtures
This year sees the start of a new County Competition. Following the success of the National County Competition for the Over 50s, Shropshire is entering the new National Competition for OVER 60s cricketers sponsored by 'SPITFIRE'.
There are 26 counties involved with 4 Regional Groups - Shropshire is in the Midlands group along with Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wales.
There are 'Playoff' games for all counties and even a Wooden Spoon playoff. Jim Phillips is coordinating things and his contact details are 01978 710332, mobile 07770825852 and e-mail, if anyone would like to find out more information or are indeed interested in playing.
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