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Cage cricket
13/06/2012 07:07:00


Yesterday, I had the honour of meeting one of my sporting heroies, Sir Ian Botham, who was in Westminster to promote Cage Cricket, a new format of our national summer game aimed at getting more people, particularly in our inner cities, playing sport.

It's a six-a-side version of the game designed to be played on the under-used Multi Use Games Areas that you find in many of our parks and school playgrounds. Unlike traditional cricket, it's an individual rather than a team sport. Each player gets six balls in bat, six balls as a bowler, 18 balls as a fielder and - importantly - six balls as a fielder/umpire so they have to take responsibility for applying the rules. You can score points batting, bowling and fielding.

It's quick and fun to play and it doesn't need a large pitch and lots of equipment like traditional cricket - just a bat, a ball, one set of stumps and some paper signs. I’ll be talking to Croydon Council to see what we can do to get it played in our parks.

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