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21 May

Amateur Cricketers Get The Chance To Take On The Big Boys

Last Man Stands Leeds & Bradford and All Rounder Sports Management have arranged a unique exhibition match later this month. A team of players selected from the local Last Man Stands cricket leagues will have the opportunity to play against ARSM nforcers who are a team of current and ex Yorkshire CCC players. The game will take place at Wetherby Cricket Club on Wednesday 22nd May starting at 6.30pm with the gates opening at 5pm when some of the ARSM nforcers will be giving coaching tips to the local juniors. Refreshments will be available with the bar and BBQ open throughout the evening.

Paul Berry from Last Man Stands Leeds & Bradford said, ‘This will be a great evening for everyone involved and it will be interesting to see how the amateur cricketers perform against the ARSM nforcers. Hopefully we can get a good crowd to cheer on the underdogs. With former England and Yorkshire CCC player Anthony McGrath and also Richard Pyrah already confirmed it will be a tough team to beat.’

Wetherby Cricket Club Chairman, Arthur Probert said, ‘The club are pleased to be hosting the match and it will be a fantastic opportunity for us to show off our brand new pavilion which has only been open for a few days. Wetherby Cricket Club have also entered a team in the Last Man Stands Premier League and the guys are really looking forward to getting involved in this new format of the game.’

Last Man Stands is a quick, exciting and rule-bending version of Twenty20 played by time-strapped cricketers all over the world. The format is really taking off in Yorkshire and in 2012, two teams from the county won trophies at the National Finals. As well as the many benefits to entering a team in the biggest and best amateur cricket competition in the world, Last Man Stands can also offer the chance to play at Headingley in the Regional Finals and at Lord’s in the World Finals where the winners will take home the £10,000 prize. Both these events take place later this summer and are open to anyone.

Last Man Stands Leeds & Bradford not only runs Premier Leagues for club standard cricketers but also Corporate and Social Leagues for those who are either looking to get back into cricket or who would like to give it a go for the first time. As the games are completed in two hours it is ideal for those who cannot commit to the conventional weekend club cricket due to family or work commitments.

Paul Berry said, ‘There is still time to enter a team this season as we have leagues starting at various points throughout the summer. Hopefully this exhibition match will help us sign up several additional teams.’

If you would like more information on the exhibition match or anything relating to Last Man Stands please contact Paul Berry on 07795 154444 or at leeds@lastmanstands.co.uk.

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