New cricket format to return after trial run

A NEW cricket league is set to launch this summer following a trial run of the format last year.

Last Man Stands is the new way to play cricket in an eight-a-side amateur Twenty20 cricket league, with games taking less than two hours and can be playing on midweek evenings or Sundays.

It features 20 overs, but with five balls per over instead of six, each side consisting of eight players as opposed to the regulation 11, and sides can only be bowled out when all eight players are dismissed.

Every thing is provided for the players’ venue, equipment, scoring and umpiring and once your game is complete each player and team has the results posted on your teams’ web page giving you a local and world ranking.

A free try-out day is being held at Centurion Park, Wallsend, on May 19, and at Fulwell Quarry, Sunderland, on May 25.

Anyone interested or wants more information should visit or email