Teams needed as winter cricket goes indoors

Northumberland Cricket Board Limited has organised the competition, which will take place at a number of venues throughout the county and will culminate in a Champions League-style event prior to Christmas.

The Surridge Sport Indoor Cricket League is aimed at providing an opportunity for all abilities.

Teams are to comprise eight players, who are aged 15 and above, and players can purchase team clothing, together with their own logo.

The format has been designed for maximum participation with a high-level of physical activity, but no previous cricket experience is required and all matches will be played with incredi-ball.

The competition at Alnwick will be held at the town’s Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre.

It will take place on Wednesdays, from 7pm to 9pm, starting on September 21.

It costs £24 per team, per game, and teams must register by Friday, September 2.

For more information about the Alnwick competition and to book, email Rob Woods at rob.woods@northcountryleisure.org.uk or call him on 01665 511495 or 07814 369589.

Other venues hosting the indoor cricket league are St Benet Biscop High School, Bedlington, on Mondays, 6pm to 8pm, starting on October 31; Haydon Bridge High School, Hexham, on Mondays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, starting October 3; Westgate Centre for Sport, Newcastle, on Mondays, 8pm to 10pm, starting on September 19; Tyne Met College, Tynemouth, on Mondays, 8pm to 10pm, starting September 26; Walbottle Campus, Newcastle (Women’s League), on Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm, starting October 4.

For more information about the indoor league, visit http://ncb.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp