Cricket, but turbo-charged!
Action Indoor Cricket is a fast and furious version of the classic game, and it’s a great way of enjoying this traditionally fair-weather sport all year round.
Action Indoor Cricket involves two teams of eight players, played on a much smaller pitch enclosed by tensioned netting, and matches feature one innings per team, each of 16 overs.
For experienced cricketers, Action Indoor Cricket is a new and challenging way to play the game – you need to take into account how the ball might ricochet off the netting and by hitting different sections of the net you score a different number of runs. It’s a great way to keep cricket-fit through the outdoor close season; not to mention an opportunity to socialise with your team mates throughout the year.
Many well known international cricketers have played the sport, not to mention several of England Women’s World Cup Winners from this year! Check out what some of Australia’s biggest names had to say.
For non-cricketers, Action Indoor Cricket is great fun. It makes cricket accessible and with no specific equipment required, barriers that sometimes prevent people from playing infrequently outdoors, are lifted. Action Indoor Cricket is a fun, social activity that you can play with work mates, clients or friends, whatever your group’s ability level.
For younger or inexperienced cricketers, indoor cricket can be a more exciting, exhilarating game and a great way to get into cricket without having to give up your weekends throughout the summer, or fork out for expensive kit.
It suits players of all ages, both sexes and definitely ALL ability levels. If you want to play, you can!
Watch the best catches, big-shots and gaffs with our Action Replay cameras!
There’s not many places where you can play cricket and then watch all of the action on big screen in the bar afterwards, let alone watch it all back online direct to your mobile device, tablet or PC, but at Willows you can!
Using state of the art cameras and software via My Action Replay, we’re taking your cricket experience to the next level!
LIVE Scoring coming soon ….
Using our action replay cameras and easy-to-use player registration terminal, it’ll soon be possible to see highlights on a match timeline as it happens!
It’s coming in 2017-18 ….. be the first to benefit and get your players registered in your ‘My Willows’ portal now!
Officially Recognised by The England and Wales Cricket Board
In 2010 8-a-side Indoor Cricket in the UK became associated to the sport’s governing body the ECB. As a result, Willows Sports Centre has benefited from the association in several ways including the generous grant aid towards our complete refurbishment in 2011.
Since 2007 Willows Sports Centre has been chosen as the host venue for indoor cricket’s showpiece annual event, The British Open! This prestigious weekend of action packed indoor cricket has seen around 32 teams converge on the centre each November with the aim of crowning British Open Champions at Men’s, Ladies’, Masters’, Boys’ and more recently Universities’ categories. For more details on this event please click here
There’s a league to suit you
We run Mens, Mixed and Youth Action Indoor Cricket leagues throughout the year, so there’s plenty of opportunities to join in.
Even if you haven’t got a team, put your name down and we’ll help you find one. There’s no excuse to stay at home or at the office. Register Here!
Find players and be found …
Join our Indoor Cricket Player Pool on Facebook!
Whether you’re a team looking for new players to bolster your squad, or an individual looking to find a team, we have the perfect way for you to get what you’re looking for.
Join our new ‘Cricket Player Pool‘ Facebook Group and advertise for players for an upcoming game, or find a team to play for. Simply search for the group on Facebook, ask to join and then you’re good to go!
Great indoor cricket facilities, that are only getting better.
We’ve got three floodlit, carpeted indoor cricket courts, so you can enjoy playing cricket in all weathers and at all hours.
There are also changing rooms and a bar where you can grab a drink and a bite to eat before or after your cricket match. Just what you need if you’re rushing straight from work, or if you just want to celebrate (or commiserate) with your team mates afterwards!
State of the art scoreboards give you a running commentary on your game and produce team statistics sheets, which you can analyse in the bar afterwards. You can also follow the results with our cricket Twitter feed
Thanks to generous funding from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Willows Sports Centre is now newly refurbished. So starting today, you’ll benefit from new facilities and equipment, and if you haven’t visited for a while you won’t even recognise the place!