This is Bournemouth Turbo Cricket. At 1 hour, it's way shorter than your standard match. Faster too. It's also a lot more exciting, thanks to the inclusion of a joker, turbo overs and really big sixes. That little lot is just the tip of the wicket. If you want a fun, fast, competitive activity that everyone from the stag to the bride's dad will like, this fresh take on the great British game is a brilliant choice.
Bournemouth Turbo Cricket totally trashes the idea that cricket is slow and boring. You've got to play hard and fast to win this game. It all goes off during turbo overs, when double runs are up for grabs. It's a short window of opportunity so move quickly and get your score right up. Don't worry about getting your heads round the rules. You don't need any previous experience, just come along and have a go. The event organisers will explain how you play the game. It's all very straightforward. You'll be talking about googlies, biffers and batting averages in no time.
Leg it when you hit a six. Bat as many times as you want. See if your bowling skills are up to snuff. The beauty of this game is that you get to experience all sorts of different player positions. As a soft ball is used you can play in just sweat pants, t-shirt and trainers. No need for mitts, guards, batting pads or cricket whites, unless you want to do stag party fancy dress. You'll be given team bibs and headbands to play in.