You could spend a whole day or an entire stag weekend playing traditional cricket. Or you could sack that off and go for the high-speed version. Manchester Turbo Cricket is mint. If you like the sound of supercharged overs and scoring 20 runs off a single ball, you're gonna love this.
Here's the deal: you get one hour of Manchester Turbo Cricket at a venue not too far from the city centre. When you get there, accredited activity instructors will go through the rules, dish out the team bibs and headbands, and get the games underway. They take care of stuff like keeping score so you don't have to.
You don't need to be 'King of Spin' Shane Warne to play but you will have to bowl. Everyone does in this game. If you can pull a googly (an unexpected bowling delivery that looks like it'll be a normal leg-spinner but suddenly turns to, rather than away from, the batsman) you'll confuse the hell out of the batsman.
This city isn't just the home of Man United. You've got Old Trafford Cricket Ground as well, which has been the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club since 1864. England's first ever Ashes test was held here in 1884. So if you're going on a stag weekend in Manchester, cricket has to be played. Go for the speedier style and enjoy all the best and most exciting bits of the sport.
In a nutshell:
1 hour of Manchester Turbo Cricket
Structured activity run by professionals
All the most exciting elements of cricket plus a few wild cards