Participants from the 2010 Ford Backyard Cricket Series
Lifestyle Cricket is not a new concept to a Australians who have grown up playing on the beach, in the backyard and in driveways. In a society where a cricketer's commitment to the traditional club structure is becoming more difficult for many reasons (time poor, work and family commitments), alternative options for playing cricket need to be considered. Lifestyle cricket formats allows the game to be played socially and it fits in and around our everyday lifestyle.
Lifestyle Cricket is another title for 'non-traditional game formats' or those games that we would traditionally play for recreation rather than through a formal club competition. Some of these games are:
· Beach Cricket
· Street Cricket
· Backyard Cricket
· Corporate Cricket
· Super 8s
· Lunchtime Legends
All of these options are available to be played across the entire State and are usually very casually presented.
Lifestyle game formats are ideal for introducing the game of cricket to culturally and linguistically diverse groups, as well as students throughout our education system.
All lifestyle cricket games can be played in a minimal amount of time with many being able to be played either indoors and outdoors. Several of these game formats use modified equipment that is inexpensive and long lasting and able to be used for more than one style of the game.
Lifestyle cricket offers a number of advantages for clubs , especially those looking to include members of the wider community. Lifestyle cricket concepts will assist in achieving these outcomes and can lead to an increase in club membership and a vibrant and diverse club atmosphere.
For more ideas of how to get involved in Lifestyle Cricket, contact your local cricket Manager