Michael from the centre shares how they continue to grow their program, the challenges they faced during COVID and what it means to win the award.
NICL is Australia’s premier Indoor Cricket invitational league that sees the top Indoor Centres, clubs and teams from across the country compete for a share in $50,000 in prize money.
Matches are played regularly (April-August) in 10x Men’s Zones and 6x Women’s Zones, with two matches live-streamed each Sunday evening via Facebook and the NICL website. The competition culminates with a Final Series played over one weekend with the winning teams from each zone competing.
The Championships did not take place in 2021 due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but is planned to re-commence in 2022.
Cricket Victoria’s state representative Indoor Cricket team, Victoria Hammers, boasts 14 teams that compete across Junior, Open, Masters and Lord’s Taverners divisions at the annual National Indoor Cricket Championships.
Click here to view the full list of selected squads.
Indoor Cricket is the perfect way to continue your involvement in cricket all year round. The format provides opportunities for skill development in all areas of the game, as well as the chance to play the game with your friends and meet new people.
With a small court size and less players per team everyone can be involved in the action right throughout the game.
Depending on the format matches typically last between 45-75 minutes, with anywhere between 4 and 8 people per-side. The ball used is also softer than a standard outdoor cricket ball, reducing the need for protective equipment, making the game much safer.
There are indoor centres right across Victoria that offer a range of junior and senior competitions catering for all abilities.
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