Indoor cricket keeps me sane in winter
I AM writing to express my affection for indoor cricket, a version of the game that I absolutely love.
When the summer ends and outdoor cricket ceases, most cricketers go into a ‘cricket hangover’, when we all miss that weekly routine of playing the game – unless of course you’ve had a bad season, then you can’t wait to see the back of it. This ‘hangover’ lasts until January, when winter nets arrive and you get to see your mates again, bowl a few balls off a shortened run and claim every shot you hit is six.
However, I think indoor cricket is the saviour during the long, cold months! It’s a version of the game that many detest, but in my opinion it takes more skill!
There’s no space for the fat slogger or the bowler who only bowls bouncers, for example.
The great indoor players are the ones who can hit a single and not bowl a wide, two skills many can’t master.
But playing indoor cricket, and trying to master these skills, saves you from months without meaning, in that dreaded cricket hangover, and more should try it. MATT BLANDFORD