New cricket league is just the business

Last Man Stands - are you ready? SUS-140907-091040001
Last Man Stands - are you ready? SUS-140907-091040001

A new format of cricket that is taking the business world by storm has arrived on the south coast.

Last Man Stands is a variation of the massively popular T20 and boasts over 30,000 people across the globe playing the game.

The matches are fast and furious and designed so teams of eight can play midweek after work. All the equipment is supplied and mixed teams are encouraged.

Roger Newman is the Cricket Development Manager on the Sussex Cricket Board and is calling on Eastbourne businesses to enter a team in a new Last Man Stands league.

He said: “Last Man Stands is a rule-bending version of T20. It’s fantastic fun for men and women and cricketers of all abilities and experience.

“We have launched a league for businesses in East Sussex that will run for six weeks from July 21st.

“Places are limited so I’d encourage anyone who are interested to get in touch as soon as possible.”

The Let’s Do Business Group (pictured) is promoting the competition to all the businesses they support.

Graham Marley, Chief Executive at the Let’s Do Business Group, said: “What’s not to like about this. You just turn up and try and hit the ball as hard as possible!

“All the equipment is provided and the organisers even provide someone to keep score and officiate.”

Every player that takes part gets an online world ranking and career profile.

Roger added: “This really is cricket for the 21st Century. I can guarantee that everyone will have terrific fun and their batting, bowling and fielding stats will feature online where they can also see how everyone else is getting on.”

For further details or to enter a team contact Roger on 07807 143479, email, or visit