Coventry to be a main Hub for a New Form of Cricket !


Last Man Stands is cricket’s equivalent of five-a-side football (although LMS is actually eight-a-side).

It’s a game aimed at those who haven’t played for a while, but are looking to get back into cricket on a casual basis. It’s also open to club cricketers, or complete beginners.

The matches are only two hours long and everything is done at breakneck speed. Innings are limited to 20 overs. Because there are only eight players on each team, it doesn’t really matter how good or bad you or your opposition are as everyone will play a role.

The matches are played on normal cricket pitches with all the usual gear, although players do get to wear brightly-coloured shirts. To speed up proceedings, the fielding side bowls ten overs straight from one end before switching for the final ten.

If you’re really lucky you could even find yourself winning the game single-handedly, as the last man standing (hence the name) bats by themselves when the 7th wicket falls. To truly win in style, sixes off the last ball of an innings count for double.

The format is basic and hugely popular. LMS is an international game, with over 50 000 players worldwide and over 35 leagues in England alone.

Across Warwickshire, Coventry will be the main hub for LMS games in 2013, with games being played at different venues, such as Coventry University’s Westwood Heath and at Copeswood Social Club.

Registration is open for teams this year at

Any team can enter into the World Championships, which will be held in London where teams from all over the world will compete for the £10 000 prize!

Anymore interested or wanting to know more, can email the League Manager, Matt Abbott on, for more information.

Matt Abbott

07846 510139

6th National Apprenticeship week 11th March 2013 to 15 March 2012

The sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week will take place from 11-15 March 2013 and looks set to be the biggest and best yet, with hundreds of events expected to take place across England.

Co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, the Week is designed to celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the economy.

Every year the Week increases in popularity and National Apprenticeship Week 2012 was a phenomenal success, with more than 800 events and activities on offer.

A national calendar of events is available on the Apprenticeships website, so you can find out what is happening in your local area…………..Apprenticeships  – event information.

Also Keep Track of National Apprenticeship Week 2013 UK wide on Twitter. 

Events in Coventry :

1. IAG Stand – 15 March 2013

The De Vere Academy of Hospitality are hosting a table in Coventry CC with cake making/ activities service skills. They will be providing information on  programmes and services.

Contact :

2. MGTS Open Evening – 14 March 2013

MGTS invites young people to an Engineering Apprenticeship Open evening at  Redditch Centre on Thursday 14th March between 4.00pm to 7.00pm. Midland Group Training Services Neptune Building Beoley Road West Redditch B98 8LY .To confirm your attendance please Tel: 02476630333 or Email:

Additional contact :

Keep track of  Apprenticeships in Coventry , Midlands & Birmingham

A huge range of organisations support National Apprenticeship Week by organising activities, including employers, business and education organisations, learning providers, colleges and schools.

Apprenticeships help young people develop high quality, highly sought-after skills, improving their prospects while boosting an organisation’s bottom line.

And currently small and medium-sized companies can also benefit from a £1,500 Apprenticeship Grant for Employers when they recruit their first apprentice, so there has never been a better time to get involved.

At any one time there are up to 15,000 vacancies advertised on the Apprenticeships website in a variety of careers and industries across England.

To search for Apprenticeships log on to :