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We are currently (August/September 2017) rewriting the whole site, and moving onto a mobile-friendly platform.

this will take time as we have decided to make the changes one page at a time.

To access all those pages not yet linked from the new front page, click on "Old Site Landing Page" in Pages above

And please excuse any broken links you come across . . . we're working on it daily


 

 


And of course, we still feauture our most visited pages . . . how to become a GREAT umpire, and The Rules explained

Vale Greg (Snake) Mathews


Pictured above: Greg (Snake) Mathews (Right) sharing a drink with old mates Hully (Left) and Scoie (Centre)

August 7, 2017:
It is with much sadness Indoor Cricket World notes the sudden passing of Greg Mathews, known around Australia and the world as "Snake".
One of the finest gentlemen to ever grace an indoor cricket court, and in my opinion, the greatest player.
RIP mate, and thank you for some of the finest, most breathtaking memories our sport will ever provide.
Sheldon Levis. Guildford, August 2017

 

Before we continue, there is something of the utmost importance we must draw to the attention of all visitors to our site:

The World Indoor Cricket Federation boldly states on its website that Indoor Cricket started in Australia in 1984, after being brought there from Germany!!! THAT IS UTTER NONSENSE of course!!
I umpired the National Indoor Cricket Championships in Perth in 1984 for goodness' sakes . . . and I bet this is news to Dennis Lillee, who was running an indoor cricket centre in Perth in the late 1970s. Come one, seriously, the WORLD Indoor Cricket Federation doesn't even know how, where and when the sport it apparently represents came into being? Seriously? I sure hope they didn't pay for the information on their website . . .

So, here is the true story: Indoor cricket was the brainchild of a couple of blokes (whom I shall name later, if they agree) from Perth (Western Australia), and the first games were played in the 1970's. It did not come from Germany. Indoor Cricket experienced rapid growth up until the early 1990s (the 1996 Sports Census showed indoor cricket to be the fifth most popular of all sports, in terms of total number of registered players, with 35% more registered players than outdoor cricket). Sad to say, at the grassroots level it has declined in participation rates since those heady days, although the international elite level of the game, manifest through the Indoor Cricket World Cup, has expanded to include exciting new teams like Singapore and India. That tournament is played around the world, but at the local suburban centre level the game is wanting a tad in comparison to its earlier heady heights.

Like Indoor Cricket itself, this site is not mainly about the elite players and their competitions. Both experienced players and those unfamiliar with indoor cricket will find all they need to know in the coming pages: from descriptions and explanations of the game, through the setting up of playing courts and playing equipment used, to basic game strategies, and complete rules and tips for players and umpires. We also have interviews with established Indoor Cricket personalities. And we are particularly proud to feature the most extensive library of photographs of Indoor Cricket action to be found anywhere--and yes, we certainly do sell our photographs, email us for details.

 

Photographing Indoor Cricket

We do get a lot of enquiries about our photographs . . . mainly along the lines of "how?". We're working on several articles for all you budding photographers out there. . .

About Sheldon

Played since the earliest years, and began umpiring in the late 1970s.

Represented Western Australia for over 10 years in National Masters and Vets championships, honours include Captaining Western Australia and winning the Player of the National Championships in 1987.

Umpired State, National and international matches, held the post of Umpire Coordinator in Western Australia for the now defunct Australia Indoor Cricket Federation (AICF).

invited to officially photograph the Indoor Cricket World Cup in Wellington, New Zealand in . . . .

invited to officially photograph the Indoor Cricket Masters and Under 18 World Cups in Christchurch, New Zealand in . . ..

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