Fastest game of cricket in town
ANDY Levett is bringing the biggest and fastest growing cricket tournament in the world to Casino.
Last Man Stands has 5000 teams across five continents.
The former Casino man who went to Casino Public School and Casino High can't wait to show the comp to locals.
The competition started in London in 2005 and has spread to 19 countries with more than 90,000 players.
"It is 20-over style of cricket that is eight-aside, played for just over two,” Levett said.
"This is great for time poor cricket fans who still want a chance to get involved. The best thing is all eight players need to be dismissed, therefore, last man stands.”
Levett grew up in Casino, moved to Brisbane for work and has been playing and involved in LMS Brisbane for the last 16 months.
"I saw the opportunity to bring this awesome game back to my home town and jumped at it,” he said.
"I will be starting comps in both Casino and Lismore.”
The comps run year round, about two months per comp with a two-to three-week break in between. At the end of the winter comp, Casino winners will play Lismore winners for a free ticket to the LMS Australia Open which is held at Runaway Bay in November, Levett said.
The LMS ticket is worth $1200.
There is an an open day on April 2 at QE3 to show everyone what the game is about, kicking off at 9am.
"We will have a few free games of cricket and a free barbecue and drinks,” Levett said.