Cricketers young and old have the chance to ‘Beat The Pro’ on West Bridgford’s Croquet Lawn during the ICC Cricket World Cup, with winners scooping T20 Vitality Blast cricket tickets as prizes.

All are invited to try and beat the time of Notts Outlaws batsman Jake Libby, who has completed a batting and throwing course in a rapid 30.9 seconds.

The course will be set out on the lawn adjacent to Central Avenue in West Bridgford on four dates in June, coinciding with ICC Cricket World Cup games at Trent Bridge:

Monday June 3, 1-3pm (England v Pakistan)

Thursday June 6, 1-3pm (Australia v West Indies)

Thursday June 13, 1-3pm (India v New Zealand)

Thursday June 20, 1-3pm (Australia v Bangladesh)

The individual who posts the fastest time each day will receive four tickets to watch Notts Outlaws in T20 Vitality Blast action this summer at Trent Bridge.

The fastest time posted over all four dates will receive an additional special prize.

“The ICC Cricket World Cup is about far more than the 17,000 people lucky enough to have tickets for each game," said Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Community and Development Manager Mandy Wright.

“It brings with it an atmosphere and sense of occasion for the whole community to enjoy, and hopefully inspiring as many people as possible to pick up a bat and ball and get involved.

“Participants certainly have their work cut out if they’re going to beat Jake Libby’s time in the challenge. The main thing is that people of all ages have a lot of fun trying.”


Notts Outlaws open their Vitality Blast campaign against Worcestershire Rapids on Thursday 18th July (7pm), with adult tickets costing £10 in advance. Find out more here...