One thing which the Festival highlighted was that lots of Allstars really like the “Fifteen15Fifteen15” format (thanks to Chadders for the name), involving two innings per side, each of 15 overs, in which the batting order is reversed for the second innings. The bowling restrictions usually involve most people having a bowl – I believe that at the Festival this year almost everyone bowled at least 2 overs. (The rule in place was maximum of 5 overs per bowler over the whole game, minimum of 7 bowlers to be used.)
For me and others, the format real contributed to the atmosphere and the enjoyability of the day. I for one would like to play more such games.
So I am starting a campaign today to encourage the playing of more games in this format, not just “fun” games at the annual-ish Festival, but regular season games too. After all, aren’t all our games supposed to be fun?
If you agree, and would like to see the Allstars play more Fifteen15Fifteen15 games, please say so in the comments box below.