Cricket, a centuries old gentleman’s (or gentlewoman’s) game, quintessentially British and combined with cucumber sandwiches. Surely the only sport where you stop for tea half way through a game? Sport doesn’t get more civilised than that. However like most sports, getting enough cricket players is incredibly arduous and it is no coincidence that most cricket captains and organisers are bald. Last minute drop outs, flakiness, work or family commitments, the excuses just keep piling up. Organising cricket matches is a nightmare and last minute cricket mercenaries are a godsend.
This is why we created OpenPlay Connect which has a cricket player finder. We’ve run cricket teams and noticed that 50% of the time, 60% of the players are ringers. Friends of friends, staff canteen members, the postman, your next door neighbour’s godson. It doesn’t matter who, you just need the numbers. OpenPlay Connect allows anyone to create a free profile and contact others or allow desperate cricket teams and clubs to contact them. Examples could be a late call up to a league game or simply a knock in the local cricket nets.
It is very quick to set up a profile and find cricket players. You are in full control of your OpenPlay profile and can add photos, set your availability, select how far you are willing to travel and how much you want to spend. Our incredibly complex, mathematical algorithms will then connect you others based on your preferences. If you are looking to play cricket in London or further afield, we’re here to help.
Signing up to OpenPlay takes literally a minute and using Facebook Connect it is even faster than that. Once you have created a free profile you can start finding cricket players and looking for local opportunities. OpenPlay places a world of cricketing possibilities at your fingertips and does the hard work for you. It can suggest local venues such as cricket nets, clubs or pitches as well as other players and connections. So create a free OpenPlay profile today and start working on that line and length.
OpenPlay is a platform to connect Irish sports facilities to their users. We're breaking down barriers to getting more people active.