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Peter Neville playing for the Victorian State indoor cricket team
Peter "Nifty" Neville playing for his beloved Victorian (Australia) State Indoor Cricket team


August 7, 2017: It is with the deepest regret Indoor Cricket World notes the sudden passing of Greg Mathews, known around Australia as "Snake".

One of the finest gentlemen to ever grace our game, 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



Indoor Cricket World photographed the 2013 Australian Indoor Cricket Masters Championships at Bouncer, Perth. We've made over 3,000 photographs from that event available for viewing (and purchase) HERE

visit the Indoor Cricket World Blog for the latest articles related to the 2013 Australian Indoor Cricket Masters Championship, and news on New Zealand hosting the 2014 Indoor Cricket World Cup

. . . and speaking of photographs . . . click the photo below to visit the indoor cricket photo galleries

close up of indoor cricket wicket-keeper throwing to bowler's end to run out batsman, stumps scattered, batsman scrambling to other end, ball in flight

And yes, we were at the 2011 Australian Open Championships

And yes, we did photograph the whole event--official team photos, games, and presentation dinner--see the photos here

Full story (including photos of the four champion teams) on our Indoor Cricket World Blog.

....INDOOR CRICKET WORLD continues its EXCLUSIVE series of interviews with the Legends of Indoor Cricket. Our latest offering, an interview with Australian (Victorian to be more precise) Peter "Nifty" Neville begins HERE

How big is an indoor cricket court? What are the rules to indoor cricket? Are the indoor cricket rules in Australia the same as the indoor cricket rules in England? Who won the inaugural Under-19 World Indoor Cricket Championships? Which website exclusively covered the 2000 and 2002 Indoor Cricket WORLD CUPS? All this, plus the biggest collection of indoor cricket photographs, here on Indoor Cricket World. Yes folks, we're back!!

Scattered throughout the site are references to our old domain, indoorcricketworld.com, especially in some "Contact" email addresses--our email address can be found on the "Contact" link on this page (above). AND REMEMBER, we're DOT. NET now, not Dot Com :)

AND . . . please cut us some slack, there are still one or two broken links, missing photos etc . . . we will make it up to you . . . soon . . . promise :)

In the meantime, a treat for readers who may have been around for a little while . . . we have a collection of indoor cricket photos on one of our sister sites HERE where we will soon be making photos available for purchase (including online Credit Card payment).

South African Indoor Cricket team during World Masters Indoor Cricket championships, New Zealand 2003
South Africa's Masters in New Zealand, 2003

Some of our award-winning Photo Galleries:

2006 Australian Indoor Cricket Masters

2003 World Indoor Cricket Masters and Junior International

2002 Indoor Cricket World Cup

Main Gallery Index Page

From humble beginnings in the late 1970's, indoor cricket has grown into a major sport in its own right. In Perth, Western Australia (where the game originated), 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 men's cricket (outdoor). This participation rate is testament to how suitable indoor cricket is to players of both sexes, and all ages.

Indoor cricket is now played between National teams from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and, more recently, India. Sri Lanka have also joined the international Indoor Cricket scene - the 2004 Indoor Cricket World Cup was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, while we personally experienced New Zealand's magnificent hosting of the 2002 World Cup

There is also an International Masters (Over-35's) Championship, which was inaugurated in Perth, Australia, in 2001. In 2003 this magnificent event was held in New Zealand, and included the inaugural World 19 and Under Boys and Girls Championships, and the inaugural International Womens Over-30 Championships.The Sri Lankan Men joined this competition for the first time in New Zealand. And the 2002 World Masters Games in Melbourne, Australia, included mens', womens' and mixed Indoor Cricket competitions.

And for those with an interest in both outdoor and indoor cricket, don't miss our list of players who have represented their country in both forms of the game.

Like Indoor Cricket itself, this site is not just about the elite players and their competitions. Those unfamiliar with the game will find all you 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, complete rules and tips for players and umpires. We also have interviews with established Indoor Cricket personalities, and opinion forums (Soapbox and Guestbook). We are also proud to feature the most extensive library of photographs of Indoor Cricket action to be found anywhere--and yes, we do sell our photographs, email us for details.

Neelam (India) running out Diane Brown of Australia. Indoor Cricket World Cup, NZ, 2002Those familiar with the game will find results and schedules of National and International matches, including the 2000 World Cup, played in South Africa, 2002 World Cup held in Wellington, New Zealand, and the 2003 World Masters and 19 & Under International, held in Christchurch, New Zealand. There are also links to local centres, National and State bodies, and individual teams from around the world.
And even the more experienced amongst us will find no harm in refreshing our familiarity with the rules.

In addition to the information delivered, the aim of these pages is to also give you what the game gives so many around the world - a whole lotta fun.

We maintain this website in our own time. With the exception of our friends in New Zealand back in the early 2000s, Indoor Cricket World receives no financial assistance from any indoor cricket organisation. Despite the need to generate some income (domain registration and hosting ain't free), we have decided to keep advertising to a minimum. So, if you see an ad here that interests you, please, click on it and explore the product--we get a few cents every time someone follows an ad, and believe me, every click helps keep Indoor Cricket World alive and well.


Unless marked or clearly identified as otherwise, all images and photographs are the original work of the author, who retains copyright and ownership. For enquiries on the use and/or purchase of photographs, please contact us. Textual content is also the original work of the author (unless marked or identified as otherwise) and subject to copyright and the author's ownership. Please Contact Us for information on use of any content of these pages--many of our indoor cricket photographs can be purchased as prints, and many have been (and can be) licensed for Rights Managed uses.

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