Five differences between cricket simulators and bowling machines

December 5, 2018
Blog
Since their introduction, bowling machines have assisted amateur and professional cricketers with their training. Bowling machines have reduced the human effort in coaching while allowing for a high efficiency. The recent introduction of cricket simulators has widened the boundaries in cricket training and coaching. Read along if you’ve ever wondered how cricket simulators could change the landscape of cricket.

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Three reasons why the ICC Women’s T20 World cup is a must watch

November 21, 2018
Blog

Three games remain in this years ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. Fans around the world have been treated to some great cricket over the last 11 days which has underpinned the rapid rise in the popularity of Women’s cricket.

This Sunday, one team will be crowned World champions but there is so much more to celebrate about this tournament. Here are three reasons why we think the World Cup has been a huge success and a must watch sporting occasion.

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How the IPL has transformed cricket

November 12, 2018
Blog
With its inception in 2008, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has transformed the gentleman’s game forever. A game that was once known for plain whites and five day long games – often resulting in draws now had a 21st-century version of it that was all about energy, colour, music and games lasted less than five hours. Here are some of the ways the IPL has transformed world cricket.
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Three advancements in technology that have changed the game of cricket

October 25, 2018
Blog, Uncategorized
Life in the 21st century is largely dictated by the technology around us. Technological advancements have changed people's lifestyles, either for good or for worse. However, the impact that technology has had on the world of sport has largely been positive. Gone are the days of black and white telecasting and helmets with no grills; today, the cricketing experience has been elevated by the technological advancements - both for players and spectators. Here we identify three major technological advancements to have impacted the gentleman's game.
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How Cricket Simulators Can Help Shopping Centres

September 14, 2018
Blog
The rise of online retail has led to modern shopping centres changing beyond recognition. Shopping has become more of a day out. Less than half of visitors are there purely to shop. Instead, they may look for food and beverage options or enjoy the leisure activities available in the shopping centres. For retail centres to thrive it is vital they embrace competitive socialising opportunities and appeal to tech raised millennials.
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Why Cricket is the Perfect Metaphor for Life

September 6, 2018
Blog
Cricket is one of the most loved sports in the world. But it is also the perfect metaphor for our day to day lives. Cricket reflects that life is unfair, it teaches us to never judge a book by its cover, and it shows us the importance of innovation.
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BatFast Cricket Simulators at the Kia Super League finals day

September 4, 2018
Blog, News
Last Monday our events team travelled to Sussex for the Kia Super League finals day. Our simulator was set up for over five hours with hundreds of fans having a bat. The day was a memorable one for women's cricket with the top domestic teams battling it out to become champions. Loughborough Lightning finished top of the group stage, meaning they went straight through to the final. They awaited the winner from the semi-final. This match was between the Western Storm and the Surrey Stars who came 2nd and 3rd respectively in the group stage.
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Why Participation Levels in Cricket are Falling

September 1, 2018
Blog
Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world behind football. The 2011 world cup final between India and Sri Lanka was watched by 560 million people worldwide. With three different formats of cricket, the game should appeal to a wide audience. However, in the UK, participation has fallen dramatically in recent years.
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New Baseball Simulator PitchLine is launched

August 23, 2018
Blog, News
BatFast has announced a rebrand to become The Sports Simulator Company. This move is because we want to increase participation in all sports, not just cricket. As a result, we have launched PitchLine This is an innovative baseball simulator aiming to get more people in the UK playing baseball. PitchLine will sit alongside Batfast as sub-brands for The Sports Simulator Company. There are also plans to target further sports in the future.
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