What a thoroughly enjoyable weekend to a part of. BatFast had the pleasure of being invited to the London Youth Games cricket qualifiers in Harrow. 25 of London’s finest cricketing boroughs locked horns in battle on the field of play and, on the BatFast Cricket Simulator.
BatFast for all
Due to the versatile nature of the BatFast Cricket Simulator, not only were serious cricketers put through their paces, some people picked up a bat for the first time. This was brilliant to see as it strengthened our relentless pursuit to increase participation in the most beautiful game, cricket. Transforming the BatFast Cricket Simulator from a furious fire-spitting dragon to a soft bubble blowing machine is simple and allows everyone to experience the thrill of the hit. What is required? The switch of a game mode and the tap of a button… it’s that simple.
Whilst the temperatures dropped to -2 degrees outside, indoors, the heat was raging, many district standard cricketers were producing some shots that were too hot to handle. This was a common theme throughout the tournament; we saw many thunderous strikes.
Having delivered just under 2000 balls the tenacious BatFast Cricket Simulator stood firm and captured the imagination of hundreds of kids which, in turn, inspired, them to put bat on ball. The fun is not just exclusive to children, the simulator also captivated many adults who, rolled back the years and carted several balls out the ground.
Player warm up
The BatFast Cricket Simulator powered a warm-up programme that delivered a personalised competition to each borough. Teams were scored using our semi-automated system, they were then displayed on our live leader board. This added to what was already a great atmosphere, shots were scored by friends and family, thus enhancing a rounded interactive experience. Batting against role models, a live interactive scoreboard combined with the competitive edge left people wanting more, it’s fair to say there were lots of joyous people sharing snaps on social media!
Congratulations to Bexley, Bromley, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hillingdon, Richmond and Westminster who all qualified for the final at Lord’s – go well.