Testimonials

Posted on: March 5th, 2010 by Revolver Cricket

Laurie Pieters,
CEO, Cricket Namibia
(Winner ICC Best Development Program award 2004, 2009)

Revolver Cricket has the potential … and is going to be the greatest cricket development tool to take to the non-traditional cricket-playing population of Namibia.

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Charlie Randall,
former London Daily Telegraph cricket writer:

“This is one of the most potent developments in club cricket for a long time. If you think this must be an exaggeration, you would believe it after seeing the children enjoy a competitive Revolver game.”

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Jeff Thomas,
Queensland Cricket Senior Cricket Manager, Metro North

This (Revolver Cricket) is better than anything we’ve got.

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Jim Midgley

Principal, St Peter’s Catholic Primary School
Caboolture, Australia

“I write to congratulate you and the rest of the team on your new, innovative game, Revolver Cricket.

After our experience with the demonstration and subsequent participation in the match with St Eugene’s Burpengary and Christ the King Deception Bay, feedback from my staff and students suggests it will be a great  hit and should do a great deal to get children interested in the game of cricket.

The drawcard for this version of cricket is that it involves all of the players all of the time. No longer will we have half of the team sitting idly on the sideline waiting for their turn to bat. Your game gets the bat and ball into the hands of all participants more frequently, allowing for greater and more efficient skill development and certainly a greater level of engagement and enthusiasm.

I can’t imagine schools and cricket associations not jumping at this version of Australia’s national summer sport. I wish you and your team all the best with this magnificent adaptation of the game and can see no reason why it should not be in every school or sporting ground next summer!’

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Terry Frawley
Teacher/ coach, St Eugene College
Burpengary, Australia

From our trial day … to have all 15 boys equally involved with no one person dominating because of superior talent was the greatest success.

To achieve this does need an aware scorer but, from my own experience at our trial, I know this is possible. All boys enjoyed the day and were fully involved, including some of the lesser able boys drawn in that morning to make a composite team. They were not at a disadvantage and played well together.

Given the time factor, we completed our (one innings) game in an hour and 20 minutes. This game would be ideal for afternoon interschool or interhouse sport.

Here at St Eugene’s we have a student-teacher series and this will be the ideal game to involve the four house teams and staff. For oval play at lunch, the half circle format would mean being able to have 30 or so students involved with all able to bat, bowl and field – a great  way of practising skills.

We wish to thank the Revolver team and can recommend the game as worthy of wider support and interest.

 

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David White
Journalist, cricket player/umpire/administrator,
Darwin, Australia

 

I have been aware of the Revolver proposal from an early stage and I was immediately fascinated by its concept as it has the capacity to revolutionise the game of cricket.
Cricket, as we all know, has been a game comprising two teams since its inception as a domestic and international contest in the 1800s.
However, the most intriguing aspect in regards to Revolver is that it comprises three teams, which will surely captivate even the most ardent cricket player and supporter.
A batting team, bowling team and fielding team squaring off at the same time may leave a lot of people scratching their heads but, having been invited to umpire several trial games, I am convinced that Revolver can be a success.
I wish the individuals who came up with the Revolver idea every success and I would certainly recommend the game to anyone who has a love for cricket.

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Anita Walk
parent, Morayfield, Queensland

A refreshing new way of playing cricket! It was enjoyable (and interesting) to watch. I particularly like the idea that no player sits idle during the match! My son (Jack) thoroughly enjoyed playing the game and has since, on many occasions, commented that he wished his school would adopt this form of cricket.

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Matthew Johnson, 12,

Caboolture, Australia
I love Revolver because everyone’s involved all the time and I know I’m always going to get to bat and bowl and field.

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Jeanine Young
Health professional, Brisbane, Australia

Three words that come to mind are FUN, FAST and INCLUSIVE. I think Revolver Cricket has great potential.

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Matt Cartwright
Inspiring Results, Brisbane, Australia

I can see the game being a useful adjunct to training and it has likely appeal to the education and sporting sector. There is less standing around, more thinking, strategy and involvement. Good luck Revolver.

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Peter Szantar
Brisbane, Australia

Faced with alternative opportunities to play a social game of traditional cricket versus Revolver Cricket, I’d choose Revolver — being able to participate at all times.

 

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UK TESTIMONIALS

Charlie Randall,
Coach/organiser, Radlett CC, Hertfordshire, England

Organising under 10s was a little chaotic at times because, understandably, the boys were still trying to grasp the game’s format … but most did grasp the idea eventually and discipline was incredibly good. There simply was no time to fool around or get distracted.

The weaker players were important parts of the match, which gave them real self-esteem.

I succeeded in completing a proper scored game as the sole adult, keeping 15 young boys of varying ability interested under a hot sun. I doubt that can be achieved with any more orthodox formats.

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Graham Pulsford
parent, Radlett CC, Hertfordshire, England

All the boys were involved and it seemed to hold their interest. That is very unusual at this age. Usually at the end of training the boys start rushing off when they see others starting to leave, but the boys playing Revolver didn’t seem to notice.

With Revolver, however good or bad you are, you get a go at bowling and batting – and the players know that. One young boy was virtually shunned last week in a normal game because he wasn’t very good at all.  He was very reluctant to play Revolver at the start. Now he says he wants to play next week. In fact, I would go so far as to say Revolver drew him into cricket when he had not been enjoying it before. It’s remarkable.

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Mark Shashoua
parent, Radlett CC, Hertfordshire, England

The tracking on the scoresheet is amazing. At this age (playing Revolver) they’re facing a large amount of deliveries. Otherwise they usually face much fewer. It’s very good.

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Arif Rahman
assistant coach/parent, Radlett CC, Hertfordshire, England

It’s quite interesting the way the game is set up. Everyone gets a fair go at bowling, batting and fielding and I could see that the children enjoyed the game.’’

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Shane Burger
professional coach, Radlett CC, Hertfordshire, England

I like the idea of three teams because the game’s quite competitive and looks very well organised … it looks fun.