Stoolball is like cricket, batsmen score by hitting the ball into the field and running between the two wickets.

Why is it good for me?

Because it’s a team game, stoolball is a great way to meet new people or spend time with friends and family. Getting outside is a great way to boost your mood and relieve stress. Stoolball can also help improve your hand-eye coordination.

How much does it cost?

Matches cost around £2, but many clubs offer an annual membership which works out cheaper. You can often play all day at a Sunday tournament for just £1.

What equipment do I need?

To get started, you need comfortable clothes and trainers. The club will usually provide the wickets, bats, ball and boundary markings.

If you progress in the sport, you might like to invest in your own bat.