WA's Best Battle Rest In Beastwear NICL
1 May 2017  

Western Australia's best indoor cricketers are locked in a national battle, competing for the title of champions of the new 2017 Beastwear National Indoor Cricket League (NICL) and more than $50,000 in prize money.

A total of 10 open men's divisions and six open women's divisions feature in the competition, with up to 75 teams across the country competing in the fast, fun and exciting tournament.

WA centres Seamer Sports, Bouncer Sports and Striker Leeming have all entered male and female teams in the competition, while Ballajura Indoor Sport Centre has a team contesting the men's competition.

Current WA and Scorchers players Andrew Tye and Jhye Richardson are former state indoor representatives, while Alcohol.Think Again Western Fury player Teneale Peschel is also a national indoor representative.

Matches began last month and run weekly until the NICL Finals Series in September, with about 750 participants competing in matches at almost 50 indoor cricket centres Australia-wide.

The competition was made possible through Cricket Australia partnering with Beastwear as naming rights sponsor, with this being the country's first major commercial partnership with indoor cricket.

The zoning for the men's divisions is comprised of ACT, NSW Metro, NSW Country, North Queensland, South-East Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria East, Victoria West and Western Australia.

The women's areas are New South Wales, South Australia, South-East Queensland, Victoria East, Victoria West and Western Australia.

Divisional finals will be played in the first two weeks of August, ahead of the NICL Finals Series from 1 September to 3 September.

A National Match of the Day is live-streamed on each Sunday during the competition and includes one women's match and one men's match from 4.15pm AWST, live and free to watch through the Cricket Australia Indoor Facebook Page and tournament website nicl.com.au.