Popularly known as the vegan cricket club, Earley Cricket Club in Reading — a town 40 miles (64 kilometres) west of London — is testing vegan cricket balls which are made using a rubber covering, reports the Daily Mail.
The club had already introduced a vegan tea for their players two years ago.
Chairman Gary Shacklady, who turned vegan five years ago, is confident that adopting a solely plant-based lifestyle will give the team the edge over their opponents.
“It does behave like a leather cricket ball, but it bounces more and it’s more difficult to grip,” Shacklady said. “But we’re enthused by it and we’re hopeful of finding a better version.”