Game Ideas & Rules

Double Dozen

A fun, versatile game, which can be played by anyone on any surface. Engages with a new audience including beginners and those looking to get back into the sport. This game can be played with a hardball and softball.

The game includes the following rules:

  • 8 players per side
  • 12 overs per innings
  • 4 batting pairs, each pair bat for 3 overs
  • Each player to bowl a minimum of 1 over (all from the same end)
  • Double runs scored through the target zone (straight back behind the bowler) or you can create your own target zone.
  • Each team starts will 200 runs.
  • If a wicket falls, deduct 5 runs from the total.

Twenty20


Traditional Twenty20 format of the game, which is played within clubs. This format of the game is still appealing however the level of competition has been a barrier as traditionally clubs sides make up a league. Why not have a pub league, businesses leagues or use the league to introduce a ‘development club’ team (young players who do not currently play league cricket)

Games rules:

  • 11 players a side
  • 20 overs per innings
  • Need a minimum of 5 bowlers
  • Traditional T20 rules.
  • Additional rules could be:

The 5 named bowlers will bat in positions 6 – 11 with the other individuals occupying the first 5 positions within the batting order.
Leg side wides count as 2 runs without an extra ball being delivered, with the exception of the last over when six legal balls must be bowled.
Last ball of innings the runs scored on this ball is doubled and added to the school.   
Played on grass pitches and also Non Turf Pitches.

Ten 10

Based on a traditional Twenty20 format of the game but half the time. This format of the game is still appealing with the length of time a game takes. Why not have a pub league, businesses leagues or use the league to introduce a ‘development club’ team (young players who do not currently play league cricket)

  • Ten-a- side
  • 10 Over's per innings – all from the one end
  • 5 bowlers
  • If didn’t bowl then you would be bat 1,2, 3 etc
  • For more simple game ideas which could be utilise click the links on the right hand side to see what can be done.

  


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