The batting team tries to score as many runs as possible in a specified number of overs (or balls), without getting out. The bowling team tries to minimize the runs scored and to get as many batsman out as possible.
Users and Teams
Played by 2-8 Users divided into 2 Teams.
Each team has a maximum of 4 Players or Batsman per team.
Team lineup defines the batting order. A User may bat multiple times.
Each User must take his/her turn to bat and bowl.
Batting: Scoring by sector.
- Scores are kept on a standard paper score-sheet.
- Number of runs depends on location on the field.
- Shots along the ground into the inner gutter result in 0 to 4 runs as shown in the attached picture.
- Shots hit directly over the boundary wall, or outside the park get 6 runs.
Bowling and Fielding
Each User on the bowling team takes a turn to bowl an Over (set of six balls) with the goal of stopping runs or getting the batsman out. Other Users on the bowling team assist with Fielder placements, Catches and general game play. Fielders are placed by the bowling team to block/catch the ball after it has been hit by the batsman. No changes may be made to fielder positions while a ball is in play.
Two Wide Ball markers are used to prevent bowlers from delivering balls outside of the normal reach of a batsman. If a ball deflects off a marker without being hit by the batsman, then the batting team is awarded a bonus run and an extra ball.
Bowled: If the ball hits the wicket either directly from the bowler’s delivery or after deflecting from the body/bat of the batsman, batsman is out bowled.
LBW: If the batsman blocks the ball with his leg when it would have otherwise hit the wicket, he is out Leg Before Wicket (LBW). Generally, LBW decisions require an external “umpire”.
Caught: If a batsman hits a ball and a fielder catches the ball while the ball is in flight (not touched any object except a fielder), the batsman is out caught.
A batsman may also be out if the ball is hit out of the park and caught by a member of the other team outside the sixer net. A User may only catch the ball outside the sixer net.
Games are restricted to a single innings, where each team bats once.
The first team’s turn at batting is over when:
- All “batsmen” in the team are out, OR
- The team has batted through the agreed number of overs.
The roles of the teams then change, and Team 2 gets to bat. If Team 2 can score more runs than Team 1 (before all of its players are out, or the overs are complete) Team 2 is the winner. If Team 2 is unable to reach Team 1’s score then Team 1 is the winner.
Dot Ball: A play in which no runs are scored
Over: A set of 6 balls or deliveries
LBW or Leg Before Wicket: A way for the batsman to get out
Wide: A ball bowled outside the normal reach of the batter