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BEGINNER - SCHOOL YEARS RANGE 1-4 (U6 – U9)

Pairs / Kwik Cricket

 

Format: Pairs (2 overs per pair) Recommended players per team: 6 Game Length: 30 minutes

Recommended pitch length: No more than 12 yards (years 1-2), 15 yards (years 3-4).

Ball type: Rubber or Incrediball

Typical player profile: Players new to the game and most within the recommended school years.

Game aims: To provide an equal opportunity for all players to bat, bowl and field. Inspire a love for playing. Encourage learning in a positive player centred environment that offers competition.

Additional notes:

o   Consider multi-game / festival options rather than 1 date / 1 fixture.

o   Dismissals is +5 to the bowling team not -5 from the batting team

Super 8’s - SCHOOL YEARS RANGE 5-7 (U10 – U12)

 

Format: Standard

Recommended players per team: 8 Game Length: 90 minutes Recommended pitch length: 17 yards Ball type: 4 ¾ oz ball

Typical player profile: Would typically suit the development age group U10 or U11. Greater cricket experience and skill set to cope with hard ball cricket. Not recommended for U11+ County (Boys) players or above. Suitable for U11 County Girls but not U13+ County Girls.

Game aims: To promote a good level opportunity for all players to bat, bowl and field. Challenges players all round development stage. Maintain a love for playing. Encourage learning in a positive player centred environment that offers competition.

Game details:

o   Each innings MUST last 18 overs (coaches can agree any variants on the length of innings, but must be the same) regardless of number of wickets lost.

o   Batters retire at 25 runs scored or 20 balls faced (including wides and no balls)

o   If batter is out in their first 3 balls they are allowed another life.

o   Batters is out on dismissal (unless in first 3 balls) but can return once all wickets have been lost.

o   Bowling team awarded +3 runs for every dismissal.

o   Maiden over +3 runs to the fielding team.

o   Batters MUST return in the order that they left the field whether out or retired.

o   Every player bowls a minimum of 1 over with no player bowling more than 3 overs per innings.

o   Designated wicket-keeper does not bowl.

o   Wides and No Balls worth 2 from over 1-17. Re-bowled in the final over.

 

 

Additional notes:

o   All overs bowled from one end.

o                   Fielders to be rotated regularly (3 overs)


DEVELOPING / DEVELOPING+ - SCHOOL YEARS RANGE 8-10 (U13

– U15)

 Super 8’s

 

Format: Standard

Recommended players per team: 8 Game Length: 90 minutes Recommended pitch length: 21 yards Ball type: 4 ¾ oz ball

Typical player profile: Would typically suit the development age group U13 or U14. Greater cricket experience and skill set to cope with hard ball cricket. Not recommended for U13+ County (Boys) or U15+ County (Girls) players or above.

Game aims: To promote a good level opportunity for all players to bat, bowl and field. Challenges players all round development stage. Maintain a love for playing. Encourage learning in a positive player centred environment that offers competition.

Game details:

o   Each innings MUST last 18 overs (coaches can agree any variants on the length of innings, but must be the same) regardless of number of wickets lost.

o   Batters retire at 25 runs scored or 20 balls faced (including wides and no balls)

o   If batter is out in their first 3 balls they are allowed another life.

o   Batters is out on dismissal (unless in first 3 balls) but can return once all wickets have been lost.

o   Bowling team awarded +3 runs for every dismissal.

o   Maiden +3 runs to the fielding team

o   Batters MUST return in the order that they left the field whether out or retired.

o   Every player bowls a minimum of 1 over with no player bowling more than 3 overs per innings.

o   Designated wicket-keeper does not bowl.

o   Wides and No Balls worth 2 from over 1-17. Re-bowled in the final over.

Additional notes:

o   All overs bowled from one end.

o   Fielders to be rotated regularly (3 overs)