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General Rules

  • 2 teams comprised of 1 or more players per side (generally 2 per side).
  • 1 innings per team comprised of 20 balls a side.
  • 4 overs to be bowled by each team, consisting of 5ball overs, shared between team members.
  • -5 runs deducted from a teams total for every wicket lost in an innings.

How Are Runs Scored

  • Runs can be scored by allocating specific areas for a certain amount of runs.
  • Boundaries must be put in place where 4's and 6's can be determined
  • Running between the wickets is an optional extra if felt required for the game

How You Can Get Out

  • Bowled
  • Caught:
  • In a pool area or veggie patch (caught)
  • Window on the full (caught)
  • Caught in a bucket/net/hitting a designated object (fielder commonly known as "Jeffery") (caught)
  • Electric keeper/slips (caught)
  • Over The Fence
  • LBW:
  • If an LBW is plum/salmon trout, the player is atomatically out. If there is dispute between teams, the batsman recieves 1 chance, but the following close LBW shout will be out.
  • Stumped:
  • Electric stumping (ball hits the back wall and rebounds onto the stumps if the batsman is out of his crease he is out)
  • Run Out (optional extra)

General Rules

  • 2 teams comprised of 1 or more players per side (generally 2 per side).
  • 1 innings per team comprised of 20 balls a side.
  • 4 overs to be bowled by each team, consisting of 5ball overs, shared between team members.
  • -5 runs deducted from a teams total for every wicket lost in an innings.

How Are Runs Scored

  • Runs can be scored by allocating specific areas for a certain amount of runs.
  • Boundaries must be put in place where 4's and 6's can be determined
  • Running between the wickets is an optional extra if felt required for the game

How You Can Get Out

  • Bowled
  • Caught:
  • In a pool area or veggie patch (caught)
  • Window on the full (caught)
  • Caught in a bucket/net/hitting a designated object (fielder commonly known as "Jeffery") (caught)
  • Electric keeper/slips (caught)
  • Over The Fence
  • LBW:
  • If an LBW is plum/salmon trout, the player is atomatically out. If there is dispute between teams, the batsman recieves 1 chance, but the following close LBW shout will be out.
  • Stumped:
  • Electric stumping (ball hits the back wall and rebounds onto the stumps if the batsman is out of his crease he is out)
  • Run Out (optional extra)

What We Use

Here at TBC, we use a taped tennis ball as the bowlers main weapon of choice for the backyard.
Due to the short nature of the pitch and small size of the ground a tennis ball suits the WCG perfectly on match day.
Taping the tennis ball ensures some vital swing for the seam bowlers.

Other Alternatives

  • Incredi-ball
    The Incredi-ball is the ball of choice when playing on a more lengthy wicket with a bit more space in the backyard.
  • Soft Plastic/ Wind-Ball
    For when you need a bit more bounce out of the ball and there are a few dangerously placed windows in the backyard.
  • Foam Ball
  • Six Stitcher
  • "Swing King"

How To Tape A Backyard Cricket Ball

  • Step 1
    Tape 1/2 the tennis ball by doing....
  • Step 2
    Then do this......
  • Step 3
    Next use the tape to make....
  • Step 4
    And it should result in something like this...

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