Recommended players per team: 8
Game Length: No more than 2 hours
Recommended pitch length: no more than 21 yards
Ball type: Junior ball or Adult ball
Suitable for: Players who are beyond the beginner+ stage and are ready to be challenged further within a relevant competitive environment.
Game aims: To promote a good level opportunity for all players’ bat, bowl and field. Challenges players all round development stage. Maintain a love for playing at a peer level whilst linking to open age formats. Encourage learning in a positive player centred environment that offers competition.
o Each innings is 18 overs regardless of number of wickets lost.
o Batsmen retire at 20 or 30 balls faced
o Batsman is out on dismissal but can return once all wickets have fallen and so on
o The batting team forfeit 3 runs for each returning batsman
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.
o Clubs geographically group
o Consider providing shorter boundaries straight