players per team: 8
Length: 90 minutes
pitch length: 21 yards
type: 4 ¾ oz ball
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.
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
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.
Batters retire at 25 runs scored or 20 balls faced (including wides and no
If batter is out in their first 3 balls they are allowed another life.
Batter is out on dismissal (unless in first 3 balls) but can return once all wickets
have been lost.
Bowling team awarded +3 runs for every dismissal.
Maiden +3 runs to the fielding team
Batters MUST return in the order that they left the field whether out or
Every player bowls a minimum of 1 over with no player bowling more than 3 overs
Designated wicket-keeper does not bowl.
Wides and No Balls worth 2 from over 1-17. Re-bowled in the final over.
All overs bowled from one end.
Fielders to be rotated regularly (3 overs)
Consider providing shorter boundaries straight
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