School Games Year 3/4 Summer Smash Cricket
Where & When
How to Find Us
DATE - Friday 14th June
TIME - 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Shaw Lane Sports Club
Pitch Set Up
- Wickets should be a maximum of 15 yards apart with a batting crease of about 1 yard
- Boundaries to be a maximum of 30 metres
- Games will be 8-a-side
- Teams must have at least 2 from each gender on the pitch at all times with the remaining 4 made up of either gender (e.g. 6/2, 5/3, 4/4)
- Squad of up to 10 players
- No more than 8 players can bat or be on the field at any time. A match is still valid if a team comprises of only 7 players, provided the opposing team captain/teacher selects the player who will complete the fourth pairing.
Batting & Scoring
- The batting side shall be divided into pairs, each pair batting for two overs, with a new pair starting at the end of the second, fourth and sixth overs.
- Each team starts batting with a score of 100 runs. Each time a batter is out 5 runs are deducted.
- A batter may be bowled out, caught, run out, stumped, hit wicket.
- There is no LBW law unless the batter deliberately blocks the ball with a leg or foot.
- In their pairs, each batter will face a minimum of 3 balls of each over delivered.
- Runs will be scored in the normal ways, as will byes.
- Two runs will be awarded to the batting team for each wide ball and no-ball bowled, plus any additional runs that are taken, but no extra ball will be allocated except in the final over of each innings when, in addition to the two runs, an extra ball will be bowled.
Bowling and Fielding
- Bowling will take place from one end only. Eight overs to be bowled, with each player bowling one over, each game to consist of one innings per team.
- Bowling should be overarm where possible. Underarm bowling can be used at the competition organisers discretion after an attempt at overarm has been made.
- All fielders, including the wicketkeeper, must rotate fielding positions at the end of each over.
- Except for the wicketkeeper, no fielder may field within 10 yards of the bat.
- An over consists of 6 balls
- LBW – this law will only be used if the batter deliberately blocks or kicks away a ball that would have been hitting the stumps.
- Byes and leg byes – if a batter misses the ball, or if it hits their boys, they may still run and score byes.
- Wides – a ball that is too far from the batter to hit it will be called a wide and two runs will be scored along with any additional runs that are run by the batters.
- No Balls – Any ball that either bounces more than twice before reaching the batter or passes above shoulder height without bouncing. Two runs will be scored along with any additional runs that are run by the batters. Bowlers are encouraged to bowl within the crease markings and only where there is persistent overstepping, and after at least two warnings noted by the umpires, should a bowler be no-balled for overstepping.
Bookings are closed for this event.