Double Dozen is a fun, versatile game, which can be played by anyone on any surface. Engages with a new audience including beginners and those looking to get back into the sport. This game can be played with a hardball and softball.
The game includes the following rules:
- 8 players per side
- 12 overs per innings
- 4 batting pairs, each pair bat for 3 overs
- Each player to bowl a minimum of 1 over (all from the same end)
- Double runs scored through the target zone (straight back behind the bowler) or you can create your own target zone.
- Each team starts will 200 runs.
- If a wicket falls, deduct 5 runs from the total.
Traditional Twenty20 format of the game, which is played within clubs. This format of the game is still appealing however the level of competition has been a barrier as traditionally clubs sides make up a league. Why not have a pub league, businesses leagues or use the league to introduce a ‘development club’ team (young players who do not currently play league cricket)
- 11 players a side
- 20 overs per innings
- Need a minimum of 5 bowlers
- Traditional T20 rules.
Additional rules could be:
- The 5 named bowlers will bat in positions 6 – 11 with the other individuals occupying the first 5 positions within the batting order.
- Leg side wides count as 2 runs without an extra ball being delivered, with the exception of the last over when six legal balls must be bowled.
- Last ball of innings the runs scored on this ball is doubled and added to the school.
- Played on grass pitches and also Non Turf Pitches.
Based on a traditional Twenty20 format of the game but half the time. This format of the game is still appealing with the length of time a game takes. Why not have a pub league, businesses leagues or use the league to introduce a ‘development club’ team (young players who do not currently play league cricket)
- Ten-a- side
- 10 Over's per innings – all from the one end
- 5 bowlers
- If didn’t bowl then you would be bat 1,2, 3 etc
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