Average Cricket

Junior cricket format 1

Junior format stage 1 is a game format played by : U9sU10s and U11 Division 2. It is designed to give every player an even go and develop their cricket skills. The major difference between normal cricket and stage 1 is a player continues to bat on even when the are dismissed (bowled, caught or run out). You can not be dismissed LBW.

The teams are made up of 7 players per side in allowing players to be more involved with fielding, batting and bowling. 9 players are allowed on the field.  20 overs per side.  2 hours match.  16 m pitch stump to stump

Batting

Players face 13 balls, then retire. They continue to bat for the 13 balls even if dismissed.

Bowling/Fielding

At the start of each innings the players go to a fielding position and then after each over (6 balls bowled by 1 person) the players rotate in a clockwise direction. When the rotate to the bowling position it is their turn to bowl an over. One over is 6 balls, in Junior format 1 there are NO extra balls if a wide is bowled, the batting team does get 1 run. This keeps the game moving and ensure it finishes on time.  Loss of wicket is 4 runs to the bowling team.  All players must bowl one over with a maximum of 3 over each.

Scoring

The team that wins the game is the team with the most runs taking into account the reduced runs for dismissals.