Indoor cricket

variant of cricket, played between two teams each consisting of six or eight players, in an arena is completely enclosed by tight netting, originating in the late 20th century in Australia

Indoor cricket is a form of cricket that is played in an indoors area much smaller than a regular cricket field. There are multiple versions of indoor cricket, and games can be played with different time lengths.

Playing areaEdit

The measurements of an indoor cricket pitch.

The indoor cricket court is a 30 by 12 metres (98 ft × 39 ft) area, with the pitch being 20 metres (66 ft) long and 1.83 metres (6 ft 0 in) meters wide except in the area where the bowler delivers the ball.[1] There is a running crease 11 meters away from the batting crease. The batting crease is 17.56 metres (57.6 ft) from the other popping crease.


The batsmen run between their grounds, which are separated by the batting crease and the running crease and the area between these creases, to score runs, with the bowler delivering the ball with part of their front foot behind the bowling crease (which is the popping crease at the bowler's end of the pitch; it is not to be confused with the "wicket line", the indoor cricket term for what regular cricket calls the bowling crease). The bowler is allowed to deliver the ball underarm, but if they do so, the ball must bounce beyond the underarm line.[2] Teams may have less than 11 players.


  1. corporateName=Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; address=PO Box 8349 Perth Business Centre WA 6849; address=Gordon Stephenson House. "Cricket". DLGSC. Archived from the original on 2020-10-27. Retrieved 2020-12-15.