Street cricket

informal ad hoc variant of the game of cricket, played by people of all genders and all ages in gardens, back yards, on the street, in parks, carparks, beaches and any area not specifically intended for the purpose

Street cricket or backyard cricket is an informal version of the game of cricket.

Street cricket in India

It is played in many countries by people of all types and ages. It is played in gardens, back yards, on the street, in parks, car parks, beaches and other places. The rules get adapted to local conditions. They play with bat or bat like wood and use any kind of ball like plastic, sponge, paper and others. [1][2][3]

Overview change

Street cricket sometimes uses rules from similar games, like baseball. For example, a batter who is not in a batsman's ground can be touched by an opponent holding the ball to be tagged out,[4] or the opponent might put a foot on the wicket while holding the ball to run out a batter,[5] which is similar to a force out.

South American versions change

Bete-ombro change

Bete-ombro is a Brazilian bat-and-ball game very similar to cricket. [6] The main differences are that there are no 4s or 6s, and only the bat can be used to avoid runouts and stumpings. The wickets are often bottles.

Plaquita change

"La plaquita" or "la placa" is a similar game from the Dominican Republic, which traditionally used license plates as wickets. [7]

Bat-en-bal change

Bat-en-bal is played in Suriname, with only one set of stumps.[8][9]

References change

  1. Glover, Richard. "The rules of backyard cricket". Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  2. Waugh, Steve. "Backyard cricket: the official rules (by Steve Waugh)". Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  3. JAYARAMAN, SUBASH (May 2015). "Taking it to the Streets". The Cricket Monthly. Retrieved Dec 7, 2016.
  4. "What cricket can learn from baseball's review system". Retrieved 2020-11-11.
  5. Mahajan, Gautam (2013-01-29). "The official rulebook of Galli cricket". Retrieved 2020-11-11.
  8. "International Cricket Council". Archived from the original on 2020-08-08. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  9. Suriname. "Suriname - Paramaribo". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2020-09-10.