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Kwik Cricket is the fun way to get into the sport
Could you be a Kwik Cricket star?

Kwik Cricket is the fun way of getting into cricket and developing your skills.

But if you want to get there, it would probably help to know the rules!

The game is played with a plastic bat and ball, so you don't have to worry too much about getting hit on the head by a Brett Lee-style bouncer!

Each team has eight players with at least one girl - the more the merrier! - and bats for eight overs.

Every team must include at least one girl
It's a four!

The team is divided into four pairs with each pair batting for two overs each.

Runs for fun

You start with 200 runs, and that's not a bad starting point. England would be happy enough if they started every game with 200 on the scoreboard!

And then it's time to play cricket!

Every member of the fielding side has to bowl one over each - overarm if possible, but don't worry if you can't, underarm is fine.

Every time the batter gets out, five runs come off the total and the batters swap places.

But you can score runs exactly the same as in normal cricket to increase your total.

Overarm bowling is preferred - but underarm is OK as well
Howzat for bowling?!

You can only get out by being bowled, caught, stumped, run out or if you hit your own wicket - but don't worry about the complicated lbw (leg before wicket) rule, it doesn't exist!

If a wide or a no-ball is bowled then the batting side get an extra two runs - but no additional ball is bowled except during the final over.

And you're not allowed any fielder within 10 yards of the batsman - except the wicketkeeper.

Everything clear? Right then, let's get playing!

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Key points
All players must have been under 11 on 31 August 2002
Every team must have at least one girl
Each team starts with 200 runs and bats for 8 overs

How can I start playing Kwik Cricket?
You can call the Kwik Cricket Action Line on 0800 214 314 and ask for an information pack
Or you can email the ECB - just send them your name and full postal address by clicking on the link below

:: ECB - Kwik Cricket

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