DICE CRICKET

 
Dice Cricket is a game for 2 players although a third person can play, by acting as an umpire and scorer. This is a game to while away a wet Sunday afternoon in Summer, when rain has stopped play. Two large dice or two spinners are required as well as a sheet of lined paper (A4 size) and a pen, for each player.

The batsman's spinner should be labelled with HOWZAT and RUN OUT on opposite sides, with 1,2,3 & 4 in the remaining segments.

The bowler's spinner should be labelled with NO BALL and NOT OUT on opposite sides, with CAUGHT, L B W, STUMPED and BOWLED in the remaining segments.

If using home made spinners, it is advisable to make them as accurately as is possible so that any "bias" is minimised.

If ordinary dice are being used, then the faces will need to be re-labelled or a conversion chart drawn up. If large dice have been made by the woodworking genius of the family, they too will need the faces labelled as for the dice.

BATSMAN'S DIE

1 = HOWZAT
2 = 2 Runs
3 = 3 Runs
4 = 4 Runs
5 = 1 Run
6 = RUN OUT

 
BOWLER'S DIE

1 = NO BALL
2 = CAUGHT
3 = L B W
4 = STUMPED
5 = BOWLED
6 = NOT OUT

The two players will select who will bat first by tossing a coin.

The batsman rolls the Batsman's die and the Bowler, acting as scorer, notes down the result of the roll. Play continues thus until the batsman rolls HOWZAT or RUN OUT. For RUN OUT the batsman is obviously run out. For HOWZAT the Bowler rolls the Bowler's die to decide the result of the appeal.

Play continues until the agreed number of batsman, usually five, have all had an innings. The player roles are reversed with the winner being the player who score the most runs.

 
 

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