Action Cricket Rules
Are you looking to learn the action cricket rules? Action cricket is the South African style of playing the famous sport played in England and other parts of Europe. The game might remind some westerners of American baseball, though it is a bit more complicated than that. The action cricket rules are this -
- Action cricket is played by two groups of eight team members on each side.
- Innings within the game are decided by coin toss, so they can be as little as two or as many as twenty. An inning consists of four batting periods, where there are two batters that can bat once per period. The bowling side (the 'pitching' side if you will) has to bowl sixteen six-ball overs, which each member of the bowlers bowling two non consecutive bowls.
- The team with the highest number of runs at the end of the completed game is declared the winner.
- Scoring in action cricket is based on four zones, A, B, C, and D, where zone A is non net - or scoring zone -, zone B counts as a score of one, C represents a score of two, and D can represent both four and six points.
- Depending on whether the game is played with an all male team or that of a mixed team (such as men and women), there may be more rules. For example, mixed teams allow for underhanded throws by the female members of the team and no male member is allowed to crowd a female member. In mixed matches, there is also the rule that no team can have more than four male members on a team.
- Games can usually last upwards of 70 minutes (over an hour)
Knowing how the action cricket rules work will help in understanding how to play the game. It may also help to understand the basics of original cricket in order to gain a better understanding, however knowing the rules helps in having a great time playing.