STREET CRICKET RULES Download a copy of the rules of Street Cricket. TEAMS & GAME FORMAT Teams are 6-a-side. Squads of more than 6 are allowed. Games will use tapeballs and plastic or wooden bats are allowed. Innings are a maximum of 20 balls per team unless the batting team is all out. The last batter can bat on their own until they are out or their running partner is run-out, or until 20 balls have been bowled in the innings. 5 players on the fielding team must bowl 1 over made up of 4 balls. All the bowling is from one end – at the end of each over batters switch ends. SCORING 1 run for hitting the side walls, the wall behind the wicketkeeper, or the ceiling. 4 runs for hitting the wall behind the bowler if the ball touches the ground before hitting the wall and does not hit the side wall or ceiling first. 6 runs for hitting the wall behind the bowler if the ball does not touch the floor, side walls or ceiling first. 1 run each time batters physically run between the wickets. Batters can run byes, leg-byes, overthrows and when 1 or 4 runs are scored from hitting the wall. No runs are scored from the ball hitting a wall from a bye, leg-bye or overthrow. When a 6 is scored the ball is dead – batters cannot be caught out and cannot run. EXTRAS FROM BOWLING All balls down the leg-side that batters do not touch will be called wide. Wides on the off-side and bouncers over shoulder-height will be called at the umpire’s discretion if out of reach of the batters. Full tosses above waist-height will be called no-balls, as well as front foot over the line of the crease. The next ball after a front foot no-ball is a free-hit. Wides and no-balls score three runs and the ball is not bowled again except in the last over of each innings. GETTING BATTERS OUT Most standard forms of dismissal are valid – bowled, caught out, stumped, run out, handled ball, hit wicket, hitting the ball twice, obstructing the fielder. The one exception is that you cannot be out LBW. Batters can be caught out off the walls, off the netting between courts, or the ceiling -so long as the ball has not yet hit the ground. Batters cannot be caught out off the wall if a 6 is scored. If batters are caught or run out after hitting a wall, the runs scored for hitting that wall still count towards the batting team’s total.