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Walking Cricket Rules

Walking Cricket Rules

The Walking Cricket rules are very straightforward.

Matches can be played indoors or outdoors.

Walking Cricket Rules: The Format

The game is played between teams of 6 or 8 players each, with players batting in pairs. Each pair bats for 4 overs (if 6 players) 3 (if 8), no matter how many times they are out
▪ Each time the batter is out the batters change ends, unless it occurs at the end of the over or is a run out.
▪ There are 6 ways a batter can be dismissed – bowled, caught, LBW, hit wicket, stumped, or run out.
▪ Each fielder bowls at least one over (the maximum number of balls is 6, aprt from the last over balls are not rebowled.) Extras are worth 2 runs.
▪ The bowler can bowl under arm.
▪ When one six has finished batting the total runs is calculated by deducting 5 runs for each dismissal. This determines the teams score. The team with the most runs wins.
▪ In the unlikely event that both teams end up on the same score, the winner is determined by the team who lost the least wickets.

Walking Cricket Rules: Pitch Type/Length

▪ Grass or artificial, 14 – 16m
▪ Minimum ground size is a 5-a-side football field


▪ 60 min

Walking Cricket Rules: No Running Rule

▪ No fielder or batter is allowed to run

Bat & Ball

Modified soft ball (windball), plastic bats (size 6) recommended

Protective Equipment

No protective equipment required if playing with a soft ball

Playing Indoor / Restricted Space Venue

Here are basic instructions on how to score a Walking Cricket match when the match is played indoors or in a restricted space.

Walking Cricket Rules: Scoring

The score at the start of an inning starts at 200 runs in Walking Cricket rules.
▪ If no runs are added (or deducted) then the score remains the same
▪ Deduct 5 runs if a batter is out, and make a circle around the score at that point in the over
▪ Add 1 run if the batter walks from one crease to the other without being “out”.
▪ Add 1 run for hitting a non-boundary fence. If the batters have crossed that will make 2 runs.
▪ Add 2 runs for hitting the side boundary wall between the rear boundary and the bowlers end wicket. If the batters have cross that will make 3 runs.
▪ Add 4 runs for hitting the rear boundary wall
▪ Add 6 runs for hitting the rear boundary wall on the full (without bouncing)
▪ Add 2 runs for extras (Wides & No Balls) as called by the Umpire

Rules Sourced at: Stockholmcricket.se

You can find a Walking Cricket club near you in our directory here: Walking Cricket Near Me

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