Indoor Cricket Rules Quiz

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Fielders No more than four players can ______ in either half of the court.

field

A fielder is a wicketkeeper if she stands behind the ______ at the striker’s end.

stumps

The ball is in play once the players take up their positions and the Umpire calls ______.

play

The ball remains 'live' throughout the bowler’s over unless the Umpire calls 'dead ball', 'over', 'time out' or a ______ falls.

wicket

When batters, after a ball has been bowled, cross between the batting crease and make a ______ run.

physical

Team Requirements 1. The maximum number of players per team is ______, of which 8 can bat and 8 can bowl.

10

If a side is one player short: When batting: After 12 overs, the Captain of the fielding side will nominate one player to bat the last four overs with the remaining batter. When fielding: After ______ overs, the Captain of the batting side must choose two players (must be different players to the player that batted) to bowl the 15th and 16th overs.

14

If a side is two players short: When Batting: As above, except two players chosen will bat four overs each, being the last four overs. When fielding: After ______ overs, the Captain of the batting side must choose two players (must be different players to the players that batted) to bowl the last four overs.

12

If a side has less than ______ players, they must forfeit the game.

6

Games will consist of ______ overs per team, 6 balls per over.

16

Leaving the crease early by the non-striker is called a ______.

Mankad

The wicket is considered down if either the ball or striker's bat or person completely removes a ______ from the wickets.

bail

A batter is considered out of ground if some part of their bat in hand or ______ is grounded behind the line of the crease.

person

If a ball leaves the playing area as a result of being struck by the striker, it is called a ______ ball and is rebowled.

dead

A substitute player can join the game after it has officially commenced to replace an existing player who is incapable of completing the game due to injury or ______ suffered during the game.

illness

A batsman can be given out in the following ways on a 'no ball': If the ball is hit twice other than to protect the wickets. If either batter ______ with the fielding team. If in attempting a run either batter is run out. If the striker is run out by the keeper.

interferes

In an over, any bowler deemed by the umpire to be throwing the ball will be given a warning and an instruction to rectify their action. If they throw a second delivery it will be called a no-ball and the bowler will be instructed to bowl under arm. Any delivery that is thrown and is considered by the umpire to be ______ will be called a no-ball.

dangerous

A 'wide' will be called when: The ball passes on the striker’s ______, outside the intersection of the batting crease, and the edge of the pitch, without being touched by the striker’s equipment or person.

offside

Any batter ______ on a 'wide' ball will be penalised 3 runs. The 2 run bonus for the 'wide' is negated by the dismissal.

dismissed

A batter can be given out for any of the following dismissals: Bowled If the wicket is struck by the ball and the bails are completely and permanently removed, even if the ball touches the striker’s body or equipment first.

striker's

Study Notes

Team Requirements

  • Maximum of 10 players per team, with 8 allowed to bat and 8 allowed to bowl
  • If a team has one player short, the captain of the opposing team will nominate a player to bat with the remaining batter for the last four overs
  • If a team has two players short, the captain of the opposing team will nominate two players to bowl the last four overs
  • If a team has less than six players, they must forfeit the game

Game Requirements

  • Games will consist of 16 overs per team, with six balls per over
  • The batting team will bat in pairs, with each pair batting for four overs
  • Batters must change ends at the completion of each over
  • Each member of the fielding team must bowl two overs, with the umpire informed of the bowler's name before each over

Field Placement

  • No more than four players can field in either half of the court
  • Fielders, other than the wicketkeeper, cannot move on or extend over the pitch until the ball is hit by the striker or passes the striker's bat

Play Ball/Live Ball/Dead Ball

  • The ball is in play once the players take up their positions and the umpire calls "play"
  • The ball remains "live" throughout the bowler's over unless the umpire calls "dead ball", "over", "time out", or a wicket falls
  • The ball is "dead" when a wicket has fallen, the umpire calls "over", the ball leaves the playing area, or a player is injured

Scoring

  • Runs can be scored when batters cross between the batting crease and make a physical run
  • Bonus runs will be awarded when the ball is hit into the perimeter netting
  • A "no ball" will result in a two-run penalty, and the batting team will retain the runs scored from that delivery
  • If a batter is given out, the side will lose three runs and all runs scored from that delivery will not count

No Ball

  • A "no ball" will be called if the ball is thrown, not bowled
  • The ball must pass the running crease on the full before it first touches the pitch
  • The ball passes or would have passed over the striker's shoulder either on the full or after bouncing
  • The ball lands off the pitch before reaching the line of the batting crease

Wide and Legside Wide Balls

  • A "wide" will be called when the ball passes on the striker's offside, outside the intersection of the batting crease and the edge of the pitch
  • A "leg side wide" will be called when the ball lands on the pitch but outside the intersection of the batting crease and the leg side line
  • Batters may be dismissed by all forms of dismissals when a "wide" ball is bowled
  • Any batter dismissed on a "wide" ball will be penalised three runs
  • The penalty for a "wide" is two runs, which are added to the batting pair's score

Dismissals

  • A striker can be given out in the following ways:
    • Bowled
    • Caught
    • Interference
    • Stumped
    • Run out
    • L.B.W
    • Hit wicket
    • Mankad

Striking the Wickets in Dismissals

  • The wicket is down if the ball or striker's bat or person completely removes either bail from the wickets
  • Any player completely removes a bail from the top of the wickets with their hand, provided the ball is held in their hand

Test your knowledge on indoor cricket rules with this quiz! Learn about the "no ball" rule and understand when a ball is considered to have passed over a striker's shoulder.

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