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Scrunch Cricket Playing Field



Laying out the Playing Field

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The playing field can be whatever space you have available but the ideal layout for the field that will give you the greatest amount of fair fun is noted below.

To calculate all distances choose the player having the mean height of all of the players in a particular game and use him/her to pace out.
Mean Height = Choose that player who has an equal number of players taller and shorter than s/he is.

  • 1. The Base Line and full width of the field H. Have your chosen player measure out 11 paces and mark a line.
  • 2. The Bowler's Base Line.
  • 3. The full length of the field. Have your chosen player step out 20 paces and mark a line for the Bowler's Base Line.

Now start marking out your pitch. Have your player step out 5 paces from the centre of the Base Line and place one set of wickets E. Take another pace and mark your Batter's Crease C. Continue down the centre another 9 paces and place a set of wickets and mark Bowling Crease D. Mark side boundaries then, from the Batting Baseline, step out 15 paces and mark a line on each boundary to obtain F and G.

  • A = The distance between the creases.
  • B = The distance between the crease and the batting wicket.
  • C = The batting crease
  • D = The bowling crease and wicket.
  • E = The distance between the batting wicket and the base line.
  • F = Short boundary. Hit the ball over it and score one run.
  • G = Long boundary. Hit the ball over for two runs.
  • H = Field width.

Caution, Please be sure that none of your marks can trip a player.


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