Kwik Cricket

A high-speed version of the cricket game is called Kwik Cricket. This sport is mainly created to be able to encourage the younger generation to take part and eventually enjoy the main sport - cricket. It is played mostly in schools and is specifically tailored for the participation and enjoyment of children. The game is known as Milo Kanga Cricket in Australia and Milo Kiwi Cricket in New Zealand. Unlike the main sport, it is played with a plastic bat and ball for safety reasons.

Understanding the Game of Kwik Cricket

The rules of the game are adapted from cricket. It can be virtually altered to be able to allow any number of children to play during a match. It can be made easier or more difficult, depending on the age of the players. Making the game easier or harder can be altered by changing the physical dimensions of the pitch. The pitch is the distance between the wickets. In a standard cricket game, the distance between the wickets is 22 yards, 10 feet in width. As the wickets are adjusted, the crease is either narrowed or widened, pulling in or pushing out the boundary of the game area. Kwik Cricket is played by two opposing groups with players ranging from 10 to 12 in each team. Other versions include the Lord’s Game that can be played by two groups of four or five. A third version would be the Pairs Kwik Cricket that works for groups of eight, each playing as a pair and rotating the roles of batsmen and bowlers. It is more formally played in Australia and New Zealand compared to the United Kingdom.

Kwik Cricket Rules

The main equipment used in playing cricket include two bats, a plastic cricket ball, 1 wicket keeper helmet, 2 sets of stumps, 20 cones and 1 scoring sheet. There are three types of Kwik Cricket game variations, the Lord’s Game, Continuous Kwik Cricket and the Pairs Kwik Cricket. The alternative version of the Pairs Kwik Cricket is the simplest version of the game. It is made up of two pairs of eight players who both play one inning each. It is 8 overs long and a total of 4 balls bowled in each over. Each batting pair gets 2 over or 8 balls in which to score runs. Runs are scored normally - running between the wickets and hits over the boundaries. The team that makes the largest number of runs wins the game in this version of Kwik Cricket.

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