How to Score Lords of Cricket
One of the reasons the Lords of Cricket board game was invented was to teach players and lovers of cricket, young and old, the fundamentals of how to score cricket. (see below for instructions on How to Score). Order your copy of Lords of Cricket board game direct from this website or contact us via email.
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How to Score Cricket - Batting
Enter the batsmen's names in batting order in the Batsmen column. Two batsmen bat in tandem. Nominate which batsmen is at the scoring end or facing the bowling at the start of each innings. The batsmen facing (also known as the Striker) scores the runs.
Runs scored by the batsmen are recorded by placing a 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 along side the batsmans name in the aisle provided, and also adding the runs to the team's progressive total score.
Extras scored are not credited as runs to the batsman (they are only team runs) but they are added to the teams progressive total. (See below - Scoring Extras)
When a batsmen is out:
- Place '>>' at the end of the runs scored next to the batsman.
- Tally the batsman's runs and place the total in the far right column.
- Record the team score, the outgoing batsman and the not out batsman and his score in Fall of Wicket Column.
- Record the method of dismissal in the How Out column.
- Record the bowler's name in the Bowler's column.
- If Run Out, record Run Out in the Bowler's column.
How to Score Cricket - Bowling
Enter the Bowler's name in the bowling order in the Bowler column. Nominate which bowler is bowling at the start of each over. The same bowler cannot bowl in consecutive overs.
- Test cricket - no restrictions
- One Day International (50 Over) - maximum 10 overs each bowler
- Twenty-20 - maximum 1 over each bowler
- Back Yard - minimum 1 over each bowler
- An over consists of six legal balls (excludes Wides and No Balls)
The events of a completed over are recorded in each square alongside the Bowler's name. The square is divided in two halves.
The top half records each ball of the over.
- If there is no score it is recorded with a dot (dot-Ball)
- Any run or runs are recorded with the number of runs scored
- A "No-Ball" or "Wide" is only recorded if there are runs scored from it, but it is marked at the end of the bowlers column in the appropriate aisle
- When a batsman is out (other than a Run-Out) an "X" is recorded
The bottom half records the progressive total of runs scored against that bowler.
Extras (sometimes referred to as Sundries) are any runs scored due to the bowling team's errors.
Wides and no-balls are extras that carry a one-run penalty to the batting team.They are recorded in the teams progressive total, the no-ball/wide columns againat the bowler and in the Extras box. Any runs scored off a no-ball are recorded to the batsman.
Byes and Leg-byes carry no penalty. They are team runs and therefore recorded in the extras box and added to the teams progressive total. They are not recorded as runs for the batsman or against the bowler.
For more comprehensive explanations on How to Score cricket, the Lords of Cricket board game comes complete with a players manual and a self explanatory complete score sheet visual guide which can be downloaded free of charge (click on Lords of Cricket Visual guide above).
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