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    When did eight ball overs change to six ball overs?

    Does anyone know when eight ball overs changed to six ball overs in ODIs? I'm needing to know for a project I'm doing.

    I've give a 100MB Cricket Mail account to the person who can tell me when the last eight ball over ODI was

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    In England

    * 1880 to 1888: 4
    * 1890 to 1899: 5
    * 1902 to 1938: 6
    * 1939 : 8
    * 1946 to date: 6

    In Australia

    * 1876/77 to 1887/88: 4
    * 1891/92 to 1920/21: 6
    * 1924/25 : 8
    * 1928/29 to 1932/33: 6
    * 1936/37 to 1978/79: 8
    * 1979/80 to date : 6

    In South Africa

    * 1891/92 to 1898/99: 5
    * 1902/03 to 1935/36: 6
    * 1938/39 to 1957/58: 8
    * 1961/62 to date : 6

    In New Zealand

    * 1929/30 to 1967/68: 6
    * 1968/69 to 1978/79: 8
    * 1979/80 to date : 6

    In Pakistan

    * 1954/55 to 1972/73: 6
    * 1974/75 to 1977/78: 8
    * 1978/79 to date : 6

    From Wikipedia: Over (cricket).

    So that makes the 1978-79 season in Australasia the last with 8-ball overs. As there were no ODIs (WSC excluded) in New Zealand in that season, the last ODI was probably

    5th ODI: Australia v England, MCG, 5 February 1979

    Edit: Australia v West Indies, 27 November 1979 the first ODI following season, had 6-ball overs.
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    Thanks Samuel_Vimes

    What's your Cricket Mail address and I'll upgrade your account?


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    They changed to 8 ball overs in Aust. as part of the deal with Packer and PBL,(more add breaks) I was a young boy of 12 and remember no one was happy with the change.
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    Thanks Samuel_Vimes

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    samuelvimes, inspiringly enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    Thanks Samuel_Vimes

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    To what?

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    So Eddie what happens, if Hak does end up as an Internation Trawler Captain?

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