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    Our rules were scary ...No wicketkeeper, no shots onthe leg-side, if the ball hit any car directly ur out, if caught after one bounce your out, etc. etc.

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    we had a lot of odd rules, but nothing as odd as the Mahesh rule. we had a mate called Mahesh who was a diabolically bad bowler, and in our yard cricket every person on your team bowled in succession, but the one exception was that you only had to give mahesh 1 over, we played 4 ball overs and anything less than 18 off a Mahesh over was considered a failure! yard cricket is the truest form of the game IMO, the real essence of it.

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    when we play at the cricket club the rules go:
    (a) you can either be caught, stumped, bowled, run out
    (b) it's bat down so run outs/stumpings are a common occurance
    (c) anything on the full is out other than the concrete ie, bins, poles, garden bed, the oval, the fence, the grass etc..
    (d) it's one hand one bounce and its also two bounce headbutt makes for some interesting dives
    (e) we have a keeper so no auto wicki, the batting order starts as bowler goes to batter keeper to bowler slip to keeper offside to slip legside to offside and batsman to legside
    (f) no lbw's

    the object really is survival especially with 15 odd people playing at times but has made for some great fun

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    Our backyard cricket rules:
    - To spinners you have to charge twice an over.
    - We film each of us batting and see who has played better, next game that person bats first.
    - LBW's, Catches, Stumpings, Double Hit ect.. all normal rules.
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    I used to play so much like Jimmy PADams back in 90s, when we were kids. So my cousins and other friends set the following rule :

    Ball hit your legs thrice and you have to retire out
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    Weirdest Rules

    We had a couple
    ONe was One hand one bounce was half out.
    Another one was, when we were playing down the coast, if you hit it on the roof of the opposite apartments (only about 40 metres away) it was 100 runs.
    Another rule at the coast was that if it landed in one of the garden patches(on the full) on the opposite aparments you were not out but if it didn't you were.

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    We can't throw stuff when playing backyard cricket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    We can't throw stuff when playing backyard cricket.

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    We used to have the now politically incorrect "poofter" rule. If you fail to play a shot to more than "two balls" in a row, you were "out".

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    If neighbor is not at home and/or if batsman successfully sneaks in to bring back the ball then he is not out. :P

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    Rule 1: don't hit the ball into the angry Asians living next door

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    Rule 3: don't hit the ball into the angry Asians living next door
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    We used to have the now politically incorrect "poofter" rule. If you fail to play a shot to more than "two balls" in a row, you were "out".
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    No runs behind the wicket.

    If your six crosses a fence about 5 feet away from the boundary line, it's not a six- it's out.

    If you hit the ball inside a bush situated near the long off, it's compulsory 3 runs - you don't need to run, and you will face the next ball unless the compulsory runs came off the last ball of the over.

    If a below-10 years old kid bowls 3 wides/no-balls on a trot, the over is cancelled and a grown-up player can start the over afresh.

    10 runs are scored if you can send the ball in the rooftop of the nearby 8-storeyed building.

    There are no LBWs, but you can't take off-stump guard (or outside).

    If batsman hits a glass window, it's out. If a fielder hits a glass window it's end of day's play with enough fights and the fielder is suspended from the game for at least next 7 days.

    If the number of players in 2 teams don't match (5 players in a team vs 6 players in the other for example), the worst batsman in the team with lower players gets to bat twice.

    You can't bowl underarm unless you are Trevor Chappell.
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