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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    We can't throw stuff when playing backyard cricket.
    Yeah, was the rule when I was a kid too. You couldn't throw anything at the other players, especially if they were batting, or you'd concede penalty runs. Before we brought in that rule players used to throw all sorts of **** at the batsman to put him off - gum-nuts, grass etc and eventually even shoes, which saw to the introduction of the eventual rule after a shoe cost me a match to the shoe-thrower.

    The rule essentially got me a win though one day, as I was four runs short of victory when I was dismissed before one of the fielders decided to throw gum-nuts at me to stop one of the other players, who he was having a tiff with, from winning.

    Rules had to be tinkered again after that.

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    We get a tennis ball and put tape round half of the ball. This obviously makes it swing and more fun.

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    If the ball hit the fence without bouncing - out

    2 runs for the garden boundary and 4 runs for the garage door.

    We had a tree for a wicket and being bowled anywhere on the tree would be out.

    The neighbours fence behind the tree wicket was keeper, so edging it anywhere would be out.

    2 bounces would be called a dead ball

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    No LBW because we always fought over it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    The neighbours fence behind the tree wicket was keeper, so edging it anywhere would be out.
    Haha forgot this. We had the same rule (except there used to be four-wheelers standing in a line in the garage behind, and not neighbour's fence).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Yeah, was the rule when I was a kid too. You couldn't throw anything at the other players, especially if they were batting, or you'd concede penalty runs. Before we brought in that rule players used to throw all sorts of **** at the batsman to put him off - gum-nuts, grass etc and eventually even shoes, which saw to the introduction of the eventual rule after a shoe cost me a match to the shoe-thrower.

    The rule essentially got me a win though one day, as I was four runs short of victory when I was dismissed before one of the fielders decided to throw gum-nuts at me to stop one of the other players, who he was having a tiff with, from winning.

    Rules had to be tinkered again after that.

    Good times.
    That post I made was taking the piss out of you

    We never had any weird backyard cricket rules apart from the fact that we always bowled underarm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    That post I made was taking the piss out of you
    I know; so was my post. It's a complete re-write of the infamous thread.

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    Not really back yard cricket but we had epic tournaments when I was growing up. We would haul a hockey net behind a cricket pitch and have one on one tournaments. Any shot behind square on the full was out. 5 overs to slog as many runs as you could. It would take about 45 minutes to bowl the 5 overs because there were no fielders and you had to walk to the boundary to pick up the ball.

    You would pick a country to represent. And each bowler who bowled had to have a different bowling action that you would invent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I know; so was my post. It's a complete re-write of the infamous thread.
    Yes I realised that too.

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