Groups size: 5-12 per team.
A super good game with increased activity level.
For Circle Cricket you will need:
– 4 stumps – placed with approx. 10 meters into the centre of the circle.
– 4 bats – one for each batter.
– 1 ball
Field size: About half a football field, but needs no external boundary.
Rules for Circle Cricket:
Four stumps are placed with approx. 10 meters to the centre in a circle. There must be an equal distance between the four fences. In the middle place a cone.
The teacher (possibly a student from the away team) is placed on the centre cone in the middle of the circle as the bowler.
1 batter on each of the four stumps.
The ball is thrown to a batter – either randomly or in turn.
You must run every time the ball is hit (can be adjusted). All four batters must run counterclockwise until the next stump, giving them 1 point. They may like to run more stumps and gain more points.
The away team must collect the ball quickly and throw it to the centre of the circle (to the thrower).
The ball must be thrown against a new stump as soon as the thrower has it in his or her hand.
You can get “out” 2 ways. Bowler bowls and hits the stumps. Or batter hits the ball in the air and fielder catches the ball. You replace the person who gets out. Everyone bats and you keep going until the last person gets “out”.
Duration of match can be a predetermined number of minutes – leave it unknown to students. It helps to set the pace and provide high activity. The students who do not bat, but sit outside in the “pavilion” count points high so everyone can hear it. After the first team scored points in their time, it is now the second team to try to score more points at the same time.