Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Double the Wicket Fun

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Double the Wicket Fun

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Byline: Nick Kossatch

THE game

Two players per team

No leg before wicket

Otherwise normal cricket rules. $300 1st prize

Losing team is eliminated

Games start from 9am, Tuesday January 26

Team nominations $40 by 8.15am on the day

More details contact Mick Silvester on 0413286100

THE Australia Day tradition of backyard cricket will come to the fore at Yaralla Cricket Club.

President Mick Silvester said the Double Wicket Cricket fun competition was limited to 16 teams at $40 per team of two.

He added the day will include a BBQ lunch with prizes and other unique competitions such as crab races.

It is unique form of cricket based on an elimination format.

"The teams are of two people so obviously the aim is to get 16 teams and 32 players," Silvester said.

"Each team faces four overs and it doesn't matter how many balls a batsmen faces. And the aim is obviously to get as many runs as you can and normal cricket rules apply except there is no leg before wicket. …

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