© Mike Stooke 2000.
This is one of the most recent games to have appeared, and can be played over two frames or four. As the name implies there is a batsman and a bowler.
The batsman pots colours only, and scores the same points as he would in snooker. The bowler pots reds only, and when all these have been potted the frame is over,
and the batsman's score is recorded. The table is then re-set, and the game continues with the players reversing their roles.
If it is felt necessary to handicap the batsman, the best way is to limit him to two consecutive pots on any spotted ball.
The Rules of Cricket
The game is played with the twenty-two balls of the snooker set.
To begin the game the twenty-one object-balls from the snooker set are placed in a triangle, with the apex ball placed on the Pyramid spot. The six coloured balls are placed in any order in the centre of the triangle, with the fifteen reds completely surrounding them.
The opening (break) stroke of each frame is played by the bowler, who, playing from the 'D', must cause at least two object-balls to contact a cushion.
The bowler is always 'on' the reds. If he causes the cue-ball to contact a coloured ball before a red, it is a foul.
No red balls are ever re-spotted.
If the bowler makes a foul stroke, then as in Snooker, the relevant points are added to the score of his opponent.
The batsman is always 'on' the colours. If he causes the cue-ball to contact a red before a colour, it is a foul.
If the batsman makes a foul stroke, the bowler may remove any red ball of his choice from the table.
The batsman scores points by potting the coloured balls. which have the same value as they do in Snooker.
After a coloured ball has been potted, it must be replaced on its own spot; but if its spot is occupied, then as in Snooker it must be placed on the highest spot available.
If the cue-ball is potted, it is a foul; and the next player must play from the 'D'.
Each frame is over when the last red is potted, or removed from the table, as in Rule 8.
The winner is the player who scores most points during his turn as batsman.
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