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A variation of this game is played in the West Riding of Yorkshire when the first to "bat" is decided by the first player to hit a double. The "batsman" has either 3 or 5 "wickets". The "bowler", in order to take a "wicket", must throw a double s. The "batsman" must score over a previously agreed number commonly 20 or 30 to score "runs".
Only the excess of the agreed score counts as "runs" e. If he only scores 30 he would have no runs. The aim is to score as many as possible before all the "wickets" are lost. At this point, the players change roles and the winner is the one with most "runs". Doubles, trebles, bulls and outer bulls score as normal. A more recent version of darts cricket, to take into account the rise of the Twenty20 form of the game, has been developed in Nottingham.
The 'batting side' has 7 sets of 3 darts to score as many 'runs' as they can. The first 2 sets of darts are the 'powerplays' and count the full score, the following 5 sets of darts score half points, rounded up.
The 'bowler' has 6 sets of darts to take the ten wickets to bowl the batting side out. Wickets are taken by scoring either outer bull 2 Wickets or bullseye 4 wickets. The beauty of the game is that once a player loses four wickets, they must throw one of their three darts with their non darts hand, losing six wickets means 2 darts with weak hand, and when 8 wickets are down all three must be thrown with the weak arm.
This creates a real tension in run chases and can make for unbelievably tense finishes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This section's factual accuracy is disputed. Relevant discussion may be found on Talk: Please help to ensure that disputed statements are reliably sourced.
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This page was last edited on 23 May , at In order to do so, you need to own real estate. If 20s are closed for your opponent, shoot for your next favorite number, whether that is 19s or 18s. Just make sure to own the next number.
By keeping your opponent on his toes you can dominate the match. Always point your opponent. You have 20s closed and your opponent only has two of the three needed. What do you do? All three darts at the 20? Two at 19 and one at the The better a shot he or she is the more you point. There are plenty of opportunities to turn things around. There are three main sections to a cricket dart game.
Before you can step up to the line and throw like a pro you need to know where to throw your darts. When it comes to the dart game of Cricket, all you need to remember are the numbers 20 through 15 and the bulls-eye. You will need to hit three marks for each number to win. There are three main areas on the board — the single, the double and the triple. Throw a dart in the area labelled single and you get one mark.
Throw a double and you have earned two marks. Hit the triple ring and you have scored all three marks with one dart - great shot! In order to start a game of Cricket you need to know who throws first. Flip a coin and the winner gets to choose who throws first at the bulls-eye. Whoever is closest to the bulls-eye goes first in the game.