This game is played on a traditional standard dart board.
The objective shall be to ‘own’ or ‘close’ certain numbers on the board, and to achieve the highest point score. The player or team to do so first, shall be the winner.
Cricket shall be played using the numbers 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15 and both the inner and outer bull.
Each player or team shall take turns in throwing. (Three darts in succession shall constitute a ‘turn’.)
To close an inning, the player or team must score three of a number. This can be accomplished with three singles, a single and a double, or a triple.
Once a player or team scores three of a number, it is ‘owned’ by that player or team and they can score on this number ‘runs’ until the opposing player or team have ‘closed’ it and no further scoring can be accomplished on that number by either player or team.
To close the bullseye, the outer bull counts as a single, and the inner bull counts as a double.
Numbers can be ‘owned’ or ‘closed’ in any order desired by the individual player/team. Calling your shot is not required.
For the purpose of ‘owning’ a number, the double and triple ring shall count as 2 or 3, respectively. Three marks will close an inning.
After a number is ‘owned’ by a team, the double and triple ring shall count as 2 or 3 times the numerical values, respectively.
Winning the game:
- The player or team that closes all innings first and has the most points, shall be declared the winner.
- If both sides are tied on points, or have no points, the first player or team to close all innings shall be the winner.
- If a player or team closes all innings first, and is behind in points, he or they must continue to score on any innings not closed until either the point deficit is made up, or the opponent has closed all innings.
It shall be the responsibility of the player to verify his score before removing his darts from the board. The score remains as written if one or more darts has been removed from the board. In accordance with the inherent “strategy” involved in the Cricket game, no alterations in score shall be allowed, after the fact.