Kwik cricket (known as Milo Kanga cricket in Australia, and Milo Kiwi cricket in New Zealand) is a high-speed version of cricket aimed mainly at encouraging children to take part in the main sport, with an emphasis on participation and enjoyment.
Many of the rules are adapted from cricket, but kwik cricket is played with a plastic bat and ball (for obvious safety and physical reasons), and plastic cones to mark the maximum width of a legally bowled ball. The rules can be altered so that virtually any number of children can play in the time available, and the game can be made easier or more difficult by changing the physical dimensions of the pitch (changing the width of the wickets, increasing the distance between the wickets, widening or narrowing the crease, pulling in or pushing out the boundary, etc.).
For example, continuous kwik cricket can be played by two groups of ten or 12, with each batting for a set period of time, the Lord's Game can be played by two groups of four or five, and pairs kwik cricket works for groups of eight, each playing as a pair and rotating the roles (batsmen; bowler and wicket-keeper; leg side and off side fielders).
- 2 bats
- 1 plastic cricket ball
- 1 wicket keeper helmet
- 2 sets of stumps
- 20 cones
- 1 scoring sheet
In Australia and New Zealand the game is more formal than in the United Kingdom, where the rules include a one-handed catch resulting in the dismissal of the entire team, and rather than plastic cones a nearby landmark is used as a theoretical boundary.
Cones are placed next to the batsman's left and right leg (about one meter away), tennis balls are placed on these cones. In most cases in Australia, if the bowler bowls a no-ball, wide, dead ball, etc., the person batting would hit either of the cones for a "free shot". The fielders cannot move until the batsman hits the ball.
- "England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) - The Official Website of the ECB". www.ecb.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
- 1linedesign.com, James Murphy. "Uber Games - Rules & History :: Kwik Cricket Rules". www.ubergames.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
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