8-aside cricket for U9s and U11s

Somerset Cricket Foundation will host U9s and U11s Countdown Cricket Festivals an 8-aside cricket format for junior cricket teams across Somerset. The competition provides each team with an opportunity to practice, refine and challenge their skills in a friendly and sociable environment. The festivals are a great opportunity for both dynamos graduates and those newer to cricket.

Format

  • 8 per team.
  • Each batting team will face 40 balls.
  • Bowlers will bowl 5 balls and then rotate with next fielder due to bowl.
  • Fielders will rotate around the field, with 2 fielders on each side of the pitch and a wicket keeper at a safe distance behind the stumps, in a clockwise direction each time the bowler is changed.

Batting

  • Runs are hitting the over boundary 4 and 6.
  • Runs can also be scored for running between the wickets.
  • Batters can be out bowled, caught or run out.
  • For run outs the crease (i.e. area that the batter is considered to be safe) is marked by the batting tees at the batters end and a pair of cones at the bowlers end.
  • When a batter is out, the batter swap ends and continue (5 runs are added to fielding every wicket).
  • Umpires should use discretion to swap batters to ensure each faces a similar number of balls.

Bowling

  • Both underarm and overarm bowling is allowed, with a straight arm encouraged.
  • A ball will be called a no ball if arriving at the batter above the waist height, bouncing more than twice rolling along the ground or stopping.
  • All bowling is from the same end.
  • No-balls & wides are scored as 2 runs to batting team, and no extra delivery to be bowled.
  • A ball will be called a wide if it is outside of the batting tees (that make the crease).

Find your nearest festival venue

Date 

CLUB

Age Group

Booking Link 

Sunday 19th May
Lodway CC
U9s and U11s
Sunday 19th May
Broadway & Horton CC
U11s & Girls Only
Sunday 19th May
Queen Camel CC
U11s & Girls Only
Sunday 2nd June
Old Bristolians Westbury CC
U9s, U11s & Girls Only
Sunday 2nd June
North Petherton CC
U9s, U11s & Girls Only
Sunday 23rd June
Bear Flat CC
U9s & U11s
Sunday 23rd June
Chard CC
U11s & Girls Only
Sunday 23rd June
Backwell Flax Bourton CC
U9s & U11s
Sunday 14th July
West Coker & Hardington CC
U9s & U11s
Sunday 14th July
Shapwick and Polden CC
U9s & Girls Only
Sunday 21st July
Cooper Associates County Ground
U9s, U11s & Girls Only