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Junior COUNTDOWN CRICKET festivals Summer 2022


Somerset Cricket Foundation will host U9s and U11s Countdown Cricket Festival  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.


We are looking for clubs to host or take part  Dynamos Festivals in Summer 2022, please fill in the attached form if your club is keen to host/take part in a festival next summer –


If you have any questions about Countdown Cricket Festivals get in contact with Colette – 


  • 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.


  • 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.


    • 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)