Indoor Bash - The Rules
The rules look daunting, but really they are very simple. After your first few minutes playing Indoor Bash you'll be a natural!
Batting / Scoring Runs
- You bat in pairs and face four overs as a partnership
- The non-facer stands at the running crease, as shown on the court
- If you are out you do not leave the court, you stay at the crease and continue to bat for the full four overs
- Every time you are out your team loses five runs from the total
- In order to score runs you must complete a run between the wicket (from the batting crease to the running crease). For this you will be given one run, plus additional runs depending on where you hit the ball.
- The back wall at the keepers end is 0 runs, plus one for running = 1
- The side walls before the half way line are 1 run, plus one for running = 2
- The side walls after the half way line are 2 runs, plus one for running = 3
- The back wall, if hit on the floor is 4 runs, plus one for running = 5
- The back wall if hit on the full is 6 runs, plus one for running = 7
- When there are two non-scoring deliveries in a row the batters must run on the next delivery, unless that delivery is called a wide or no ball by the umpire. This is called 3rd ball and the scoreboard must change in this instance be that through an extra, a run being scored or a wicket falling.
- There are eight players in the fielding team
- The fielders must have 3 players in each half of the court before the delivery is bowled
- Once the ball is released fielders are free to move in either half of the court
- Everyone must bowl 2 overs
- An over lasts 5 balls
- Bowlers run up will be restricted to 3 metres
- At the batsman’s end there are guidelines painted for leg and off side wide deliveries. The ball must be inside these lines in order to be considered a good ball.
- A ball that starts within the wide guidelines but spins outside it before it goes past the batsman will be called a wide ball.
- You can be run out and stumped off a wide ball.
- There are four types of no balls that can be called.
- Front Foot: Part of your front foot must be behind the line (either on the floor or raised)
- Full Toss: If the ball does not bounce in front of the batter and passes them at waist height or above
- Bouncer: If the ball pitches before the half way line this will be called a no ball.
- Fielding No Ball: This is when the team have more than the four players allowed in either half of the court.
- You cannot be out caught or stumped off a no ball but you can still be run out.
Dismissals/ Getting Out
- Caught (anywhere except off the back wall when the batsman hits a 6)
- Run out