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.

Fielding

  • 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

Bowling

  • Everyone must bowl 2 overs
  • An over lasts 5 balls
  • Bowlers run up will be restricted to 3 metres

Extras

  • 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.
    1. Front Foot: Part of your front foot must be behind the line (either on the floor or raised)
    2. Full Toss: If the ball does not bounce in front of the batter and passes them at waist height or above
    3. Bouncer: If the ball pitches before the half way line this will be called a no ball.
    4. 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
  • Bowled
  • Stumped