Two of the great sporting events are about to kick off – the 2017-18 Big Bash Competition and the William Hill World Darts Championship 2017/2018 at Ally Pally, and we believe our T20 Cricket Darts is the perfect way to enjoy both at the same time.
It is also the perfect accompaniment to the Beer, BBQ, whilst watching the Big Bash and the Big Boys of Darts. Nothing says summer like having Cricket/Darts on TV in the background as you reach for another MF Lager whilst turning a snag or steak. What to do between flips or in between Gurgler hero Brad Hogg’s overs? T20 Big Bash Cricket Darts.
How does it work you may ask, well let us explain that below. It may sound over complicated, but it is cricket, and you’ll be right after a few attempts.
AN INTRO TO T20 BIG BASH CRICKET DARTS
The Big Bash Cricket Darts is a modified version of normal cricket darts, squashed into the quickest possible format in this day and age of less is more like Turbo Golf, Fast 4 Tennis, Super Netball etc.
It is still a contest of bat vs ball, with two players required to battle it out on each side. But in an attempt to replicate Cricket, we have added tweaks to make it easier for the bowler to get wickets, and harder for the batting side to score runs.
T20 BIG BASH CRICKET DARTS ORDER OF PLAY
BATTTING SIDE – 3 Darts (Total 3 Darts)
BOWLING SIDE – 3 Darts (Total 3 Darts)
BATTING SIDE – 3 Darts (6)
BOWLING SIDE – 3 Darts (6)
BATTING SIDE – 3 Darts (9)
BOWLING SIDE – 3 Darts (9)
BATTING SIDE – 3 Darts (12)
BOWLING SIDE – 3 Darts (12)
BATTING SIDE – 3 Darts (15)
BOWLING SIDE – 3 Darts (15)
BATTING SIDE – 3 Darts (18)
BOWLING SIDE – 3 Darts (18)
BATTING SIDE – 3 Darts (Total 20 Darts)
Bowlers don’t get a final two darts as it is T20 Cricket Darts and stuff ’em.
T20 BIG BASH CRICKET DARTS – HOW TO SCORE RUNS
The batting side needs simply to score as many points as possible, hitting 20 every time will help, and doubles and triples apply for every throw. So may your 180’s be plentiful.
One thing different to some Cricket Darts games to watch for is the ability to get yourself out. Like in real cricket, it is sometimes a matter of the person batting that gets themselves out rather than a moment of brilliance from the bowling side. So the batsman will need to avoid throwing a dart into the active wickets.
What is an active wicket? Well to start it is 1, which can cause trouble for those chasing 20’s or 180’s on the batting side.
But as the number 1 is hit by the bowler or batting side, it then activates 1 and 2 as active wickets. When 3 is hit it activates 1, 2 and 3 as an active wicket and so on until all 10 are cleaned up. Doubles and Triples can accelerate the tumbling wickets too, so best avoided.
Adding active wickets tries to replicate scoring being harder as you go down the batting order.
T20 BIG BASH CRICKET DARTS – BOWLING SIDE
The bowler has to try and hit 1 – 10 in order, and when 10 is reached the batting side is all out.
However, doubles and triples count so you can tear through the top or middle order or a Marsh or two in quick time with some luck.
As explained above, once you have one wicket and move to the next, all the previous one are now active, making it easier to get wickets down the order like proper cricket, especially if you can get through the top order.
T20 BIG BASH CRICKET DARTS – GREAT FILLER OR TOO HARD?
Depending on how many MF Lagers, it is probably too hard. But those with a little more patience and lot more time could find themselves killing loads of time with our T20 Big Bash Cricket Darts.
Or you could just sit on a lounge and watch all the sport with all the MF Lager in the world, and not do a thing.
Who could blame you.