English Cricket Dart Rule

English cricket, also known as Bowlers and Batters, English cricket is quite different than American cricket but is vastly popular in Britain. In English cricket, all the numbers on the board are used, but since all scores must be over forty, the higher numbers are the most popular. The game is similar to scram because the game is played in two separate rounds where the players have a specific role in each round.

One player becomes the batter, and the other is the bowler; the batter goes first. Ten stripes are entered on the dartboard as wickets. The bowler's task is to erase these wickets by hitting bull's-eyes: With each single bull's-eye, one wicket is erased, and with each double bull's-eye, two wickets are erased. The batter's task is to score as many points or runs while any wickets remain, but only scores over 40 count. For example, a score of 38 would score no runs, a score of 42 would score 1 run and a score of 60 would score 20 and so on. Scoring stops when all 10 wickets are (or crossed out) by the bowler. The batter notes his or her final score on the scoreboard, and the roles are reversed. The game is played in two separate rounds, with each player throwing an entire round as batter and bowler. The winner is the player with the most points, or runs, from his or her round as batter.

English Cricket Stategies

It is up to debate whether there is an advantage to be the bowler or batter first, some players prefer one and some the other. The biggest thing you have to worry about here is how accurate you are, especially at hitting bull's-eyes. The more accurate you are the better you will succeed in English cricket.