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TwoTonTed
05 Nov 09 17:16
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I've got a brill idea and one which I am thinking of taking to the Powers that Be i/c the Laws of the game. Not sure whether I go to the MCC, the ICC or the BCCI should anyone know?

Anyway, I'll let you into my little secret. Since T20 is very much here to stay I think it would be of benefit to the longer forms of the game if the Laws were tweaked to increase the entertainment value of popgun cricket and to differentiate it from the propper stuff.

What you do is simple(s): On the fall of the 10th wicket, the last man standing is permitted to bat on until either he is out or the game is concluded (whichever lasts longer). However, he would be foolish to take a single since the bowler would have an empty end to bowl at. That would be highly entertaining in itself should the batter be stupid enuf to take a single; imagine Mugaf Patel or whoever missing the stumps on the said delivery and the remaining batsman scampering a single whilst the keeper muffs it up :^0

He would therefore be advised to take 2s or hit boundaries. At the end of the over, he is permitted to take strike from the other end etc etc. Very close games could become hillarious :D

So, what do you think fellas? Should I take the idea further with the Big Cheeses i/c the Laws? :)

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By:
Innocent Bystander
When: 05 Nov 09 17:24
No - next ;)
By:
BEND
When: 05 Nov 09 18:35
Like it ted.

slight tweak tho, ;-) if no single is scored off the last ball of the over, then bowler (next over) has a free ball to hit the wicket. (opposite to the free hit)

if they miss, then the batsman can cross for no run for the remaining 5 balls of the over.
By:
bombaclart
When: 05 Nov 09 18:38
it's not bad ted but why don't you suggest that on last wicket, the batsman and the bowler rip the 3 stumps out from each end and knock seven sacks of shyte out of each other.

last man standing gets 4 runs...or the wicket.
By:
Lori
When: 05 Nov 09 19:54
Yeah I like it
By:
Innocent Bystander
When: 05 Nov 09 19:55
Works for me
By:
TwoTonTed
When: 05 Nov 09 21:06
BEND. good suggested revision :)

I'll ignore bomba's rediciculous proposition :D
By:
Deadly Earnest
When: 05 Nov 09 22:04
We played similar rules when I was a kid in the schoolyard Ted, only you could run singles then walk back. We referred to it as 'last man gets his tucker.' Ahhh...memories. :)
By:
Lies, DamnLies, and Statistics
When: 05 Nov 09 22:54
did the poms not have last man's tucker??
By:
thetitan
When: 05 Nov 09 23:00
what woudl be more pertinent is if they applied this rule in 'handicap' matches...eg aus vs netherlands...england vs...oh, wait :^0
By:
TopTier
When: 06 Nov 09 20:38
Double the runs if you score off your helmet. Would make entertaining viewing with a head on bat stance looking for 16 off the last over.
By:
LuisGarcia
When: 06 Nov 09 21:37
and triple runs off the box
By:
far cough
When: 07 Nov 09 08:25
if you survive a third umpire decision you have to face the next ball blindfold. tcrowd would luvvit.
By:
EUGENE KRABS
When: 07 Nov 09 08:53
I have two suggestions;

1 Every time an umpire makes a howler they have to remove an article of clothing.

2 Mandatory introduction of lady umpires at all games
By:
bigjoe
When: 07 Nov 09 12:37
i got a better idea.. do away with powerplay overs :0 .. instead, for those overs, bowlers only have one stump to bowl at :D
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