The cricket news is still boring us, so here’s another way to improve a vastly inferior sport by making it slightly cricket-related.
To play Cricket Snooker, you will need:
- A snooker table and balls
- A snooker bat/stick
- The kind of haircut seen on footballers about six years ago
One of you ‘bats’ and pots colours. The other ‘bowls’ and pots reds.
Colours score the same as in snooker, so you can rather bizarrely hit fives and sevens, which is quite exciting. Reds equal wickets. When there are no more reds, the innings is over and you swap.
Full rules can be found here. It doesn’t say anything about playing wrong-handed when you’re down to the tail, but you should definitely adopt that rule. You should also play in full whites and the batsman should don every piece of protective cricket gear that can be found.