Points race! How to earn more points…
- “Dry bowling” builds pressure: for every maiden over, bowlers earn an extra point.
- Catching can turn the tide of a match: 3 catches earn fielders an extra point (so 10 instead of 9).
- “Grafting” is essential in building a long innings, either to build a platform or to save your team from an embarrassingly short innings: batters earn an extra point if they stay at the crease for at least 10 overs.
- Partnerships of 50 wear the opposition down: both batters earn 0.5 point (whenever the scorebook allows to keep track of this…).