Except when clearly contradicted by these additional rules, the General Rules of Pocket Billiards apply.
TYPE OF GAME
Cricket Combines elements of strategy with shot making and safety
play. It is patterned after the dart-board game of the same name.
Two (or two teams).
Numbered balls from 15 through 20, one solid red ball, plus a cue-ball.
A score pad and pencil.
Numbered balls are racked in a circle around the red ball. The red ball
is located on the foot spot.
OBJECT OF THE GAME
To close all balls and have the highest score.
Only the first ball sunk, each stroke, counts.
Points may not be scored on a ball until it is closed. Points may only be scored on a ball if the player who sinks the ball has closed it, and the opposing player has not.
The player earns points equal to the number on the ball when it is sunk. These points are doubled for one-rail bank shots. For bank shots of two or more rails the point value is tripled.
If the red ball is sunk it counts for 50-points. It's value is not doubled or tripled.
If two balls drop at the same time:
Shots do not have to be called but only the first ball dropped on a stroke counts.
All dropped balls are spotted after every shot. Failure to spot all balls before a stroke is a foul.
Once a player has sunk a ball three times it is closed.
Player A has sunk ball 19 one time.
Player B has sunk ball 19 two times.
Player B shoots ball 19 which contacts three rails before dropping.
Player B has earned 19-points five times and has closed the 19 ball.
ILLEGALLY POCKETED BALLS
Any of the balls pocketed on an illegal shot will be spotted and not
JUMPED OBJECT BALLS
Jumped object balls will be spotted. Shooter will be charged with a
SCRATCHES OR FOULS
The offending player loses the rest of his turn. The next player has
option of shooting the table as is or put the cue in play from behind
the head string.
ENDING THE GAME
Once a player has all balls closed and he has the highest score,
the game is over, with that player as the winner. If a player closes
all balls but does not have the highest score, play continues until
either the player with the highest score closes all balls or until
the player with all balls closed obtains the highest score.
The winner becomes the player with the lowest score and all balls closed.
These rules are used by Billy Aardd's Club, NMIMT, Socorro, NM.