Information about the Laws of Cricket for novice and experienced players alike. Access laws and rules for variations of the sport of cricket including indoor cricket and blind cricket.
Laws of Cricket
First implemented in 1774, the Laws of Cricket are designed to maintain the spirit of the game. Join with me, as we learn all about the laws which govern the playing of the sport. Please note this link requires you to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC. By providing the Laws in portable data format (pdf), the MCC allows you to download them to your desktop or browser for printing, viewing or storage at your leisure. If you donít have Acrobat Reader you can get it now from the following link.
You should be aware that the MCC retains the copyright of the Laws of Cricket and requires permission be obtained before any reproduction of them. We have been advised that permission is not given for the current laws to be reproduced on any website other than the official MCC site.
Below is a summary of the Laws index available from the above link. To navigate the pdf file easily, make sure you click the tab on the left of the page that loads and then click Bookmark or Pages depending on your version of Adobe Reader.
First Laws of Cricket - 1774
View the very first Official Laws of Cricket exactly how they were written in 1774 at the Star and Garter in Pall Mall.
Blind Cricket Laws
The game of blind cricket, like all forms of the sport, is controlled by official laws and rules. This site, provided by the Australian Blind Cricket Association and CricInfo, provides a detailed and in depth look at the laws of the game.
Indoor Cricket Rules
Although mostly similar to the outdoor game, indoor cricket has a number of rules unique to the sport. Learn all about these rules by visiting this site, which provides a comprehensive explanation of them.
With a minimum of basic rules, this game designed for children can be played by as few as 2 players or as many as 32. Join with me and view basic information about the game.