How to Play Cricket(Darts)

Object of Cricket: Cricket is the most popular dart game there is. The object is to hit the numbers from 15-20 and the bullseye three times each, which in return "closes" that number out. Once you have closed a number out and your opponent has not, you can now score on that number by hitting it again. The player with the highest points scored at the end of the game wins.

 

Playing Cricket: Player 1 begins by throwing 3 darts at the number of his choice(15-20/bullseye), every time one of the numbers is hit, one mark is put up by that number. If you throw a double it is worth 2 marks, a triple is worth 3. After player 1 throws 3 darts, player 2 would then take their turn throwing 3 darts. Once a player has 3 marks on a number it is now closed out. If the opposing player has not closed out that same number, anytime that number is hit you will accrue points until the opposing player closes that number out. If you have closed out your 20's and your opponent has not and on your 3 darts you throw a triple 20, a double 20, and a single 20, you would get a total of 120 points. The strategy is to start throwing at the highest number of points first and working your way down.

 

Winning the game: To win the game you must close out all of the numbers and also have the high score. If you have closed out all of your numbers and your opponent still has a higher score, you will need to keep scoring on the numbers that they have not closed out. Once your score goes ahead, you win, if your opponent closes out all of their numbers before you pass their score they would win. In case of a tie score the first person to close out the numbers would win the game. Get Printable Dart Tournament Brackets if you're hosting a cricket tournament, and if you're into playing the '01 games don't forget your Printable Dart Double Out Chart.

 

Also See

How to Play 01 Dart Games