Kanga cricket



  • noun a simplified form of cricket for young children, played with a soft ball and lightweight plastic bats and stumps. Kanga cricket was introduced in Australia in 1983, and is promoted by the ACB as a way of encouraging children’s interest in cricket and developing their cricketing skills. It is also played in New Zealand as ‘Kiwi cricket’ and in England as ‘Kwik cricket’. The rules of the game are sufficiently adaptable to enable more or less any number of children to play in the time available.