gully cricket bettingHow to Play Gully Cricket?

gully cricket bettingHistorical Society turns 30


  By Tyler Wright

  At the Shire of Ferntree Gully’s centenary event in 1989, local community organisations and groups gathered with displays over a weekend to mark the occasion.

  But to then councillor Peter Marke’s dismay, while there were historical groups in the area, there were none in his riding or in the south riding of the municipality.

  Two years later, the South Riding Group, which would later be known as the Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society, would be formed, beginning a 30-year stint of collecting and sharing the history of the Belgrave, Belgrave Heights and South, Selby, Menzies Creek, Lysterfield and Narre Warren East areas.

  “To begin with, we’d have a person each month talking about their history in the area, and we always recorded those,” Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society president Susan Heywood-Downard said.

  “We’ve got about 170 tapes of those records, including one of the very elderly ladies who were at the primary school in the First World War, so that when the school centenary occurred, they asked us if we’d write the history, and we had tape recording talking about sewing handkerchiefs to send to the soldiers,” Ms Heywood-Downard said.

  While the landscape has shifted since 1992, the group has remained a stronghold in the community and was recently involved in the 125th anniversary of the opening of Menzies Creek Primary School.

  The group was also involved in a push in 2018 against Yarra Ranges Council’s decision to sell what was an old grammar school on 1632 Burwood Highway in Belgrave.

  While the plea wasn’t successful, Ms Heywood-Downward was still pleased with the outcome.

  “[The owners] found it was also an infant welfare centre at one stage, and they found panels with Disney characters on it… they had to remove those, so they asked us if we would like them and we have the historical society now,” she said.

  “Although we lost the battle, we won the war.”

  She said local history happens in various ways; through community groups, schools, and even new people who move into, or are curious about, the area.

  “People link their local history to their family history, and if they buy an old house, they want to know more about it, and that leads to ‘well, what was the place like?’ so we spend quite a bit of time talking to people.”

  The society is also looking to take photos of the Belgrave shops to track how they have changed throughout time.

  The digitised information is available through Victorian Collections, and the group also has information stored at their site at 127 Colby Drive in Belgrave Heights.

  “I would want [people] to look on history as not being something dull or boring, but a part of everyday life, and something that’s a really important part of the way we all live,” Ms Heywood-Downward said.

  “And it’s fun.”

  The Southern Sherbrooke meet at the Original St Martin’s Church Hall, with new members are always welcome.

  For further information email:, call: (03) 59683762 or find the group on Facebook:

gully cricket bettingHow to Play Gully Cricket

  Gully cricket is an unofficial form of cricket originating mainly from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. When the game of cricket is played in small lanes, known as ‘gully’ in Hindi (the language mainly used in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh), the game is called ‘gully cricket’. Sometimes the rules are improvised: e.g. it may be agreed that fielders can catch the ball with one hand after one bounce and claim a wicket; or if only a few people are available then everyone may field while the players take it in turns to bat and bowl. Tennis balls and homemade bats are often used, and a variety of objects may serve as wickets.

gully cricket bettingHow to Play Gully Cricket?

  Improvisation and the ability to enjoy maximum within limited resources is genetic in the Indian subcontinent. We look for a solution or alternate way of fixing any problem in every sphere of life. The Indian subcontinent is fond of only two things: movies and Cricket, Gully Cricket.

  Gully CricketGully Cricket

  The official form of Cricket is complicated to play in a country like India. The player needs proper equipment like a bat, ball, stumps, helmet, pads, thigh guard, abdominal guard, etc. to play the game.

  A proper playing area, quality pitch, and 22 players are major requirements to play cricket. If every child tries to play the official cricket, the sport will perish from the subcontinent in a few years. Most of us can’t afford the expensive equipment and neither have quality grounds nearby to play Cricket. We might lack resources, infrastructure or a team, but we make things work through our zeal and will power.

  The kids have developed an easy form of cricket that can be played anywhere, anytime and with limited resources, it is called Gully cricket. You can watch the kids playing Gully cricket?in every lane or street of the country.

  Rules to Play Gully Cricket

  Gully CricketGully Cricket

  There is no age to play Gully cricket. From a 5 year kid to 50 years old man can play Gully cricket.
The Gully cricket is usually played on roads, streets, lanes, on roofs or any small playground in the colony.
The Gully cricket can be played by a minimum of 2 players, there is no maximum limit.
It is not important to play the game by the team with equal players. If one team lack one player, both the team agrees to keep a common player, who will bat, bowl and field for both the teams.
Only a bat and ball is required to play the game. Bricks and stones are used as stumps or the red stone or chalk is used on the wall to mark the wicket.

Scoring Runs

  Usually, no running between the wickets is required in Gully cricket. Running is only required on big grounds.
The player can easily score two runs and four runs. It the ball reach the boundary on a single bounce, it is declared four.
In most of the cases, the player is not allowed to hit a six. There are chances that the bowl gets lost or goes in someone’s house. If a player hit six, he will be declared out.

Taking Wickets

  To gets the batsman out, the ball only needs to touch the stump.
One tip one hand is also used to get the batsman out. If the batsman shot takes one bounce and is caught by bowler single-handedly. He is declared out.
If the ball is lost, the batsman is declared out. The batsman has to buy a new ball and give back to the owner.
There are no LBWs and wicket keeping in Gully cricket. Run out is only prevalent if running is allowed in the play.

Field Restrictions

  There are no field restrictions in?Gully cricket. Usually, Gully cricket is played in lanes or on roofs.


  Usually, Gully cricket is played between 5 overs to 10 overs, which mean the batsman has the opportunity to bat for 5 overs. There are no runs on no balls, leg byes, and wide balls.


  Usually, the most trusted or the least good player is made the umpire.

  The match is short and less time-consuming. Dozens of matches can be played in a few hours.

  Also, Check:

  6 Cricket Teams That You Didn’t Know Existed
Top 10 Players Who Transformed the Face of Cricket
16 Most Interesting Cricket Facts That’ll Blow Your Mind

  Join us:

  facebook logofacebook logo
youtube logoyoutube logo
twitter logotwitter logo
instagram logoinstagram logo
pinterest logopinterest logo
telegram logo gully cricket bettingHow to Play Gully Cricket?telegram logo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *