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Format FAQs

With the introduction of revised junior formats comes some questions on how it will affect the game.

Dr Tim Buszard (Victoria University) explains how the changes will help to develop better skills for all junior cricketers.

How do these new game formats develop cricket skills?

Is this 'real' cricket?

Why is the pitch shorter?

Will we need more grounds?

What type of bat should I use?

How do I know if kids are having success?

How do the revised game formats create a competitive environment?

How do the revised game formats help the better players?