3 man cricket etiquette
Hi All, I am hoping that all of you can help me settle a minor disagreement I have with a few area dart shooters. I started playing cricket in 1988 and have formed my opinion on this subject over the years. Multiplayer cricket is fun and challenging, but it can also be frustrating when a player that is clearly out of the game and no longer "win relevant", closes the scoring opportunities for someone still in position to battle for the win. I have always followed the unwritten rule that if a player is grossly behind in points (Example Player1)  while another player has everything closed but does not have the point lead (Player2), and the remaining player has the point lead and a few closes (Player3)...that (Player1) should leave at least one of the point leaders (Player3's) numbers alone until (Player1) is in a position to over take him. And in turn (Player3) will generally return the favor until he is in a position to win. (Player3) is keeping himself and by default (Player1) in the game by running the points up and preventing (Player2) from going out. I believe that we all play to win the game, and if (Player1) stops (Player3) from pointing by closing his number instead of trying to get himself back in the game, that is not playing to win but rather controlling the outcome of the game. There are circumstances where this might not always be the case depending on skill level and ability to come back but for the majority of the time if you are grossly behind two other players a come back is unlikely. I am sure that I will get some flack on the subject but I am interested in your opinions.

Thank you,
Copycat3530
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That’s a real can of worms just opened!
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Hi there. I love three-person cricket. I think it is a fun game but over the years I have come to the opinion that the only really good way to play it is to give points, not collect them, such that the person who closes all the numbers first, and has the fewest points (or tied with the fewest) wins. So for example if I win the cork, throw first and open the game with 5 20's then I open the 20 bed for myself, give 40 points to each of the other players, and since I have the 20's "closed" (cricket terminology is a whole nother discussion) I cannot be given any points when another player hits them.

Answering your question, I believe that there is no such thing as gentleman's rules in three-person cricket and a person should feel free to employ any strategy they choose. But this opinion may not apply to a three person game where you are collecting points for yourself and not inflicting them on your opponents. I think the dynamics of the game are slightly different when you are giving points, not collecting them. Did I misinterpret how you play the game?
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I don't understand how someone can prevent anyone from collectiong points. Also, even if that was somehow possible, I haven't ever played multi player cricket competitively. It's only either singles or pairs here. And when we played cricket in more people, it was always the game for fun. What's more, we usually preferred the Cut Throat version that was far more cruell and fun than classic cricket...No space for sympathy. And no one expected any.

The only cricket etiquette I follow is that I wouldn't collect unneccessary points when playing against a far worse opponent just to humiliate him.
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Now I read the Zero's post. That giving points thing is what I meant by the Cut Throat version of cricket.
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Ahhhh, the great debate! I say, if I have no chance of winning, I shouldn’t be able to help/hurt either of the others, if anything I’d just pass my turn.
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Simple solution to your problem really is just play 01 games and all's good. Tongue Big Grin
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Copycat you open up a healthy discussion here. Would be nice to know who you are and what you're all about with an introduction.
I kind of figured you were from the states shooting cricket games. I say all fare in love and war and the name of the game is to win at whatever means possible. If you're just playing for fun.............winning is fun.
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I would never expect or want this, the player who's behind should play his normal game and close whatever. It's giving an unfair and unnecessary advantage to the player who needs points if he deliberately leaves a big number open. There will always be some way to gain points until the game is over
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(11-23-2019, 03:15 AM)Great White North Wrote: Simple solution to your problem really is just play 01 games and all's good. Tongue Big Grin

You mean with counting, learning outshot combinations and those really difficult really small doubles and things?
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(11-23-2019, 11:43 AM)ChrisTheFish Wrote:
(11-23-2019, 03:15 AM)Great White North Wrote: Simple solution to your problem really is just play 01 games and all's good. Tongue Big Grin

You mean with counting, learning outshot combinations and those really difficult really small doubles and things?

We combine the 2 (at least the doubles bit) where you play like cricket but need to hit 3 doubles and 3 trebles too so if you hit 140 you could take 2 trebles and a 20, 1 treble, 3 x 20s and 40 points or 3 x 20s and 80 points, makes it much more interesting!
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(11-23-2019, 11:43 AM)ChrisTheFish Wrote:
(11-23-2019, 03:15 AM)Great White North Wrote: Simple solution to your problem really is just play 01 games and all's good. Tongue Big Grin

You mean with counting, learning outshot combinations and those really difficult really small doubles and things?

Yep, dats da game!
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