Get outdoors this Summer!
Beach Cricket Rules
The rules of Beach Cricket will often be made, and broken, on the whims of the oldest player. But here’s a few general guiding principles to get the game underway:
- Set your pitch up on the firmer sand – soft sand isn’t kind on the tennis ball.
- In the absence of actual wickets, driftwood sticks are fine - a chilly bin is even better.
- Don’t worry about teams – it’s the batter versus everyone else.
- Operate a fixed rotation of batters – it’s irrelevant who has effected a batman’s dismissal.
- The bowler’s over is complete once another fielder asks how many balls they have left – generally ‘one more’.
- A new batter cannot be dismissed on the first ball – they need a chance to get their eye in.
- The batter is obliged to run whenever the ball is hit, regardless of how good the contact is.
- A ball lost in the dunes is still live, and the batsman can continue to run.
- One hand, one bounce is an acceptable method of dismissal for younger fielders.
- A hit into the sea on the full is generally scored as six and out.
- The rest you can make up as you go along.
Everyone loves a good waterfall
And how could you not? They're magnificent.
Many people argue that waterfalls are as magical, if not more magical, than unicorns. Luckily for those people, and for you, Hawke's Bay is home to a collection of stunning waterfalls. Grab a picnic and a bottle of water and check out these outstanding falls:
- Shine Falls: At 58m high, Shine Falls is Hawke's Bay's most spectacular waterfall
- Tangoio Falls: A three-tier waterfall located in the heart of Tangoio Forest, just 30 minutes' drive away from Napier
- Te Ana Falls: A stunning 20-metre fall, also in the Tangoio Forest, at the start of the walk to Tangoio Falls
- Maraetotara Falls: With a nice swimming spot at the base of the falls, Maraetotara Falls is a hugely popular Summer spot
- Centennial Falls: The only waterfall in Napier City, located in the Centennial Gardens.
- Lake Waikaremoana: There are 5 different waterfalls in the area - all worth a look!
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