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Example game[edit]

I suspect there is an error in this section, in particular in the paragraph Player 2 throws a triple 16, a single 19, and a double 19:

   At the end of player 2's second turn he has closed the 16s, opened the 19s, and has scored 48 points (triple 16).
   The Score is 20 – 48.

The second player has not closed the 16s, does he? He has scored them but it is his opponents's task to close them, is it not?-- (talk) 09:28, 25 January 2015 (UTC)


Shouldn't this article be renamed? -- Jwinters | Talk 19:24, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I think so. Maybe to something like Darts-cricket. TTD Bark! (pawprints) 19:44, 2004 Nov 10 (UTC)
I have moved the page to Cricket (darts). I will also correct the disamb page, which was the only page which linked to here. (Might want to also add a link to the Darts page. - Scooter 20:22, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)

This page also needs to be wikified. I'll add that to a list of things to do... - Scooter 20:27, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)

The classical way to play cricket is with numbers from 15 to 20+bulls. This is played in tournaments, leagues and grab-bags. You could choose any other five numbers on the board+bulls (i.e. 2,4,8,10,16+bullseye), but this would be good for the practice mainly.

I've always played the game with numbers 10 to 20 Triples, Doubles, and Bulls, where triples and doubles get nominated what to count on by the playing team, I also know it under the name "Coaches and Horses". Jim Ley

QUESTION: How to score when playing with three players? Is scoring finished when two of the three players have gotten three numbers, or can two players be scoring on the number until the third player gets the three numbers?

For three or more players, the game proceeds like this: any player who hits three 19s can score on that number, until ALL players have hit three 19s, at which point the number is closed. The article seems to sum this up sufficiently. Catachresis 01:07, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

The version I know uses 12 - 20 & Bull, and is called "Killer", the act of closing a number being referred to as "killing" it, upon which that number is "dead". However, according to Wikipedia (see main "Darts" entry) there is a completely different darts game called "Killer". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:12, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

Mickey Mouse[edit]

Never heard it called that myself, but extended the definition to include some common names I've heard. I presume none of the names will get a citation, but it's unlikely we'll see this game in the New Scientist. Catachresis 01:06, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

You underestimate the power of the force! Not that hard really, but you need a lot of spare time. Usmcrave99 (talk) 22:25, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Spelling check, please[edit]

In the scoring area, the word treble is wrong. Treble is the sound as in opposite of bass.

The correct spelling is triple.

Bluerocketpower 16:21, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

It's not a spelling issue, "treble" is used in Britain to denote "triple" in darts. The article treble gives more examples of similar use, although it isn't quite correct. To quote DJ Gordy:

"Triple" comes from the Medieval Latin "triplare" from the Latin "triplus" meaning "three fold".

"Treble" comes from Old French "treble" which in turn comes from the Latin "triplus".

So we have two words for the same thing which have entered the English language vis slightly different routes.

Newfie Cricket, or "Faldo"... or Tactics perhaps?[edit]

The information in the 'Newfie Cricket, or "Faldo"' section nearly matches up perfectly with the information I've found on Tactics. It seems to me that the unsourced info should be removed altogether, as I've not been able to find any references to 'Newfie Cricket' or 'Faldo' having anything to do with darts. (aside from the one reference to cricket also being known as Faldo) The same goes for 'Twenty20 Cricket Darts', which is very similar to 'Bowlers and Batters', but the only sourced info on Twenty20 refers to a variation of the actual game of Cricket played on fields. In addition, the only online reference to a 'Nottingham Open' has to do with the pro tennis tour. Usmcrave99 (talk) 21:17, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

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