This game is based on the traditional English game of 'stoolball' which is thought to date back to the 1470's and was possibly one of the earliest forms of the modern game of cricket.
The equipment needed to play:
A soft ball
An old bucket
Then add 2 or more people along with an open space (such as the beach) and you are ready to rumble!
One person (the Guardian) stands at the side of the bucket and tries to stop the ball from hitting it using only their hands. Another person strides 4 meters from the stool and throws the ball at the bucket trying to hit it. (the Chucky.)
If the ball hits the bucket, or if the ball is caught by another player after it has been struck by the Guardian's hand, the round is over and another person becomes the Guardian.
During play, if the Guardian , kicks the bucket away from the ball this is known as 'kicking the bucket' and the round ends. Cries of 'Chucky' should be made when a round is over.
Authors Ian and Marie.