We played it all the time as kids. We had our own version of the rules I think but mostly we played the backyard form where you have a peg at both ends and do a figure 8 thru the wickets and first one around wins. Scoring strokes for going thru a wicket or hitting another’s ball.
You count strokes just like golf. Oldog; you just like those games that were invented because nobody knew the rules of cricket and rugby. If you have to have the monarchy, the British have it made; absolutely no power and she pays taxes too.