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Late 13th century

Cricket is a team sport that was known as early as the late 13th and early 14th centuries. 1)


The cricket field, called a pitch, is covered with grass and resembles an elliptical shape. Its diameter is not specified, but according to the rules, it should be between 137 and 150 meters. The center, as in baseball, is the central part of the field. It is a rectangle measuring 3.05 x 20.12 meters. Most often it is covered with clay with short-cut grass. At either end of the strip, goals with three posts and two crossbars are hammered in. 2)

11 players

Cricket involves two teams of 11 players. They have assigned tasks on the field. 3)

Types of matches

Cricket matches are divided into one-day, multi-day, or multi-day matches. Each match can last from 3 to 6 hours. 4)


The goals with three posts and two crossbars are called wickets. 5)

Eliminating the player

In cricket, there is such a thing as eliminating a player from striking the ball. This can be done in several ways, and these are: catching an outstanding ball in the air by the defending team. Note that it must not touch the ground. Stepping out of the line by the bouncing player in order to deflect the ball. Knocking the ball out with the leg by the batsman. Hitting any part of the goal with the bat by the striking batsman while attempting to bounce the ball. 6)


In cricket, all types of hitting the ball, called batting, have their own special names. 7)

Switching sides

In the course of a cricket match, both teams switch sides - once they are in an attacking position, and once they have to defend themselves. 8)

Ball throw

An interesting fact about cricket is that the best throwers can send balls toward the catcher at speeds as high as 100 mph. 9)

Scoring a run

To score a run, the bouncer must hit the ball to the opposite end of the pitch. At the same time, the non-reflecting player on the team runs in the opposite direction. The umpires score a run if both players touch the ground behind the line. 10)

cricket.txt · Last modified: 2022/12/08 08:34 by aga