Cricket

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Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world and is played by millions around the world. The game was invented in the 13th century as a game in which country boys bowled at a tree stump or at the hurdle gate into a sheep pen. There are many rules in cricket. In order to play cricket, there are rules in the game that you have to know, reasons why specific rules have been implemented, variations of the rules, and you have to know how to play the game. Firstly, you have to know the rules before you play. The Laws of Cricket is a code which specifies the rules of cricket worldwide.The Marylebone Cricket Club in London own and maintain the rules. There are 42 laws in cricket. The first law is that a cricket team consists of eleven players,…show more content…
Limited overs matches often last at least six hours; and Twenty20 matches are generally completed in under four hours. In a full day's play scheduled for at least six hours, there are formal intervals on each day for lunch and tea with brief informal breaks for drinks. There is also a short interval between innings. There is also local club cricket teams, which consist of amateur players, who rarely play matches that last longer than a single day; these may loosely be divided into declaration matches, in which a specified maximum time or number of overs is assigned to the game in total and the teams swap roles only when the batting team is either completely dismissed, and limited overs matches, in which a specified maximum number of overs is assigned for each team's innings individually. These will vary in length between 30 and 60 overs per side at the weekend and the 20-over format in the evenings. Indoor cricket is like the sport played in sports halls during the winter months.At still lower levels, the rules are often changed simply to make the game playable with limited resources, or to render it more convenient and enjoyable for the participants. Informal variants of the sport are played in areas as diverse as sandy beaches and ice floes. Amatuer cricket includes club cricket, declaration cricket, short format cricket, indoor cricket, single wicket, kwik cricket, informal amateur cricket,…show more content…
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a target called the wicket at each end. Each phase of play is called an inning during which one team bats, attempting to score as many runs as possible, whilst their opponents field. Depending on the type of match, the teams have one or two innings apiece and, when the first innings ends, the teams swap roles for the next innings. Before a match begins, the two team captains meet on the pitch for the toss to determine which team will bat first. Two batsmen and eleven fielders then enter the field. The play begins when a member of the fielding team, known as the bowler, delivers the ball from one end of the pitch towards the wicket at the other end, which is guarded by one of the batsmen, known as the striker. The fielding team includes the wicket-keeper, a specialist who stands behind the striker's wicket. The nine other fielders are tactically deployed around the field by their captain, usually in consultation with the bowler. The striker takes guard on a crease drawn on the pitch four feet in front of the wicket. His role is to prevent the ball from hitting the stumps by using his bat and to strike it well enough to score runs. The other batsman, known as the non-striker, waits at the opposite end of the pitch near the bowler. The bowler's objectives are to
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