History of Cricket dated in
early 16th century England.
Cricket is a team sport played with two teams of eleven with a
reserve player called a "twelfth man",with two referees(umpires),on
an oval field of flat grass.
There is no fixed size or shape for the field but usual diameters
are between 130-150 metres.
A cricket bat is around 90 centimetres but no more than 97 centimetres.The
Ball is made of cork and covered with hard leather with circumference
of 23 centimetres.The stumps are three sticks of equal size measuring
around 90 centimetres tall with 5 centimetres separating them.
Cricket is a game that spans over two innings. To win the match
one team needs to bowl the other team out twice and score more
The objective of each team is to score more runs than the other
team.A run is completed when a batsman hits the ball and then
runs to the other end of the cricket pitch, getting past the crease.As
well as running they can also score runs by hitting boundaries.If
a batsman hits the ball so that it reaches the boundary fence,
he scores four runs, without needing to actually run them. If
a batsman hits the ball over the boundary on the full, he scores
Cricket is a sport played in the drier periods of the year but
even so, the weather plays a major factor in all cricket matches
because cricket cannot be played in wet weather.Also umpires can
stop play in the event of bad light as it becomes too difficult
for the batsmen to be able to see the ball coming at them.
Some of the best Cricket Nations are: England,India,Pakistan,Australia,South