Rules of Cricket

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Cricket, Rules of, an 11-a-side bat-and-ball field game the object of which is to score more runs than one’s opponents. Variants include indoor cricket, 6-a-side, and single wicket for which different rules apply. The laws are more copious and more complex than for any other game. Apart from the laws there is an inherent complexity in the possibilities of the game and how it is played, in its remarkable range of techniques and skills, in its technical, idiomatic, and slang language, in its dependence on the weather (and atmospheric conditions), and in its constantly fluctuating balance of power; it is one of the least predictable of games. It appears to be the only sport which may go on for anything from one to five, six, or more days. In the longest first-class match on record (the “timeless” and final Test of England’s South African tour of 1938-1939) play began on March 3 and the match had to be abandoned on March 14 without a result. See also Cricket, History of. | |[pic][pic|II. |CRICKET PITCHES |

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| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |Dimensions of a Cricket Pitch | | | | | | | |The cricket pitch is the stretch of grass between the two sets of cricket stumps. It is 22 yd (20.12 m) in length and about 8 ft 8| | | |in (2.64 m) wide. The stumps are 28 in high and 9 in (about 23 cm) wide. To bowl a legal delivery, the bowler must release the | | | |ball while between the return creases and with the front foot on or behind the popping crease, which is 4 ft (1.22 m) in front of | | | |the bowling crease. | | | | | | | |Encarta Encyclopedia | | | | | | | |© Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. | | | | | | | | | | | |Full Size...
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