Cricket Pitch Marking

Topics: Cricket, Stump, Crease Pages: 3 (578 words) Published: June 18, 2013
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The MCC Laws of Cricket, Pitch Markings & ICC/ECB Playing Conditions

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The MCC Laws of Cricket, Pitch Markings & ICC/ECB Playing Conditions

Stumps (Law 8.2) Stumps shall be of equal and sufficient size to prevent the ball from passing between them. Their tops shall be 71.1cm (28 inches) above the ground, junior cricket 68.58cm (27 inches). The portion of a stump above the playing surface shall be cylindrical, apart from the domed top, with circular section of a diameter not less than 38.1mm (1 inch) nor more than 234.9mm (1 inch) (Law 8). Stumps shall conform to the following specifications: Senior Height (d) 71.1cm (28 inches) Width (e) max 3.81cm (1 inch) Width (e) min 3.49cm (13/8 inches) Overall width of Wicket (f) 22.86cm (9 inches) Junior 68.58cm (27 inches) 3.49cm (1 3/8 inches) 3.18cm (1 inch) 20.32cm (8 inches)

Appendix B: Law 7 (The Pitch) and 9 (The Bowling, Popping and Return Creases)

Min 2.44m (8’)
f a b c c b a

1.53m (5’)

See note (c) of Law 42 (A mark 1.53m/5’ from popping crease)

e

e

e

d

30cm (12”) 22.86cm (9”) 2.64m (8’8” Min 3.66m (12’)

Bails The bails, when in position on top of the stumps (i) shall not project more than 1.27cm (1/2 inch) above them (ii) shall fit between the stumps without forcing them out of the vertical. Bails shall conform to the following specifications: Senior 10.95cm (45/16 inches) 3.49cm (13/8 inches) 5.40 cm (21/8 inches) 2.06cm (13/16 inches) Junior 9.68cm (313/16 inches) 3.18cm (11/14 inches) 4.60cm (113/16 inches) 1.91cm (3/4 inches) Pitch Markings The bowling crease (Law 9.1) This is the back edge of the crease marking, shall be marked in line with the stumps at each end and shall be 2.64m (8 feet 8 inches) in length with the stumps in the centre. The popping crease (Law 9.2) This is the back edge of the crease marking, shall be in front of, and parallel with, the bowling crease. It shall have the back edge of the crease marking 1.22m (4 feet) from the centre of the...
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