Cricket, A Civilized Game Essay

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Many different sports and games have been invented and started in England. Many of these are still played and remain very popular to the people of that country. The game of cricket is a very complicated sport to those who have never played with all of the rules and regulations but is one to be enjoyed by all. The exact measurements of the cricket playing field have not been officially agreed upon. The area is usually around 450 feet by 500 feet. When setting up the wicket, three stumps and driven into the ground. Each stump is about 31 inches along with one pointed end and one rounded end (Formals 24). Twenty-eight inches is left above the turf of the field. The three stumps are placed in a line with one another and the space between is …show more content…
Batting in cricket is very similar to the style of batting used in baseball. Batsmen may hit the ball in any direction and, after hitting the ball, can elect to run to the opposite crease. If the batsmen runs, the partner runs for the crease the batter has just left. If both runners reach the opposite creases before either of them is put out, a run is scored (Funk an d Wagnalls 1). Batsmen can be put out by the initial bowler by knocking the bail off the wicket, or if a fielder catches the ball before the ball hits the ground. This batsmen will continue to bat until he is put out. A notable feat is to score 100 runs, a century, in one time at bat. The batsmen remain at the wicket reached during the last run, so a different batsmen may face the bowler. A bowler is similar to the pitcher in a baseball game. Bowlers deliver the ball towards the batter either underhand or overhand, without bending their arms. The bowlers intent is to get the ball past the batter without him hitting it and knock off one of the bails of the wicket by hitting it directly or hitting a stump, causing a bail to fall. When the bowler has delivered an over of six balls, a second bowler bowls from the opposite bowling pitch. The wicketkeeper and the fieldsman shift their positions to be ready for the new bowler’s delivery. After the second bowler delivers an over, the initial bowler resumes to bowl. The bowlers

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