Rules of Cricket

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|I|INTRODUCTION | |.| | 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…show more content…
At humbler levels many fields are quite small. Average dimensions for a first-class cricket ground would be roughly 200 yd (182 m) long and 150 yd (137 m) wide. Ideally there should be a minimum of 75 yd (68.56 m) of ground in any direction from the pitch or wicket (see below). Approximately in the centre of the ground is the square (often far from square and also known as the “table” or the “middle”). This has the best surface and on this the pitches or wickets are made. Most grounds and pitches are turf, but in countries where grass does not grow easily, or hardly at all, the pitch, at any rate, is likely to be artificial. Turf is ideal because it is more variable and produces unpredictable behaviour in the bounce and speed of the ball. Except
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