Complete Guide to Understanding Cricket (Part 1)
If you are not familiar with cricket, it can be a difficult game to follow. There are several elements similar to baseball, combined with others completely unique and sometimes causing trouble. It may be difficult to understand the strategies that players are pursuing and even basic questions like “who is the winner?” There are not always simple answers. But once you know the basics, cricket is great.
Just like baseball, there is a batting team and a fielding team. A fielding member throws the ball at the batsman, who holds a wooden stick and tries to hit the ball around the yard, scoring by running or hitting the crowd. The team attempted to achieve two additional goals: to take the batsmen out and to limit the number of runs recorded by the batsmen.
The Rules of the Game
Each team consists of 11 players. All 11 Fielding players were on the pitch, along with two from the team and two referees. The game takes place in the grass sky, about 150 meters long and 130 meters above (although it varies from the ground to ground). In the middle of the oval is the ‘yard’, a 22-yard long strip of hard rock covered by very short grass. On each end of the yard are three wooden stakes (‘stumps’ or ‘wickets’), with two wooden pieces (‘bails’) on top, giving the look of a small wooden castle.
Two batsmen occupy the position on the field, at both ends. One person started out as a “striker” – similar to a baseball player – and one started out as a “non-striker” – similar to a baserunner. The survey team had a similar role to the team that set up a baseball team: a ‘member’ provided the ball to batsman players (as well as baseball bats), a “doorkeeper” stood. After descendants to receive the Ball if it is not defeated by the fisherman (just like the catcher in baseball), and the remaining nine members of the fielding team arrange around the field.