The Cricket is a game that fits to all – adults, youth, children, men and women, girls and boys – and is played all over the world – on the street, on the beach, in park, practically anywhere there is room for play. And the most important part is that all this time, everyone has fun!
Highlights of the game
In short, there are six essential elements of the game:
Cricket is played between The two teams (eg A and B) each normally containing 11 players, one being the team that hits the ball (‘at beat’) and the other team ‘at throw’, which tries to recover. It usually plays on a field whose main area of the game is called ‘pitch’.
The playing field measures 20.12 m (22 yd) distance between gates (wickets) and 3m (10 feet) wide. It is a flat surface with very short grass that tends to wear out as the game progresses. Ground state has a direct impact on the game, and game tactics are always determined by its condition, which becomes decisive in the outcome.
Team A will be the one to hit the ball and try to score as many points (runs), while the second team, Team B will throw the ball and trying to run on the ground as possible to prevent the team has to score and eliminate them. Once the team is removed from the game or in other words the right to strike becomes invalid under the laws of the two teams switch roles. So team B will strike and try to overcome the score of team A. Team A throws the ball and will run on the field trying to stop team B to mark and eliminate them.
As we have already learned, two players from team at beat are on the field at any time of the game. One of them called ‘Striker’ is positioned on the central strip of land at the opposite end mortar and expects to receive the ball, while the other player, called ‘non-striker’ is placed in the same corner to the ones with thrower, being ready to run if his team-mate hits the ball.
So the ball is thrown by the bowler and the player at beat strike it at which time the two teammates start to run. Each of them runs in the opposite direction near the gate who was seated near the baseline, where, once reached, marks a point called ‘run’. The “Non-striker” becomes now ‘Striker’. If after the kick of the ball go far enough it is possible that his team to score of 2, 3 or more times running back and forth between gates.