cricketer- an athlete who plays cricket. athlete, jock- a person trained to compete in sports. bowler- a cricketer who delivers the ball to the batsman in cricket. fieldsman, fielder- a member of the cricket team that is fielding rather than batting.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 22-yard (20-metre) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the bowler, "bowls" (propels) the ball from one end of the pitch ...
Cricket of course is not just played at the international level in major grounds. The real beauty of cricket is that it can be played by anyone, anywhere! All you really need is a bat and a ball and maybe something for wickets. See some of the fun ways to play here.
Cricket, England’s national summer sport, which is now played throughout the world, particularly in Australia, India, Pakistan, the West Indies, and the British Isles. It is played with a bat and ball and involves two competing sides (teams) of 11 players. Learn more about cricket, including its rules and origin.
For our 'What is Cricket?' series, we begin by explaining the basics of the sport.
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The first of an exclusive series of videos from ICC explaining our wonderful sport of cricket. Whether you're new to the game or a complete expert or just wanted to check exactly how something worked, 'What is Cricket?' will provide answers for all.
Cricket : A Gentlemen's Game! Cricket was invented in the vast fields of England, supposedly by shepherds who herded their flock. Later on this game was shown benevolence by aristocrats, and now has the stature of being England's national game.
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