This cricket games glossary
into 2 parts that includes an introduction and a learning games section
for new cricket players and fans.
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Cricket learning games section:
also known as the gentlemen's game, was first played in the 16th
century in England. A bat and ball are the two major components used to
define the sport.
Cricket is played between two teams where each team consists of eleven
players performing various roles.
Cricket action is on a circular or oval shaped grounds and the
centre is the location of the 22-yard cricket pitch.
This pitch has a major role in determining the outcome of the match as
judged by two on-field umpires.
British took the game of cricket around the globe. In 1877, the first
test match between England and Australia was played at Melbourne.
Cricket was included for the first time in the Summer Olympics in 1900
but due to the length of a match, it was removed.
Cricket Council=ICC and the Marylebone Cricket Club=MCC maintain the
rules of cricket also known as the Laws of Cricket.
Cricket games glossary:
Each team has to bat and bowl at least once depending upon the format
of the game.
The objective of the team batting first is to score as many runs as
they possibly can.
The team batting second has to score one more run than their opponents
to win the match.
Cricket consists of three parts: batting, bowling and fielding.
is the part of the game where the batsmen wearing heavily padded
equipment play to score runs. A batsman has two areas to score on, the
offside and the onside. Bowling is the part where the bowlers look to
use the 5.5-ounce leather ball to dismiss the batsman. There are ten
ways of dismissing a batsman in cricket.
not as important as the other two, includes the job of preventing the
opposition from stealing runs and catching the ball to dismiss the
batsman. Fielding can play a useful part in the overall result.
Cricket games glossary:
are three formats where cricket is played today. The first and original
format is Test Cricket, which can last up to five days, sometimes
without a result.
Each team can have two innings of batting and bowling.
Internationals=ODIs were introduced in 1971 and produce a definitive
result over the course of a single day with each team batting and
bowling for 50 overs.
The third format is Twenty-Twenty or T20 that was first played in
England in 2003.
It is the most popular format of cricket wherein each team bats and
bowls for 20 overs only.
Cricket is a sport dependent on weather and is usually played in the
summer months in Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Cricket games glossary: A
Cricket games glossary: B
- All Out:
refers to a team having lost all ten of its
wickets in an innings.
- All Rounder:
a very valuable cricket player who can both
bat and bowl well.
the act of bowlers or fielders shouting at the
umpire to ask if the batsman is out.
- Arm Ball:
bowled ball with no spin that remains on a
- Asking Rate:
required runs per over for a win.
Cricket games glossary: C
- Ball: refers
to the 5.5-ounce leather ball with a cork core.Tampering:
to change the condition of the cricket ball artificially is an illegal
the wooden equipment with which the batsman strikes
term for field position calculated to catch the
ball that pops up off the bat.
a very dangerous ball that does not bounce after
leaving the bowler’s hand and reaches the batsman above the waist.
pitch that is to the batsmen's advantage and not to
pitched ball passing by a batsman’s chest or head
the perimeter of the playing area often used in
reference to four or six runs scored by the batsman.
term for padding/protector used by batsmen and
- Buffet Ball:
very poor delivery that allows the batsman to
help himself to some easy runs.
- Bump Ball:
played ball hitting the ground and quickly
caught by a fielder.
ball untouched by batsman resulting in a run scored.
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brief but very fast scoring innings by the batsman.
- Carry the Bat:
refers to an opening batsman who does not
remain until the end of the innings.
attack by batsman departing from the crease and
possibly converting the ball into a half volley.
term for bowler who moves the ball utilizing his
chest, rather than side on.
term for bowler who throws the ball.
- Closing the
Face: hitting the ball to the leg side by
rotating the bat inwards.
- Corridor of
Uncertainty: refers to batsman's off stump
decision to leave or play the ball.
- Cross Bat:
term for holding the bat horizontally and
striking the ball that can result in hooks, pulls and/or cuts.
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