Cricket is a team sport where players on a field take turns to bat and bowl, and attempt to score runs. Cricket began as a Children’s game in the mid 14th century England in forest or sheep clearings. Two teams of 11 players attempt to hit a ball around an oval field, and run to one or past all three stumps to score a run. When not batting, teams attempt to catch and throw the ball at a stump before an opposing player can reach it or run home. Cricket is also similar to other sports like baseball and squash.

When was cricket invented?

Cricket is an English sport that has been played since the late 16th century and became the nation's sport in the 18th century. Globally the sport taking becoming well known in the 19th century and become the 2nd most popular sport behind soccer.

How do you play cricket?

Cricket is played with a bat and a ball on a large oval field with two teams of 11 players. The goal is to score runs when the bowler pitches the ball to the striker and hopes to score a run before he gets out by the fielding team.

What is an over in cricket?

An over is six consecutive valid balls that are pitched by the bowler from one end of the pitch to the player (striker) on the other end of the pitch. This is usually done by the same bowler.

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Cricket Bat
Scaled comparison drawings of the Cricket Bat and other sports equipment

The Cricket Bat is a piece of sports equipment used in Cricket batsmen. The cricket bat is commonly made in India and Pakistan, featuring a flat-fronted willow-wood blade fixed to a cane handle. When new, it is knocked on old cricket balls in what they call "knocking-in" to allow the delicate fiber to hit a new cricket ball without damage to the bat. For maintenance and preparation, treat the cricket bat with linseed oil. Today, cricket bats are available in different sizes, including children's sizes, youth sizes, and adult sizes.

Cricket Bats have a length of common length of 33.5”-34.375” (85.1-87.3 cm), maximum of length of 38” (96.5 cm), width of 4.25” (10.8 cm), and depth of 2.64” (67 mm). The weight of a Cricket Bat is 2.63–3 lb (1.19-1.36 kg).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Cricket Bat measured with length, width and depth
The Cricket Bat is a piece of sports equipment used in Cricket batsmen. The cricket bat is commonly made in India and Pakistan, featuring a flat-fronted willow-wood blade fixed to a cane handle. When new, it is knocked on old cricket balls to break-in the bat.

Cricket Bats have a length of common length of 33.5”-34.375” (85.1-87.3 cm), maximum of length of 38” (96.5 cm), width of 4.25” (10.8 cm), and depth of 2.64” (67 mm). The weight of a Cricket Bat is 2.63–3 lb (1.19-1.36 kg).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Cricket Bat measured with length, width and depth
Cricket Bat
Height:
Width:
4.25” | 10.8 cm
Length:
33.5”-34.375” | 85.1-87.3 cm; 38” | 96.5 cm (Max)
Depth:
2.64” | 67 mm
Weight:
2.63–3 lb | 1.19-1.36 kg
Area:

Handle Length: 10”-12” | 25.4-30.5 cm

Head Height: 2.17” | 55 cm

Spine Thickness: 1.06” | 27 mm

Edge Thickness: 1.57” | 40 mm
Materials: Willow wood; rubber or fabric grip

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Cricket Ball
Scaled comparison drawings of the Cricket Ball and other sports balls

The Cricket Ball is a ball for playing cricket, usually very solid. Its manufacture is regulated at the high-level by cricket laws to avoid manipulation. The ball is made of leather covering a cork core wrapped with strings, and its trajectory will depend on how the bowler strikes it through the air. The cricket ball has traditionally been red in all Test cricket while white in one-day cricket matches, though training and informal cricket matches use red, white, or pink balls. Cricket balls are hit with lots of force such that it alters the properties of the ball, which can influence the result of a match.

Cricket Balls have a diameter between 2.8”-2.86” (7.1-7.26 cm) and circumference from 8.81”-9” (224-229 mm). The mass of a Cricket Ball is between 5.5-5.75 oz (156-163 g).

Drawing of a Cricket Ball showing dimensioned analysis of the diameter and circumference
The Cricket Ball is a ball for playing cricket, usually very solid. Its manufacture is regulated at the high-level by cricket laws to avoid manipulation. The ball is made of leather covering a cork core wrapped with strings, and its trajectory will depend on how the bowler strikes it through the air

Cricket Balls have a diameter between 2.8”-2.86” (7.1-7.26 cm) and circumference from 8.81”-9” (224-229 mm). The mass of a Cricket Ball is between 5.5-5.75 oz (156-163 g).

Drawing of a Cricket Ball showing dimensioned analysis of the diameter and circumference
Cricket Ball
Height:
2.8”-2.86” | 7.1-7.26 cm (Diameter)
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
5.5-5.75 oz | 156-163 g
Area:

Circumference: 8.81”-9” | 224-229 mm

Materials: Cork core; leather exterior case
Surface: 6 stitches

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