Discussion in 'Sports' started by plan-a-emcee, Apr 2, 2003.
anybody know much about cricket..I'm not too familiar with the rules ....can someone explain?
wow! where to start?
well I'll start off and maybe others can help too.
So one person bowls the ball(bowler), trying to hit the stumps(three vertical bits of wood stuck in the ground, with 2 horizontal BAILS across the top)
Then the BATSMAN tries to hit the ball(in order from stopping it hitting the STUMPS, or else he would be out)
cool what else...more i kind of understand...I know there's more ?to it right!
yep, theres lots more
so what DO you know about cricket? I'll fill in the gaps or help with anything you don't understand
i don't understand what you do if you hit the ball can you explain what to do if you hit it........
the object of the game is to get as many runs (also known as points) from each hit of the ball, without getting out. You can get out in several different ways. Some examples are, someone catching the ball on the full after you have hit it, or the bowler hitting the stumps with the ball as he bowls to you.
so if you hit the ball does it count as a run or do you have to run around bases like in american baseball?
Batting - Scoring Runs
you always bat with a partner
when you hit the ball you don't HAVE to run(like baseball)
if u hit the ball and choose to run, it is simply a matter of running to the other end of the pitch and crossing with your partner in the process. When you make it to the other end(22.1m), that is counted as one RUN.
You can choose to go for as many RUNS as you want. If you run to the other end and back again, thats 2 runs, if you run to the other end, back and back to the other end again, thats 3 runs. Get the picture?
So whats stopping you from running all day? you say. Well if the feilding team(11 players in a team) gets the ball and hits the stumps before you have safely completed a run, you are OUT!(run out)
If you hit the ball and it bounces or rolls to the boundary of the field you are playing on, that is counted as 4 runs and you dont have to run, its automatic. If you hit the ball and it clears the boundary on the full, that is 6 runs(kinda like a home run)
well the stumps that VOG described earlier....there are actually two of them....either end of the wicket....after the ball has been hit you can run from one set of stumps to the other to score a run. If you hit the ball over the fence, you automatically score 6 runs and you dont have to physically run. If the ball reaches the fence you automatically score four runs.:boink:
o.k. i think I get it ....but, what about if you hit it short or inside the field and it's not a good time to run...do you have to run? or can you just keep hitting?
nah, you don't HAVE to run, you can just keep hitting
anything else about cricket you want to know?
how many outs do you get and how does the batting order work...how many total players on a team?
11 players per team. You bat in pairs until 10 people are out, then thats the end of the innings.
The game is quite similar to baseball, in that both are reasonably slow paced sports, and share similar principals.
Because the ball tends to move at bizarre angles when it is brand new, you normally send out the batsmen who have the best reflexes first. The best batsman in the side usually bats at three, then you nromally have another 2 or 3 specialist batsman, a wicket keeper (catcher) and then 4-5 specialist bowlers. These guys are all placed in order from best to worst.
o.k. thanx for the info.. I get the jist of it, but are the bases set up the same way as in american baseball? how many bases? 11players total on a team how many on the feild? when in defense..
there are some realy helpful cricket sites on the internet that explain in detail in what the rules are. the best web site is www.cricinfo.org
the pitch is usually one big oval shape, with a horisontal strip in the middle, (u can see it because the grass is cut shorter there) that has a pair of wickets at each end. A run is scored when both members of the batting pair make it to the other end of the strip(the wickets)
who do you believe?
will win the 2008 cricket world cup... I am a windies fan so i want to it to be the windies but so far.. Australia seems to have the upper hand anybody believes other wise?
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