Originally posted by Pat Farrell: I, like a fool, tried playing catch with the cricket ball. Man, are they hard. They are more like a billard ball that a baseball. I have no idea how you could catch one barehanded.
I've done that. When my son was in Grade 8, they had a parents versus students cricket game. One of the boys turned and hit the ball straight at me, so I caught it. The boys were terribly impressed (and so was I, to tell you the truth). But professional-level cricket, that's different. You could get seriously hurt by the ball there.
One piece of advise to anyone wanting to try cricket. Dont try it without a cup!! Come to think of it don't try anything in India without a cup. [ September 27, 2007: Message edited by: Chunnard Singh ]
You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out.
When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out.
Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.
When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!
Mani Ram, are you trying to explain Cricket or just joking???
And what makes this sport different is to be effective you have to be able to concentrate for a short period of time (when the ball is bowled at you) and keep doing this for a period of time that could last days. Requires a certain amount of endurance and will power – oh and skill…
Sad to say this is another one of those British sports that we invented and now cannot seem to compete in.
Its similar to base ball there would be one person throughing rest 10 gaurding the boundaries there are names for all the positions in the field.
Score: Person hitting the ball is called Batsmen if he makes it to the boundary through grund its 4 if air its 6 Runs/score. Otherwise the batsmen and the runner exchange ends before ball is thrown by the fielder(who is gaurding the fence) to the bowler ( who throws the ball) or Wicket keeper( who gaurds the ball behind the wickets)
How does batsman get out: there are many ways if ball hits the wicket when bowler throws the ball If Wickets(3 sticks behind batsman) are brougt down before the Batsmen exchange ends when makeing a score if ball is caught before it touches the ground
How long they play : there are many forms
One day match : Each team bowls (throws bowl ) for 50 Overs, I each over they throw the ball 6 times
Who Wins : there are 11 players in each team there would be toss at the begining who ever wins the toss either elects to Bat or bowl. Team which scores highest runs in 50 overs wins for a one day
Baseball pitchers bend their elbows and use that as a lever to accelerate the ball towards the batter. This is illegal in cricket; the bowler must keep his arm straight as he delivers the ball.
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Apparently a bowler is allowed to bowl with the elbow bent, too. What is not allowed is extending the elbow during the action- that's what supposedly makes it "throwing" rather than "bowling". Recently it was demonstrated that in reality, all "bowlers" do indeed extend their elbows at least a bit, because the throwing... err, "bowling" action causes even a supposedly straight elbow to hyperextend. So now the rule is that the elbow joint may not extend more than 15° from whatever angle it starts at. I'm imagining referees with protractors trying to enforce this.
Originally posted by Jim Yingst: Apparently a bowler is allowed to bowl with the elbow bent, too. What is not allowed is extending the elbow during the action- that's what supposedly makes it "throwing" rather than "bowling". Recently it was demonstrated that in reality, all "bowlers" do indeed extend their elbows at least a bit, because the throwing... err, "bowling" action causes even a supposedly straight elbow to hyperextend. So now the rule is that the elbow joint may not extend more than 15° from whatever angle it starts at. I'm imagining referees with protractors trying to enforce this.
The rule lay down the guidelines but the final decision on whether the ball is legal rests with the onfield umpires.
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