Cricket in Australia by: Ashton Reyome
Cricket started in Australia over 200 YEARS ago. Cricket originated in Sydney, Australia. The year it started in was 1803. Apparently it was documented in a pamphlet called the Sydney Gazette.
Playing the sport.
Cricket is played by two teams of eleven people. There is a twelfth man that only replace a injured fieldsman. There is two umpires to enforce rules and call penalties. The pitcher is called the bowler. Also batting is done in pairs. The batsmen main priority is to score runs.
Length of a Game
A game of cricket usually takes about 3-5 days, with at least 6 hours each day.
How does scoring work?
Scoring works like this. It involves two basic elements- the number of runs scored and the number of wickets captured by your team.
Field Dimensions for Cricket Field
The field is usually an oval shape. There are no fixed dimensions but its diameter is
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