Cricket in Africa

On 5 January 1808, a match between two teams of English officers to play cricket in South Africa.


        Cricket is played a lot like baseball. Two teams of 11 players each. One team would bat, and the other would take the field. They both would play at the same time. Played with two innings in the game. The time in each innings are unlimited An official will toss a coin to determine which one bats first or takes field. The game could last anywhere from an afternoon to several days. 

     If the team captain guesses the correct side. They will chose whether they want to bat or field first. Each player faces (if they wish to bat) a centre of a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch. Each team turns to bat, then, attempts to score a run.

              The diameter of a Cricket playing field is about 450 feet to 500 feet. cricket is played a lot like baseball. Each team turns to bat, then, attempts to score a run, while the opposing team tries to end the batting teams innings.

             In order to play Cricket you would need to have a Cricket ball, a Cricket bat, wickets( wooden structures made up of a set of three stumps topped by a pair of bails) bails (wooden cross pieces),protective gear like pads, gloves, helmet for batsmen to wear to prevent injury, leather shoes, and pants, long pants, shirt (long sleeves or sleeveless depending on the weather).

         Some professional leagues are forms of clubs like, Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians, Marylebone Cricket Club,  and the County Championship, top class Cricket players are Twenty20.  

                Cricket has changed a lot since they first started playing Cricket in South Africa. Pitches left open to the elements, "sticky" wickets as they dried bowlers had a better chance of putting batsmen under pressure. they were pressured to work on focusing on what way the ball went. 

 

Citations 

"History of Cricket in South Africa to 1918." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2016.


"Cricket Rules." Cricket Rules. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2016.


"Cricket Field." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.


"An Explanation of Cricket." Purdue University. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

 

"Forms of Cricket." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2016.


"Innovations That Changed the Game of Cricket." ABC News. N.p., 26 Nov. 2015. Web. 21 Apr. 2016.

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Cricket in Africa

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