Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  Cricket
Cricket
How to win
Basics
OUT!
Runs
What do the other players do?
How does a game work?
One-day cricket
Test cricket
How do I know if my team is winning?

 
Hitting the ball is one of the most important skills Basics
There are 11 players in a cricket team. One team bats, the other fields. Then they swap over.

A player called a bowler carries the ball towards two sets of wooden sticks called stumps, which are 22 yards apart at either end of a piece of ground called the wicket.

The bowler's job is to let go of the ball and try and direct it towards one set of stumps, hoping it will hit them and knock tiny pieces of wood, called bails, off the top of them.

A player from the opposing team, called a batsman, stands to one side of the set of the stumps the bowler is aiming at, waiting for them to deliver the ball.

The batsman tries to stop the ball hitting the stumps, using a piece of wood called a bat.


E-mail this page to a friend



   back next   
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club