Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cricket fielding positions - facts 1

The wicketkeeper stands behind the stumps. It is the most specialised position on the team.

Cricket pitch - facts 1

The cricket pitch is the central strip of field between the wickets. It is dirt or clay; not grass.

Cricket fielders - facts 1

There are 11 players per side in cricket. This includes the bowler and wicketkeeper.

Cricket dismissals - facts 1

Being caught out is the most common method of dismissal.

Cricket history - facts 1

Cricket has been played as early as the 16th century.


An over is six consecutive legal balls bowled by one bowler.


A cricketer is someone who plays cricket.

Highest score

The highest score is the most runs the batsman scored in an innings. Highest score is listed under HS in batsmans stats.

Boundary 6s

6s are the total number of boundary sixes the batsman made. Boundary 6s are listed under 6s in batsmans stats.

Boundary 4s

4s are the total number of boundary fours made. Boundary 4s are listed under 4s in batsmans stats.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cancel call

To cancel a call, the umpire touches each shoulder with the opposite hand.

TV replay

A TV replay is signaled by a field umpire making a square mime of a TV screen.

One short

One short is signaled by the umpire touching one shoulder with the hand of the same arm.


An out is signaled when the umpire raises the index finger.

Leg bye

A leg bye is signaled with the umpires hand touching a raised knee.


A bye is signaled by one arm stretched high above the body.


A wide is signaled by both arms outstretched.

No ball

A no ball is signalled by an arm raised at shoulder height.


A boundary four is signaled by the umpire waving an arm from side to side, finishing with the arm across the chest.


A six is signaled by the umpire raising both hands above his head.


A half-century is when a batsman scores 50 to 99 runs in a single innings. Half-centuries are listed under 50 in batsman's stats.


A century is when a batsman scores 100 or more runs in a single innings. Centuries are listed under 100 in batsman's stats.

Caught behind

Caught behind is a catch by the wicketkeeper.


The batsman is a player on the batting side. He tries to hit the ball delivered by the bowler.


The bowler is the player on the fielding side who bowls to the batsman.

Cricket bats - facts 1

Cricket bats are usually made of willow wood.


The bails are the sticks placed on top of the three stumps to form the wicket.

All rounder

An all rounder is a cricket player who does well at both batting and bowling.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Cricket balls - facts 2

Most balls used in cricket are white or red.

Cricket balls - facts 1

The cricket ball is hard and solid.