Cricket kit

Cricket Bat
1. A bat is made of wood and has a handle where the batsman holds the bat. It cannot be longer than 38 inches or wider than 4.25 inches. The front portion of the bat is flat and back portion has a slender curve, which gives the bat thickness and balance. .....
Ball
2. The standard circumference of a cricket ball is 9 inches. The ball is made of cork at its center, wrapped in twine and covered with leather, which is stitched to form a seam. White ball is used in the short version of the game, while a red ball is used in the test cricket. .....
Stumps
3. These are three wooden poles of height 28 inches. It has a conical bottom and a horizontal groove across the top end. There are three stumps at each end, with two bails sitting across the top of them and are equally spaced to cover a width of 9 inches. .....
Boundary
4. A rope which demarcates the perimeter of the field is known as boundary line. This is marked by a thick white rope. .....
Sight Screen
5. It is the screen outside the boundary, exactly perpendicular to the width of the pitch and behind both pairs of stumps for better visibility. A black screen is used for the one day internationals, since this version is played with a white ball and a screen of a lighter shade is used for test cricket.Cricket clothing is fashioned in such a way, so that it is comfortable and at the same time provides the proper protection to the players. Apart from t shirts with collar, pants, hats, caps, spiked shoes, and sunglasses, following is the list of important protective gear. .....
Leg Pads
6. These are worn by batsmen and wicket keepers to protect themselves against the pace of the ball. Todays pads are very light in weight but are still great protection for the batsmen. Wicket keepers pads are similar to batting pads, but they are shorter and lighter in weight, making them easier to move and dive around in. .....
Gloves
7. There are two types of gloves, one used by batsmen which has thick padding above the fingers. Wicket keeper wears the other gloves, which are larger in size with web between thumb and forefinger. Wicket keepers like to wear a pair of cotton inners underneath the main gloves. .....
Helmet
8. Helmets are worn by batsmen and a maximum of one close fielder or keeper. Helmet is a must to avoid any accident in the field be it full toss, top edged or a throw, which can hit the players head. .....
Abdominal Guard
9. It is high density plastic with smooth edge worn to protect the privates when batting against a cricket ball or other hard ball. Wicket keepers and fielders close to the wicket should also wear it. It is also called box, cup or cricket box.Other equipment used by batsmen are thigh pad and rib guard for the protection of thigh and chest respectively. If youve ever been hit by a quick delivery, youll know its always better to use the guards as much as you can.With the advent of twenty twenty in the international cricket, the pace and spirit of the game is at its peak. There may be cricket equipment for safer and better play on the ground but for cricket fans, every time match reaches its climax its magic catches them off guard. .....
The SCOREBOARD in CRICKET
10. The picture above illustrates the simplest form of cricket scoreboard, that is typically found in most club matches,The first row shows the number of runs that has been scored so far by the team that is presently batting. The second rows, titled wickets, shows how many outs have occured...10 outs, it may be recalled, would be the maximum number allowed for an inning. The line titled overs shows how many pitches ( 6 times the number of overs) have been delivered during the current inning. The over count is important in limited over matches, where a team may be allowed a maximum number of overs to bat....in the example, which is of a 50 over (300 pitch) limit, the batting team has clearly batted for more than half its allotted overs.If the other team has already batted, its score is shown along the bottom of the scoreboard, as in thie example. This would then be the score the the team batting has to beat, in order to win the game. There are more elaborate scoreboards...some showing the current individual scores of both batters who are on the field, others giving the score of the last person to be out. But if you can read the key numbers, you will be able to follow a game in progress. .....
The CRICKET UMPIRES SIGNALS
11. Umpires might not be considered equipment ! But because cricket umpiring is very unique to the game, the signals used by umpires are included in this section...we hope you find them helpful. Cricket umpires traditionally wear white jackets, and dark pants, to distinguish them from the rest of the fielders. They are true judges, rather than controllers of the game as in baseball or football. They signal outs only when appealed to, by the cricketer making the play. Umpires do signal illegal pitches without having to be asked, such as no ball if the pitcher strays too far over the line from which he is supposed to deliver his pitch, or wide if the pitch is thrown too far away from the batter to give him a reasonable chance of hitting the ball. A no ball means the batter cannot be struck out or caught out, and a penalty run is awarded to the batting side. When a wide is called, a penalty run is awarded and the pitcher has to make the delivery again...hopefully, closer to the batter.When a line drive crosses the boundary of the field, or reaches the fence, the umpire signals four (meaning, four runs) by waving his right arm. If the hit is skied over the fence, like a home run in baseball, the umpire signals a sixer (meaning, six runs) by raising both hands and waving them from side to side. If you are able to read the umpires signals, it will help you to follow the game. .....
The CRICKET SCOREBOOK
12. The scorer in a cricket match uses a SCOREBOOK, using a special code, to keep track of a cricket game in progress.The scorebook is an essential piece of equipment at a cricket game. The top two rows in the diagram above show how the batters progress is charted by the scorer. Each pitch, or delivery, on which no run is scored, is marked with a dot, or period. When a hit is made, the number of runs scored on the hit is entered on the running score. As a result, when the batter is finally out, it is possible to tally the total number of pitches faced by the batter, and calculate his strike rate, which is the number of runs scored divided by number of pitches faced. The bottom two rows show how a bowlers/ pitchers progress is marked in the scorebook. A dot is entered for every pitch which the batter stops, or leaves alone. When the batter hits the pitch, the runs scored off the pitch are entered in the box. If a pitcher/bowler has bowled a complete over (six pitches) without the batter scoring, it is called a maiden over. . The six dots in that over are marked with an M, so at the end of the game, the Ms for each pitcher/bowler can be added up to see how many maiden (scoreless) overs he has delivered. .....
WICKETS AND BAILS
13. Instead of a home plate to designate the strike zone, cricket has THREE STUMPS, or WICKETS, planted behind the batter. On top of the sticks, two pieces of wood called BAILS are placed as shown in the diagram. The idea is that if the wickets are touched by a ball, one or both the bails will fall to the ground.so there will be no arguments about whether the sticks were hit or not. The batter has to stop the pitcher from touching any of the sticks with a direct throw.if the sticks are hit, the batter is out (like a strike). TAGS, or RUN OUTS as they are called in cricket, are also made by touching the wickets before the runner can reach safe ground near the sticks...and again, the bails are used to decide for sure whether and when the sticks have been hit. .....
Cricket cap
14. The style of cap is also often used as official headwear as part of school uniforms for boys from private schools, particularly in the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth of Nations. Although not common in the modern period, the cricket cap used to be a fashionable form of headwear for people who were casually dressed, and not necessarily worn just for playing the game. Cricket caps are usually, but not always multi coloured in the colours of the cricket club or school for which the cap is designed to represent. Sometimes they are particularly elaborately patterned with different sections in different colours, or different coloured rings or hoops around them. At international level, the cap is traditionally made from a single colour. However in recent years in particular, many cricket teams, particularly for limited overs cricket have opted to wear baseball caps, rather than traditional cricket caps, but the style is still quite popular for first class cricket teams, as well as Test cricket sides. The origins of the cricket cap are hard to discern, however prints showing the game being played in the eighteenth century, already depict players wearing a variety similar versions of the traditional cricket cap. Perhaps the most famous version of the cricket cap in the modern setting is the baggy green cricket cap of the Australian cricket team, for which the players and fans of Australia hold a degree of reverence. The cap is treated with a degree of mysticism, and players who have long careers often refuse to replace the original one they receive as they often feel the cap is a lucky talisman. This sometimes results in players who have long careers wearing their cricket caps in quite a tattered state. The Australian side has long worn their baggy cricket cap, rather than alternatives such as a sun hat, for the first session of each match as a symbol of team solidarity. Players who represent first class or Test match cricket sides are often presented with a cap ceremonially before their debut. This is called receiving their first cap. The cap is numbered according to how many players have represented that side before them. For example, Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was the 187th player to represent India at Test level, and was awarded cap number 187. It is also sometimes used to refer to the number of time a player has played. Tendulkar has played 195 Tests for India, so therefore he has received 195 caps (as of February 2013). .....
Cricket field
15. A cricket field consists of a large circular or oval shaped grassy ground on which the game of cricket is played. There are no fixed dimensions for the field but its diameter usually varies between 450 feet (137 m) and 500 feet (150 m). Cricket is unusual among major sports (along with Australian rules football and baseball) that does not define a fixed shape ground for professional games. The cricket ground can vary from being almost a perfect circle, to being an extremely elongated oval. On most grounds, a rope demarcates the perimeter of the field and is known as the boundary.A cricket pitch is 22 yards long. The ICC Standard Playing Conditions define the minimum and maximum size of the playing surface. Law 19.1 of ICC Test Match Playing Conditions statesThe playing area shall be a minimum of 150 yards (137.16 metres) from boundary to boundary square of the pitch, with the shorter of the two square boundaries being a minimum 65 yards (59.43 metres). The straight boundary at both ends of the pitch shall be a minimum of 70 yards (64.00 metres). Distances shall be measured from the centre of the pitch to be used. In all cases the aim shall be to provide the largest playing area, subject to no boundary exceeding 90 yards (82.29 meters) from the centre of the pitch to be used. In addition, the conditions require a minimum 3 yard gap between the rope and the surrounding fencing or advertising boards. This is to allow the players to dive without hurting themselves. The conditions contain a grandfather clause, which exempts stadiums built before October 2007. However, most stadiums which regularly host international games easily meet the minimum dimensions. It is worth noting that based on these guidelines, a cricket field must have at least 16,000 square yards ((150+3+3)/2*(70+70+3+3 22/2)/2*pi) of grass area. A more realistic test match stadium would have more than 20,000 square yards of grass (having a straight boundary of about 80m).[2] In contrast an association football field needs only about 9,000 square yards of grass, and an Olympic stadium would contain 13,500 square yards of grass within its 400m running track, making it impossible to play international cricket matches unless the stadium was specifically built for cricket. However the Stadium Australia which hosted the Sydney Olympics in 2000 had its running track turfed over and 30,000 seats removed to make it possible to play cricket in the stadium, at a cost of A$80 million.[3] This is one of the reasons cricket games generally cannot be hosted outside the traditional cricket playing countries, and a few non test nations like Canada, the UAE, and Kenya that have built test match standard stadiums. .....
Hawk Eye
16. Hawk Eye is a complex computer system used officially in numerous sports such as cricket, tennis, Gaelic football, hurling and association football, to visually track the trajectory of the ball and display a record of its statistically most likely path as a moving image.Hawk Eye was developed in the United Kingdom by Dr Paul Hawkins. The system was originally implemented in 2001 for television purposes in cricket. The system works via six (sometimes seven) high performance cameras, normally positioned on the underside of the stadium roof, which track the ball from different angles. The video from the six cameras is then triangulated and combined to create a three dimensional representation of the trajectory of the ball. Hawk Eye is not infallible and is accurate to within 5 millimetres (0.19 inch) but is generally trusted as an impartial second opinion in sports.It has been accepted by governing bodies in tennis, cricket and association football as a technological means of adjudication. Hawk Eye is used for the Challenge System since 2006 in tennis and Umpire Decision Review System in cricket since 2009. Hawk Eye is currently in the process of being implemented in association football for the Goal Decision System. The system was rolled out in time for the 2013 14 Premier League season as a means of goal line technology. .....
Cricket nets
17. A cricket net is a practice net used by batsmen and bowlers to warm up and/or improve their cricketing techniques. Cricket nets consist of a cricket pitch (natural or artificial) which is enclosed by cricket nets on either side, to the rear and optionally the roof. The bowling end of the net is left open. Cricket nets are the cricket equivalent of baseballs batting cages, though fundamentally different, as baseball cages provide complete ball containment, whereas cricket nets do not. .....
Cricket pitch
18. In the game of cricket, the cricket pitch consists of the central strip of the cricket field between the wickets .....
Roller
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Stump gauge
20. A stump gauge (or wicket gauge) is an instrument used in cricket to determine the correct position for the three stumps used to form the wicket, as mandated by the Laws of Cricket. It is usually in a form of a metal (although sometimes plastic) bar with three spikes, and is used to locate and create the holes into which the spiked ends of the stumps are placed. .....
Tape ball
21. A tape ball is a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape and is used in playing street cricket. This modification of the tennis ball gives it greater weight, speed and distance while still being easier to play with than the conventional cricket ball. The variation was pioneered in Pakistan and is greatly attributed to Pakistans famous production of Fast bowlers as children are brought up playing the game using a tape ball in which various skills are developed. The increasing popularity of the tape ball in informal, local cricket has transformed the way games are played in cricket loving nations such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. Such has been the impact of tape ball that in recent years some companies have introduced tennis balls designed to act like cricket balls. .....
Water hog
22. A water hog is a machine that removes water from sports grounds. The water hog was invented by Hugh McLaughlin. Driven by a rider, it has a wide, front roller that absorbs the water, transfers it to a storage tank, and allows it to be discharged in a safe location. Water hogs can suck off excess water at a rate of 200 gallons per minute and throw it as far as 100 feet away from the machine. It is designed so that it will not damage the turf.Originally devised for use on cricket pitches, it is now used at a wide range of sporting venues including golf putting greens, football grounds, American football stadiums, and even at gaelic football stadiums where it has proved very successful. .....
Wicket
23. This article is about the cricket term. For the American term for croquet hoops, see Croquet. For the web application framework, see Apache Wicket. For other uses, see Wicket (disambiguation).Most of the time, the wicket is one of the two sets of three stumps and two bails at either end of the pitch.The wicket is guarded by a batsman who, with his bat, attempts to prevent the ball from hitting the wicket. The origin of the word is from the standard definition of wicket as a small gate. Historically, cricket wickets had only two stumps and one bail and looked like a gate. The third (middle) stump was introduced in 1775. The size and shape of the wicket has changed several times during the last 300 years and its dimensions and placing is now determined by Law 8 in the Laws of Cricket, thus .....
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Benefits of Garlic
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Benefits of Iceberg lettuce
Removes Toxins. Consumption of lettuce stimulates appetite and removes toxins from the body. Furthermore, it can also cure deficiency of hemoglobin and mineral salts resulting in clear and radiant skin. It is enriched with iron content that has many beneficial prope .....
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Sleepy Seal. Even though the oceans tend to warm slower than the land, researchers report in the Nov. 4 issue of the journal Science that similar movement rates are needed for organisms to stay ahead of climate change on land and in the oceans. After analyzing 50 .....
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Benefits of Avocado
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Benefits of Apples
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Childrens Day Celebration
Children Day Party. Children Day is celebrated to pay a tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for his love and passion for children.The festival is commemorated on Nehru birth anniversary on 14th November.Nehru is a well known personality who fought for the country indepen .....
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Benefits of Basil
Basil is a Natural Anti Inflammatory Herb. Basil was recently shown to reduce swelling and inflammation in arthritic patients by about 73 percent, which is on par with commonly used drugs for arthritis.Basil actively inhibits the same enzyme that anti-inflammatory drugs do, including Ibuprofe .....
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