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Cricket is not that hard to understand

September 30, 2020 4:53 am

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There is always a big fuss made about Cricket and it’s many rules. Like the offside rule in Football it’s become something of a running joke to say that no one actually understands it. It’s time to bust the myth. Cricket is a very simple game. Depending on the format you can play for an hour, a day or even five days if you so desire. There are many nuances to the game and this is what makes it hard to get. Here is a really quick guide to try and demystify it a bit. One thing that you do generally need is a large green space. This has to be cut pretty short so you will need some Mountfield Parts to maintain it.

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There are three formats of the game. The tradition style is a test. This is played over 5 days. The next is one day cricket and the third is the 20/20 format which usually takes about 2 hours. One side bats. They have to score points (runs) by hitting the ball to the boundary line scoring four runs or beyond it to score 6. If the batsmans can’t reach the boundary they can run between the two wickets that they are trying to protect.

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The Bowler and the fielding team are trying to get the batsman out. Once they’ve got rid of them all they can have a bat to try and score more runs. They can do this by knocking over the wicket of the batsman by bowling directly, hitting it with a ball when one of the batsmen is between the wickets when running or catching the ball when hit before it reaches the ground.

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