. 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.
. 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.
. 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.
. A rope which demarcates the perimeter of the field is known as boundary line. This is marked by a thick white rope.
. 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
. 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.
. 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.
. 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.
. 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
The SCOREBOARD in CRICKET
. 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
The CRICKET UMPIRES SIGNALS
. 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
The CRICKET SCOREBOOK
. 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.
WICKETS AND BAILS
. 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 w
. 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 co
. 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 c
. 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 (someti
. 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 con
. In the game of cricket, the cricket pitch consists of the central strip of the cricket field between the wickets
. The roller is an agricultural tool used for flattening land or breaking up large clumps of soil, especially after ploughing. Typically, rollers are pulled by tractors or, prior to mechanisation, a team of animals such as horses or oxen. Flatter land makes subsequent weed control and harvesting easier, and rolling can help to reduce moisture loss from cultivated soil. On grassland, rolling levels the land for mowing and compacts the soil surface.
. 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.
. 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 a
. 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.Origi
. 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 standa