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My Favourite Game - Cricket

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My Favourite Game - Cricket
Introduction

Many sport games are interesting and joyful but I like cricket the most. Cricket was first played in southern England in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had developed into the national sport of England. By the mid-19th century the first international matches were being held. The ICC, the game's governing body, has 10 full members. The game is played particularly in many countries in the world.
Conduct of Game

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the runs scored by the batting team.
A run is scored by the striking batsman hitting the ball with his bat, running to the opposite end of the pitch and touching the crease there without being dismissed. The teams switch between batting and fielding at the end of an innings.
In professional cricket the length of a game ranges from 20 over’s of six bowling deliveries per side. Test cricket is played over   five days.

Laws

The Laws of Cricket are maintained by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) with additional Standard Playing Conditions for Test matches and One Day Internationals.

Rules and Game-Play

Summary
A cricket match is played between two teams of eleven players each on a grassyfield, typically 137–150 metres (150–160 yd) in diameter. The Laws of Cricket do not specify the size or shape of the field but it is often oval.
A cricket match is divided into periods called innings. During an innings (innings ends with 's' in both singular and plural form), one team fields and the other bats. The two teams switch between fielding and batting after each innings. All eleven members of the fielding team take the field, but only two members of the batting...

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