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Howzatt !!!An Introduction to Cricket

Avneesh Sud


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Outline

  • Brief History

  • Rules

  • Demo!

  • Advanced Techniques (Gokul)


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Outline

  • Brief History

  • Rules

  • Demo!

  • Advanced Techniques (Gokul)


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A Gentleman’s Game…

  • Marylebone Cricket Club formed in London in 1787

  • The ‘Home of Cricket’


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… And A ‘Religion’

  • Fanatic levels of support in South Asia


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Outline

  • Brief History

  • Rules

  • Demo!

  • Advanced Techniques (Gokul)


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Outline

  • Brief History

  • Rules

    • Basics

    • Equipment & Field

    • Players

    • Play: Scoring & Getting Out

    • Winning

  • Demo!

  • Advanced Techniques (Gokul)


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Outline

  • Brief History

  • Rules

    • Basics

    • Equipment & Field

    • Players

    • Play: Scoring & Getting Out

    • Winning

  • Demo!

  • Advanced Techniques (Gokul)


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Basics

  • Similar to baseball ( )

  • 2 Teams: 11 players each

    • Batting Team – bats an innings and scores runs

    • Fielding Team – bowls and gets batting team out

  • Reverse roles after an innings

  • Team with most runs wins


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Outline

  • Brief History

  • Rules

    • Basics

    • Equipment & Field

    • Players

    • Play: Scoring & Getting Out

    • Winning

  • Demo!

  • Advanced Techniques (Gokul)


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Equipment

  • Ball


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Equipment

  • Ball

  • Bat


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Equipment

  • Ball

  • Bat

  • Wickets ≈ ‘Plate’

    • Stumps

    • Bails


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Equipment

  • Ball

  • Bat

  • Wickets

    • Stumps

    • Bails

  • Protective Gear

    • Helmet, Gloves, Pads,…


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Field

  • Oval Field ≈ ‘Diamond’

    • No size restrictions, 100-160 yards across

  • Pitch in center ≈ ‘Inside Baselines’

Pitch


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Pitch

Wickets / Stumps ≈ ‘Plate’


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Pitch

Batting Crease ≈ ‘Home Plate’


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Pitch

Bowling Crease ≈ ‘Pitching Mound’


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Outline

  • Brief History

  • Rules

    • Basics

    • Equipment & Field

    • Players

    • Play: Scoring & Getting Out

    • Winning

  • Demo!

  • Advanced Techniques (Gokul)


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Players (Batting Team)

  • Batsman (2) ≈ ‘Batter’

    • Striker ≈ ‘Home Base’


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Players (Batting Team)

  • Batsman (2) ≈ ‘Batter’

    • Striker ≈ ‘Home Base’

    • Non-striker ≈ ‘Other Base’


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Players (Fielding Team)

  • Bowler (1) ≈ ‘Pitcher’


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Players (Fielding Team)

  • Wicket-Keeper (1) ≈ ‘Catcher’


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Players (Fielding Team)

  • Fielders (9)

    • Wicket-keeper, bowler also fielders


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Officials

  • Umpires (2)


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Outline

  • Brief History

  • Rules

    • Basics

    • Equipment & Field

    • Players

    • Play: Scoring & Getting Out

    • Winning

  • Demo!

  • Advanced Techniques (Gokul)


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The Play: One ‘Ball’

  • Bowler bowls the ball to striker

  • Striker tries to hit ball with bat

    • Runs scored

    • No runs scored

    • Gets out


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Scoring Runs

  • ‘Running’ runs

    • Ball remains inside the field

    • Batsmen run across the pitch

    • Striker ↔ Non-striker

    • Each crossing of pitch = 1 run

    • Score 1, 2, 3 or 4 runs


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Scoring Runs

  • Boundary: 4 runs

    • Ball rolls outside the field

    • Batsmen do not run across


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Scoring Runs

  • Boundary: 6 runs ≈ ‘Home Run’

    • Ball flies outside the field

    • Batsmen do not run across


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Scoring Runs

  • No runs scored

    • Striker misses / Ball goes direct to fielder

    • Batsmen do not run across


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Getting Out

  • ‘Strike Out’

  • ‘Caught Out’

  • ‘Thrown Out’


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Getting Out

  • Bowled ≈ ‘Strike Out’

    • Ball hits stumps


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Getting Out

  • Caught ≈ ‘Caught Out’

    • Fielder catches ball before it touches the ground


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Getting Out

  • Run-out ≈ ‘Thrown Out’

    • Batsmen run across

    • Fielder hits stumps with ball before batsman reaches batting crease


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Getting Out

  • Leg Before Wicket (LBW)

    • Striker does not hit ball with bat

    • Ball hits striker

    • Ball was going to hit stumps

    • Appeal to Umpire - “Howzatt !!”


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Getting Out

  • Other Ways

    • Stumped

    • Hit-Wicket

    • Handled Ball

    • Double Hit

    • Timed Out

    • Obstructing the field

  • Only ONE batsman can get out / ball


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Outline

  • Brief History

  • Rules

    • Basics

    • Field & Equipment

    • Players

    • Scoring & Getting Out

    • Winning

  • Demo!

  • Advanced Techniques (Gokul)


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Test Matches

  • Match lasts up to 5 days

  • One innings = (all) 10 batsmen get out

  • Batting team ↔ Fielding team

  • Each team plays (up to) 2 innings

  • Team with maximum runs wins


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Scorecard A

  • Englandvs. Australia

    • England (1st innings): 237 all out

    • Australia (1st innings): 412 all out

    • England (2nd innings): 375 all out

    • Australia (2nd innings): 201 for 5

      • 412+201 > 237+375

  • Result: Australia wins by 5 wickets


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Recap

  • 2 Teams: 11 players each

    • Batting Team – bats an innings and scores runs

    • Fielding Team – bowls and gets batting team out

  • Reverse roles after an innings

  • Team with most runs wins


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Outline

  • Brief History

  • Rules

  • Demo!

  • Advanced Techniques (Gokul)


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References

  • MCC: http://www.lords.org/cricket/laws.asp

  • BBC Sports Academy: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sportacademy/bsp/hi/cricket/rules/html/default.stm

  • Antony Hosking: http://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/hosking/cricket/explanation.htm


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