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.
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... The New Zealand cricket team, nicknamed the Black Caps, are the national cricket team representing New Zealand ... becoming the fifth country to play Test cricket ... The national team is organised by New Zealand Cricket ...
... Cricket is a popular sport on the island, and Dominica competes in test cricket as part of the West Indies cricket team ... On October 24, 2007, the 8,000-seat Windsor cricket stadium was completed with a donation of EC$33 million (US$17 million, €12 million) from the government of the People's Republic of China ...
... On September 5, 2012, RadioShack, in a partnership with Cricket Wireless, began offering its own branded no-contract wireless services using Cricket's nationwide network ... offerings under its own brand, handsets and services like Muve Music continue to be branded under Cricket ...
... fast pace who was widely known as "Fiery Fred", Trueman played first-class cricket for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1949 until he retired in 1968 ... most famous bowling partnerships in Test cricket history ... omitted from numerous Test teams, because he was frequently in conflict with the cricket establishment, which he often criticised for its perceived "snobbishness" and hypocrisy ...
... The England cricket captain Sir Len Hutton was born in nearby Fulneck and was called "the man from Pudsey" ... Raymond Illingworth, another former England cricket captain, was born in Pudsey as was the England fast bowler Matthew Hoggard and the snooker star Danny Fowler ... For over a hundred years the Yorkshire County Cricket Club had at least one player who came from the old Borough of Pudsey ...
More definitions of "cricket":
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- (noun): A game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs.
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“The thing that struck me forcefully was the feeling of great age about the place. Standing on that old parade ground, which is now a cricket field, I could feel the dead generations crowding me. Here was the oldest settlement of freedmen in the Western world, no doubt. Men who had thrown off the bands of slavery by their own courage and ingenuity. The courage and daring of the Maroons strike like a purple beam across the history of Jamaica.”
—Zora Neale Hurston (18911960)
“All cries are thin and terse;
The field has droned the summers final mass;
A cricket like a dwindled hearse
Crawls from the dry grass.”
—Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)