1. Good sportsmanship and fair conduct

2. Cricket is a outdoor game played with bats a ball and wickets with elaborate laws and traditions, certainly played in England before the end of the sixteenth century and now popular throughout the world. It is a complex sport and has been quoted in encyclopaedias that it is the most complicated game in the world due to the fact that there are so many variable playing conditions that can affect the game.

It is played by two teams of eleven players on a field of unspecified size.  Two three stump wickets are set 22 yards apart on a pitch.  "Creases" are marked with white lines to help determine a fair delivery by the bowler and the successful completion of a run by the batsmen.

The ball is hard (usuallly made of cork and twine, encased in leather in two halves with a central seam around the circumference.  This circumference must be between 224mm aand 229mm (8.81 ins to 9ins) and the weight must be btween 156 gms and 163 gms (5.5oz to 5.75oz).  It is usually red in colour, however, occasionally white is used



"Cricket is battle and service and sport and art."

Douglas Jardine, Cricket-Captain, England, 1931-34


"When's the game itself going to begin?"

Groucho Marx, US-Komiker, während eines Cricket-Spiels


"I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing that God ever created on earth - certainly greater than sex, although sex isn't too bad either."

Harold Pinter, Englischer Schriftsteller






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