-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

Quiz the Coach: What's The Deal With Cricket?

Quiz the Coach: What's The Deal With Cricket? - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Quiz the coach helps teen and tweens with sports and fitness related issues and problems like obesity, healthy eating questions, skateboard tricks and P.E. dilemnas. - Page 1

So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of football, basketball or hockey? Got a gripe about P.E. class, skateboarders, cheerleading, coaches, or anything? Why not ?

1Hey Coach,
In cricket, what is the post in the back of the hitter for?
zzmz2000

Hey zzmz2000

That post you see in cricket is called the wicket. A wicket is made up of three stumps that are 28 inches high. Two wooden pieces, called bails, are put on top of the stumps. There are two of these wickets on the field - one on the batsman's end and one on the bowler's end (The batsman is the guy who hits the ball, the bowler is the guy who throws the ball.)

The object of the batsman is to try and score as many runs as possible. Runs are scored by the batsman by running between the two sets of wickets. If the bowler bowls the ball past the batter and breaks the wicket (by knocking the bails off the stumps,) then the batter is out. The batter is also out if a fielder throws the ball at the wicket and knocks the bails off the stumps, while the batsman is running between the two sets of wickets.

No one's really too sure how the history or origin of the game of cricket. One theory is that shepherds in England used to play it, when they got bored of looking after their sheep. One shepherd would stand in front of a gate to a sheep pasture and another shepherd would throw a stone at him, and he would have to hit it with his crook. If you're still confused about wickets, stumps and bails, or would like to find out more about cricket, check out this link.

Do you need tips or advice on sports, fitness or health? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.

Related Stories:

  • I Need Some More Cheers

  • Do I Practice With The Team?

  • Peeps Think I'm Crap At B-Ball

  • More Quiz the Coach
  • 0 Comments

    Related Stories

    F1051296982093

    How Fast Can A Bowler Throw A Cricket Ball?

    • 50 miles per hour.
    • 75 miles per hour.
    • 100 miles per hour.
    • 150 miles per hour.

    Sports In The Forums

    drowning
    drowning posted in Xtreme Sports:
    Strength depends on personal build and health. Not gender.
    reply 4 days
    M702H
    M702H posted in Basketball:
    Talk about your experiences on your journey to making it to the NBA if you share this dream, and how it is coming along from the beginning to now. I can offer some advice to help along the way whether it be effective workouts or how to excel in your school's basketball team.
    reply 4 days
    Taidoku
    I do dabbing and like to toast bread. 4 time MVP all star dabber, named to the USA dabbing national team. I also toast some mean bread and have 100 Michelin Stars. I also play cricket on a horse, water polo on jellyfish, and do underwater hockey. Nothing too big
    reply 7 days
    unicornsrule626
    [quote="rainbowpoptart "]um.. does getting out of bed count as a sport? OMG I DIED READING THIS  [s:p/1koo] [s:p/1koo]
    reply 7 days
    rainbowpoptart
    um.. does getting out of bed count as a sport?
    reply 7 days