Quiz the Coach: What's The Deal With Cricket?
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In cricket, what is the post in the back of the hitter for?
Hey zzmz2000That 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.
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