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Cricket in US

  1. 1. Presents What is Cricket?
  2. 2. <ul><li>Brief History of the Game of Cricket </li></ul><ul><li>Cricket in America </li></ul><ul><li>What is Cricket? </li></ul><ul><li>Bowling and Batting </li></ul><ul><li>Cricket @ Penn State </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s Play! </li></ul>Outline
  3. 3. <ul><li>Early Cricket : 1500 – 1600 </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Cricket : 1700 – 1800 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed as a team sport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only Sport played under Laws </li></ul></ul><ul><li>First international cricket in North America in 1844 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USA vs Canada annual cricket match </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current Day Cricket : 20 th century and beyond </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formation of the International Cricket Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Full members and 86 Associate and Affiliate Members </li></ul></ul>History of Cricket
  4. 4. Australia England India Pakistan New Zealand South Africa West Indies Sri Lanka Zimbabwe Bangladesh Cricketing Nations
  5. 5. <ul><li>1700s – First cricket clubs established </li></ul><ul><li>First international cricket in North America in 1844 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USA vs Canada annual cricket match in Bloomingdale Park in NY. (Attended by 10,000 spectators) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decline in the 20 th century – Advent of Baseball </li></ul><ul><li>Rediscovery of American Cricket in 1970s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth in cricket-loving immigrant population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USA is currently an Associate member of ICC </li></ul></ul>Cricket in America
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Two teams of 11 players each </li></ul><ul><li>Two bases (wickets) sixty feet apart in the middle of the field </li></ul><ul><li>Two formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Test cricket (5 days) – 2 innings per side (one innings is 10 outs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One day – 1 inning per side (one innings is 10 outs or when maximum pitches have been thrown) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Team scoring more runs wins </li></ul>What is Cricket?
  7. 7. <ul><li>Progress of Play </li></ul><ul><li>Captains toss to decide to field or bat </li></ul><ul><li>The fielding team of 11 takes the field </li></ul><ul><li>Wicketkeeper (catcher) is allowed to wear protective gear </li></ul><ul><li>Two batsman (batters) are sent in, one for each base </li></ul><ul><li>Bowler (pitcher) bowls (pitches) from one wicket (base) to the other </li></ul><ul><li>After 6 balls (pitches), catcher moves behind the first pitcher’s base and another bowler makes 6 pitches from the opposite end. Each set of 6 pitches is called an over. </li></ul>What is Cricket?
  8. 9. <ul><li>Batting and Scoring Runs </li></ul><ul><li>The batsman (batter) can hit in any direction and can run when he chooses to. </li></ul><ul><li>A batsman can score by hitting the ball and running safely between the two wickets (bases) </li></ul><ul><li>Once across (from one base to the other) is one run (single) </li></ul><ul><li>There and back is two runs (double) </li></ul><ul><li>A line drive that reaches the fence scores four runs </li></ul><ul><li>A hit that flies over the fence like a home run is six runs </li></ul>What is Cricket?
  9. 11. <ul><li>Common Ways of Getting Out </li></ul><ul><li>Any of the three stumps marking the batsman’s base are hit by the pitcher, the batsman is bowled (struck out) </li></ul><ul><li>The ball is hit into a fielder’s hand without touching the ground, the batsman is caught (pop fly) </li></ul><ul><li>The batsman uses any part of the body other than the bat to stop the ball from hitting the stumps, he is out Leg Before Wicket also called LBW (interference) </li></ul><ul><li>If the two batsmen are running between the wickets (bases) and a fielder touches the base before the batsman crosses the safe line, he is run out (tagging or out at base) </li></ul>What is Cricket?
  10. 13. <ul><li>Club Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an opportunity for the Penn State students, faculty and staff to play and learn the game </li></ul><ul><li>Create awareness and promote the game in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Club History </li></ul><ul><li>Started in the 1960s and 70s </li></ul><ul><li>Current form revived in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Currently a member of Penn State Club Sports organization </li></ul><ul><li>Around 40 members </li></ul>Cricket @ Penn State
  11. 14. <ul><li>Club Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in a summer regional tournament in Washington D.C. metro region </li></ul><ul><li>Regular practice sessions during late spring, summer and early fall semesters </li></ul><ul><li>Organize softball tournaments to involve community </li></ul><ul><li>Raise funds for club by managing concession stands during Penn State football games </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for a coaching clinic during early summer for high school students and community </li></ul>Cricket @ Penn State
  12. 15. Let's Play! Cricket @ Penn State
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