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C RICKET ! I S IT YOUR CUPPA ? A comparison between Cricket and Baseball Click here to begin! EME 6415 Spring 2009 Aditya Joshi.

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2 C RICKET ! I S IT YOUR CUPPA ? A comparison between Cricket and Baseball Click here to begin! EME 6415 Spring 2009 Aditya Joshi

3 I NTENDED A UDIENCE The intended audience for this PowerPoint presentation are high school baseball athletes The intention is to familiarize the athletes with the rules of cricket in order to spread the popularity of the game This will be the first in a series of presentations on Cricket

4 L EARNING O BJECTIVES After this module, learners will be able to state the differences between four similar aspects in the two games: The field Batting Bowling/Pitching Running Team composition Game Length/Flavours

5 A QUICK HISTORY OF C RICKET Originated in England Thought to have begun around the 16 th century CE Believed to have been invented by bored shepherds Played at some form and level in over 100 countries Ten major nations at the International level

6 L ET ’ S BEGIN ! The Field Batting Bowling/Pitching Running Team Composition Length/Flavours Quiz Click on the speaker for instructions

7 T HE F IELD Baseball is played in a quadrant of fair territory between foul lines. The official minimum distance from home plate to the far edge of fair territory is 250 feet (76.2 metres), but the recommended distances are at least 325 ft (99.1 m) along the foul lines and 400 ft (121.9 m) in center field. This produces a recommended fair territory field area just over 100,000 square feet (10,000 m 2 ). Most Major League Baseball parks have fair territory areas in the range 110,000 to 120,000 square feet (11,000 m 2 ).

8 T HE F IELD In contrast, cricket is played on a field with a minimum width of 420 ft (128 m) and length 426 ft (129.8 m), giving a minimum area of 140,500 square feet (13,050 m 2 ), assuming an elliptical shape. However the shape of a cricket ground is not fixed. Grounds around the world are typically 450×500 ft (137.2-152.4 m), an area of 175,000 square feet (16,300 m 2 )


10 B ATTING The baseball bat is narrow and round The cricket bat is wide and flat Batters in cricket may play defensive strokes and are not obliged to hit the ball every time it is thrown There is no strike zone

11 B ATTING Each innings in baseball allows each team three outs and batters may re-play as many times as they can until three batters are dismissed Each innings in cricket allows each team ten outs and batters may not recycle See Running for more informationRunning See Team Composition for more informationTeam Composition

12 B OWLING /P ITCHING Baseball pitchers must work within a strike zone Therefore, they use ball speed and movement to deceive batters Pitches are thrown as volleys Cricket bowlers are not limited by a strike zone They vary the line and length of the delivery The ball must bounce once (and only once) before it reaches the batter

13 B OWLING /P ITCHING The typical motion for a pitcher The pitcher throws from a stationary position

14 B OWLING /P ITCHING The typical motion for a bowler The bowler runs in to deliver the ball

15 B OWLING /P ITCHING In baseball, the pitcher must deliver from a rubber slab (officially called the "pitcher's plate" and typically called "the rubber") whose front is 60.5 feet from the point of home plate In cricket, the distance between the two wickets that the batsmen defend is 66 feet. The rectangular area between the two lines is called the pitch. In baseball, the pitcher's release point could be about 55 feet away from the batter depending on his delivery style In cricket, the typical distance is about 57 feet between delivery point of the bowler and the bat.

16 B OWLING /P ITCHING A legal baseball weighs no less than 5 ounces and no more than 5 and ¼ ounces A legal cricket ball must weigh between 5.5 and 5.8 ounces

17 R UNNING Baseball games are much lower scoring affairs Runners run around the sides of a diamond There can be three runners and one batter present at a single time on a baseball field Pinch runners may be used for speed Cricket games are high scoring Runs are scored when batsmen cross each other on the 22 yard pitch and reach the safety of the crease on the other side There can only be two batters on the field at a time Runners can only be employed in case of an injury to a batter

18 T EAM C OMPOSITION A baseball team may have a roster of 25 players with pitchers in a rotation There are 8 position players with the pitchers being replaced A cricket team is allowed 11 active players at any one time in a match. Bowlers must field after finishing an over (consisting of 6 legal deliveries) The 12 th man may be used as a substitute only in case of injury to a fielder. He may not bowl or bat A runner may be employed during batting only in case of an injury to a batter. This has to be one of the 11 players in the active list In case a batter is injured seriously enough to prevent him from taking the field, he may not play at all and the team loses an out

19 L ENGTH /F LAVOURS A baseball game usually lasts between 2 ½ and 4 ½ hours. There are three flavours of cricket: Test Matches One Day Internationals Twenty20

20 T EST C RICKET Is played over 5 days In white clothes There 90 overs a day. Each over consists of 6 legal deliveries 2 innings per side. Therefore, a total of 20 outs per team, per game Matches may be drawn (no result due to end of playing time) or tied

21 O NE D AY C RICKET Is played over one day – 8 hours In coloured clothes 100 overs – 50 overs per side 1 innings each Break between each innings Innings closes at 50 overs or ten outs, whichever is earlier

22 T WENTY 20 C RICKET Is played over an evening Usually 3 hours and multiple beers Wacky clothes Cheerleaders! 20 overs per side 1 innings each. Innings closes at 20 overs or ten outs, whichever is earlier

23 Q UIZ We will now have a short 5 question quiz to test what has been learned in this module. Please click the ‘next’ arrow to begin.

24 Q UESTION 1 What shape is a cricket field? An ellipse A rectangle A diamond

25 Q UESTION 2 Batters in cricket must hit each ball they face Agree Disagree

26 Q UESTION 3 How many times may the ball bounce before reaching the batter in cricket? 1 time 2 times 3 times

27 Q UESTION 4 How many days does a Test Match last? One evening One day Three days Four days Five days

28 Q UESTION 5 There are 11 active players at any one time in a cricket match, in a single team True False

29 W RONG ! Please try again.

30 C ORRECT ! Well done! Go back and proceed to the next question!

31 T HE E ND ! Thank you for going through this module! Click anywhere to finish.

32 A CKNOWLEDGMENT All information and pictures from Wikipedia

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