Classic Timber Cricket Set – Fearnley
A fantastic classic cricket set for children made from the finest timber. A great way to introduce your kids to the wonderful world of cricket. Comes with a carrying bag sio you set it up in your back yard or down at your local park. A fantastic way for the whole family to play together out in the sunshine.
Cricket Set Features:
You can have amazing fun with these Cricket sets. Play a family game of cricket in the Garden, Parks, Picnic. Great fun for the kids.
- Size 3 Set Includes
- Size 3 Bat
- Size 5 Set Includes
- Size 5 Bat
Both sets are made of wood.
History Of Cricket
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps.
- The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player (so they are “out”).
- There are several ways to dismiss a batsman. You can be bowled, this is when the bowler delivers a ball whuch you either miss or hit onto your stumps. If you do this you are out. If you hit the ball and a fielder catches it you are out. How? you hit the ball in the air and a fielder catches it before it hits the ground. Instead of referees cricket has umpires.
- One umpire is on the pitch at all times standing behind the wicket at one end. Obviously they are at the bowlers end so they can have a clear view of the pitch and see what the batsman is up to.
Cricket formats keep on changing at the beheast of TV stations chasing higher viewing figures. Changes include teams wearing colours. Players names on the back of their shirts is common as well as numbers. Team fielding formations change over by over hence the coloured shirts and numbering is just a marketing ploy by the tv companies.
Historically, cricket’s origins are uncertain and the earliest definite reference is in south-east England in the middle of the 16th century. It spread globally with the expansion of the British Empire. The first international matches took place in the second half of the 19th century. Hence India and Pakistan whose history is entwined with Britain is a hot bed of cricket. In fact they are more cricket crazy than the English. As recently as 2019 over 800,000 fans applied for tickets to see India play Pakistan in the World Cup.
But no matter how popular the game is southern Asia it still cannot compete with Australia when it comes to winning. Australia are the kings of cricket with 5 World Cup wins, something which no othe rcountry has come close to achieving. Although in recent years the Aussies are more famous for ball tampering than winning fair and square.
The game’s governing body is the International Cricket Council (ICC), which has over 100 members, twelve of which are full members who play Test matches.
The game’s rules are held in a code called the Laws of Cricket which is owned and maintained by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in London. dard.