Cricket is a team sport that is very popular in England. Cricket is played on a field where there are two teams with eleven players each. The goal of the game is to have a lot of runs by batting. The opponent tries to get the ball out of the field so that the other team will not score. After a few rounds, the roles are reversed. It is time for the other team to bat.
Cricket scoring can be complicated, especially if you are not familiar with the game. There are some terms used in cricket scoring that may need to be understood. In cricket matches, the ultimate goal is to get the most runs at the end of the game.
Here is more information on how you can understand cricket scoring and how you can fill out a score card:
- Runs and wickets. These are two of the most important terms in cricket scoring. A run is the number of successful attempts a team has. A wicket is the number of successful attempts that the other team’s batter prevented the ball from hitting the wicket, which in this case is the one that they are trying to hit. On the scorecard, the runs and wickets can be written in three different ways. For example, the score is one hundred runs and three wickets. This can be written as 100/3, 3/100 or 100-3.
- Types of matches. There are different winning scores for different cricket matches that are played. The first one is the limited over matches of the one inning matches. In this game, the team that gets the most number of runs is declared the winner of the game. The second type is the Duckworth-Lewis method. For this, the winner of the game is determined by the number of runs and the number of wickets. The third is the first class or two innings match.
- Scoring and score sheet. The scorers of a cricket match can keep track of the flow of the game by using a scorecard. There are a lot of symbols and numbers that can appear in a score card. Here are some of the things that you can use for scoring and what they represent.
- c fielder b bowler – This means ‘caught’. Caught is term used when a batter is dismissed.
- c and b bowler – this term is used for ‘caught and bowled’. What this means is that the bowler in the match is also the catching fielder.
- b bowler – This means ‘bowled’. This is also a term used when the batter is dismissed.
- lbw b bowler – This refers to ‘leg before wicket’. Leg before wicket is also used when the batter is dismissed from the game.
- st wicket-keeper b bowler – This is used for ‘stumped’. Stumped is when the batter puts the wicket on the ground.
These are some of the concepts of a cricket match score and how they are used in the cricket score card. You can download your own copy of a cricket score sheet by going to the website http://www.printablepaper.net/preview/Cricket_scoresheet.