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Basic Cricket Rules

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each. The game is played on a circular or oval-shaped field with a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch in the center. The objective of the game is to score more runs than the opposing team.

cricket playiong positionsfrom "The reliable book of outdoor games" 1893

Here are some basic rules of cricket. There are many other intricacies to the game that can vary based on the format of the game and the level of play.

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