Rules of Cricket for Dummies

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Cricket rules for dummies: a beginner’s guide (introduction)

The goal of this document is to provide the reader (and young player) a basic understanding of the delightfully complex and complicated game of cricket. This should provide the reader a key to open the door to a world that many people appreciate but that many others misunderstand. After football/soccer, cricket is the world’s second most popular sport. It is broadcast in more than 120 countries. The top cricket-playing countries are listed below. Please keep in mind that cricket has many more rules and terminologies than are listed on these pages. It may appear complex at first glance, but as one progresses in the sport, many things become much obvious.

Basic cricket rules for dummies

The game pits two teams against one another in a contest of skill, spirit, and application. The number of players each team is decided before to the game and cannot exceed eleven per side. The game can be played in one of two ways: a) over a set amount of time, or b) over a set number of overs. This will be determined before to the start of the game. One team will bat first, while the other will start in the field. The fielding team’s first goal is to keep the batting team from scoring too many runs and to get all of the batters out. The batting team’s goal is to score as many runs as possible while avoiding losing wickets. Once all of the batters have been dismissed or all of the overs have been bowled, the sides switch roles, with the fielding team batting and the batting team fielding. The goal varies slightly for each side. The fielding side will now try to prevent the batting team from exceeding the total it set when it batted, either by limiting the number of runs scored or by getting all of the batters out. The batting team now has a goal to meet, and they must devise a strategy to beat the other team’s score without losing all of their wickets. The team that scores the most runs in their allotted batting innings wins a restricted overs match. In a restricted time match, the regulations are slightly different, however in junior cricket, we generally play limited over matches. We’ll start with some definitions, then move on to how teams score runs, how wickets are taken (being out or dismissed), fielding, and finally bowling.


Getting out

A batsman can be removed in eleven (11) different methods in cricket. Some dismissals happen more frequently than others. Except for bowled, all would require the fielding side to file an umpire appeal. Among the eleven are:

  1. Bowled – this occurs when the bowler delivers a ball that the batsman is unable to knock away from his stumps, causing the bails to come loose (fall off). Before dislodging the bails, the ball may even touch the batsman’s bat or body.
  2. When a batsman successfully strikes the ball with his bat or a glove still contacting the bat, the ball is in the air and a fielder makes a catch before the ball hits the ground, it is called caught. [Note: catches can be taken off the delimited walls or ceiling when playing indoors. This decision will be decided prior to the match, and both teams will be notified.]
  3. Stumped – when the batsman has hit or attempted to strike the ball and is standing beyond his popping crease when the bails are dislodged by a quick-thinking wicket keeper. When the bails are dislodged, the batsman is considered to be outside his crease if no part of his body is touching the ground. Even if a portion of his torso is in the air over the popping crease, he’s out. When a portion of the batsman’s body (such as his foot, hand, or even his bat in his hand) touches the ground inside his crease, he makes his ground.
  4. Run-out When a batsman (either the striking or non-strike batsman) attempts to make a run and is out of his ground when the ball is delivered by a fielder, the bails are removed. [For ‘out of his ground,’ see the ‘Stumped’ section above.]
  5. Hit wicket – This occurs when the batter attempts to hit the ball (successfully or unsuccessfully) and knocks the bails off the stumps with his bat or body.
  6. Leg Before Wicket (LBW) – when a batsman attempts or fails to take a stroke and misses the ball, the ball hits him in the leg (or other area of the body – other than the glove) because the leg is ahead of the wickets. The bowler claims that if the batter had not gotten his body in the way, he would have been bowled.
  7. Obstructing fielders – this happens when batsmen sprinting between the wickets stray too far from the line they’re running to get to the other side, preventing the fielder from making a clean throw at the stumps.
  8. Hit the ball twice (also known as a ‘double hit’) – When a batsman strikes the ball twice, it is known as a ‘double hit.’
  9. Handling the ball – the batter plays the live ball with his gloves, possibly to prevent the fielding side from making a play.
  10. Timed out – if the batters take too long to get ready for the following ball (approximately three minutes), the fielding side can ask the umpire to dismiss the guilty batsman. Taking too long can also occur when a batter takes too long to replace a batsman who has already been dismissed.
  11. Retired out – this occurs when a batsman leaves the field without the umpire’s consent.

Other aspects of cricket to consider

Cricket (even for dummies) takes roughly three hours in one day. For one innings, each team has 40 or 50 overs. Test cricket, as the name suggests, usually lasts around a day. There are no time constraints for the game; it should conclude when everyone is out, and it normally lasts two innings. This game can continue up to five days and is the oldest and longest cricket game ever played. If you’re new to cricket, I highly recommend starting with highlights from any Indian Premier League game.


If you’re watching cricket on TV, they’ll tell you how many runs have been scored, how many bathrooms are closed, and even what the opposing team scored and how many runs are needed to win. Cricket may appear to be a leisurely game, but if you keep an eye on your position, the rules will become evident. If you found this video helpful, please like and subscribe. It took me a long time to construct one of these, and good calm is always welcome. Feel free to discuss the video on Reddit if you’re a Reddit user, but in the meantime, enjoy the crickets.