Cricket

"Khelo Shaan Se" - Play with Pride

3 Parts of Cricket

Bowling

  • Bowling & fielding done by same team
  • Bowler's goal: try to hit stumps

Fielding

  • Bowling & fielding done by same team
  • 11 fielders (including the bowler and wicket keeper)
  • Goal: stop batsman from getting runs
-- catching a ball
-- taking a run-out.

Batting

  • Opposition team bats
  • 2 batsmen (one each end of pitch)
  • Goal: get runs before end of overs or run-out
-- hitting the ball out of bounds
    -- physically running pitch before getting out

    Hearth

    Britain

    Diffusion

    Britain to Colonized Countries

    • relocation diffusion: colonization
    • contagious diffusion: played to perfection-- now played in tournaments.

    Folk Culture

    • begun 13th century
    • country boys bowled at tree stumps or at the hurdle gate into a sheep pen: Stumps

    Popular Culture

    IPL - Indian Premier League

    • most recent addition to list of cricket leagues
    • T-20 or Twenty-20 match
    • players auctioned to create a team-- named after specific places in India

    Technology used

    • Recently used technology
    • 3rd umpire

    Effect on English Language

    • "that's not cricket" (unfair)
    • "had a good innings"
    • "sticky wicket"
    • "bowled over"

    Movies and games


    • Many cricket films
    • Term "Bradmanesque" from Don Bradman's = outstanding excellence (both within cricket and in the wider world)
    • Sports-related video games
    -- Example:

    Cricket Life 1 (PC)

    Globalization

    • Countries not colonized by Britishers - play
    • Not widely played, commonly known

    Relation to Other Sports

    Baseball

    • Henry Chadwick
    -- Former cricket player

    -- Development annual baseball guide

    -- Father Baseball

    • Popular Culture

    Related Sports (Folk)

    • India : "Gilli-Danda"
    • Philippines: "Syatong"
    • Italy: "Lippa" or "Lipe"
    • England: "Tip-cat"

    Videos

    MS DHONI HITTING A SIX - LAST MOMENTS - INDIA WINS WORLD CUP - 2011
    Best ball in cricket history!!Superlative! bestest ever
    Top 10 Best Catches In Cricket History v2