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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. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.
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  • Origins 

  • Growth of amateur and professional cricket in England 

  • English cricket in the 18th and 19th centuries 

  • Cricket becomes an international sport 

  • World cricket in the 20th century 

  • The rise of limited overs cricket 

  • Laws and gameplay 

  • Playing area 

  • Match structure and closure 

  • Innings 

  • Clothing and equipment 

  • Bat and ball 

  • Basic gameplay: bowler to batter 

  • Fielding 

  • Bowling and dismissal 

  • Batting, runs and extras 

  • Specialist roles 

  • Umpires and scorers 

  • Spirit of the Game 

  • Women's cricket 

  • Governance 

  • Forms of cricket 

  • International competitions 

  • First-class 

  • Club and school cricket 

  • Influence on everyday life 

  • In the arts and popular culture 

  • Influence on other sports