It is worth noting that the rules by which the game takes place were prepared by the famous Marylebone Cricket Club, operating since 1787. For many years, it was the only organization that had the right to formulate regulations and manage their implementation. Importantly, the club also upholds the spirit of the game, according to which cricket is to be free from inappropriate behavior of players or various types of unclean plays.
For a better understanding of the rules, it is worth presenting them in points that will cover specific aspects of cricket.
It has an elliptical shape and is covered with grass. Although its length is not strictly defined, it usually ranges from 130 to 150 meters. In the very center there is a strip with dimensions of 3.05 x 20.12 m - this is the so-called pitch. It is the main area of the game where actions are performed. On both ends of this strip there are wickets, i.e. three strumps (posts, most often wooden) driven into the ground, on which two crossbars (baile) are set. The Bowler throws the ball towards the opponent's goal in such a way that the batsman will not be able to hit it. The pitch is split in two by a line that connects the gates.
Two teams of 11 players take part in the game. They are divided into throwers, i.e. bowlers, and batsmen - batsmen. One of the players is the catcher.
However, this division does not do the whole thing. During the throw, the skaters' task is to catch the ball that is reflected by the batsman, so that he will not be able to get another rune. The main catcher, located directly behind the batsman, plays an extremely important role. It intercepts non-reflected balls. The others must be in such positions that it is possible to catch the ball. The captain decides about the formation of the team.
The batsman uses a large, flat stick. According to the adopted strategy, he hits the ball offensively (as far as possible into free areas) or defensively (downwards). After bouncing back, it runs to get the rune. If the ball is hit out of play, the team scores 6 runs (when the ball misses the ground) or 4 runes (when the ball goes out of play after hitting the ground). The order of the batsmen is determined by the captain.