Published on April 21, 2009
Cricket Umpiring and Ruleswith a bit of history!!!!!! : Cricket Umpiring and Ruleswith a bit of history!!!!!! Umpiring signals : Umpiring signals Umpires make many signals including, out, 4 runs, 6 runs, bye, leg bye, TV replay, one short, wide, no ball, dead ball, new ball, penalty runs, last hour, cancel call, quirks. quirks cancel call last hour penalty runs new ball dead ball no ball wide Umpiring signals : Umpiring signals one short TV replay leg bye bye 6 runs 4 runs out Slide 4: Cricket rules are quite complicated and need a lot of time to master to get most calls right. You need to have self confidence as you will be criticised sometimes but you need to always keep to what you said. 1. In a full cricket side it consists of 11 players, though outside of official competitions teams can agree to play more than 11 a side but no more than 11 can field. Slide 5: 2. If a player gets injured a substitute may take there place however they may not bat, bowl, keep wicket or act as captain. 3. On the field there are two umpires who apply the laws, make the decisions, and they relay the decisions to the scorers. There is a third umpire in the pavilion helping the other two umpires with decisions the two umpires might not be able to make. Slide 6: 4. There are two scorers who respond to the umpires signals and keep track of the score as the game goes on. 5. A cricket bat has to be no longer than 96.5cm and cant be wider than 10.8cm. Your hand or glove that is holding the bat is also considered part of the bat. That means that if the ball hits your glove and someone catches it you are out. Slide 7: 6. Before the games start there isn’t aloud any bowling or batting practise on the pitch. There is only aloud practise on the pitch the day before the game and after the game. 7. You can score runs from running from one end of the pitch to the other, you can score multiple runs per ball. A quicker way of getting runs is hitting the ball over the rope on the full which is a 6 and hitting the ball to the rope but with it bouncing before it gets there is a 4. That is just some rules that consists in the world of cricket. Slide 8: The captain always talks to the bowler before setting the field. They set the field together so that the bowler knows where they should bowl the ball to get them out. Fielding restrictions is a rule that the captain gets to pick when they want to use it but it is to discourage certain bowling tactics. It also encourages the batsmen to hit the ball for 4’s and 6’s more often. Slide 9: In cricket there is such thing as a in and outfield. The 30 yard perimeter circling the pitch divides the two. In a one-day match two players are aloud to be in the outfield. That means that it is easier to hit 4’s and 6’s. Fielding restrictions make the game more exciting and higher scoring. Slide 10: 1. Do fielding restrictions speed the game up or slow the game down. 2. A cricket bat isn’t aloud to be wider than ……………cm 3. Are fielding restrictions meant to discourage or encourage bowling tactics? 4. How many yards is the perimeter around the pitch? 5. If a substitute takes a place of a player what aren’t they aloud to do? Slide 11: 6. In a one-day match how many players are aloud in the outfield while there are fielding restrictions. 7. How many scorers are there that respond and write down the umpires calls. 8. What does the bowler and captain always do before the bowler bowls. 9. What does this signal mean? 10. Who gets to pick when they use the fielding restrictions. Slide 12: 11. What other part of your body is part of the bat? 12. What does the umpire always carry with them? 13. Where does the third umpire make decisions from? 14. When did cricket first come to Australia from England? 15. What year are the oldest still on display from? Slide 13: Umpires wear white shirts, white pants and a white hat. They carry with them a counter which counts every ball the bowler bowls. One umpire stands at the wickets at the opposite end of the facing batsmen. There is also a umpire called the square leg umpire who stands horizontally to the facing batsmen on the leg side which is where the legs of the batsmen are facing. Slide 14: A third umpire is a umpire that is in the grandstand with computers and other gadgets. When a umpire that is on the field doesn’t know what the right call is or cant decide on a decision they will ask for the third umpire. The third umpire then looks at the computers and replays of the event and then makes a decision. The decision is up on a big screen it says either out or not out. Slide 15: People actually don’t know when cricket first came about but some people believe that it started with some children playing around with a piece of wood for a bat. The 17th century was when people first started playing cricket competitively and has continued on until now. The oldest every bats still on display are from are from 1729. Cricket first started in England and came to Australia in 1788.