A Field position is a crucial part of cricket and there are many areas where a fielder will be placed. When a position is described as 'deep' or 'long' as in deep mid-wicket or long off then the fielder is usually placed right out on the boundary. Similarly a position prefixed as 'short' or 'silly', for example silly point means a fielder is placed in closer than a conventional point fielder would normally stand.
Pitch consists of the central strip of the cricket field between the wickets. The surface is flat and normally covered with extremely short grass though this grass is soon removed by wear at the ends of the pitch. The size of the field on which the game is played varies from ground to ground but the pitch is always a rectangular area.
List of 25 best cricketers of all time. The history of cricket started hundreds of years ago during the 16th century. Since its early days cricket has produced many legendary players so today we’re going to take a look at the 25 best cricketers of all time.
Origin of Cricket can be traced to the 16th century. Cricket was first played in the sheep grazing lands of South East England. In 1788, the first official laws of cricket were written, and terms like middle stump and lbw were coined. The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) was the first cricket team, and they played on the Lord’s field in England. In 1793, the first recorded game of cricket was played at the Lord’s ground.