Cricket is one of the quintessential English sports.
In the game of cricket, there is a batting team and a fielding team. One member of the fielding team bowls the ball at the batsman, who attempts to hit the ball around the field with a wooden bat, scoring runs either by running or hitting the ball into the outfield. The fielding team tries to achieve two complementary aims: to get the batsmen out, and to limit the number of runs scored by the batsmen.
Each team consists of 11 players with two batsmen on the pitch at one time standing at each end of the pitch in front of three wooden stakes called ‘stumps’ or ‘wickets’.