|Date Added: November 01, 2009 08:12:18 PM|
I have had to write a lot of articles in my writing career, but none were harder than when I had to write about the sport of cricket. I vaguely knew of what it was, and I knew that it was played in Australia, the UK and in South Africa, as well as many other countries, but I really didn’t know what it was. I did know that it is not very popular in the United States, and perhaps that was why I didn’t know much about it. Imagine my amusement when I was assigned an article about playing cricket and cricket equipment.
I didn’t know how cricket is played, and I have to tell you that even though I wrote the article and it checked out OK with a friend from Australia that knows all about cricket, I still don’t exactly understand the game. I get the gist of it, but I want to see a live match to fully understand it. Understand the cricket equipment was a little easier, but some of the terms were very foreign for me. Most are pretty easy to understand, and you can probably relate most of the items to other sports that you know or play yourself.
The first piece of cricket equipment I understood was the bat. I could easily identify it as I had seen it in a few movies. It’s like a baseball bat somewhat, but it is flat instead of round. Along with that piece of cricket equipment comes the ball. I can’t explain in very well, but it is small and round, but not really made like a baseball. I liken these to baseball items because cricket is a little like baseball with the batting and the pitching. There’s a lot of running and outs, but they really aren’t the same game.
Other pieces of cricket equipment you need are pads and other safety items. The ball is often moving very fast, and you do need some protection, though you certainly don’t need what a baseball catcher might need for safety. If you really want to buy or even understand cricket equipment, you can do a quick search online and you will find all of the information you need. Perhaps the best place to look would be a site that sells cricket equipment. They should have descriptions and even perhaps some information that you might be looking for.
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