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Cricket

bat

verb

to hit the ball with a bat in a game such as baseball or cricket

bat

verb

in baseball or cricket, the team that is batting is trying to score runs (=points) by hitting the ball

batsman

noun

a player who tries to hit the ball in cricket

batting average

noun

a number that represents the average number of times that a baseball player gets a hit

boundary

noun

the outer edge of the playing area in cricket

bowl

verb

to throw the ball toward the batsman in the sport of cricket

bowler

noun

the person throwing the ball toward the batsman in the sport of cricket

crease

noun

the line in front of the wicket where a batsman stands to hit the ball in the game of cricket

cricket

noun

a game played by two teams of 11 players who get points by hitting a ball with a bat and running between two sets of sticks called stumps. Someone who plays this sport is called a cricketer.

Gabba

an informal name for the Woolloongabba Cricket Ground in Brisbane, Australia

hit

verb

to achieve a particular score when you hit the ball in a sport such as baseball

out

adverb, preposition

if a player or team is out during a game of baseball or cricket, they are not batting anymore

outfield

noun

in baseball and cricket, the parts of the field that are farthest from the player who is batting

over

noun

in cricket, a series of six actions of bowling (=throwing the ball) by the same bowler toward the same end of the ground

pitch

verb

if a ball pitches in golf, it hits the ground

run

noun

one point in the game of cricket

single

noun

in cricket, one run (=point)

slip

noun

in the game of cricket, a place near the batsman where players stand when they are trying to catch the ball

spinner

noun

in the game of cricket, a bowler who bowls the ball slowly and makes it spin a lot

stump

noun

one of the three sticks behind the batsman in cricket

test

noun

a test match

test match

noun

in cricket and rugby, a game between two teams from different countries

wicket

noun

in the game of cricket, the set of three sticks that the bowler tries to hit with the ball

wicket keeper

noun

the player in a cricket team who stands behind the wicket and tries to catch the ball

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