Varying in size and shape, a cricket field is generally 137 to 150 metres in diameter. Although not a requirement, cricket fields are usually oval in shape. Eleven fielders and batsman in their distinct cricket equipment and clothing are spread across the whole field.
Most of the action takes place in the centre of the field on what is known as the pitch. Runs are scored by running from one end of this pitch to the other without being bowled, stumped or caught out. Once of the more common ways for a batsman to be out is by getting caught be the wicket keeper, who is dressed in protective cricket clothing to protect themselves.
How do you decide if someone is in or out in cricket?
In addition to the eleven players on the field, there are also two umpires at all times whose job it is to decide whether a batsman is in or out when the fielding team make a claim. The umpires are recognisable by their distinct cricket clothing that normally consists of black trousers, a long white jacket and a white hat.