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Cricket is a team game played between two teams of 11 players per side on a pitch 22 yards long, with bats, balls and stumps.

Popularity
Cricket is an extremely popular sport in the UK and is played in most schools by children from an early age. Its popularity increased even more in the summer of 2005 when the England team regained the ashes from Australia.

Location
Must be played on a grass pitch. It is no necessary to play on a proper cricket pitch as many children will play on a piece of grass such as a recreation ground.

Age
People of all ages can enjoy the game of cricket. It can be played by schoolchildren and adults alike. Many children get the cricket bug and play well into adulthood.

Ability
An enthusiasm for the game is the initial ability required. As the participant plays more, they will undoubtedly get better and might become most proficient at batting, bowling, wicket-keeping or fielding - or they me be an all-rounder.

Description
Cricket is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players on a pitch which is 22 yards long with stumps (wickets) at either end. Two batsmen are in play at all times and a bowler from the opposing team attempts to get the batsmen out by bowling at the stumps. Knocking the stumps over gets the player out. There are also other ways for a batsman to be out. The team that is bowling position fielders around the pitch in an attempt to catch the batsman or stump him.

Dedication
Cricket has been an established team sport for several centuries. The modern form of the game originated in England and is popular mainly in the present and former members of the Commonwealth. In countries in such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, cricket is by far the most popular sport. There are variations of the game, a popular new variant being twenty 20 cricket - a short exciting version. There are also one-day matches and test matches which last four or five days.

Potential
Players can go on to play county cricket and from there possibly play for their country. Although it is played throughout the UK, the English team is by far the most successful of all cricket teams in the UK.

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