Cricket, Lovely Cricket

All over the globe, there are aspects of life that can make noticeable contributions to the very identity of a particular location, and in England it’s the game of cricket. The sport is popular in various pockets of the world such as Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian sub-continent, but in many countries it’s rarely played and sometimes barely even understood. But if you have never really seen what the appeal of it is, perhaps it’s time to try a little harder.

Cricket has been around for centuries, and it’s a huge contrast of a sport. It can be slow-paced and cerebral, yet it can also be wildly exciting and abandoned. On some occasions it rewards patience, yet on others it requires throwing caution to the wind. It has always been thought of as a gentleman’s game, but it produces occasional bouts of ill-temper and gamesmanship that will hit the headlines all over the world.

The rewards in the professional game are plentiful if you get to the top of the tree, but no-one has ever played the game just for the money. Fast bowlers from Pakistan, all-rounders from West Indies and opening batsmen from … Read more at FryingPanSports

Cricket Overload with Cricinfo.

From a very early age I have been fascinated with the game of cricket, I was introduced to the game by my dad he used to play for a couple of local teams. One of these teams was our local amateur side and the other was an indoor cricket team he played with his workmates, by attending both these games to watch my dad it greatly developed my understanding of the game. As soon as I was able to play for I local team myself I jumped at the opportunity, and as I’ve got older I have developed further my understanding of the rules of the game as well as the gamesmanship part of cricket which is such an important factor.

I am now in a position where I am still a great fan of cricket and very fortunate that I get the opportunity to go and watch many live cricket games that Edgbaston cricket ground which is only half an hours drive from where I live. But when I am not able to go and physically watch live cricket thanks to the development of new technology both in mobile phones and on the Internet I’m now able to … Read more at FryingPanSports

Tips On Choosing Woodworm Cricket Bats

woodworm cricket bats

If you want to know more about how to choose woodworm cricket bats, there are a few things you should take into consideration. You should think about your upper body strength, what type bat you should look for and how you can leverage these to your advantage.

The first thing you should consider when choosing a new cricket bat is your own personal strength. If you have a great deal of upper body strength then you can take the advantage of using a heavier cricket bat. A heavier bat will allow you to make longer distance hits than if you were using a lighter weight bat. They are also more durable and less likely to break under the strain of a harder hit. Considering the size of a cricket pitch, which is roughly 6 times the length and 11 times the width of what would be the normal high school basketball court dimensions, the cricket ball needs to travel a fair distance.

Woodworm cricket bats have grown in popularity since the English victory against the Australians during the 2005 Ashes series. There are several grades of bat to look at when deciding. Most cricket bats are made from willow and … Read more at FryingPanSports