About cricket ground (dimensions and positions)?
The size of the field on which the game is played varies from ground to ground but the pitch is always a rectangular area of 22 yards (20.12m) in length and 10ft (3.05m) in width.
The popping (batting) crease is marked 1.22m in front of the stumps at either end, with the stumps set along what is termed the bowling crease.
The return creases are marked at right angles to the popping and bowling creases and are measured 1.32m either side of the middle stumps.
The two sets of wickets positioned at opposite ends of the pitch stand 71.1cm high and three stumps measure 22.86 cm wide in total.
Made out of willow the stumps have two bails on top and the wicket is only broken if at least one bail is removed.
If the ball hits the wicket but without sufficient force to dislodge a bail then the batsman is not out.
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