DM's Explanation of Cricket


Introduction

I'm a serious cricket fan. I tend to talk about it a lot, sometimes in places online where other people are unfamiliar with the sport. So I get asked a lot of questions about it. If you've come to this page, it may well be because I referred you here. :-)

Boxed text like this describes specific differences or similarities between baseball (in orange) and cricket (in blue). Since many people who come here are Americans familiar with baseball, this can be very useful.
On the other hand, you may have landed here from Google, or a link from someone else's page, and just be curious to learn something about the game. Welcome! Reputations to the contrary, cricket is no more arcane or complicated than most other sports. All you need is a decent introduction, which is what I hope to provide.

I'm attempting to cover everything you could possibly want to know about cricket. In many cases, you won't want to know that much. Just pick appropriate topics and browse until you're satisfied. Many pages have Extra Details marked in dark blue - you can safely skip all of these on your first read through.

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