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Oval surface covered with natural or synthetic grass on which a cricket match is played; it is made up of a pitch and a field.
field [1] screen bowler wicketkeeper umpire umpire pitch fielders

screen click to hear

Rectangular surface behind each wicket; it minimizes distraction so that the batsman can follow the movement of the ball.

bowler click to hear

Player who throws the ball toward the batsman; the throw is made without bending the elbow and usually after running a few yards.

wicketkeeper click to hear

Player positioned behind the batting wicket; the only defensive player who wears gloves, the wicketkeeper tries to catch balls missed by the batsman.

umpire click to hear

Official who enforces the rules; positioned to the side of the batsman’s wicket, this umpire signals when a batsman is retired or when there is an infraction.

umpire click to hear

Official responsible for applying the rules of delivery; this umpire is positioned behind the bowler’s wicket.

pitch click to hear

Rectangular surface in midfield where the bowler and the batsman face each other; it contains two wickets that are about 20 m apart.

fielders click to hear

The team in the field, or the defending team, must catch the ball hit by the batsman and throw it toward one of the wickets to topple it.