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.
Rectangular surface behind each wicket; it minimizes distraction so that the batsman can follow the movement of the ball.
Player who throws the ball toward the batsman; the throw is made without bending the elbow and usually after running a few yards.
Player positioned behind the batting wicket; the only defensive player who wears gloves, the wicketkeeper tries to catch balls missed by the batsman.
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.
Official responsible for applying the rules of delivery; this umpire is positioned behind the bowler’s wicket.
Rectangular surface in midfield where the bowler and the batsman face each other; it contains two wickets that are about 20 m apart.
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.