Cricket, anyone?

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News release from the Fort Wayne Warriors:

Cricket, Anyone?
Fort Wayne Cricket Cup scheduled for Saturday, June 1 at Morsches Park

(May 30, 2013) – If you’ve ever wondered how cricket is played and what the game entails, then don’t miss the Fort Wayne Warriors Cricket Cup tournament, scheduled for Saturday, June 1, at Morsches Park in Columbia City. The tournament will be held on the park’s baseball diamonds, beginning at 8 a.m. and running through 9 p.m. In the event of bad weather, the tournament will take place on Saturday, June 15.

Spectators are invited to watch teams from around the Midwest compete for honors in this all-day tournament. Hosted by the Fort Wayne Warriors, teams from Indianapolis, Warsaw, Bloomington, Cincinnati, Ohio and Benton Harbor, Michigan, along with other cities, will compete.

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a roughly circular field, at the center of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes it in turn to bat, in which they attempt to accumulate as many runs as possible, while the other team fields, attempting to prevent the batting team scoring runs. Teams may bat once or twice each depending upon the format of the game. Each turn is known as an innings. The game progresses as one member of the fielding team known as the bowler delivers the ball to the batsman down the length of the pitch. The batsman then attempts to strike the ball with his bat so that the ball either reaches the boundary or travels far enough away from a fielder to enable him to run to the other end of the pitch and thus accumulate runs. Each batsman may continue batting until he is dismissed. Once ten batsmen from the batting side have been dismissed, the team is said to be all out and the two teams change roles. A person who plays cricket is called a cricketer.

The game is popular in Australasia, England, the Indian subcontinent, the West Indies and Southern Africa.

The Fort Wayne Warriors cricket team was established in 2009 by a group of cricket enthusiasts who are working professionals from various industries in the Fort Wayne area, including IT, health care and manufacturing. The team participates in several hard tennis ball tournaments throughout Indiana and Ohio throughout the year. Santhosh Subramanian serves as the team captain.


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