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Cricket for Beginners

If you're new to cricket, this is where to start. You'll find a complete guide to the basics of cricket for newcomers or beginners to the sport including a breakdown of the rules, details of the equipment used, how to watch the game and basic playing skills.
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A Beginner's Guide to Watching Cricket
You're watching your first game of cricket and have no idea what's going on. Here's what you need to know.

The Ten Ways of Getting Out in Cricket
A full list, with examples, of the cricket dismissals that make up the ten ways of getting out.

A Note on 'Batsmen' vs 'Batter' in Cricket Writing
Why I prefer to use the term 'batter' instead of 'batsman' in cricket writing.

The Difference Between Match Fixing and Spot Fixing
Any conversation about corruption in cricket will touch on match fixing and spot fixing. It's important to understand the difference between the two.

ESPN Cricinfo
Started by a university professor and run until 2007 by Wisden, Cricinfo offers detailed coverage of all levels of cricket and contains a massive database of statistics and scorecards. It's a daily port of call for many cricket fans seeking news about the game.

BBC: Laws and Equipment
The BBC's Cricket Laws and Equipment page contains basic information about the game, with a rundown of the rules and what you'll need to get started.

11 Ways to Get Out in Cricket
Getting out in cricket isn't always as simple as caught, bowled, leg-before-wicket and run out. In all, there are 11 different ways a batsman can be dismissed. This video demonstrates each method of dismissal.

Explanation of Cricket Fielding Positions
There are a lot of strange words used in naming of cricket positions: fine, third, silly, square. This short guide explains the meanings of each and demonstrates a typical cricket field setting.

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