In the sport of cricket, the crease is a certain area demarcated by white lines painted or chalked on the field of play, and pursuant to the rules of cricket they help determine legal play in different ways for the fielding and batting side. They define the area within which the batsmen and bowlersoperate. The term crease may refer to any of the lines themselves, particularly the popping crease, or to the region that they demarc. Law 9 of theLaws of Cricket governs the size and position of the crease markings, and defines the actual line as the back edge of the width of the marked line on the grass, i.e., the edge nearest to the wicket at that end.
AnswerThough not always marked as such, the popping crease (a line extending four feet in front of and parallel to the bowling crease where the wicket is positioned) extends in both directions to the edges of the field.
In cricket, backstopping is more commonly known as "wicket-keeping". It is where a player stands behind the wickets to collect any deliveries bowled by a bowler, that are missed by the batsman. Wicket Keepers can take catches, make stumpings (if the batsman strays outside his crease during a delivery) and are often instrumental in run outs.
Leg Before Wicket
it is the striking batsman who ran
lbw stands for 'leg before wicket'
That batsman is timed out. They are dismissed for a duck after zero balls.
It is called a goal crease because like many other sports it is where the goaltender stands. It has a special name because there are certain rules that apply to that area Thanks Matt, I understand. My question is why specifically a "Crease" as opposed to something else. It is an area in front of the net specifically for the Goaltender and others can only enter under specific circumstances. The question why "Crease"?
On the field there are two Umpires, one stands at the wicket (from where the bowler bowls) & the other is at square leg (Which is level with the batting crease on the leg side of the wicket) they count the balls in the over, hold clothing not needed by the bowler when he is bowling, making sure the ball is delivered correctly and officiate on run making & whether the batsman is or is not out. In doing this there are a set number of signals they make to the scorers: Fours, Sixes, Extras & so on.
In cricket there are currently 11 ways to get "out". The most recognizable is when the ball strikes the stumps and the bails are dislodged from the stumps. The ball can hit the stumps but if the bails are not dislodged then the player is not out. the hit can be delivered directly by the bowler, called bowled out or an out feilder can throw the ball and hit the stumps before the players bat is in contact with the ground inside the crease. If i nthe act of attempting a run it is called run out. If the batsman is merely outside the crease in the act of attempting a shot for example it is called being stumped. If the batsman makes contact with the ball and it strikes his stumps he has played on. If the facing batsman strikes the ball and it strikes the non facing batsmans stumps and he is outside the crease the non facing batsman is not out unless the ball strikes another player before striking the stumps.
LBW - leg before wicket no ball - when the bowler bowls it really high without it bouncing or steps over the crease have to bowl with a straight arm
If the ball hits the batsman's pad (on his leg) and is "hitting" the stumps (so if the batsman wasn't there, it would hit the stumps) then it is out.