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cricket | insect | Britannica

Cricket, (family Gryllidae), any of approximately 2,400 species of leaping insects (order Orthoptera) that are worldwide in distribution and known for the musical chirping of the male. Crickets vary in ...

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Ashes, symbol of victory in the usually biennial cricket Test (international) match series between select national teams of England and Australia, first staged in 1877. Its name stems from an epitaph published ...

cricket - International cricket | Britannica

Cricket - cricket - International cricket: International cricket in the early part of the 20th century was dominated by the original members of the Imperial Cricket Conference, England, Australia, and ...

cricket | Definition, Origin, History, Equipment, Rules, & Facts ...

Cricket, England’s national summer sport, which is now played throughout the world, particularly in Australia, India, Pakistan, the West Indies, and the British Isles. It is played with a bat and ball ...

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Other articles where Bodyline bowling is discussed: cricket: Test matches: …of the use of “bodyline” bowling tactics, in which the ball was bowled close to or at the batsman. This scheme was devised by ...

Cricket World Cup | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica

Cricket World Cup, international cricket championship held at four-year intervals that is the premier contest in one-day cricket and one of the most-watched sporting events in the world. The event was ...

cricket - Play of the game | Britannica

Cricket - cricket - Play of the game: Cricket grounds vary in size from great arenas, such as the main playing area at Lord’s in London (5.5 acres [2.2 hectares]) and the even larger Melbourne Cricket ...

cricket - Test matches | Britannica

Cricket - cricket - Test matches: The first Test match, played by two national teams, was between Australia and England in Melbourne in 1877, with Australia winning. When Australia again won at the Oval ...

cricket - Technical development | Britannica

Cricket - cricket - Technical development: Until early in the 19th century all bowling was underhand, and most bowlers favoured the high-tossed lob. Next came “the round-arm revolution,” in which many ...

cricket | insect | Britannica

Raspy cricket, any of a group of insects in the subfamily Gryllacridinae (order Orthoptera) that possess features similar to both crickets and katydids but are distinguished by the “raspy” noise that they ...