Modern Day Cricket has Transformed Players Fitness

How The Modern Game of Cricket Has Transformed Players Fitness

One of the earliest forms of entertainment was a stick and ball game that was known by several different names in various parts of the world. The simplicity of gathering team members and equipment gave everyone an equal opportunity to play and develop hand/eye coordination, running speed, and overall endurance. Evidence can be seen across multiple cultures dating back to the 16th century. Since the game of Cricket was formally introduced at the beginning of the 18th century, it has intrigued players and sparked numerous spin-off games in various countries all around the globe.

One of the most unique aspects of the game.

These are attributed to a large number of imitations, is the predetermined positions and unique responsibility that each player carries for the whole of the game. Every one of the eleven players on both teams is awarded a special position and a firm set of rules that govern their movement and sportsmanship. There is even something commonly referred to as ‘The Spirit of the Game’ which disallows poor sportsmanship and could potentially disqualify a play for being a sore loser or antagonizing players from the opposing team.The teams take a turn being at bat or in the field. Those players in the field are responsible for bowling and fielding the ball among their own team in an attempt to prevent the opposition from scoring. This requires quick response time, proactive thinking, and an almost constant adrenaline rush. When the innings change, so do the position of the teams. The team at bat then has to take turns going through each player, trying to hit the ball delivered to them by the bowler from the other team. Every member of the fielding team is on the field throughout the inning, while just two batsmen from the batting team are in the pitch zone at once.

One of the unique set of guidelines that make cricket a great exercise

In physical fitness for all players is the precision it takes to keep the wickets or wooden targets, intact throughout the inning. The wickets are positioned at each end of the narrow pitch, which is approximately 22 yards apart. Predetermined painted lines provide an even course for the wickets and the corresponding batting and bowling creases that are typically placed within four feet of the wicket. The wicket itself consists of three stacking vertical stumps that can be difficult for players to avoid hitting. If any of the stumps are dislodged, whether by the ball, a player, or some other piece of equipment, it is considered to be ‘down’. In some cases, the wicket will be hit and even moved, but not completely dislodged – and considered to be still in play.

The many different rules of modern-day Cricket may seem complicated, but they are actually quite simple after a bit of practice. The important things to remember are to have fun, pay attention to every detail going on around the field, and take the opportunities to run away from the pitch as soon as the ball is struck. There is no room for hesitation because nearly one dozen fielders are waiting for any chance to get one of the batsmen out and have the game turned over to the favour of their own team.

The game requires stamina, agility, and the ability to read potential moves in the other players.

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The Llechryd Club Development.

(posted Feb 2006)

Since the Exec meeting of the 31st May 2005 (detailed below) it has been decided to shelve the clubhouse remodelling plans for the time being and to keep them on record.

Before any building work can be considered, it is clear that the Club must first enter a period of organisational change. As ever, the Club depends on the enthusiastic work of its members in order to thrive, so it is now a good time to gauge the amount of time that individual members are willing and able to commit.

Please download Ben’s form, complete it and pass it to any Exec member (or email back) at your earliest opportunity, so that we might plan accordingly.

At a meeting held on the 31st of May 2005, the club’s Executive Committee voted to adopt, in principle, an intention to expand/extend the clubhouse: the decision being based upon a previously submitted draft business plan.

The Major Benefits

The possible major benefits of the scheme being perceived:- to improve facilities for all club members, and improve disability access. to improve catering facilities at the club, and provision for functions. to raise the public profile of the club. to increase revenue streams to the club (all year round). to provide on-site residence for a club steward (rental income).

The cost of building, for the extension scheme, would be covered by a combination of:-

  • Grants Public fund-raising / donations.
  • Club bank-loan (as would be justified by a conservative business plan).
  • Sponsorship. (The percentage share of respective funding sources, not as yet been established.)

Details of the scheme would be professionally drawn-up and supervised, but the success of the scheme would depend upon the support, dedication and hard work of the club’s members.

As a consequence of the Executive Committee’s decision, a sub-committee has been established to further investigate the viability of the scheme, and to “flesh-out” the fine points of the scheme as a whole, until enough specific detail is available to submit to the full membership of the club for due consideration (any final go-ahead having, of course, to be a full-membership decision).

Any input or ideas or advice from club members, at any stage, would be valued.