A Cricket Match
Essay No. 01
Last year we played a match which I will long to remember. It was played at the invitation of famous Cantonment Cricket Eleven.
We reached the Cantonment Club. George, the skipper of the other teams shook hands with our captain. He led the party to the field. Our captain lost the toss. We then our positions in the field. Near the stumps lay the red ball.
The batting began. Stout long man came in to bat. He played for a few minutes only and was then caught. One wicket was down with no runs! We were all so excited. Was the opposite team going to be defeated so easily? Presently the second batsman appeared. His very first stroke showed him a skilled player. His batting was firm and swift. He began piling up runs. We did not lose heart. We changed our bowlers, alternating fast one with slow ones. At last our best bowler, Raj came forward. With his second ball he took the batsman by surprise. Before the batsman could strike the ball, it had clean struck one of the stumps.
The batting continued, but no other player of the opposite team played so well as the second. They paled a good game but our bowlers proved too strong for them. The sixth batsman seemed to be in good form. He added considerably to the score. The Cantonment team were all out by lunch hour. The score stood at 207.
Lunch being over, the referee gave a whistle. The players stood in the field again. Now our side went in to bat. Our first batsman made a poor start a poor start. After cutting a fastball or two he seemed to lose his grip on the bat. He could not score many runs. Our two wickets fell in quick succession. Cricket is a game of chance. So we thought it was too early to lose hope. As Ramesh, one of our best batsmen, went forward, we hoped he would recover lost ground. He started well, brought the score to 50 , but then a fast ball struck him on the face. He was carried away unconscious from the fields.
After brief interruption the game was resumed, our side went on batting, raising the score shanty our eighth batsman proved the hero of the day. With great confidence he hit back every ball for full two hours. He scored a century and twenty runs. Our score had already exceeded that of the opposite team. Before the stumps were drawn our captain declared at 375. The last man was not out.
Essay No. 2
A Cricket Match
A Cricket Test match is a great show anywhere in the world. Thousands of men, women and children go to see it with pleasure; and millions more watch it on the television sets. It has become the number one game throughout the world. The international cricketers are the heroes of the present day. They attract enormous crowds millions of dollars by way of advertisements throughout the world. These events are sponsored by the top –most companies of the world to earn a name and advertise their goods. The stadiums where the cricket is played are places worth- seeing. They are provided with all the modern sophisticated equipment to ensure full safety and proper telecast of the event throughout world live. The cricketers are treated state guests and the sponsors give out lots of prizes and awards to the outstanding performers in the game.
There are very few people who are not interested in the game. The young and the old, women and children equally take interest in watching cricket. It has given rise to a strange cricket culture. Lots of young boys dream to become successful cricketers and devote all their time and energy to learn the skills of batting and blowing. Even women cricketers are showing their talents overboard. There are regular women cricket clubs which give enough chances to young girls to enter the field of cricket. Soon there will be International women cricket matches held as the competitions are already being held on the national level. India has also produced many renowned cricketers who have proved their worth no less than the best cricketers of the world.
Whenever there is an international cricket match held in any Indian city the whole city wears a festive look. There is nothing except cricket everywhere. Almost all the roads lead to the cricket field. The work in all private and Government offices comes almost to a stop. The students of schools and colleges go for a voluntary holiday and try to get a seat among the spectators or watch the events on the televisions. The police and the security personnel have to face very hard time in controlling mobs outside the stadium. The event turns to be much more joyful if the host team turns to be victorious. The joy of the people knows no bounds. The Indian cricketers are welcomed by bursting lots of crackers and even the illuminations, at night. There are long discussions on all the households. Bus- stops restaurants and the like about the performers are praised beyond limits. There is always a hero of the day in a particular cricket match. He can be either a bowler or a batsman and he is called “the man of the match”. Unfortunately some negative trends have cropped up in this money by some vested interests to deliberately lose their game. This called “Match – Fixing”. This unusual activity has been recently unearthed and some very famous players have been found involved. This has lowered the status of the game and the players too much. Let us see how the development affects the prestige of the game.
Essay No. 03
A Cricket Match
I am the Captain of my school cricket team. Our school arranged a learned coach a few months ago to groom our team in the art of Playing. Accordingly. I can boast with humility that our team is quite prepared to match any other cricket team in this area of our State.
Lest anybody should deem my assertion an empty boast, I here describe a match which our team played with a rival team recently.
It is a matter of just Sunday last. I had invited the team of the local government school to play a friendly match with our school team. The match was played in our school playground. Our team won the toss. We decided to bat first. All the players on both sides and the umpires and the referee took up their positions.
The referee blew the whistle and the match started. Our openers Punk and Amit reached the pitch with beaming faces. As the first ball was thrown by the bowler, Praveen, Punit sent the ball swirling towards the boundary. Clearly, it was a fourer. The playground which was packed to capacity, resounded with applause.
In this way, Punit amassed thirty six runs. There was suddenly a note of dismay when he was caught out by Keshev of the rival team. Amit , however, continued. He played slowly and continuously. He scored 29 runs before he was bowled out.
Before lunch our team had scored 202 runs in all in 40 overs. After lunch, the rival team started batting. Our team realized that the rival team was not that weak as we had thought them to be. Soon, they scored 53 runs.
My mates began to show the signs of getting unnerved. But I bucked them up. I also brushed up fielding by changing the players. Suddenly, our crack bowler, Sandeep, showed his mettle when he felled down four wickets in quick succession.
The rival team crashed like a house of cards and finished at 172 in 37 overs. We won the match. All the team members hugged one another. There was rejoicing all around as the place hummed with the slogans ! “Hurrah !” “Hurrah !”
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2. Cricket: My Favourite Game: In our school-also due importance is given to the various’ games and sports. I am also interested in playing volleyball and cricket. But cricket is my favourite game. I have been elected as captain of the school cricket team because I am an allrounder. I am’ equally skilled in batting, bowling and fielding. I always try to give suitable guidance to the players of my team;
3. The Occasion of the match: The Teams and Venue: In November last a cricket match was arranged between our school team and the National School team. The match was played in the Subhash Stadium of our city A large number of spectators and students saw the match Since it was Sunday.
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4. Arrivals of the teams; Both the teams reached the playground in time. All the players were present in their uniforms. The umpires were also present. and scorers had taken their positions. Frist of all we won the toss and chose to bat.Opposite team captain spread up his fielding on the playground. The students were keen to see and enjoy the match.
5. The description of the match: It was Sunday Aone day cricket match was organised The match began at 8:30 a .m. It was being played in the Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium Morena. The match was started. Our team captain and Praveen started the match as the opening batsman. They began to score runs at a fast rate. After two hours our captain was caught out. He had made eighty runs. Praveen had scored fifty runs when he became run out. All players played well and in 50 overs our team had scored 250 runs for 6 wickets. The bowlers of opposite team worked hard but our team scored a big total. After this at 11 30 am. Lunch break ”had given to the players.
At 12 .00 pm’. match again started. Now our team bowled the opening batsman. Our fast bowlers got an early breakthrough and both Opening batsmen became bold out with a score of 10 runs. After this’new batsman scored at a fast rate. But our bowlers forced them to end the innings with a score of 210 runs for 10 wickets, in 48.3 overs. We won the match by 40 runs.
6. Conclusion: Thus we win the match. It was a happy end of the match. All the students returned to their homes. They were talking gladly about the match. Cricket is really a game of courage and promptness. The player should be always watchful and careful otherwise the team will be in loss.