Single wicket cricket

form of cricket played between two individuals, who take turns to bat and bowl against each other; the one bowling is assisted by a team of fielders, who remain as fielders at the change of innings; the winner is the one who scores more runs

Single wicket cricket is a form of cricket which is mainly played between two opponents, the batter and bowler.


The main feature of single wicket cricket is that the batter had to run from his ground at the striker's end to the bowling crease at the bowler's end and back to score a run. This is different from regular cricket, in which a batter only needs to run between the two batsmens' grounds, and means that one run can only be scored when the batter runs 124 feet (37.7 meters), rather than 58 feet (17.6 meters).[1]

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  1. Wister, Jones. A "Bawl" for American Cricket.