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1. Baseball and cricket are both contests between bat and ball. Throwing the ball when fielding is exactly the same action in the two sports. So how big is a cricket ball?
2. The speeds achieved by the fastest bowlers (pitchers) is the same in both sports. What speed do the very fastest deliveries (pitches) come at the batsman (batter)?
3. The time for the batsman (batter) to react to, and then hit, the fastest delivery is the same in both sports. That means the distance between the batsman (batter) and bowler (pitcher) is the same in both sports. What is this distance?
4. Scoring in baseball occurs when a batter safely gets around all the bases. In cricket, scoring occurs when the batsman gets safely from one end of the pitch (the area between the sets of stumps) to the other. Unlike baseball, in cricket there are two batsmen, one at either end, and they both have to make it safely to the opposite end. In both sports, what is this 'score' called?
5. Just like baseball, in cricket which team wins the game? (select the best answer here)
6. When all the batsmen have been given out, what is this segment of the cricket match called? Yes, it is what you might think from baseball!
7. When a batsman hits the ball in the air and it is caught by a fielder before the ball hits the ground, is he out?
8. Another common element between the two sports is the constant disagreement of the fans with decisions made by the adjudicating officials. What is the correct name for these officials in cricket?
9. Of course there are some differences between the games too! How many times can a batsman swing at and completely miss the ball before he is 'struck out', assuming that none of these balls hit the stumps? In baseball the answer is obviously 3.
10. There is another important difference. In baseball, a legal hit must travel in the arc between first and third bases. In cricket, where can a legal hit go?
Source: Author MikeMaster99
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