Ready for BreyerFest British Invasion?

7/9/12 - What is cricket?

BreyerFest British Invasion is almost here! Keeping with the theme, we'll be having a cricket demonstration at BreyerFest on Saturday, July 21st starting at 1 PM at "Hyde Park" (AKA: the grassy area across from the Covered Arena). But what exactly is cricket, you ask?

England's national sport, cricket originated in the 16th century. As the British empire expanded, so did the sport! Today, cricket is popular not only in England but also in India, Australia, South Africa and the West Indies.

Here's a quick overview of the game. Cricket is played with two teams of 11 players each; one team bats while the other team fields. The field is oval with a rectangular pitch in the center. At the end of each pitch, there are three poles, called wickets, which the batter defends. One batter stands on one end of the pitch and faces the bowler (who throws the ball trying to knock down the wickets behind the bowler) while the other batter is is ready to run at the opposite end of the pitch.

The object of the game is for the batters to score points by hitting the ball and running to the opposite wickets, or by hitting the ball outside of the field's boundary. The fielding team aims to stop their opponent from scoring runs by the bowler knocking over the wickets behind the batter, the fielders catching the ball, or the fielders touching the ball to the wickets before the bowlers reach them.

The cricket demonstration at BreyerFest will be presented by the Kentucky United Cricket Club.

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BreyerLover2222 Says:
12/15/2016 at 2:23 pm

I will most likely get to go to BreyerFest this year, 2017!!!! I am SOOOOO excited!!! :D

Grace Says:
07/19/2012 at 1:42 pm

I am coming!!Looking forward to seeing everyone!!!!!

Grace Says:
07/16/2012 at 11:04 am

I talked to my mom she says "ask you dad" so I am going to ask my dad.If he says ok I will be going with my cousins!!!

CH sprinkles Says:
07/10/2012 at 9:59 am

talked to my mom and she said i`ll think about it today i`m at my dad`s work and i overheard that my dad will be taking off july 27th so and my birthday is the next day so i am trying to figure out what the suprise is

Hannah C Says:
07/09/2012 at 6:21 pm

I will be there

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