Cricket Pitch
Cricket is played with two teams of 11 players each. Each team takes turns batting and playing the field, as in baseball. In cricket, the batter is a batsman, and the pitcher is a bowler. The bowler tries to knock down the bail of the wicket. A batsman tries to prevent the bowler from hitting the wicket by hitting the ball. Two batsmen are on the pitch at the same time. The batters can run, after the ball is hit. Each time the batters change places on the pitch, they score a run. The team with the highest number of runs wins the match.
Learn more about cricket!
Cricket vs. Baseball (more)
  • Fielders are not allowed to wear gloves except wicketkeeper
  • 6 Balls in an Over - Number of Overs depend on the format of the match
  • A batsman can get out in different ways - Catch, Bowled, LBW, Run Out
  • Fielders are allowed to wear gloves
  • Nine innings in a game
  • 3 Strikes for a Batter - Out after 3 Strikes
With the growing popularity of cricket globally, kids in the Greater Houston area needed an opportunity to learn and play the game. Katy Youth Cricket (KYC) formed in early 2014 as a community based, non-profit organization, registered in the state of Texas. Their mission is to impact the lives of young children by providing programs that build character, teamwork, respect, and promote healthy choices through the game of Cricket.
Organized and managed by parent volunteers, they have a variety of programs for boys and girls, ages 4 through 17 on offer throughout the week. Summer camps are also available. Contact: (810) 666-2646
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The interactive map below shows the location of the cricket pitch behind Beckendorff Junior High School and closest parking facilities.