- Where are the games played at?
The Cricket league has one field: the new field. The following
picture shows a map of the Collins C Ave Campus, from which you can see
the softball diamonds to the right (east) of building 153 (south field)
and the rec center (north field):
- Do I need a team in order to play?
No. Registrations for the league are handled per player, not per teams.
After a player registers he/she will be placed on a team.
what if I have a team already?
The teams are created from the league roster after the registration period
ends. The reason for this is to try to keep the teams as balanced as
possible. When you register you can list people that you would like to
play with or the team that you would like to be included in. While this
cannot be guaranteed, your preferences will surely be considered in
creating the teams, so long as it works to keep the team balanced with the
other teams in the league.
- Who is eligible to play?
following are eligible to play in the Rockwell Collins Cricket league (NOTE:
all of the following also include the age requirement of "18 or
o Rockwell Collins Employee
(self and/or spouse)
o Rockwell Collins Contractor
(self and/or spouse)
o Rockwell Collins Retiree
(self and/or spouse)
o Rockwell Collins Recreation
- Do I need to be an experienced cricket player?
No. The league is recreational, which means any skill level and experience
is acceptable. The league is a mix of people with all different skill
levels and experience. A team may have a complete beginner playing
alongside someone that has played cricket since he/she could walk. The
intent of the league is to enjoy the game, have fun, meet new friends, and
strengthen existing friendships.
- How much does the league cost?
The registration fee may vary per session. Contact the Recreation Center (295-2552)
for more information (or, they will let you know how much to pay when you
- What day(s)/time(s) are the games?
The games are played on Monday and Tuesday nights. The games start at
- Is there a winter session?
- When are the different sessions?
Since this is the start of the cricket league, due to time constrains, we
will only be playing for the fall session this year. Starting next year
there will three different sessions as follows:
--> beg. of May to end of May
Summer --> mid-June to early/mid-August
Fall --> end of August/beg. of September to mid/end October
- How do I register for the league?
To register, go to the Rockwell Collins Recreation Center. You will
be asked to complete a combined registration form (waiver form +
supplemental form listing your skill level and preferences), and pay your
Registrations after the session deadline will only be accepted on an
"as-needed" basis. That is, a late registrant will only be
accepted if a team needs another player and the addition of the late
registrant will not unbalance the teams.
- Who reports the playing roster for the game?
Umpire is responsible to collect and report the playing rosters of both
teams for a match, e-mailed or faxed to the Webmaster. In the absence of
the Neutral Umpire, it shall be the responsibility of the winning team
captain to submit the playing rosters of both teams. Please note the
scoresheets have to be reported by the winning team before the next game
- How many players are there in a team in cricket?
are 11 players per team. This usually comprises of 6-7 batsmen and 4-5
bowlers. And one of these eleven acts as a wicket-keeper (catcher in
baseball). The wicket-keeper is the only one in the fielding team who
- Tell me more about bowling! I want to be a bowler!
first thing you should know is that in cricket the ball is allowed to
bounce before it gets to the batsman. In fact, when a ball gets to the
batsman without pitching, it is considered 'poor bowling'.
A bowler doesn't just STAND at the non-striker's end to bowl. He runs in
from some distance and uses that momentum when he releases the ball.
When a bowler bowls SIX legal deliveries (pitches), it constitutes one
OVER (A One Day
match has fifty OVERS per team. We play fifteen over games in our league
games, a shortened ODI game).
Two common circumstances under which a delivery is not considered legal
are a WIDE (when the ball is too far away from the batsman) or a NO-BALL
(when the ball is too high for the batsman).
- What's a pitch?
imagine a baseball diamond. Now, imagine there are only TWO bases instead
of FOUR. That's a pitch!
- How big is a cricket ball exactly?
actually not much bigger than a baseball! Maybe even smaller. Cricket
balls are usually red in colour and are as hard as baseballs. However, and
get this, fielders in cricket DON'T use gloves to catch the ball. Ouch!
NOTE: When cricket is played for leisure and for this league, hard tennis
balls are used rather than actual 'cricket' balls.