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Essay on “A Cricket Match” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

A Cricket Match

Essay No. 01

Last year we played a match which I will long to remember. It was played at the invitation of famous Cantonment Cricket Eleven.

We reached the Cantonment Club. George, the skipper of the other teams shook hands with our captain. He led the party to the field. Our captain lost the toss. We then our positions in the field. Near the stumps lay the red ball.

The batting began. Stout long man came in to bat. He played for a few minutes only and was then caught. One wicket was down with no runs! We were all so excited. Was the opposite team going to be defeated so easily? Presently the second batsman appeared. His very first stroke showed him a skilled player. His batting was firm and swift. He began piling up runs. We did not lose heart. We changed our bowlers, alternating fast one with slow ones. At last our best bowler, Raj came forward. With his second ball he took the batsman by surprise. Before the batsman could strike the ball, it had clean struck one of the stumps.

The batting continued, but no other player of the opposite team played so well as the second. They paled a good game but our bowlers proved too strong for them. The sixth batsman seemed to be in good form. He added considerably to the score.  The Cantonment team were all out by lunch hour. The score stood at 207.

Lunch being over, the referee gave a whistle. The players stood in the field again. Now our side went in to bat. Our first  batsman made a poor start  a poor start. After cutting a fastball or two he seemed to lose his grip on the bat. He could not score many runs. Our two wickets fell in quick succession. Cricket  is a game of chance. So we thought it was too early to lose hope. As Ramesh, one of our best batsmen, went forward, we hoped he would recover lost ground. He started well, brought the score to 50 , but then a fast ball struck him on the face. He was carried away unconscious from the fields.

After brief interruption the game was resumed, our side went on batting, raising the score shanty our eighth batsman proved the hero of the day. With great confidence he hit back every ball for full two hours. He scored a century and twenty runs. Our score had already exceeded that of the opposite team. Before the stumps were drawn our captain declared at 375. The last man was not out.

Essay No. 2

A Cricket Match

A Cricket Test match is a great show anywhere in the world. Thousands of men, women and children go to see it with pleasure; and millions more watch it on the television sets. It has become the number one game throughout the world. The international cricketers are the heroes of the present day. They attract enormous crowds millions of dollars by way of advertisements throughout the world. These events are sponsored  by the top –most companies of the world to earn a name and advertise their goods. The stadiums where the cricket is played are places worth- seeing. They are provided with all the  modern sophisticated equipment to  ensure full safety and proper telecast of the event throughout world live. The cricketers are treated state guests and the sponsors give out lots of prizes and awards to the outstanding performers in the game.

There are very few people who are not  interested in the game. The young and the old, women and children equally take interest in watching cricket. It has given rise to a  strange cricket culture. Lots of young boys dream to become successful cricketers and devote all their time and energy to learn  the skills of batting and blowing. Even women cricketers are showing their talents overboard. There are regular women cricket clubs which give enough chances to young girls to enter the field of cricket. Soon there will be International women cricket matches held as the competitions are already being held on the national level. India has also produced many renowned cricketers who have proved their worth no less than the best cricketers of the world.           

Whenever there is an international cricket match held in any Indian city the whole city wears a festive look. There is nothing except cricket everywhere. Almost all the roads lead to the cricket field. The work in all private and Government offices comes almost to a stop. The students of schools and colleges go for a voluntary holiday and try to get a seat among the spectators or watch the events on the televisions. The police and the security personnel have to face very hard time in controlling mobs outside the stadium. The event turns to be much  more joyful if the host team turns to be victorious. The joy of the people knows no bounds. The Indian cricketers are welcomed by bursting lots of crackers and even the illuminations, at night. There are long discussions on all the households. Bus- stops restaurants and the like about the performers are praised beyond limits. There is always a hero of the day in a particular cricket match. He can be either a bowler or a batsman and he is called “the man of the match”. Unfortunately some negative trends have cropped up in this money by some vested interests to deliberately lose their game. This called “Match – Fixing”. This unusual activity has been recently unearthed and some very famous players have been found involved. This has lowered the status of the game and the players too much. Let us see how the development affects the prestige of the game.


Essay No. 03


A Cricket Match

I am the Captain of my school cricket team. Our school arranged a learned coach a few months ago to groom our team in the art of Playing. Accordingly. I can boast with humility that our team is quite prepared to match any other cricket team in this area of our State.

Lest anybody should deem my assertion an empty boast, I here describe a match which our team played with a rival team recently.

It is a matter of just Sunday last. I had invited the team of the local government school to play a friendly match with our school team. The match was played in our school playground. Our team won the toss. We decided to bat first. All the players on both sides and the umpires and the referee took up their positions.

The referee blew the whistle and the match started. Our openers Punk and Amit reached the pitch with beaming faces. As the first ball was thrown by the bowler, Praveen, Punit sent the ball swirling towards the boundary. Clearly, it was a fourer. The playground which was packed to capacity, resounded with applause.

In this way, Punit amassed thirty six runs. There was suddenly a note of dismay when he was caught out by Keshev of the rival team. Amit , however, continued. He played slowly and continuously. He scored 29 runs before he was bowled out.

Before lunch our team had scored 202 runs in all in 40 overs. After lunch, the rival team started batting. Our team realized that the rival team was not that weak as we had thought them to be. Soon, they scored 53 runs.

My mates began to show the signs of getting unnerved. But I bucked them up. I also brushed up fielding by changing the players. Suddenly, our crack bowler, Sandeep, showed his mettle when he felled down four wickets in quick succession.

The rival team crashed like a house of cards and finished at 172 in 37 overs. We won the match. All the team members hugged one another. There was rejoicing all around as the place hummed with the slogans ! “Hurrah !” “Hurrah !”

Essay No. 04

A Cricket Match

Games and matches inspire everyone. I am very much fond of witnessing a match and feel much delighted. The Principal of our College announced that a match was to be played shortly between our team and that of the S.D. College, Panipat on our college playground. I eagerly waited for the moment and felt very glad.

At last the day fixed for the match dawned. At 8 A.M. the players of both teams arrived in their uniforms. A large number of students of both the Colleges reached in time to witness the match. The members of the staff also arrived. Everyone looked at the players of both the teams who appeared to be very smart and active. The directors of Physical Education of both the teams worked as umpires.

Suddenly, there was much excitement amongst the players. The umpire whistled and the captains of both the teams reached the center of the ground. A spin of the coin decided the toss. Our team won the toss and our opponents held the field.

The game started at 8.10 A.M. As soon as the match started there was much clapping and cheers. The two players moved forward to initiate the game. They played well. It appeared that both of them were confident of their success. They were very fine batsmen. They were able to score fifty runs. Suddenly, one of them was caught out. After that another player of our team moved forward. He played well and gave a good account of himself. He easily raised our score to 110 before he was bowled out. As soon as the score was announced, there was wide cheering, whistling and clapping.

The captain of our team moved forward. He was a great player who had won many medals and merit certificates in cricket. He played so well that he was able to raise the score to 199. There was loud cheering as he was still unfatigued and untired. Thus our score went on mounting and it reached 212 when the lunch hour arrived and both the teams retired for taking lunch.

After the lunch, the game started again. Our opponents started playing. The first two players played astoundingly well and they scored 79 runs, but unfortunately the other players did not play well. Their score stood at 154. The team lost control over the game. The wickets began to fall speedily one after the other. The next player was soon bowled out. We witnessed the match eagerly as the time was drawing to a close. But the last player of the opponent team maintained the balance and raised their score to 170. The game was so well played that we felt that we could not easily have a win over the opposite team. We were doubtful of our victory. There were clappings all around and their score stood at 180 when their last player was caught out. Every face was beaming with joy. Now there was no hope of scoring any further run. The opponent team lost the game.

The time was over. There was wide clapping and cheering. The captain of our team was picked up by the youth of the college on their shoulders. To our greet joy, our team had won the match. But there was so much excitement and wonder that I could not hear any voice at all afterwards. The deafening voice of the onlookers stunned us and we were feeling an indescribable pleasure.

It was a red-letter day in the history of our College, as our team had won the match that was a closely contested one. Matches are always played amongst different teams of the educational institutions, but I never witnessed so much excitement and a spate of joy in my life as I did on this occasion.

Essay No. 05

Watching A Cricket Match

There are two types of cricket matches-test match and one-day match. Watching a one-day match is an exciting experience. In this match each team has to play a fixed quota of overs, Thousands of people came to watch it. The captains of both the teams have a toss. The captain who wins the toss decides whether to bat or bowl first. The captain of the team sets the fielding. The umpires take their respective positions. The match starts when the two batsmen of the rival team come before wickets. The efforts of each player are to stay at the wicket as long as possible. He tries to score as many runs as possible. He aims at accelerating the speed of runs by hitting fours and sixes. To score a century is a proud moment for a batsman. On the other hand, bowlers try to restrict the flow of runs. They try every trick to get the batsmen out at the earliest possible. Each player makes his contribution to make the match interesting. This type of match is bound to end in favour of either of the two playing teams. The match is really thrilling.


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