Spirit of Cricket

Cricket is a unique game where in addition to the laws, the players have to abide by the "Spirit of Cricket". In addition to remaining responsible for the Laws of Cricket, We long believed that Cricket should be played in accordance with its traditional 'spirit'. Ensuring that cricket is always played in a truly sportsmanlike manner. Standard of sportsmanship has historically been considered so high that the phrase "it's just not cricket" was coined in the 19th century to describe unfair or underhanded behaviour in any walk of life.

What is Cricket?

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a roughly circular field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch.In professional cricket the length of a game ranges from 20 overs of six bowling deliveries per side to Test cricket played over five days. The Laws of Cricket are maintained by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) with additional Standard Playing Conditions for Test matches and One Day Internationals.

History of Cricket

Cricket was first played in southern England in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had developed into the national sport of England. The expansion of the British Empire led to cricket being played overseas and by the mid-19th century the first international matches were being held. The ICC, the game's governing body, has 10 full members.The game is most popular in Australasia, England, the Indian subcontinent, the West Indies and Southern Africa.

Test Cricket

Test cricket is the longest form of Cricket and this is the true form. Test matches are played between national representative teams with "Test status", as determined by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The two teams of 11 players play a four-innings match, which nowadays lasts up to five days. It is generally considered the most complete examination of teams' playing ability and endurance.The origin of the name Test stems from the long, gruelling match being a "test" of the relative strength of the two sides.

Who We Are

Spirit of Cricket

Farmington Cricket Club is working for a cause in speading the game of cricket and it's spirit in Metro Detroit Area and beyond for the betterment of the Society.

What We Do

Increasing Cricket Awareness

  • Introduce Cricket to all Metro Schools
  • Kids understand 'Spirit of Cricket'
  • Introduce Cricket as community Sport
  • Helping raise funds for Charities
  • Organizing age group competitions


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