Dimension of Pitch, Stumps and Creases in Cricket


There are two arrangements of stumps of wickets put on a cricket ground. Each set comprises of three wickets – off stump, center stump and leg stump. Over these three wickets, normally two safeguards are put in the furrows of the wickets relying upon their accessibility. The stumps and safeguards are produced using willow. The stature of a stump as indicated by the official directions is 28 inches or 71.12 cms. The gap between the beginning stage of the off stump to the last part of the leg stump ought to be 9 inches or 22.86 cms.

The Pitch

This is where a significant part of the play happens. This is the focal point of activity where there is a challenge between the bat and the ball, or as such, the batsman gets the chance to confront the bowler in this area of the cricket ground. The Pitch is a rectangular territory of 22 yards or 66 feet length and 10 feet in width. Test and ODI Cricket alongside First Class Matches are played on Turf wickets. Different levels of Cricket are played on turf as well as on tangling, astro turf, bond and other fake surfaces. There have been occurrences of Test Matches played on the matting wickets however that was long before. The Pitch can likewise be characterized as the separation between one arrangement of stumps toward one side to the stumps at the opposite end.


Four white lines are drawn at the each end point of the pitch. They incorporate one popping crease  or the batting crease, one rocking the bowling crease and two return crease. So these are the three creases.

Bowling Crease

It is 8 feet 8 inches wide and is evenly separated along each side of the middle stump. The bowling crease extends to the return crease. No fielders are permitted to intrude in this area while bowling is done.

Batting Crease

This crease is drawn parallel to the bowling crease at a distance of 4 feet or 121.92 cms. A run is completed each time the two batsmen cross the crease at their opposite ends. If any bowler encroach this crease while  delivering, it is  declared as a no-ball. A batsman may choose the option, whether to stand or bat outside the crease. If he is out of this batting crease, wicket keeper  can declare stump out.

Return Crease:

The return creases end the bowling crease at right angles on either side of the middle stump at a distance of 4 feet 4 inches. A no-ball can be confirmed  if the bowler’s back foot touches the return crease or remain outside of it.

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