What Sport Used the Term Home Run Before Baseball?

What Sport Used the Term Home Run Before Baseball?

Cricket used the term "home run" before it became widely used in baseball. In cricket, a batsman who hits the ball over the boundary is said to have scored a home run.

In a cricket match, when the batsman hits a home run, he does not run between all the bases like the batters do in baseball. A home run in cricket is a "boundary four," meaning the runs are automatically scored without the batsman needing to run.

Unlike in a traditional baseball game, a batsman in cricket can score runs without hitting the ball. A player can run at any time, as long as the ball is currently in play, and the run helps the team's totals for the game.

Each cricket team playing in a match consists of 11 players and substitutions are rare and restricted. There are always two umpires on the field during a game and these umpires are not allowed to speak, unless they are asked a question.