The diameter of a cricket ball is between 2.8 and 2.86 inches. The circumference measures between 8 and 9 inches. A cricket ball weighs between 5.5 and 5.75 ounces.

Cricket, which originated in England, is played with a bat, a ball, and two competing teams with 11 players each. The playing field is 22 yards by 10 feet. Each side takes turns batting and bowling. Sticks, called wickets, are set around the pitch, and across them lie pieces called bails. It is the bowler's goal to hit the wickets to make the bail fall, and the goal of the game is to score the most runs.