**The Cricket Pitch**

As stated above, the pitch lies in the middle of the cricket field. The pitch is a rectangular area of the ground 22 yards (20.12 meters) m in length and 10 ft (3.05 m) in width. It is bounded at either end by the bowling creases and on either side by imaginary lines, one each side of the imaginary line joining the centres of the two middle stumps, each parallel to it and 5 ft (1.52 m) from it