The term given to the match that takes place between the two contestants. A bout ends when a winner has been declared by the referee.

Duration of the match

This varies according to the standard of the match. In Test Match cricket, each side has two innings over a five-day period, each day’s play lasting for approximately six hours (see above). In domestic cricket, league matches are played over a three or four-day period. One-day games are played over two innings, one for each…


A score is awarded to a contestant who has performed according to the following criteria: good form, correct attitude, vigorous application, proper timing, correct distance and perfect finish.