|sport = cricket|
|A bat-and-ball sport contested by two teams, usually of eleven players, each on a large grass Cricket pitch. Played on a large circular or oval-shaped grassy Cricket field ground.|
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Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport contested by two teams, usually of eleven players, each on a large grass Cricket pitch. Played on a large circular or oval-shaped grassy Cricket ground. Cricket grounds are often used for other field sports in the winter, such as Australian Rules Football or field hockey. There are often cricket nets nearby a cricket ground.
Most grounds will have a protected area of very fine grass which contains a number of pitches, 'the square'. Games are rotated across the square to avoid excessive wear to any one part. In general the entire cricket field to the boundary rope is what gets mapped on OSM. No consensus exists as to how to map the square or all weather or artificial wickets which are frequently found on them these days.
How to Map
Since this is a non-physical tag it should always be combined with some other (physical) tags. For example:
- leisure=pitch - The area in which the game is played, often defined by a white line or a long length of rope.
- sport=cricket - used in conjunction with the pitch tag to indicate which sport is played
- landuse=recreation_ground - Used to map an area that contains multiple sports pitches. A school's playing field, for example.
- leisure=stadium - Used to map the area of larger/professional cricket clubs, which can include buildings such as spectator stands.
- leisure=practice_pitch - an area set aside for practicing batting & bowling. See also sport=cricket_nets.