Find the best cricket lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to play cricket. Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played by two teams of 11 players each on an oval field. During a cricket match, the batting team attempts to score as many runs as possible while the defending team bowls and fields in an attempt to dismiss the batsmen and limit the number of runs completed. The game of cricket was invented in England in the 16th century, and remains extremely popular in England, Oceania, the Indian subcontinent, South Africa, and the West Indies. The Cricket World Cup has been held every four years since 1973, and is the fourth largest and fourth most viewed sporting event in the world.