Cricket Fielding Rules! Trivia Quiz

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Cricket Fielding Rules! Trivia Quiz

A short quiz for young baseball players on rules and strategy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      He should step on third base while holding the ball to get the force out.

    • B. 

      He should throw to first base.

    • C. 

      He should throw to the second baseman at second base.

  • 2. 
    The bases are loaded with no outs.  (There is a runner at first, second, and third.)The batter bunts the ball just in front of home plate.What should the catcher do?
    • A. 

      .He should pick up the ball and tag the umpire.

    • B. 

      He should pick up the ball and step on home to get the force out at the plate. This way, he gets an out and the offense does not score.

    • C. 

      He should kick the ball into foul territory.

    • D. 

      He should pick up the ball and start chasing the batter-runner to try to tag him.

  • 3. 
    There is a runner on third with two outs.  The game is tied in the bottom of the last inning of regulation play.  (This is the 6th inning in our league.)The batter hits a ground ball directly to the first baseman, who fields it cleanly. What should the first baseman do?
    • A. 

      He should throw home to try to get the runner at the plate. If the runner scores, the other team wins so he has to get the out there.

    • B. 

      He should step on first base to get the force out. When the defense makes the third out on a forced runner, no runs scores even if a runner touches the plate before the defense makes the out.

    • C. 

      He should throw to second base.

  • 4. 
    (This is the same situation as the previous question but with no outs.)There is a runner on third with no outs.  The game is tied in the bottom of the last inning of regulation play.  (This is the 6th inning in our league.) The batter hits a ground ball directly to the first baseman, who fields it cleanly. What should the first baseman do?
    • A. 

      He should throw home to try to get the runner at the plate. If the runner scores, the other team wins so he has to get the out there.

    • B. 

      He should step on first base to get the force out. When the defense makes the third out on a forced runner, the runner on third does not score even if he touches the plate before the defense makes the out.

    • C. 

      He should throw to second base.

  • 5. 
    There is a runner on third base with no outs.  The batter hits a shallow fly ball to the left fielder.  The runner on third immediately starts running home.  The left fielder then catches the ball before it touches the ground.  The runner on third continues toward home.What should the left fielder do?
    • A. 

      He should throw the ball to the pitcher at the pitcher's mound.

    • B. 

      He should throw the ball to the third baseman to get a double play.

    • C. 

      He should throw the ball to the catcher to get a double play at home.

  • 6. 
    It's the top of the first inning with the score 0 to 0.  There is a runner on second base with no outs.  The batter hits a ground ball to the third baseman.  The runner on second takes two steps toward third base, stops, and claps his hands.  What should the third baseman do?
    • A. 

      He should throw to first to get the batter-runner out. The runner on second is not forced and can go back to second.

    • B. 

      He should hold the ball and run towards the runner at second base.

    • C. 

      He should tag out the third base coach.

    • D. 

      He should step on third base to get the force out.

  • 7. 
    The bases are loaded with two outs.  The batter hits a ground ball to the shortstop.What should the shortstop do?
    • A. 

      He should step on or throw to second base to get the force out.

    • B. 

      He should throw home to prevent the run from scoring.

    • C. 

      He should throw the ball back to the pitcher.

  • 8. 
    There are no runners on base with no outs.  The batter hits the ball to the left fielder.  The ball bounces twice and then the left fielder fields it cleanly.What should the second baseman do?
    • A. 

      He should back up the throw from the left fielder to first base.

    • B. 

      He should go out toward left field to relay a throw to second base.

    • C. 

      He should go to second base and get ready to receive a throw in case the batter-runner tries to get a double.

    • D. 

      He should go to the dugout immediately and seal off the exits in case of a zombie attack.