Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players each on a field at the center of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes its turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields.
United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) governs cricket play in the United States. At the high school level, USACA works in conjunction with the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) in organizing a league for high school aged players. The PSAL bases its Cricket Rules and Regulations on the MCC Laws of Cricket and the ICC playing conditions for One Day International matches.
Specifically, the PSAL states to following specification for the ball to be used in high school cricket:
A cricket ball is about 9” in circumference and weighs between 5.5 and 5.75 ounces. Only one ball is used at a time, unless it is lost. The gradual degradation of the ball is an important aspect of the game.
United States of America Cricket Association – www.usaca.org
Cricket Rules and Regulations – www.icc-cricket.com/about/91/rules-and-regulations/overview
Photo – www.cricketcountry.com/news/rizvi-springfield-high-school-make-inter-state-school-cricket-tournament-final-14005