Man demonstrating the cut.

Cricket

Man demonstrating the cut.

The bowler.

Cricket

The bowler.

Man demonstrating the drive.

Cricket

Man demonstrating the drive.

The wicket-keeper.

Cricket

The wicket-keeper.

Cricket game.

Cricket

Cricket game.

Scene from "Pinocchio."

Cricket

Scene from "Pinocchio."

A house-cricket

Cricket

A house-cricket

Insects related to grasshoppers and katydids. They have somewhat flattened bodies and long antennae.

Cricket

Insects related to grasshoppers and katydids. They have somewhat flattened bodies and long antennae.

Cricket is an old English game, scarcely yet introduced into this country, and known and played only to a very limited extent.

Cricket

Cricket is an old English game, scarcely yet introduced into this country, and known and played only…

Crickets, family Gryllidae (also known as "true crickets"), are insects somewhat related to grasshoppers and more closely related to katydids or bush crickets (family Tettigoniidae). They have somewhat flattened bodies and long antennae. There are about 900 species of crickets. They tend to be nocturnal and are often confused with grasshoppers because they have a similar body structure including jumping hind legs.

Cricket

Crickets, family Gryllidae (also known as "true crickets"), are insects somewhat related to grasshoppers…

Crickets, family Gryllidae (also known as "true crickets"), are insects somewhat related to grasshoppers and more closely related to katydids or bush crickets (family Tettigoniidae). They have somewhat flattened bodies and long antennae. There are about 900 species of crickets. They tend to be nocturnal and are often confused with grasshoppers because they have a similar body structure including jumping hind legs.

Cricket

Crickets, family Gryllidae (also known as "true crickets"), are insects somewhat related to grasshoppers…

Cricket is a bat-and-ball team sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries. A cricket match is contested by two teams, usually of eleven players each and is played on a grass field in the centre of which is a flat strip of ground 22 yards (20 m) long called a pitch. A wicket, usually made of wood, is placed at each end of the pitch and used as a target. The bowler, a player from the fielding team, bowls a hard leather, fist-sized, 5.5 ounces (160 g) cricket ball from the vicinity of one wicket towards the other, which is guarded by the batsman, a player from the opposing team. The ball usually bounces once before reaching the batsman. In defence of his wicket, the batsman plays the ball with a wooden cricket bat. Meanwhile, the other members of the bowler's team stand in various positions around the field as fielders, players who retrieve the ball in an effort to stop the batsman scoring runs, and if possible to get him or her out. The batsman — if he or she does not get out — may run between the wickets, exchanging ends with a second batsman (the "non-striker"), who has been stationed at the other end of the pitch. Each completed exchange of ends scores one run. Runs are also scored if the batsman hits the ball to the boundary of the playing area. The match is won by the team that scores more runs.

Cricket Field

Cricket is a bat-and-ball team sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries.…

An illustration of a house cricket larva. Acheta domesticus (house cricket) is a cricket native to Europe. Both sexes of this grey or brown cricket are fully winged but can't fly. Originally from the Middle East and North Africa the insect is found in permanently heated buildings such as bakeries. Its shrill warbling song is heard mainly at night.

House Cricket Larva

An illustration of a house cricket larva. Acheta domesticus (house cricket) is a cricket native to Europe.…

An illustration of a house cricket pupa. Acheta domesticus (house cricket) is a cricket native to Europe. Both sexes of this grey or brown cricket are fully winged but can't fly. Originally from the Middle East and North Africa the insect is found in permanently heated buildings such as bakeries. Its shrill warbling song is heard mainly at night.

House Cricket Pupa

An illustration of a house cricket pupa. Acheta domesticus (house cricket) is a cricket native to Europe.…

An illustration of a male cricket with eggs.

Male Cricket with Eggs

An illustration of a male cricket with eggs.

"Another species of cricket is the Field-cricket, a timid animal which avoids the society of man, living all year round in the burrows which it forms in sandy banks among the stones. This is much larger and louder in its song than the domestic species, but it is by no means so common, frequentling only hot sandy districts." — Goodrich, 1859

Field Cricket

"Another species of cricket is the Field-cricket, a timid animal which avoids the society of man, living…

"House Cricket (Gryllus domesticus): a, eggs; b, young just hatched; c, full-grown larva; d, pupa; e, perfect insect." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

House Cricket

"House Cricket (Gryllus domesticus): a, eggs; b, young just hatched; c, full-grown larva; d, pupa; e,…

Acheta domesticus (house cricket) is a cricket native to Europe. Both sexes of this grey or brown cricket are fully winged but can't fly. Originally from the Middle East and North Africa the insect is found in permanently heated buildings such as bakeries. Its shrill warbling song is heard mainly at night.

House Cricket

Acheta domesticus (house cricket) is a cricket native to Europe. Both sexes of this grey or brown cricket…

House crickets are in the order Orthoptera. Crickets are destructive to plants in every stage after leaving the egg.

House Cricket

House crickets are in the order Orthoptera. Crickets are destructive to plants in every stage after…

"Like that animal [the mole] it is constantly engaged in burrowing in the earth; and to enable it to do this with facility iits anterior limbs are converted into a pair of flat, fossorial organs, which are turned outward in exactly the same manner as the hand of the mole. In its pasage through the earth it does great injury to the roots of plants, but it said to live quite as much upon animal as vegetable food." — Goodrich, 1859

Mole Cricket

"Like that animal [the mole] it is constantly engaged in burrowing in the earth; and to enable it to…

A tree cricket that lives in trees and shrubs. They feed on plant parts, other insects, and fungi.

Snowy Tree Cricket

A tree cricket that lives in trees and shrubs. They feed on plant parts, other insects, and fungi.

This fruit dish is designed with a pedestal. The base depicts the British games of cricket and archery.

Fruit Dish

This fruit dish is designed with a pedestal. The base depicts the British games of cricket and archery.

This fruit dish is designed with a pedestal. The base depicts the British games of cricket and archery.

Fruit Dish

This fruit dish is designed with a pedestal. The base depicts the British games of cricket and archery.

An illustration of gulls eating crickets from a crop field.

Gulls Eating Crickets

An illustration of gulls eating crickets from a crop field.

The mole cricket has a smoky brown color above and a yellowish red below. The cricket has a velvety gloss on the surface. The name mole cricket is derived from the resemblance in form of the front pair of legs to those of a mole.

Mole Cricket

The mole cricket has a smoky brown color above and a yellowish red below. The cricket has a velvety…

Parktown prawn is the familiar term South Africans use for Libanasidus vittatus, a monotypic king cricket species found in South Africa, belonging to the Anostostomatidae family. It is not considered a true cricket. Adults are usually around 4 to 5 centimeters in length, with an antennae of 2 cm. Parktown is an affluent suburb in Johannesburg, where these crickets are commonly found, hence the name.

Partown Prawn

Parktown prawn is the familiar term South Africans use for Libanasidus vittatus, a monotypic king cricket…

Scene from "Pinocchio."

Pinocchio and Cricket

Scene from "Pinocchio."

Scene from "Pinocchio."

Pinocchio and Medicine

Scene from "Pinocchio."

The grasshopper warbler gets its name from its cricket-like song.

Grasshopper Warbler

The grasshopper warbler gets its name from its cricket-like song.