The aim of cricket is simple - score more than the opposition. Two teams, both with 11 players, take it in turns to bat and bowl. When one team is batting, they try. Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket The game's rules are held in a code called the Laws of Cricket which is owned and maintained by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in London. First played : 15th century; south-east England. Cricket is known as "The Gentleman's Game". The cricket rules below may differ slightly from those derived by the ICC (i.e. to ensure all players get maximum.