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A cricket ball is a hard, solid ball used to play cricket. Constructed of cork and leather, a cricket ball is heavily regulated by cricket law at first class level.

In Test cricket and most domestic games that spread over a multitude of days, the cricket ball is traditionally coloured red. In many one day cricket matches, the ball is coloured white. There has been new initiatives to play with Pink Ball.

Cricket balls, which weigh on average between 155.9 and 163.0 grams'

Cricket balls are made from a core of cork, which is layered with tightly wound string, and covered by a leather case with a slightly raised sewn seam.The "equator" of the ball is stitched with string to form the ball's prominent seam, with a total of six rows of stitches. The remaining two joins between the leather pieces are stitched internally.

First use of Pink Ball

First match was played between MCC and Scotland in a 50-over match on 21 Apr 2008. A pink ball was used for the first time in an international match in July 2009 when the England Women's team defeated Australia at Wormsley