The length of a any point on a pitch measured from a batting end wickets is called as what we say the cricketing Length.Here the point means is nothing but the ball where it actually pitches. It can pitch on any Length. Mind you the cricketing Length has to be and should be measured from batting end wickets.The length can be measured in yards or meters. The length of the pitch will be 22 yards or nearly 20 meters.
In general we do have three types of lengths:
- Fuller Length
- Good Length
- short Length
Depending upon the type of bowling the length keeps on changing.
LENGTHS FOR BOWLING
(yorker, over pitch, half volley) The fuller length for fast bowling generally ranges from 0 to 4 yards. 0 to 4 yards means it is measured from batting end wickets to 4 yards.
The fuller length for spin bowling generally ranges from 0 to 2 yards. 0 to 2 yards means it is measured from batting end wickets to 2 yards.
The good length for fast bowling generally ranges from 4 to 8 yards. The good length for spin bowling generally ranges from 2 to 6 yards.
(short pitch deliveries) The short length for fast bowling generally ranges from 8 yards to half way. Half way means half of the pitch which is 11 yards =>8 to 11 yards.
The short length for spin bowling generally ranges from 6 yards to half way or 11 yards.
Depending upon the nature of the pitches like fast, slow pitches the lengths may vary little bit slightly from pitch to pitch. But the above figures are standard figures.