# How Many Acres is a Cricket Oval?

Cricket fields around the world vary in shape and size.

They are varying shapes of oval towards near perfect circles with diameter of minimum 137 metres to maximum of 150 metres.

### How many acres is a cricket field?

• 3.6 acres up to 4.4 acres

Check out the calculations and a graphic of a cricket oval below:

### The dimensions of a cricket oval are:

We are going to use a perfect circle cricket field for our calculations.

#### Minimum size

• Diameter = 449.5 feet / 137 metres / 150 yards

#### Maximum size

• Diameter = 492 feet / 150 metres / 164 yards

### Calculations for acres in a cricket field:

#### Min

• Area of circle = Pi x (Diameter/2)^2
• Diameter = 449.5 feet
• Area of cricket field = 158,690 square feet
• 1 acre = 43,560 square feet
• 158,690 / 43,560 = 3.64 acres

#### Max

• Area of circle = Pi x (Diameter/2)^2
• Diameter = 492 feet
• Area of cricket field = 190,117 square feet
• 1 acre = 43,560 square feet
• 190,117 / 43,560 = 4.36 acres

### Who is the fastest bowler in cricket?

• Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan is the fastest bowler all-time. He clocked a 161.3 km/hr (100.23 miles per hour) bowl in 2003.

### What is the farthest a cricket ball has been hit?

• Shahid Afridi of Pakistan hit it 158 metres / 518 feet / 173 yards in 2013. He is on the cricketer to hit it past 150 metres.

### What is the farthest a cricket ball has been thrown?

• 128.6 metres / 422 feet / 140.6 yards

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