hi guys i have always been a huge baseball fan (i'm not american by the way) but since few months i found myself interested and amused by cricket.
I have understood most of the rules but i have still a couple of question that i hope you may answer.
1)What happens if a batter hit the ball in front of him and the ball hits the opposite side wickets? Is the ball dead? is the other batter out if off his crease?
2)Can you suggest a good book about cricket history i can buy online?
I need a volume that can introduce me not only to the development of the game but to major test games, top all time players, avarages etc.
Thanks for your help.