Theory:

Meaning of difficult words from 'The Cricket Story':
 
S.No
Words
Meaning 
 1
PeculiaritiesSomething that is not normal, Strange
 2
Bowled UnderarmRolling the ball towards the ground, without throwing in air
 3
DrawEach team scoring the same
 4
BaseballA game that is similar to cricket, but the batting team has to run towards a base, which the opponent tries to prevent
 5
InningsThe duration in which one team takes to bat
 6
OversSix balls bowled towards the batsman at one stretch
7
CuriousEager to know
8
CharacteristicsA quality or feature particularly associated with something
9
DimensionsThe measurements of an area
10
OdditiesA strange or different thing
11
CodifiedGoverned by laws and regulations
12
UmpireA person who is the decision maker in a game
13
DisputeFights
14
StumpsThree sticks that is on either side of a pitch, together forming a wicket
15
Pitch the ballTo spin and swing the ball
16
DeceptionMake believe or deceive
17
ReplacementTo exchange a thing for the other
18
SeamA row of stiches where two fabrics are sewn together
19
PaceSpeed
20
EquipmentThe necessary items for a particular purpose
21
Fundamentally Most importantly
22
RuralCountryside that is outside the city
23
TwineStrong thread or string
24
Willow treeA tree that grows mostly near water and has branches that hangs down
25
CorkA hard brown substance extracted from an oak tree
26
Vulcanised rubberRubber heated with chemicals
27
ExpertiseHaving a strong knowledge in an area
28
FibreglassA fabric made of glass filaments
29
ZoroastriansThe follower of a religion that originated in Persia
30
PoloA sport where teams try to hit a ball on the back of ponies
31
PrejudiceA pre conceived notion, judgement without knowing the facts
32
Compatriots fellow citizen or national
33
EliteRich and privilege
34
GymkhanaA sports club
35
OrientThe west
36
EnthusiasticHappy and eager
37
AuthorityHigher officials
38
BeamingWide reach
39
Social base People who follow an event/person
40
Global marketThe market in which the goods or services of a country is traded worldwide
41
SymbolisedBe a symbol of
42
AdventWith the arrival of
43
PropagationSpreading or promoting an idea