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goodbasil
12-06-2011, 02:24 PM
You've probably seen this before, I copied it off the wall of a fish & chip shop in Aldergrove. ( Good f & c too.)

Cricket. ( As explained to a foreign visitor.)

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.
Each man that's in the side that's in goes out and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes until he's out.
When they are all out the side that's out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming
in out.
Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
When both sides have been in and out including the not outs.
That's the end of the game!


I've played crickett a couple of times. Would you consider this an accurate expalnation?
To me it's about as clear as Coca-Cola.

Ian McColgin
12-06-2011, 02:54 PM
Makes as much sense as anything.

Peerie Maa
12-06-2011, 02:56 PM
That is pretty accurate for one day cricket.

The Bigfella
12-06-2011, 04:16 PM
Its much more complex than that for a Test Match

purri
12-06-2011, 11:34 PM
not if you factor in match fixing...

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-07-2011, 03:13 AM
But we don't because match fixing does not occur - it is far too easy to detect. And now we can detect spot fixing, too.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-07-2011, 03:15 AM
You've probably seen this before, I copied it off the wall of a fish & chip shop in Aldergrove. ( Good f & c too.)

Cricket. ( As explained to a foreign visitor.)

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.
Each man that's in the side that's in goes out and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes until he's out.
When they are all out the side that's out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming
in out.
Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
When both sides have been in and out including the not outs.
That's the end of the game!


I've played cricket a couple of times. Would you consider this an accurate explanation?
To me it's about as clear as Coca-Cola.

It does not mention bowling a maiden over which is an essential part of the game, espescially when on a sticky wicket.

Meli
12-07-2011, 03:29 AM
nor does it mention "silly point" "silly mid off" "hat tricks" or "golden ducks":D

(or sea gulls)

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-07-2011, 04:00 AM
Or googlies.

Or "the bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey"

or this:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/cta/sport/programmes/tms/legover.ram


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtvYt28hD8I&feature=player_embedded

or this

Meli
12-07-2011, 04:24 AM
or what do you call it when a live ball is caught in the batsmans pad and the keeper an the rest of the fielding team chase him around the ground with the batter desperately trying to dislodge it without interfering with it :D

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-07-2011, 04:40 AM
Backyard Cricket.

Meli
12-07-2011, 04:44 AM
Nah, there's a famous clip, I cant remember who, maybe david boon, being chased around the G :D

The thing is G Basil, is that test cricket is loaded with humour.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-07-2011, 04:53 AM
"He can't get his leg over ... oh stop it Aggers!" was voted the UK's best ever moment of sports commentary.

purri
12-07-2011, 05:06 AM
It does not mention bowling a maiden over which is an essential part of the game, espescially when on a sticky wicket.
and might I suggest you defer to Shane Warne for a definitive...

John Smith
12-07-2011, 05:07 AM
Probably quite clear if you know beforehand of which he speaks.

Meli
12-07-2011, 05:10 AM
probably quite clear if you know beforehand of which one he speaks.

ftfy :d

Meli
12-07-2011, 05:14 AM
I'll say this, If you are not brought up with the finer points of THE GAME :D or indeed have never had any induction to the finest sport. Then your only hope is to share a house with 4 fanatics.
At least they will give you a real beer at "tea" :D

Ian McColgin
12-07-2011, 06:05 AM
But in the high summer grass grows at almost 1/32" per hour (full daylight) so if one is confused and bored by cricket, there is something interesting to watch.

Meli
12-07-2011, 06:13 AM
well you must be missing what the populations of India, Pakistan, the Windies, UK, NZ Australia, SA, can see :D

Ian McColgin
12-07-2011, 06:19 AM
Well, the US has baseball. There's no monopoly on boredom.

But cricket is good for something. After all, G.H.Hardey found a mental stillness in cricket that let his amazing mind contemplate the number forty two.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-07-2011, 06:22 AM
The United States used to play cricket; the firtst international cricket match ws between the United States and Canada!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v_Canada_(1844)

For reasons which are unclear and much disputed, baseball replaced cricket in the USA after 1845.

andrewe
12-08-2011, 01:17 AM
Bit late on this,but. I was talking to someone yesterday who had been driving in an obscure part of Canada and suddenly came on around 120guys playing cricket. 10 or 12 pitches all going at the same time. He felt he had been time warped. On looking closer, they all appeared to be Pakistani.
A

Syed
12-08-2011, 06:42 AM
10 or 12 pitches all going at the same time. He felt he had been time warped. On looking closer, they all appeared to be Pakistani.

At least they were sticking to their traditions. |:)

Todd D
12-08-2011, 08:02 AM
Gentlemen, why not switch this discussion to a more age appropriate sport for the crew here..
..
..
..
..
.. Lawn Bowling :D

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-08-2011, 08:40 AM
Todd, I may no longer play rugby, indeed I may occasionally default to the rules as they were in the 1960's, but I reserve the right to shout advice at my boys when they are playing!

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-08-2011, 08:41 AM
India opener Virender Sehwag has hit the record one-day international score after smashing 219 from 149 balls against West Indies in Indore (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/16090375.stm).

Indore cricket is not to be confused with indoor cricket!

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-08-2011, 08:45 AM
The current crop of Windies bowlers are, shall we say, not Holding...