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Cricket for Dummies by tucsonmike on 18 November 2007 10:55pm
 
I thumbed through this in Borders. I would love someone to explain the game to me.
 
Re: Cricket for Dummies by Miss-M on 18 November 2007 11:49pm
 
Here is a link to the homepage of the greatest cricketing team in the world:

http://www.cricket.com.au/

And here is the wikipedia page for your perusal:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket

Howzaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!
 
Re: Cricket for Dummies by tucsonmike on 19 November 2007 12:13am
 
LOL! Thanx Missy.
 
Re: Cricket for Dummies by Bunniegirl1979 on 19 November 2007 1:16am
 
As an ECB registered scorer and one of the first lady members of the MCC, I can say that cricket is a doddle to understand:

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 in 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.

Got it?
 
Re: Cricket for Dummies by mrsthing on 19 November 2007 2:25am
 
I was in Vermont a few years back, in a tiny town on Lake Champlain, not far from Canada. We were eating at the only eating establishment in a 10-mile radius, a fast-food place with picnic tables and no indoor seating. It was a lovely evening, and there were some college students playing cricket as best they could on the grass beside the restaurant. They were having such a good time I stayed and watched. Even THEY didn't seem to know all the rules---there were several questions and challenges (all done in a sportsmanlike way) to calls and a couple of long discussions about rules. I heard Eric Idle in my head saying, "I clearly remember a similar ball being ignored in 6 BC..." (of whatever he said). Anyway, I came away with no more understanding of the game than when I arrived, except that it looked like loads of fun the way they played it.

I love your explanation--it's about as much as I understand! LOL
 
Re: Cricket for Dummies by johnnythemonkey on 19 November 2007 2:29am
 
LOL Bunniegirl, that's cleared things up for this Scotsman who could never understand cricket !
 
Re: Cricket for Dummies by tucsonmike on 19 November 2007 2:45am
 
Thank you Sally, that worked. OK, John, are you still working on plastering Hadrians Wall.
 
Re: Cricket for Dummies by johnnythemonkey on 19 November 2007 2:52am
 
LOL Mikey Boy ! Hadrian's wall was built by the Romans 'cos they were shit scared of us Pictish Scots. Then Italy went and knocked us out of the Euro finals on Saturday ! ( with the help of a dodgy referee ) ;)
 
Re: Cricket for Dummies by tucsonmike on 19 November 2007 2:54am
 
Oh, hell John. what can I say?
 
Re: Cricket for Dummies by Bunniegirl1979 on 19 November 2007 3:03am
 
Which bit of Scotland are you from, Johnny?
My other half is Aberdeen born and bred.
 
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