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Russell
19th May 2004, 08:26 AM
had to explain to a friend how you play cricket ...

so 2 teams of 11 men get go out onto a cricket pitch.. One team is in, whilst the other team is out. The team that are out then have to get the team that are in out. All the team that are in, come out to bat in turn. the batsman then tries to hit a leather covered wooden ball coming toward him at 90mph as hard/skillfully as he can ... if he runs between the stumps...(whats stumps? the three sticks with the two bales on top ..whats bales? the two bits of wood on top of the three stumps) as he can. If it reaches the boundary without touching the ground then he scores 6 runs, if it touches the boundary, then thats 4 runs or if his batsman partner and him run between the stumps, then thats 1 run.


got it? so what are the positions. well there is an on side and and off side - like in football? no, not like football, then there are positions like mid on and mid off,, and someone takes the role of the night watchman...

so when does the game finish.. when the side that were in, are out and the side that were out are in, were got out and then the team with the more runs wins..

they play tests - a series of games played over a summer season, each game can be 5 or 6 days ... So does someone always win... err no, a game can be drawn... what! you can play a whole game for 5 days and still draw. yep, and you can draw a series as well ... at this point, I realised that there are some games that cannot be explained in words alone, so we went off, had a beer and discussed the rules of rounders.. oh sorry, baseball...

ragtopcav
19th May 2004, 08:53 AM
You forgot to add they stop for tea, also rain stops play, the umpire is also a handy place to hang a cardigan :cheesy: , what about a googly :o , slips, gullies, the wicket is 22yards long [or a chain], although the wicket is the mainpoint of play between batsman and bowler the wicket keeper is not a specialised groundsman :cheesy: , this could go on. Rounders is much simpler.

Saba
19th May 2004, 09:15 AM
Only Australians play cricket, everybody else plays something else :cheesy:

greenphotos
19th May 2004, 09:17 AM
:lol:

Paco
19th May 2004, 09:28 AM
Isn't cricket something that happens on the other side of a pint glass?

Saba
19th May 2004, 09:33 AM
Isn't cricket something that happens on the other side of a pint glass?Yes I've seen that type of cricket before. :nono;

Russell
19th May 2004, 10:00 AM
Only Australians play cricket, everybody else plays something else :cheesy:

bit like the rugby then .... :D

swing low sweet chariot ... etc etc fade to end ...

nutcase
19th May 2004, 10:12 AM
I don't understand it and I used to play it!

Saba
19th May 2004, 10:40 AM
Only Australians play cricket, everybody else plays something else :cheesy:

bit like the rugby then .... :D

swing low sweet chariot ... etc etc fade to end ...ah! flash in the pan stuff :cheesy:

Russell
19th May 2004, 10:55 AM
Only Australians play cricket, everybody else plays something else :cheesy:

bit like the rugby then .... :D

swing low sweet chariot ... etc etc fade to end ...ah! flash in the pan stuff :cheesy:

but what a flash; so bright. translated into oz speak. a flash so bright that when it went off in Sydney the old timers over in Port Headland thought the sun come up early !

Saba
19th May 2004, 11:06 AM
:D it was a good.

Naranto
19th May 2004, 11:15 AM
Hey Let us Brits enjoy our moment...

....it doesn't happen too often :lol:

Russell
19th May 2004, 11:50 AM
It does make me laugh - I work with a number of Aussies and South Africans and when the rugby was on last year the national rivalry was hilarious.. funny, the say that England won. I've never seen a quiet Aussie before :D

Of yes, for all you Aussies and SA's coming over to London this summer for your annual Eurpopean skive (sorry, holiday :) ), a 'rough guide' to where to stay..

'Lower Sydney' Chiswick
'Lower Jo'burg' Barons Court and Hammersmith

:)

remember thong in England is something entirely different ..

Rhino2.3t
19th May 2004, 11:56 AM
not forgetting 'Lower J-Bay' Worthing :wink:

Saba
19th May 2004, 12:10 PM
remember thong in England is something entirely different ..Wot? you don't want to see us Aussies in our thongs. Kylie looks pretty good in a thong! :cheesy: Actually when it was announced that Kylie would appear on a giant thong at the Sydney Olympics, it was greeted with great anticipation until it was realised she would actually be ON a thong and not IN a thong.

Matthew
19th May 2004, 01:21 PM
what about a googly :o
Don't forget "frog in a blender"! :lol: :o

Munki
19th May 2004, 05:32 PM
What about that classic line from commentator Brian Johnson on Radio 3 during the Ashes?

"The batsman's Holding, the bowler's Willie"

:cheesy:

Matthew
19th May 2004, 07:16 PM
Along with others such as:

I don't think I've seen something like that before - it's the second time I've seen that today. - Brian Johnson
That slow motion replay doesn't show how fast the ball was travelling. - Richie Benaud
So that's 57 runs needed by Hampshire in 11 overs and it doesn't need a calulator to tell us that the run rate required is 5.1818 recurring. - Norman DeMesuita

Taken from:
http://www.agro.me.uk/quotes.html

I suggest you all buy a copy of this :cheesy:
http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/1901784193.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1901784193/qid=1085005069/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_9_1/202-8740748-3822240

Saba
19th May 2004, 08:05 PM
What about that classic line from commentator Brian Johnson on Radio 3 during the Ashes?

"The batsman's Holding, the bowler's Willie"

:cheesy:Well I remember "Lillee, caught Dilley, bowled Willie".