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    Come on you reds! scarpi41's Avatar
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    The fascinating sport that is Cricket.

    OK, So I'm watching FSW Report on Fox Soccer Channel, and there showing cricket highlights. Now I have watched countless highlights, and I never really cared, but for some reason it just looks so appealing to know, and I guess sub-conciously I've always wanted to know, WHAT ARE THE RULES OF CRICKET? I would like to know like why they play one match for several days, what a test is, and how long are normal games, and how many games are in a season? What are the regulations and rules of cricket? What does it take to win a match? IDK, just give me the simplest information on this wondrous sport.


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    Cricket is pretty much our national sport in Australia. There are a couple of different forms of the game. "Test" matches are played between countries over five days. Each team has 11 players and a 12th man as a back up. Each side gets to bat twice. Each batsman bats once in an innings until they are all out then the other side gets to bat. The side that scores the most runs is the winner, although in test matches there can be a lot of draws. A batsman can be out when the ball is bowled and strikes his wicket, when he hits it and a fielder catches it on the full, he attempts to run to the other end and a fielder hits a wicket he is running to with a ball or a coupe of more obscure ways.

    There is also a limited overs form of the game (an over is when the ball is bowled six times) Each side bats for 50 0vers and the side scoring the most wins. IMHO this is the most exciting form of the game.

    Thats an enritrely simplified view of the game but might give you an idea.

    P.S Runs are scored when a batsmen hits the ball and runs to the other end of the pitch. If he makes it without the wicket he is running to being hit it scores as a run. He can run as many times as he is able until a fielder can hit the wicket. 4 runs are scored when the ball is hit to the fence. If the ball is hit over the fence it scores 6 runs.
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    How many innings?
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    2 each team for a test match. 1 each for a one day game (limited overs)

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    Baseball is derived from Cricket. Cricket was a very popular sport in parts of the US before baseball was invented.

    Without an understanding of Cricket you can never really 'get' the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy books.


    PS. England has the Ashes.

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    I had just started learning the rules cricket (I had finally figured out the scoring) and that explination was really helpful. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey


    PS. England has the Ashes.
    Shut up. Some things just aren't discussed.

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    Silly people - cricket has no rules. The matches last for however long the chaps feel like carrying on (with obligatory breaks for tea, crumpets, cutting the grass and pressing the unis). I guess that if one finds watching baseball to be exciting, cricket, bowling, tennis, curling and NASCAR might all have some hope of maintaining some television ratings.

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    Say, you know what's more boring than a cricket match?


    No?


    Me either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Namenda
    Say, you know what's more boring than a cricket match?
    American 'Football'... 5 seconds of play followed by 45 minutes of touching each others tackle, ass and stroking of egos. They wear bloody pads too, watch Rugby League or Australian Rules, just as hard hits minus the pads.

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    My favorite part is the "pitch report." Before the match, a commentator goes out to the pitch and gets on his hands and knees to examine and describe the grass in front of the wicket.

    Oh, and they stop for tea! What a civilized sport...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusboh
    American 'Football'... 5 seconds of play followed by 45 minutes of touching each others tackle, ass and stroking of egos. They wear bloody pads too, watch Rugby League or Australian Rules, just as hard hits minus the pads.
    It's amazing how boring a lot of American sports are without commercial breaks, instant replays, graphics/features and such. Baseball and American football can seem extremely slow in real life when the only thing that you can watch is the players on the field.

    The 360º field in cricket is great.....no foul balls. Every time the bat hits the ball, the ball's in play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    Baseball is derived from Cricket. Cricket was a very popular sport in parts of the US before baseball was invented.
    Cricket's still popular in parts of Brooklyn and Queens amongst Pakistani and Jamaican immigrants.


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    Without an understanding of Cricket you can never really 'get' the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Namenda
    Say, you know what's more boring than a cricket match?


    No?


    Me either...
    Baseball is way more boring then cricket
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie troy
    Baseball is way more boring then cricket
    I don't mean to bash anybody's passion. If you enjoy cricket, that's great. As far as baseball being boring, I offer no argument. My sports are hockey and football (yes, the kind with the helmets and pads). Although, I used to watch Aussie football years ago, when ESPN aired it. Sadly, they don't seem to offer it anymore. Fun to watch, don't think I'd like to play it.

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    Aussie football is great - and they have the coolest referees.
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    I love ice hockey. I don't understand it but the fights are great. We play hockey here in Australia but its on grass. Not as much fun to watch or play. Rugby League is the best form of football in my opinion. Lots of action and few stoppages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    PS. England has the Ashes.
    which is the way it should be.

    oh, and:

    "Cricket Made Easy" at the University of Alabama.

    that's right. 'Bama. Roll Tide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhota
    which is the way it should be.
    So the liking of the poms goes further than just the Jag fixation eh jhota?

    They did good this year, can't really fault them.

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    The rules of cricket made easy (or not)

    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 thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

    When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    Aussie football is great - and they have the coolest referees.
    LOL. When the ref throws the ball in from the out of bounds it looks ridiculous. They should let the players throw it in like football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    Ahhh...now I get it. The real mystery joke to Americans was the Ford Prefect. Who knew it was a car?
    I'm pretty sure that's explained in the first few pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    LOL. When the ref throws the ball in from the out of bounds it looks ridiculous. They should let the players throw it in like football.
    They are umpires, not referees. Maggot is also acceptable

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    Quote Originally Posted by classic1
    They are umpires, not referees. Maggot is also acceptable
    They also don't wear boots, they wear white sneakers. Not a good look.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    LOL. When the ref throws the ball in from the out of bounds it looks ridiculous. They should let the players throw it in like football.
    The chaps who stand back by the goals wearing the white coats, and indicating when a kick is good. They are the coolest. Very calm, looking rather disinterested, and making the smooth hand signals.
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