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Cricket for dummies for blokes and blondes.

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:43 am

Cricket is around the corner, yes it is.

Having attended a few cricket get together s I am aware of a certain trepidation faced by many when faced with a game that seems completely incomprehensible. We also have a number of people attending from non cricket playing countries.

In the interest of fairness and in order to put everyone's mind at ease.

I have been inspired to start this thread. I also need to take the fear out of the sport.

I need a good and fearless ladies team.

The blokes need to wear their mankini with pride

Robin Williams described cricket as "baseball on valium." To the uninitiated it may seem that way, but it really can be the most nail biting sport on the planet.

I am going to use the famous tea towel from the seventies to start explaining cricket.

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.

Two sides in. One is completely in but out. The side that is in is mainly out.

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Each man that's in the side that goes in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out.

Celebrating man going out from the side that's not in.

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Unread postby JenB » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:02 am

:lol: :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby Crested Val » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:58 am

.............ah I remember it well...........and so much more!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Unread postby Crested Val » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:00 am

BTW, can I hijack this thread for a moment, just to remind people that final numbers have to be in soon (see my post "Attention"!!!! :whistle:
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:53 am

Absolutely Val.... essential for building good teams.

Please guys :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: even MM, the blonde has sent in details.
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Unread postby MATTHYS » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:10 am

:lol: Cricket seems to be about innings and outings, MM ! ?
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Unread postby chirinda » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:48 pm

A very perceptive observation, Matthys :D :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby Hugh » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:56 pm

And a lot of cripples on the field with either square legs or short ones or foot faults
And all those young lasses that are on the field and they are always getting bowled over .. will they ever learn .
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Unread postby PARDUS1029 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:46 pm

Aijaijaijaijai - this is making my head ache!!!!!

Can you please go SLOW!! This "in's" and "out's" and something about "legs"????? Are my legs in danger????
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Unread postby grannyb » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:10 pm

And all those young lasses that are on the field

It's these young lasses with fine legs that make their point.
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Unread postby RosemaryH » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:21 pm

Each man that's in the side that goes in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out.


Well, I'm stumped MM :wink:
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Unread postby ecojunkie » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:54 pm

And I'm just bowled over by the wit......!
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Unread postby Hugh » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:28 pm

Glad you managed to catch all that whit EJ !!!
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:32 am

Welcome aboard my dear fellow travelers and cricket lovers.

As I said, this is from a tea towel from the seventies, explaining cricket to foreigners.

Let me continue....

When they are all out, the side that's out comes in

a side that's out getting ready to come in

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and a side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out.

A bowler someone that was in but is now out but in.

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I will leave you time to digest this simple explanation before continuing.
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Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:23 am

May cricket continue to flourish and spread its wings. Sanparks can only be richer for it. Thanks to all involved. Image
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