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Re: Cricket for dummies for blokes and blondes.

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:36 am

Philip, I also hope that the cricket continues from strength to strength. :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:42 am

I am going to continue with the sage cricket explanation.

Sometimes you get men who are still in but not out.

It look as though this is the end of an over. By the relaxed attitude of the fielder...( a fielder is from the team that is in but out) it might even be a break.

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:00 pm

:hmz: Some fielding positions;
Third man - but there is neither a first or second man.
Silly point - not a weakness in your argument, but within klapping distance from the bat.
Cover & extra cover - no these are not what the ground staff scamper in the field to put on the pitch when it rains.
Square leg & long leg - not very useful when running to gather the ball.
Forward short leg and backward short leg - I am not even going to explain this other than they have nothing to do with shyness.
Slip - they try not to when they catch the ball that has deflected slightly off the edge of the bat.
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Unread postby kallis1786 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:10 pm

HI MM :hello: :yaya:

Looking forward to the cricket, I understand Cricket from every angle and I played it over the years, and I also was the captain of my high school cricket team but today is the 1st time where I lost track when someone is explaining the game :doh: , did not know there was so many in's and out's :think:

But Great Thread :lol: , having a good laugh from it.

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Unread postby kallis1786 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:12 pm

Bush Baptist wrote::hmz: Some fielding positions;
Third man - but there is neither a first or second man.
Silly point - not a weakness in your argument, but within klapping distance from the bat.
Cover & extra cover - no these are not what the ground staff scamper in the field to put on the pitch when it rains.
Square leg & long leg - not very useful when running to gather the ball.
Forward short leg and backward short leg - I am not even going to explain this other than they have nothing to do with shyness.
Slip - they try not to when they catch the ball that has deflected slightly off the edge of the bat.


BB, although I have played cricket in the past, I never understoon fieldin positions and I was the captain :redface: , All I used to say was stand there behind the batsman or something along those lines :lol:

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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:04 am

Bush Baptist wrote::hmz: Some fielding positions;
Third man - but there is neither a first or second man.
Silly point - not a weakness in your argument, but within klapping distance from the bat.
Cover & extra cover - no these are not what the ground staff scamper in the field to put on the pitch when it rains.
Square leg & long leg - not very useful when running to gather the ball.
Forward short leg and backward short leg - I am not even going to explain this other than they have nothing to do with shyness.
Slip - they try not to when they catch the ball that has deflected slightly off the edge of the bat.


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Re: Cricket for dummies for blokes and blondes.

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:06 am

kallis1786 wrote:HI MM :hello: :yaya:

Looking forward to the cricket, I understand Cricket from every angle and I played it over the years, and I also was the captain of my high school cricket team but today is the 1st time where I lost track when someone is explaining the game :doh: , did not know there was so many in's and out's :think:

But Great Thread :lol: , having a good laugh from it.


Welcome to the ins and outs of the game :wink:
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Unread postby Hugh » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:30 pm

BB you mention the word slip.. Isn't this a family forum and the mention of ladies underwear should not be mentioned . especially as its found on a cricket ground full of men !!
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Unread postby Haupie » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:42 pm

Hi Bush Baptist

As this is a family forum, could you please xplain the cricketing term 'bowling a maiden over"?

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:49 pm

Using my natural charm and good looks,

Oh in cricketing terms.....when a bowler delivers his 6 deliveries, called an over, and no run is scored from any of them, it is called a maiden over. Should it include a dismissal, it is termed a maiden wicket.
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Unread postby Haupie » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:52 pm

The late Charles Fortune could not have explained that better!!
I relly hope that I can attend and describe one of those maiden overs
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Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:01 pm

thank a winner with a winner :k

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Unread postby hilda » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:43 am

Oh wow Meandering Mouse! Finally I am starting to understand cricket! :lol: :lol:

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Unread postby Stark » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:44 pm

Nope... still a mystery. :tongue:
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Re: Cricket for dummies for blokes and blondes.

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:23 am

BB, would bring in maidens... and it would get everyone's attention immediately. :roll:

This is not a maiden. :wink:

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Stark wrote:Nope... still a mystery. :tongue:


OK Stark... I will go back to the sage tea towel explanation.
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