Sunday, 28 August 2005

Cricket lovely cricket!

Wow! What a brilliant game, what a fantastic series. All to play for now at the Oval but we retake The Ashes if it starts raining now and doesn't stop until Christmas! Wahay! Anyone living under a rock or in a different country can check it out here.

8 careful considerations:

Bluefluff said...

or in a different country

You may want to provide translations for such gems as:

Flintoff had no answer to the rapid Lee off-cutter which took the off-stump

&

a leg-side half-volley from Warne was enticing enough for Giles to clip through mid-wicket

Yup, I live under a rock ;-)

Angie said...

What's a wicket??

Wait, scratch that question, in 100 hundred words or less explain in plain simple english what the sport of cricket is all about. :)

Rob Spence said...

"in 100 hundred words or less explain in plain simple english what the sport of cricket is all about."
Can't be done, I'm afraid. That's what makes it such a great sport - infinite complexity and subtlety, and the only sport that can go on for days and keep you absolutely riveted. Fantastic.

Squid Vicious said...

Wickett was the ewok from "The Return of the Jedi". A cricket is a bug that makes an annoying chirping sound by rubbing it's hind legs together. Apparently, in England, cricket is a "sport" involving a flat bat and ewoks and... Hell it doesn't matter as no one other than them knows what the bloody hell it is anyway.

Nogbad said...

Apparently, in England, cricket is a "sport" involving a flat bat and ewoks and... Hell it doesn't matter as no one other than them knows what the bloody hell it is anyway.

Oh damn - I was just turning off the PCs when I saw this wonderful hostage to fortune! Right now England are playing Australia. Other top level cricketing nations include India, Pakistan, West Indies, South Africa, etc. I once catered for the Danish cricket team while they were on a tour of England.

Can anyone remember which countries are represented in the World Series? ;-)

Angie said...

Don't go bringing up baseball! I'm sure I have clearly stated on my blog a time or a million that ALL sports are a joke. So don't go thinking you're all smug by pointing out that the world series is played by the States only!! LOL

At least baseball I understand --- bunch of boys hitting a ball while other boys chase the ball and throw it.

Now explain cricket please! :)

Rob Spence said...

I once tried to do the classic thing of explaining cricket to an American. I gave up when he couldn't get his head round the notion that matches could last five days, and that even then, there was every possibility that there wouldn't be a result.

pal said...

Tee hee, maybe my Cricket Explained might help them then :-)