Monday, 4 April 2011

Not out....................

Cricket?


Let's face it, It is a glorified game of rounders isn't it?

Just with more rules and less coolness surrounding it. (In fact, they probably added all the rules just to make it a bit different from rounders, therefore diluting the coolness)


(Congratulations to India for winning the Rounders World Cup by the way)


Cricket bores me stupid, and I really don't understand it, LBW? Out for a duck?Overs? Nope me either.

The only way that Cricket has improved my life is by bringing me the cricket jumper!



Owzat?


(Ok, so maybe I know a little bit)

Cricket always seems so civilised, I like my sport a little more rough and tumble and controversial. Ball tampering just doesn't cut it with me.

AND I have only just realised that some games are played for 5 days? 5 days?????? After 5 hours  I'd be picking up my ball and going home, No sport goes on for that long does it? What do they do? just run up and down for 5 days? At least with rounders they mix it up a little and go around a square. In Cricket? Up and down, up and down, up and down. Yawn.

I even looked around for some jokes to add to spice it up a bit...................

I couldn't find any!! That's how boring the game is!!!!

Want me to explain Cricket for you?

I see it like this.



There are two sides, one out in the field the other 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 that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
(and breathe)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 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 been 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.

Make total sense now?
 
I thought not.
 
 
 
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8 comments

  1. Absolutely love the game, but it is a game you generally need to grow up with, to really appreciate it. My Dad played every week, and my Mum did the scoring, so I spent large parts of my Summer at the cricket club as a child, after that it was going to be either loving or hating it. My sister hates it by the way. Love that explanation of the rules by the way, a teacher had that on a tea towel in his study when I was at school. All true but makes no sense.

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  2. Thank you! Its ridiculous!!! My brother is a huge fan it's long and boring and your right about five days! My issue with cricket is two fold - the hype over the ashes!!!
    1) I could not believe the trophy is first of all made of wood!!! Not gold silver or bling AND if it's any bigger than my index finger in height you will be lucky!!! Seriously grown men get up in strange hours watch huge screens in the middle of the night for that!!!
    2) My next point is subject of great argument between my brother and I! Now I am not a stupid person don't start to explain summer autumn winter and spring or tides or lines of longitude and latitude! I did GCSE geography and paid attention to a rather hot Mr Armstrong! But you can't tell me the ashes is every two years! Sometimes it isn't I wish I wasn't at work so I could get the dates and prove my point but honestly sometimes it's way less than two years!!!
    Rant over I am now going to pass this link to my cricket fan brother lol

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  3. The thing about the Ashes is the history not the trophy, you are right about the timing though, it is either 18 months or 2 and a half years.

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  4. The only thing I know about cricket is that shortly after I met my now husband I taped an episode of Eastenders onto a video on which he had recorded the final few overs when England beat Australia, to win the Ashes, in Perth & he was there watching it unfold and his sister in law handed Ian Botham a tinny. Oops!

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  5. Even though I'm more of a football fan (Liverpool FC incase you're wondering lol) I don't mind watching Cricket. Test matches- the ones that last for 5 days bore me silly but 'one day' matches can be quite exciting. I come from a cricket/football mad family so i'm quite clued up and don't mind sport.

    Also being of Indian heritage I am absolutely delighted India won the World Cup! It was a nail biting match, that went down the wire. An amazing game of Cricket. Still buzzing two days after! x

    Sunny
    http://wardrobemag.wordpress.com

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  6. I LOVE cricket, and football too (West Bromwich Albion FC - you know Wardrobemag, the lowly Midlands club that beat you/Liverpool at the weekend, only 28 or so years since we last beat you!! haha).

    My husband plays cricket, and I love going to support him, a nice excuse to sit in the sun (hopefully) and enjoy a quiet day out.

    He even managed to wangle it so that our honeymoon was in Australia at the same time as the Ashes - great atmosphere, exciting to watch and fun banter with the Aussies :)

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  7. My Grandfather was a huge cricket fan, but I've grown to really hate it, purely because whenever he came to stay, he'd waltz into the living room and change the channel and make us watch it. I loved my grandfather to pieces, but for me, he's made crickets to be like Snooker and Tennis, long drawn out and dull!

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  8. As aforementioned brother I should like to say that it's clearly the greatest sport in the world, all of life is contained in it. This is proven by the fact that nobody competes for anything as valueless as gold or silver but something with real meaning.

    And the Ashes is a bi-annual tournament; as the earth spins on an axis and cricket is a summer game, we have to play in Aussie upside down summertime, which knocks the calendar a bit.

    PS) Do your brother a favour and buy him a new cricket sweater.

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