posted on Jan, 28 2019 @ 01:33 AM
Cricket is a great game that few people understand, so I'm going to keep it simple.
Cricket is like chess, it's a game that requires strategy and precision. Firstly, you must place your field and there are many fielding
positions-there is point, gully, deep fine leg, silly mid on, old man in a deckchair, dancing flamingo etc.
Now next you need a bowler, and there are many options, You have your swingers, your seamers, your off spinners, your leg spinners, your left arm
China men, your right arm Cambodian-the list goes on.
Now that you have your field set and selected your bowler, we get to batting, now there are a number of shots that can be played-the square cut, the
cover drive, the french cut, the 'I have no idea what just happened but I hit it' and so forth.
The rules are simple-dismiss the batter via a catch from a fieldsman, knock them over (that means throwing a leather ball at some dead trees) or LBW
(that's an acronym for Ladies Before Winnipeg) and after play expires, a winner is declared; Unless rain stops play, that's when the Duckworth-Lewis
takes effect and-I can't explain it without a calculator.
And let's not forget the corridor of uncertainty-or as others call it 'the avenue of apprehension' or as I like to call it ' the urban restoration
How can people not understand that? you can get a diamond duck from the long stop for yorkers sake!