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Can someone explain how to play Cricket

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posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 03:31 AM
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One of the most popular sports in the world... and im completely lost on it

Kinda looks like baseball, but you're golfing... with a chunk of lumber that has a handle...



And theres like 20 dudes in the outfield... which is a circle i think?

They chuck the ball at the ground.... and theres three pins behind the batter... Do you call him a batter?

and WtF are those pins for anyways? They're attached to something so you can't even knock them away... just straight down... or am i wrong

always been confused about this.... i don't think we play that game in Canada

Anyone care to explain?

Much appreciated...
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posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 03:58 AM
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No. Wish I could....



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 04:11 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

Cricket isn't a game I follow but this may help rather than a written explanation ,it only covers the basics but it's all you really need to understand the game.



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 04:19 AM
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I play back yard cricket. Dogs can play too. Beer, Bar Be Que, sprinkler chatting away. Rubbish bin as a wicket. Rules are made up as you go like a one hand catch off the corrugated roof and you can wrap some tape on one half of the ball to make it curve in the air or spin away after hitting the ground.

I generally put my deck chair in the outfield with a small 'esky' (cooler) by the side, sunnies, hat, sunscreen hoping the ball doesn't come my way.


Good game.

My regards,

Bally



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 04:29 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Akragon

Cricket isn't a game I follow but this may help rather than a written explanation ,it only covers the basics but it's all you really need to understand the game.



Wow... I think that might have confused me more lol




posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 04:38 AM
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This can be done in gradual stages.

In your mind, reduce the baseball bases to two.
The pins at each base are called "the wicket". Two little objects called "BAILS" nestle into slots at the top. This wicket can fall down at almost any knock- in fact it is technically "down" if one of the bails falls off.
There is a batsman stationed at each wicket.
Instead of the basbeall catcher, there is a wicket-keeper. His main task is to stop a fast-moving ball to prevent run-scoring opportunities, and also, in certain circumstances, to knock off the bails himself with the ball in his hand.
Instaed of throwing, like a pitcher, the bowler "bowls", which means his arm must be straight.
Instead of standing on one spot, like a pitcher, the bowler runs from behind one wicket to bowl at the batsman standing at the other end.
A run is scored when BOTH batsmen,after one hits the ball, successfully run and exchange ends (That's why there has to be two of them). If the ball has been hit hard enough, they can run two or more times.
After every six balls (eight in Austraila), anaother bowler takes over and bowls from the other end.
Each shift of six balls is called "an over". If no runs have been scored during that set, the bowler is credited in his stats with "a maiden over".

As for the typical layout of the fielders, that semicircle is called "the slips" and they are they are there to cover the following scenario; instead of being a "pace" bowler, who tries to deceive the batsman with sheer speed, this over is being bowled by a "spin" bowler, whose aim is to achieve a deceptive bounce. The batsman swipes at the ball, nearly misses it, but touches it just enough to send it neatly into the waiting hands of one of the slip-fielders. This once gave rise to a celebrated line of commentary- "There stands X with his legs wide apart, waiting for a tickle".

There is an imaginary diagonal line on the field called "the gully", presumably beause the batsmen tend to hit the ball along that line with almost predictable frequency. This terminology has suggested a very, very, old cricketing joke about "bowling a maiden over in the gully".

It would be a mistake to try to explain too much in one go. I hope that will do for a start.

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posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 04:57 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Thanks brother...

i think i might need to read that a few times to take it all in..




posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:03 AM
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That's why I didn't go into extra details like the number of different ways that runs can be scored, and the number of different ways a batsman can be "out".
And do not, if you value your sanity, get too curious about the "leg before wicket" rule at this early stage.



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:15 AM
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Hahahaha 20 players?
Canadian ice hockey has 40 players hitting a frisbee...haha



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:15 AM
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Dp
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posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:22 AM
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The fastest deliveries recorded in cricket
161.3kph: Shoaib Akhtar, ODI v England in 2003 at Newlands.
161.1kph: Shaun Tait, ODI v England in 2010 at Lord's.
161.1kph: Brett Lee, ODI v NZ in 2005 at Napier.
160.6kph: Jeff Thomson, study in 1976 at WACA.
160.4kph: Mitchell Starc, Test v NZ in 2015 at WACA

Just to give you n idea of what the batsmen face hahahaha



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:23 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: Akragon

Hahahaha 20 players?
Canadian ice hockey has 40 players hitting a frisbee...haha


Yes... we invented it, and are beyond the best at it... But theres no need to call it Canadian Ice hockey... its just Hockey

And theres no frisbee in the sport.... except that one drunk guy that takes one to the game to toss it on the ice




posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:23 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Great explanation as usual like your Bible threads




posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:28 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: Akragon

The fastest deliveries recorded in cricket
161.3kph: Shoaib Akhtar, ODI v England in 2003 at Newlands.
161.1kph: Shaun Tait, ODI v England in 2010 at Lord's.
161.1kph: Brett Lee, ODI v NZ in 2005 at Napier.
160.6kph: Jeff Thomson, study in 1976 at WACA.
160.4kph: Mitchell Starc, Test v NZ in 2015 at WACA

Just to give you n idea of what the batsmen face hahahaha


lol see... fastest delivery sounds like theres someone pregnant on the field...

And Batman makes an appearance in the game? Now we're talkin!!

what inning does he come in to play? And does he still wear that stunning cape?




posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:29 AM
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Oh I thought that big slow thing that you call a puck was a frisbee



But theres no need to call it Canadian Ice hockey... its just Hockey


What, do I detect some Canadian Exceptionalism? Don't be like the Yanks
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:30 AM
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And Batman makes an appearance in the game? Now we're talkin!!

what inning does he come in to play? And does he still wear that stunning cape


With Batman only thing missing is you the Joker




posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:31 AM
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a reply to: Akragon
Batsman. There's an "S".



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:31 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: Akragon

The fastest deliveries recorded in cricket
161.3kph: Shoaib Akhtar, ODI v England in 2003 at Newlands.
161.1kph: Shaun Tait, ODI v England in 2010 at Lord's.
161.1kph: Brett Lee, ODI v NZ in 2005 at Napier.
160.6kph: Jeff Thomson, study in 1976 at WACA.
160.4kph: Mitchell Starc, Test v NZ in 2015 at WACA

Just to give you n idea of what the batsmen face hahahaha


It has been said that Thomo's speed is about 170kph and if you watch him in his peak, I would say that's true.



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:33 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

skip to 0.27 to see excitement when she gets bowled out




posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:34 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: Akragon

Oh I thought that big slow thing that you call a puck was a frisbee



But theres no need to call it Canadian Ice hockey... its just Hockey


What, do I detect some Canadian Exceptionalism? Don't be like the Yanks
en.wikipedia.org...


Haha... they can't keep track of the puck, so they use a pretty highlighter to do it for them

and ya... we're exceptional at hockey... just a fact bro


You see the joker grin... ya?



this was in all seriousness... but i love a good riff




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