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Can someone explain how to play Cricket

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posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:35 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: Akragon
Batsman. There's an "S".



ah... my bad





posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:39 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

I remember getting home from work in the 70's cracking open a tinnie of Coke and enjoying the game

In 82 or 83 went and saw a one day match. It freaked me out how long the pitch was in real life. Then I understood why they get "run" out




posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:45 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

Just for the Fyi... Nolan Ryan tossed a 108Mph fast ball for the record

Thats 237kph...
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posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:54 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

its a typically British sport therefore some nations just can not fathom it


hope these videos help






posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:56 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight
Of course we know "the length of a cricket pitch" as a standard rough estimate of distance. Twenty-two yards, traditionally (no idea how they manage in metric terms). One-tenth of a furlong. Supposedly the length of the standard mediaeval ploughed furrow.



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 06:10 AM
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108Mph fast ball for the record

Thats 237kph...


No

108 Mph = 173 kms/p/hr

Man I'm glad we converted to metric when I was 13. Gave us plenty of time to adjust.

Still 108 Mph is fast from a standing still pitch no run up like cricket
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posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 06:15 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI




furlong


haha I could never visualize a furlong when young in Oz



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 06:23 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight
Being schooled before the metric era, we had to learn all these measurement tables by chanting them daily in chorus, just after going through the mutiplication tables.
"Twelve inches make one foot
Three feet make one yard
Twenty-two yards make one chain
Ten chains make one furlong
Eight furlongs make one mile."




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posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 06:24 AM
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a reply to: UpIsNowDown

hahaha the 2nd video


Monty Python on Cricket




and.....
Cricket for Americans



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 06:25 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI




posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 06:37 AM
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First you let it hop around and playfully catch and release. As you grow bored the possibilities are endless, For example, each time you catch it remove a leg or just stomp on it.


Jokeing: Seriously just put it outside and let it go.



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 06:45 AM
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a reply to: tinktinktink

Unless it is its bigger family member; the locust....then just dip in chocolate and chomp chomp



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 08:06 AM
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Be careful when playing cricket. Crickets pack a punch when they bite you. I have experience with that and don't play with crickets anymore.



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 08:33 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Be careful when playing cricket. Crickets pack a punch when they bite you. I have experience with that and don't play with crickets anymore.


Too true! People have died playing cricket... that's why they wear helmets and all that padding.




posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 11:55 AM
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I bet some of these dudes can be converted into some MLB pitchers.



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 11:57 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: Akragon




108Mph fast ball for the record

Thats 237kph...


No

108 Mph = 173 kms/p/hr

Man I'm glad we converted to metric when I was 13. Gave us plenty of time to adjust.

Still 108 Mph is fast from a standing still pitch no run up like cricket


hmm... yeah that didn't sound right to me either

my mistake



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 01:27 PM
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a reply to: Akragon

Why would you wanna do...sorry! 'Dont understand it either.

Where do you get the crickets? And goes it hurt them????



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 01:28 PM
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As well...just how many croquets are killed each year being wacked by that barbaric mallet?!



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 03:16 PM
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Cricket's a great game. It's not that difficult to understand. There have been some amazing games. Who can forget the England vrs Australia Test at Headingley in 1981?

However, this is also a good game. Nail biting. You don't need to undetstand cricket to know it was very exciting! England chasing New Zealand to the last Cricket World cup via a Super Over!



www.youtube.com...



posted on Nov, 22 2020 @ 05:01 PM
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“The bowler approached the wicket at a lope, a trot, and then a run. He suddenly exploded in a flurry of arms and legs, out of which flew a ball.”

― Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything







 
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