Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Cricket Explained to a Foreigner

It occurred to me that we have a number of people going to the Nationals down south, who may run into foreigners who wonder what cricket is about.

The same may apply to some of our members who have visitors over the festive season, or who may be visiting overseas, especially USA.

I found a simple explanation of cricket amongst some of my late father's memorabilia & it is below for your edification, or otherwise.  (Don't blame me, it's a stupid game anyway!)

Cricket: As explained to a foreigner

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in which tries to get those in, out.

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.

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

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