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Old 02-18-2002, 09:33 PM   #1
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CRICKET!

Can someone explain it to me?


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Old 02-18-2002, 09:39 PM   #2
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*can't wait till brettig gets ahold of this thread*
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Old 02-18-2002, 10:03 PM   #3
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oh no crzy..
do u realise how complex a game it is?
do you realise it can last for 5 days?
do you realise that brettig and salomey are cricket freaks?

dun dun dun
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Old 02-18-2002, 10:13 PM   #4
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Hehe.. all I know is that I've never seen Salami use so many happy faces as he does when he talks about cricket.

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i would actually tell you crzy, but i know betty would be itching to explain this one.
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Old 02-18-2002, 11:43 PM   #6
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Did someone say CRICKET?



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Old 02-19-2002, 04:44 PM   #8
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oh no crzy..
do u realise how complex a game it is?
do you realise it can last for 5 days?
do you realise that brettig and salomey are cricket freaks?

dun dun dun
LMAO yes - that was the whole point... hehe

Betty's been promising the explain this to me for over a year and I'm still waitin'...





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Old 02-20-2002, 02:38 AM   #9
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it's about trapping people by using your physical skills + clever tactics
and it's about making sure people won't trap by by using physical skills + a clear mind + stamina

it's quite simple really

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Old 02-20-2002, 07:22 AM   #10
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Robin Williams once described it as "Baseball on valium".

2 teams
12 players each, although one is kinda like a reserve
One team bats one team bowls/fields.
Each batsmen stays in until he is out.
The only ways he can get out is by either being caught like in baseball or if the bowler knocks the bails off the top of the wicket.
The wicket is 3 stumps(sticks) that stick into the ground with another stick balancing on the top(the bails).
The batsmen has to try and protect his wicket because once hes gone, unlike in baseball, thats it, he doesn't get another chance.
There are 2 batsmen in at once and the score is counted by the runs they score.
Each time the batsmen hits the ball he can run, he doesn't have to though. When he runs the other batsmen must run with him to score 1 run.
If they hit the ball to the boundary its 4 runs and they dont have to run and if they hit it over the fence its worth 6.
The aim for the bowling team is to get all of the batsmen out without them scoring many runs.

There are 2 diff games with diff rules. One day games they have 50 overs per side.
An over is every 6 balls that the bowler bowls.
They bowl 50 and the batting team has to try and score as many runs as possible in that time. Once the 50 is gone, they swap.
Whoever has the most runs at the end of the game wins.
Test Match cricket is a little more complicated. It can last 5 days and each team should play 2 innings each. So they bat twice and bowl twice.
Same idea as the other game but for the bowling team to be allowed to start their batting, they MUST get all the other team out first. It doesnt go on overs. They must bowl them all out to be able to swap and have their go at batting.
Its still all about scoring runs though.
A score you might see looking like this
5/200 or as th rest of the silly world does it 200/5 which is WRONG
It means that the batting team has lost 5 wickets(5 batsmen are out) and they have scored 200 runs.

Generally if its a team like say England you will prolly see a score like 7/80 whereas Australia is more likly to be something like 2/240

Thats not even half of it but did u really even want to know all that? Confused?

Main thing you need to know about cricket, crzy...

AUSTRALIA ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS AND THE BEST TEAM ABOVE THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MUWUWUAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!!



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Just a couple of other things, each 'over' has 6 bowls in it.
The bowler cannot put his foot over his 'crease' either, thats the white line across each end of the pitch. Its a 'no ball' if he does. He also cannot bowl it wide. Thats called coincidently a 'wide'. A wide gives the batsman one run, like a penalty.

Also, mostly in test, the captain of the batting team can 'declare'. That happens when the run rate is quite high, and they have reached a score of say, 5/400. What that means is they are pretty sure the other team cannot come in and do a better job, so they swap and have to go and bat. It doesn't happen in limited overs matches (one dayer's or day/nighter's), called that as there are only 50 overs, and they tend to have more risky plays in them. The run rate is the focus. The bowling team obviously aim for 'wickets' getting the batsman out.
And one last term before you know everything you need to, is an over with no runs scored is called a 'maiden over'.

Generally speaking, One Day Series are prefered by those who are not deadset cricket freaks. The serious nut cases like slomey and brettig love the technical aspect of winning a 5 Day Test Series.

See, most people get bored with the ONE game of the ONE sport lasting more than a few hours....And someone once said to me a game of AFL lasts too long...

Hehehe, its all good, cricket isnt too bad a sport, there are so many worse things to watch!
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Generally speaking, One Day Series are prefered by those who are not deadset cricket freaks. The serious nut cases like slomey and brettig love the technical aspect of winning a 5 Day Test Series.
there's a reason why one day cricket is called "a match" and 5-day cricket "A TEST"

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Quote:
Originally posted by Salome:
it's about trapping people by using your physical skills + clever tactics
and it's about making sure people won't trap by by using physical skills + a clear mind + stamina

it's quite simple really

Well, I must say - this clear it right up.

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Main thing you need to know about cricket, crzy...

AUSTRALIA ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS AND THE BEST TEAM ABOVE THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got it! (having no horse in the race, whatsoever...)

One question though - what's a "sticky wicket"?

**crzy, dazed, and noting there is still no word from Betty, leaves the building**




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Quote:
Originally posted by Salome:
it's about trapping people by using your physical skills + clever tactics
and it's about making sure people won't trap by by using physical skills + a clear mind + stamina

it's quite simple really

They have CRICKET in the NETHERWORLDS???
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Old 02-20-2002, 08:56 PM   #15
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no word from betty?!?!?!!

who cares?!!!!!!

didnt u see how much i wrote there?!!!!!

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