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    Quote Originally Posted by 12bolts View Post
    For those not sure why we would bother to measure insects in chains.

    Cricket, explained
    You have 2 sides, 1 out in the field; and 1 in.
    Each man thatís in the in side, goes out, until heís out and then he comes in, and the next man goes in until heís out.
    When the in side have all gone in and out, the side that was out comes in, and the side thatís been in and got out, goes out and tries to the side coming in, out.
    Sometimes you even get a man still in, and not out.
    When both sides have been in and out, including the not outs, thatís the end of the game

    That is amusing and just about sums up my understanding of the game of cricket but then I have never been interested in any sport that is just based on a ball.
    However the scene of cricket played on a village green on a summer afternoon is a pleasing sight, so british don't you know.

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    Robin Williams had a more compact definition of the sport, "Cricket is baseball on valium." Considering that baseball is highly compacted tedium, that's quite an insult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    Robin Williams had a more compact definition of the sport, "Cricket is baseball on valium." Considering that baseball is highly compacted tedium, that's quite an insult.
    I don't know about cricket being baseball on valium, I've been to a lot of professional baseball games and I found that the only reason the huge pipe organ plays so loudly is to keep you awake while the catcher plays finger talk and the pitcher has to stare as the guys junk and nod or shake his head.



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