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Monday, February 06, 2012

Breaking Cricket News

Photo of a well-dressed ref from here
I gather this is bad for England but probably good for Pakistan and South Africa: BBC Sport - Pakistan v England: Gul and Ajmal complete series whitewash:
It completed England's seventh losing whitewash in Test cricket and their first series defeat since 2009.
For the uninitiated, cricket is a sport of some sort which has rules of some sort and is as alien to the American mind as U.S. football is to yak herders in the areas where yaks need to be herded.

Except, of course, it is less physical . . . than either yak herding or American football.

News of Rugby Union stuff from the BBC here. Rugby is different than cricket.

6 comments:

  1. I once had some classmates from an assortment of Commonwealth countries attempt to explain cricket to me while they were playing a game in a park where a bunch of us were having a mixer. I remain mystified to this day. As near as I could make out, the batsman continued to play until he was out, potentially scoring an incredible number of runs. Outside of throwing him the ball, I'm unsure what the oppossing team did. I think this is why Douglas Adams made such a point of it as an example of alien behavior in the Hitchhiker's guide series.

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  2. "For the uninitiated, cricket is a sport of some sort which has rules of some sort and is as alien to the American mind as U.S. football is to yak herders in the areas where yaks need to be herded."


    I would say as alien to the American mind as U.S. football is to the rest of the world.

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  3. Segway and cricket

    http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/sehwag_67_segway_0/

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    1. Well, finally something on the cricket field I understand.

      What did he run over, a helmet?

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  4. Former 33647:46 PM

    The only think I know about cricket is that the Holy Loch Chief's club got real pissed when one of our O-gangers stole a cricket bat off the wall before we left the Loch the last time in '91...

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