Talking of sports…


Some of my colleagues are confused by the game of Cricket, so I decided it was time to explain this simple game to them… here’s the explanation.

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. 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 thats 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 all 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 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!

So there we have it, pretty simple eh.

– Mike


Comments (10)

  1. Dan McCarty says:

    In reading that it seems like you went out of your way to fill us in. Thanks!

  2. Steve Hall says:

    At first, I thought: "HHuuummm…how erudite!"

    But, after some retrospect, I’ve concluded you MUST have cheated by channeling Abbott & Costello’s "Who’s On First?" routine:

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/humor4.shtml

  3. Redpu Keyman says:

    Thanks for explaining the ins and outs of cricket; I think you covered it inside-out.

  4. Mike, you have far too much time on your hands. 🙂

  5. Stuart says:

    You forgot to say "Owzat!" at the end…

  6. Bhupen says:

    You had me stumped!