How To Play Cricket [Pic]

Submitted by: Kim... 5 years ago in Sports

A guide for Americans. Actually makes sense.
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Male 5,872
I tend to view cricket in the same light as fishing:
Get comfortable, open beer and picnic, relax, chill and de-stress. Who cares who wins? who cares if you catch a fish? Just watch the game/float. Applaud when something happens. Listen to the birds singing. Think deep thoughts. Share another beer and a chat with your fellow relaxees.
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Male 40
"Cricket is amazing. The way a five day test can come down to the final few overs. The strategy, field placements. Watching a batsman spend two days at the crease while he is pummelled by fast bowlers just to draw the match. Seeing a fast bowler shatter the stumps or a spinner completely bamboozle the batsman. It`s something you get or you don`t though and it takes a lot of watching to see what is really going on."

I understand most of those words. Just not in the order you`re using them.
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Male 352
Cricket is amazing. The way a five day test can come down to the final few overs. The strategy, field placements. Watching a batsman spend two days at the crease while he is pummelled by fast bowlers just to draw the match. Seeing a fast bowler shatter the stumps or a spinner completely bamboozle the batsman. It`s something you get or you don`t though and it takes a lot of watching to see what is really going on.
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Male 48
Cricket RULES.... I can watch it for 5 straight days.....easily.... Now grab me another beer.....!!!
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Male 2,034
@RdDan: by that logic, the United States is also British.
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Female 4,447
This prompted me to watch a video about the basics of cricket. Honestly? I thought it would be more interesting what with how hugely popular it is around the world, but it looks...well, kind of dumb. I`m sorry! If it makes you feel better, I don`t like baseball either, it`s dull as hell, but I now find it more interesting than cricket.
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Female 87
I just don`t care about sports in general. `cept perhaps Pro-Bending, but, well, unfortunately I live in reality where there aren`t any games dedicated to spewing fire at your opponents. (And if there are, please feel free to enlighten me.)
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Male 1,625
[quote]Baseball must also suck as it too is British[/quote]

by that logic, so is american football
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Male 759
"It`s british and that is all the evidence I need to know it sucks."

By which logic, Baseball must also suck as it too is British
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Male 126
I don`t like cricket but I know the rules.
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Male 772
Baseball is cricket for retards who couldn`t understand the concept of bowling instead of throwing the ball.
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Male 768
CRICKET IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
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Male 2,841
It`s british and that is all the evidence I need to know it sucks.
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Male 55
@8bithero "AMMUUUUUURICA. Too uneducated to understand other cultures traditions."

But...but...you just did it too.....
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Male 878
Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world and has two to three billion fans according to some sources. I guess not everybody thinks it`s boring or confusing.
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Male 5,413
AMMUUUUUURICA. Too uneducated to understand other cultures traditions.
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Male 1,625
@Mister_C: don`t forget that most americans find baseball boring and the games last 2 1/2 - 3 hours standard, while Cricket games (known as tests) can last for days
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Male 815
Mister C- Yeah, we know how to play quidditch, we want to know what cricket is??

Seriously, wicket? bowler?
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Male 663
Cricket is dull. Americans: it`s essentially baseball, but you have to hit the wicket behind the batter (and you hold the bat in a funny way), and instead of running in a diamond, you just run back and forth in a line between bowler and batter. Dull.

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Male 702
It`s like golf, except without even the illusion of fun.
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Male 11,739
The real question is, why would anyone want to play?
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Male 1,832
This is from Married to the Sea.
You could at least give credit.
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Female 674
Everybody played cricket a few times a year in PE. It was the only thing in PE I liked because I was actually good at it.
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Male 104
I`d say american football is more complex
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Male 317
Like we know any better...
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Male 303
??? It`s not a complicated game at all.
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Male 39,619

Sometimes the game gets interesting.


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Male 4,745
Finally! A guide to Cricket I can understand!
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Female 539
Link: How To Play Cricket [Pic] [Rate Link] - A guide for Americans. Actually makes sense.
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