Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Cricket for the uninitiated

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 that's 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 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 been 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.

1 comment:

socrates said...

That's a lot of in and out. You're sounding like that Malcolm McDowell dude from A Clockwork Orange, as with the in and out.

What you should have done is compared cricket to baseball, as in what's the same and how it's different. You could have even brought in some history, as in how it all relates to rounders or whatever that was.

Since everything revolves around the United States, that's what you should have done. Of course, you could do the American thing and steal a schtick from let's say George Carlin. Check this out. It's funny. He had your kind of politics too.

George Carlin - Football and Baseball