Cricket - quite possibly the greatest game known to Man
Here is a little known fact to anyone outside this island and to a quite a lot of people inside it also. England is currently the best in the world at something. #Cricket
. Yet as often happens with good news, there is a hitch. We are currently engaged in an international series of cricket matches with one of our keenest international rivals Pakistan; and we are being comprehensively beaten. This more than likely means that we can celebrate this little known fact for only a very little more time. South Africa will soon be taking that top spot. It was good while it lasted.
Anyway, many of our students who come to Cheney Court ask us about cricket as it is our traditional summer game and it is often shown on television. In fact the word has even entered our language as a way to describe an action done in not the right or correct way. "That is not cricket". To help all of you who are unfamiliar with this wonderful game and its rules, I hope the following will help.
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 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!
Now you know!!!