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(BBC)   India require 379 to beat England on test's final day. You don't know what this means   ( divider line
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2001-12-14 10:46:57 AM  
That's a lot of ins.
2001-12-14 10:49:11 AM  
HomeStar is great at sports!

How to get a batsman out in cricket:

1 - bowled out
2 - catch out
3 - run out
4 - stump out
5 - LBW (leg before wicket)
6 - Hit wicket

Anyone want to add?
2001-12-14 10:49:55 AM  
i KNOW what it means whore!!
2001-12-14 10:51:33 AM  
*Swells with pride*

I got one posted. Finally. After all this time.
2001-12-14 10:51:36 AM  
I couldn't get throught the first paragraph, are they speaking English?
2001-12-14 10:52:28 AM  
If it doesn't involve beer-drinking, 50,000+ fans, and no riots because Americans can put sports into perspective, then it must be soccer
2001-12-14 10:52:37 AM  
it's true. i don't know what that means. that article could have been instructions for building a thermonuclear device for all i know.
2001-12-14 10:52:58 AM  
Was that in ENGLISH?!?!?!
2001-12-14 10:53:15 AM  
Babelfish needs a Limey translation option.
2001-12-14 10:54:26 AM  
The real point is 'who _cares_ what it means?'

Cricket it boring, now Rugby on the other hand it a real game (and non of that poofy body armour that weedy American Football players need)
2001-12-14 10:55:11 AM  
One of the best spectator sports there is, believe it or not. It lasts five days and incorporates meal breaks.

You should try watching it one day: you'll be hooked instantly.
2001-12-14 10:55:20 AM  
Is this SLASH FICTION?!?!?!

"He almost edged Srinath to the wicketkeeper twice and then got lucky when a bat-pad offering went just wide of silly mid-off."
2001-12-14 10:55:59 AM  
Wow...the double-negative that I used there made that sound like shiat. Oh well. Let me put it this way:

America stole soccer & made it way cooler
2001-12-14 10:56:11 AM  
Is this a MONTY PYTHON SKIT?!?!?!!

"Mark Butcher, battling with a fever throughout, just missed out on his fourth Test century when he was out for 92 on the stroke of tea."
2001-12-14 10:57:45 AM  
Photoshop THIS, baby!

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2001-12-14 10:59:12 AM  
Every time i read the word wicket, i pictured a flamboyently gay Englishman in knickers, knee-high socks and mascara prancing around snivelling "Tally ho, i lost three wickets in the last three overs before tea!!"
2001-12-14 11:00:07 AM  
Too confusing.

Make mine a double.
2001-12-14 11:01:06 AM  
Aaaah. What a wonderful sport we have. It is interesting, believe me - if you can watch baseball then cricket is like interesting central.
And the commentators/writers tend to be slightly more creative than in many other sports :-)
2001-12-14 11:02:30 AM  
I love cricket - those who play know!those that dont just go "what da fck?"
2001-12-14 11:05:11 AM  
baseball: overweight millionaires standing around
cricket: limey queers prancing around

hockey: literate athletes kicking ass
2001-12-14 11:05:56 AM  
cricket has been losing so much money that they are going to contract Bangladesh & Sri Lanka
2001-12-14 11:09:37 AM  
Go Bruins!
2001-12-14 11:10:03 AM  
Something got lost in the translation. It was my interest in the article.
2001-12-14 11:10:09 AM  
Slightly off topic, I know, but 43% said "hockey".
2001-12-14 11:10:35 AM  
"Hussain struggled to get off the mark. He almost edged Srinath to the wicketkeeper twice and then got lucky when a bat-pad offering went just wide of silly mid-off."

Amen, brother. Now who's up for a game of Fizzbin?
2001-12-14 11:13:31 AM  
I love it when you Yanks try to understand cricket...all those sentences/paragraphs you have no idea of are second nature to all us English/Aussies...

"He almost edged Srinath to the wicketkeeper twice and then got lucky when a bat-pad offering went just wide of silly mid-off"

Translation: He just missed the ball bowled to him, which, if he had hit it, would have had him judged 'out' when the player behind him inevitably caught the ball. He also got luckly when a defensive shot he made, went just wide of the fielder in very close proximity to him"
2001-12-14 11:16:52 AM  
Tatasm: You kind of lost some of the archaic succinctness there.
2001-12-14 11:17:20 AM  
Translation notwithstanding, your damned sport still makes no sense to us.
2001-12-14 11:19:21 AM  
That's because you haven't made the effort to understand it. Now go and do it again, or it'll be detention for you.
2001-12-14 11:19:41 AM  
What kinda stupid sport involves a bunch of weenies hitting a stupid little ball with wooden sticks?!?

Give me baseball anyday! USA! USA! USA!
2001-12-14 11:19:47 AM  
I cannot be the only American who loves cricket.
Them bats is good fer whackin' stuff.
2001-12-14 11:20:02 AM  
"You go to the box, and you feel shame"

no translation neccessary.
2001-12-14 11:20:10 AM  
heh heh. wicket. someone needs to photoshop in wicket the ewok into the game.'s called a game, right? i need "cricket for dummies!"
2001-12-14 11:21:49 AM  
I had a room mate who worked for a summer in England and became a cricket fanatic, though he couldn't articulate why he liked the game and none of his friends could understand why.

I watched stdudents from former British colonies playing cricket when I was in college. I didn't get it at all. An Indian girl I was tutoring told me all about the glories and joy of cricket, which I still didn't get.

In the end, it's as silly as baseball and even more bizarre than curling. Even watching golf is preferable (once the drugs wear off).
2001-12-14 11:22:46 AM  
ok, question i've had for some time: Does bowling mean rolling the ball along the ground, or does it mean throwing?
2001-12-14 11:23:33 AM  
Misha, WHOA! There's nothing bizarre about curling! They don't give those Olympic medals for nothing.
2001-12-14 11:24:13 AM  
p.s. it wouldn't be tough to have a game more interesting than baseball. I've yet to understand why that game is so popular.
2001-12-14 11:24:54 AM  
Going for quick runs, England then lost a clutch of late wickets to ambitious slogs as spinners Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble reaped the reward.
2001-12-14 11:25:19 AM  
IS THIS IN ENGLISH? What, you mean the language spoken in and originated in England? Well what the fark do you think?

Hehe. Two nations divided by a single language. But we speak it properly.
2001-12-14 11:26:26 AM  
Bowling is throwing, but in cricket you're not allowed to bend your elbow (unless you're Sri Lankan)
2001-12-14 11:26:34 AM  
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Cricket is for pussies.
2001-12-14 11:27:08 AM  

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2001-12-14 11:27:59 AM  
overhand or underhand?
2001-12-14 11:28:52 AM  
Perrin: Bowling is now only over-arm, meaning the ball is delivered by running to the crease (line at which the opposing batsman stands), and using the momentum of the running combined with a windmill-like action of the arms from the height of the arms' rotation.

Got it?
2001-12-14 11:29:05 AM  
Translation: Flamboyantly gay man in much too tight pants, can't hit a ball rolling on ground with a really big stick then gets 'lucky' from some other flamboyantly gay can't catch, which is an inherited trait of all gay men playing an equally gay sport.
2001-12-14 11:29:46 AM  
ChodeWarrior you bastard, i shoudn't laugh that hard at work....
2001-12-14 11:29:48 AM  
Dizzybunny - You're gonna have to change your bio.
2001-12-14 11:30:32 AM  
and what is this about declaring innings? (if you get bored w/ answering my questions, point me to a good tutorial type page on the subject). Frankly, I've skipped over far too many cricket references in far too many books and would like to know what the hell they are talking about.
2001-12-14 11:30:58 AM  
oh I've seen this, where the Couch stands on a field and does a brilliant play of nothing. Yea that was a very strange Monty Python sketch.

I can't believe they made a sport out of that sketch!
2001-12-14 11:32:47 AM  

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