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2015-11-25 9:17:48 AM  
Of all the races in the Galaxy, only the English could possibly revive the memory of the most horrific wars ever to sunder the Universe and transform it into into what I'm afraid is generally regarded as an incomprehensibly dull and pointless game.
~ Douglas Adams, Life the Universe and Everything
 
2015-11-25 9:20:07 AM  
It got bored and started watching a hockey game.
 
2015-11-25 9:25:23 AM  
Isn't that how Kirk defeated one of those AIs that was going to take over the ship?

Kirk: Okay, explain cricket
AI: Error...error....*emits smoke*
Sulu: Oh my
*Kirk finds some green alien to seduce, roll credits*
 
2015-11-25 10:29:41 AM  
You know, I've watched Cricket a couple times.  I've gone online and read about the rules and gameplay.  I've gone back and watched Cricket.  I still have no idea what's going on but it's strangely compelling to watch.

Of course I may have been impaired at the time.
 
2015-11-25 11:42:32 AM  

jchic: You know, I've watched Cricket a couple times.  I've gone online and read about the rules and gameplay.  I've gone back and watched Cricket.  I still have no idea what's going on but it's strangely compelling to watch.

Of course I may have been impaired at the time.


It's odd; I can watch a cricket game and follow it just fine, but when I hear a report of a cricket match on the BBC, they might as well be speaking Elvish.
 
2015-11-25 12:20:33 PM  
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2015-11-25 12:22:10 PM  
Pfftt. Cricket. A game for tea drinkers...

Now a real sport.

Bowling..no lawn bowling!

No wait.

Seniors, 75 and over, LAWN bowling!

Now there's a sport that'll blow your hair back. Phewww..
 
2015-11-25 12:37:29 PM  
Cricket is easy to understand:

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

Each man that's in the side that's in the field goes out and when he's out comes in and the next man goes in until he's 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.

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 there are men still in and not out.

There are men called umpires who stay out all the time, and they decide when the men who are in are out.

Depending on the weather and the light, the umpires can also send everybody in, no matter whether they're in or out.

When both sides have been in and all the men are out (including those who are not out), then the game is finished.
 
2015-11-25 12:49:42 PM  

indarwinsshadow: Pfftt. Cricket. A game for tea drinkers...

Now a real sport.

Bowling..no lawn bowling!

No wait.

Seniors, 75 and over, LAWN bowling!

Now there's a sport that'll blow your hair back. Phewww..


How about croquet as played in the Thursday Next universe (see Something Rotten)?
 
2015-11-25 12:55:12 PM  

Tax Boy: Cricket is easy to understand:

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

Each man that's in the side that's in the field goes out and when he's out comes in and the next man goes in until he's 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.

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 there are men still in and not out.

There are men called umpires who stay out all the time, and they decide when the men who are in are out.

Depending on the weather and the light, the umpires can also send everybody in, no matter whether they're in or out.

When both sides have been in and all the men are out (including those who are not out), then the game is finished.


Basically, it's the Hokey Pokey?
 
2015-11-25 1:06:03 PM  

Tax Boy: Cricket is easy to understand:

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

Each man that's in the side that's in the field goes out and when he's out comes in and the next man goes in until he's 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.

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 there are men still in and not out.

There are men called umpires who stay out all the time, and they decide when the men who are in are out.

Depending on the weather and the light, the umpires can also send everybody in, no matter whether they're in or out.

When both sides have been in and all the men are out (including those who are not out), then the game is finished.


I played it one and still do not understand it.  Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in
 
2015-11-25 1:35:18 PM  
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I'm gonna watch the doom show!
 
2015-11-25 2:13:56 PM  
I've had my Indian co-workers try to explain it to me, and it's incomprehensible.
 
2015-11-25 2:18:40 PM  
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Chrips faces a sticky wicket.
 
2015-11-25 2:41:29 PM  

fortheloveofgod: I've had my Indian co-workers try to explain it to me, and it's incomprehensible.


The problem is that the jargon is intertwined with the basic actions and positions.

If somebody were to explain baseball to you, but exclusively use terms like "southpaw" (instead of left-handed pitcher), that's what cricket sounds like.  Except where baseball has just a few non-obvious terms, cricket is loaded with them.

1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, left field, center field, right field, pitcher, catcher - those make sense.  Shortstop is weird.

Cricket has virtually no self-evident fielding positions.  But it's loaded with silly mid-on, fine leg, 3rd slip, etc etc
 
2015-11-25 3:57:51 PM  
In other news, the first sentient computer dies of boredom.
 
2015-11-25 4:16:42 PM  
I think there are googly wickets with broken legs involved somehow.
 
2015-11-25 5:47:41 PM  

Tax Boy: Cricket is easy to understand:

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

Each man that's in the side that's in the field goes out and when he's out comes in and the next man goes in until he's 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.

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 there are men still in and not out.

There are men called umpires who stay out all the time, and they decide when the men who are in are out.

Depending on the weather and the light, the umpires can also send everybody in, no matter whether they're in or out.

When both sides have been in and all the men are out (including those who are not out), then the game is finished.


Fark is not your personal erotica site.
 
2015-11-25 5:56:27 PM  
 
2015-11-25 6:04:46 PM  
But the bat is so narrow, it's perverse!

/been watching the west indies ever since they beat the dallas cowboys in 1978.
 
2015-11-25 6:44:44 PM  
What about Brockian Ultra-Cricket?
 
2015-11-25 6:50:49 PM  

Tax Boy: Cricket is easy to understand:

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

Each man that's in the side that's in the field goes out and when he's out comes in and the next man goes in until he's 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.

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 there are men still in and not out.

There are men called umpires who stay out all the time, and they decide when the men who are in are out.

Depending on the weather and the light, the umpires can also send everybody in, no matter whether they're in or out.

When both sides have been in and all the men are out (including those who are not out), then the game is finished.


Never gets old. :-)
 
2015-11-25 6:52:04 PM  
I don't get the whole cricket is complicated joke. Football is complicated, baseball is complicated, basketball with trampolines is complicated. There are 3-5 minute videos on youtube that teach cricket to children.

Back when I worked nights I loved that it comes on at 3AM and last over six hours. It's my nascar.
 
2015-11-25 6:56:33 PM  
I remember as a kid an American neighbor family thought they'd teach the (American) kids in their building how to play cricket. The Irish and English kids (us) watching this happen very quickly realized they had absolutely no idea what they were talking about and had an amazing hour or two watching adults make utter fools of themselves. Then, during a rest, we moved in and sorted the poor bewildered kids out.
 
2015-11-26 12:11:39 AM  
 
2015-11-26 1:05:35 AM  

fortheloveofgod: I've had my Indian co-workers try to explain it to me, and it's incomprehensible.


You know how I know you are IT?
 
2015-11-26 11:59:03 AM  
For those who know baseball, here is cricket explained in a way you may find easier to understand.

http://sccwa.tripod.com/crick.html
 
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