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(ft.com)   Matthew Hayden really good at cricket. Can anyone explain the stats?   (ft.sports.com) divider line
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2001-12-29 4:18:27 AM  
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2001-12-29 4:19:37 AM  
I didn't understand a single sentence in that article. Then again, I can barely understand sports lingo for American sports.
 
2001-12-29 4:25:53 AM  
Why did this make Fark?
 
2001-12-29 4:34:09 AM  
Donald added the scalps of Mark Waugh, whom he clean bowled
What the hell?
 
2001-12-29 5:30:36 AM  
Donald added the scalps of Mark Waugh, whom he clean bowled

hehehehehehe
 
2001-12-29 5:31:49 AM  
For the love of jebus, fark can do sooo much better than this.
 
2001-12-29 5:40:03 AM  
I would rather spend the rest of my life listening to my cow in laws dulcet tones, which are reminiscent of nails down a blackboard.. than watch cricket...
 
2001-12-29 6:22:50 AM  
 
2001-12-29 7:14:17 AM  
Anyone would think only Americans are allowed to read Fark judging by the attitude of Beernuts.

National level Cricket playing countries.

UK, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, West Indies and more.

All of these countries have at least 30 professional regional teams.

Scalp, just a term for bowling (pitching) or catching someone "out" It's not too far away from baseball really. With one major diffence being that more than one country is allowed to play in the Cricket "World Series"..... ;)
 
2001-12-29 7:16:16 AM  
http://www.britain-info.org/faq/xq/asp/SID.283/qx/showfaq.htm
 
2001-12-29 7:53:25 AM  
What is hard to understand about this?

Good to see there is still no team that can touch Australia in test cricket...boring.
 
2001-12-29 8:34:43 AM  
I don't really wanna point this out but the baseball world series was originaly named after a news paper called "The World".
Having said that the superbowl champs always proclaim themselves world champions when its really only a national league.Of coarse if there was a world cup of american football the americans would win by a mile for the first few years then turn shiaty, after all cricket is an english invention an now everyone beats the crud out of us,still i dont care i hate cricket.
 
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2001-12-29 8:37:25 AM  
muwahhahaha
aussie rawks
 
2001-12-29 8:44:43 AM  
Ahh, us brits get beaten at pretty much everything these days. You get used to it.

Didn't know that about the World Series Fry, interesting.
 
2001-12-29 9:05:39 AM  
OK, I think I got it -- one question, though: do both the two non-bowling players bat? If not, how is it decided who is opposite the batsman? If so, which one gets bowled to first?
 
2001-12-29 9:54:07 AM  
Sounds like the devil's game to me. Avoid it lest ye be desirous of speaking gibberish.
 
2001-12-29 10:31:13 AM  
Yeah, I can see how a sport popular in Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, and the West Indies would make the slightest bit of news.

Glad to see our world drawing closer through the exchange of sporting news. Group hug!

Nothing beats curling for sheer stupidity.
 
2001-12-29 10:45:59 AM  
ok....

2 sides of 12
one side bats
one side fields

batting side: two batters are on the pitch at the same time, one at the receiving end (striker's end), the other not receiving (non-striker's end). 'runs' (points) are scored by hitting the ball and running to the other end of the pitch without getting 'run out' (like not getting to the baseball base quick enough). both batters have to run to opposite ends of the pitch to score a run for the team. you can also score 4 runs by hitting the ball to the edge of the cricket field (boundary), or over it (6 runs). you can also get out by being caught on the full, being bowled (the ball hits the wickets or 'stumps' - 3 wooden stakes behind where you stand at each end of the pitch), or LBW (leg before wicket - the ball hits your leg, which is directly in front of one of the stumps - quite difficult to judge sometimes because the ball can be going at close to 100 mp/h).

the fielding side: 11 are on the field (12th man stays in reserve). one bowler bowls six deliveries per 'over'. then a new bowler has a go. the object is to either 'bowl' the batter out (by hitting the stumps), get him caught out, or lbw.

scoring is like this: wickets (batters dismissed)/runs
eg. 1/59 = 1 wicket for 59 runs.
eg. 3/23 is not a good score
4/329 is a very good score

aussie's tend to view the score as per above. a lot of other countries have it the other way around, ie. 59/1. don't know why.

hint: next time you talk to an aussie and say "oh do you know my friend bob - he lives in australia", remember there are close to 20 million people here, spread out over quite a large distance. that may not be a lot compared to american standards but it is here. if you think american footballers play a vicious game, wait until you see rugby league and aussie rules, the former of which heaps and heaps of countries play, as well as rugby union.

oh and i do see kangaroos and koalas regularly.......dead on the side of the road.
 
2001-12-29 10:50:06 AM  
another thing - how many articles daily are there about basketball, baseball, football and everything else that happens in america and as soon as something that isn't played in america comes up you all say it's crap?
there is a world outside of the USA!!!!!
 
2001-12-29 10:56:54 AM  
NO! YOU FOOLS!

Can't you see he's after the Ashes? Once he has the Ashes, the Wooden Pillar of Nature and Spirituality can be reconstituted, the Wikkit Key will be rebuilt, and the universe is doomed!

DOOMED!!!!
 
2001-12-29 12:00:39 PM  
I would like to add that rugby league is for wimps and union is for the hardcore players.
 
2001-12-29 12:14:09 PM  
Why "test cricket"? It evidently works to the satisfaction of millions of people who think rubbers are office supplies.

Honestly, is there another kind of cricket out there?

Also, I've heard (or read) the term "Sticky Wicket" used for a predicament. Is that because it would attract the ball and end your turn at bat?
 
2001-12-29 12:19:58 PM  
pfffft. afl spells big hairy nads.
learn your hierachy Blakus
 
2001-12-29 12:20:37 PM  
You're just pissed because you play a sissy game named after an insect. (In America, "pissed" means angry)

Here in the USofA we have manly sports like bumper pool and lawn mower racing! **SUNDAY!SUNDAY!SUNDAY! Nitro-burning funny cars!** ...and monster truck rallies! And Fooseball! And Gnip-Gnop! And nationwide crossword puzzle tournaments! Helllll, yeah!
 
2001-12-29 12:24:54 PM  
Hey Peeler, check out my post on the recent photoshop on photoshopcontest.com
 
2001-12-29 12:27:14 PM  
Blakus:
Give me a break will you...rugby league for wimps????NO WAY
as for Cricket I find it the most boring game of all time and would compare it to American footbal in as much that it is a confusing game and is as boring as shiat if your not interested....;)
 
2001-12-29 12:31:47 PM  
Cotb:
haha farking ha...you made a dick of yourself...lol..we also refer to pissed as being angry..also belive it or not Australia is big on drag racing,monster trucks,football etc etc...you trying to treat us Aussies like dumb asses???
It won't work cause we is just as smart as you's...LMFAO
 
2001-12-29 12:49:02 PM  
No! We is waaaaaay smarter than you! We castrate ourselves, don black Nikes, and drink poisoned Jell-O so that we can catch a lift on the Mothership coming in behind the comet!

I am glad that we share a common redneck culture, Ozzie! (I say this as I spit tobacco juice into a cup... The Irony Fairy just shat in my sandwich [in America that means-- oh, never mind])

Disc Golf!

"He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings."
-Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins, 1991

 
2001-12-29 12:49:32 PM  
Any international sporting contest can be called a test. Both codes of Rugby have test matches. And yes, there is another kind of cricket called one-day or limited-overs cricket, in which each side only bowls 50 overs (see explanation above); in test cricket, there is no limit to the number of overs you can bowl, as long as you do it in 5 days (its a bit more complicated than that, but for Americans it will have to do).

And I agree entirely about the first few comments - this rawks as a Fark bit, and you seppo's should put down the hamburger helper (with poly-o, of course), get out of the trailer park, and sniff some of the great stuff that happens elsewhere in the world. I can say that, cos I'm a proud Aussie, and I live in New York.
 
2001-12-29 12:49:39 PM  
No! We is waaaaaay smarter than you! We castrate ourselves, don black Nikes, and drink poisoned Jell-O so that we can catch a lift on the Mothership coming in behind the comet!

I am glad that we share a common redneck culture, Ozzie! (I say this as I spit tobacco juice into a cup... The Irony Fairy just shat in my sandwich [in America that means-- oh, never mind])

Disc Golf!

"He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings."
-Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins, 1991
 
2001-12-29 12:50:27 PM  
I said it twice! I am l33t!

sigh...
 
2001-12-29 12:54:58 PM  
Are you people so wise down there that you don't need help with your hamburger? What's the secret?!

Thanks for keepin' it simple for us Yanks, Cunning'.
 
2001-12-29 1:00:13 PM  
There's an interesting point Cotb;

Which came first (to the developed western world)....The sport or the insect known as Cricket?
 
2001-12-29 1:00:42 PM  
LMAO @ Cotb..have you ever heard of our Aussie top fuel drivers? a few of them have been to America...in fact one of them is a female..Rochel Splat is her name ..also Jim Read has been over there many times..Yes we love our Drag Racing here..top fuel,funny cars etc etc..and Speedway too..a few Americans have been over this way to over the years..randy kinser is one I remember and his brother Steve.Well all that Car Racing sure as hell beats Boring old Cricket thats for sure.:)
 
2001-12-29 1:04:38 PM  
Ozzie, good to see there's ignorant and needlessly arguementative knob-ends in ALL cultures.

Keep up the good work son!
 
2001-12-29 1:13:52 PM  
Inertiaman:
Why is that?because I am not a cricket lover?
Ummm BTW it is not son..I think that refers to the male gender...lol
 
2001-12-29 1:29:59 PM  
No, it was referring to...

"haha farking ha...you made a dick of yourself...lol..we also refer to pissed as being angry..also belive it or not Australia is big on drag racing,monster trucks,football etc etc...you trying to treat us Aussies like dumb asses???
It won't work cause we is just as smart as you's...LMFAO"

...which is just the sort of post that makes me wish the Internet had a guest list and a decent set of doormen.

(Since you asked)
 
2001-12-29 1:47:19 PM  
Australia:
Cricket
AFL
Coopers
Elle McPherson
kangaroos


USA:
baseball (0-0 in the bottom of the ninth - woohoo!)
NFL (hang-on, lets have ANOTHER stoppage in play)
Budweiser (waiter, there's some beer in my water!)
Pamela Anderson (may actually WIN child custody - scary!)
skunks (nuf sed)
 
2001-12-29 1:49:02 PM  
cotb - our burgers don't need help, because we eat snag sangers instead - and they're bonza (grouse even)
 
2001-12-29 2:32:32 PM  
Jimbyjoe: very informative. thanks.
 
2001-12-29 2:35:51 PM  
Inertiaman:
I am sorry if my comment offended you in some way as it was not meant to..anyway this is fark is it not???
I was just trying to be amusing but it appears an Aussies sense of humour is not recognized :(
 
2001-12-29 3:27:21 PM  
I'm sorry, Inertiaman. I hoad no idea that you had no appreciation for sarcasm. I'll try to keep the chin up and fly right, Old Bean.

The joy that is The Internet, and Fark in particular, is that there is no Doorman. Occasionally some of us stay to long or waltz in where we're not appreciated, but I'd much rather have it this way so that I can rub elbows with the likes of yourself in hopes that your finer sensibilities will rub off on little ol' me.

Relax, brother. We're all here to enjoy ourselves. Er, something...

Ozzie_Pride: Well, I for one appreciated your playing along with the spoof!
 
2001-12-29 3:36:30 PM  
Cotb:
Why thank you ;)
at least there are some out there that appreciate a good laugh and a good ribbing...lol
 
2001-12-29 3:42:51 PM  
Cunning':
Australia:
Paul Hogan
Nads (product labelling at it's finest)
The Wiggles


USA:
Corndogs-on-a-Stick
Enough sense to drink imported beer
Stephanie Seymour
wolverines
Hockey
 
2001-12-29 4:01:03 PM  
Cotb

Ypu forgot to mention some of our greatest achievements

The Americas Cup
Russell Crowe
Nicole Kidman
Kylie

I could go on but..... I wouldn't want to bore our American friends

tee hee
 
2001-12-29 4:02:47 PM  
oh i forgot to mention

The Matrix, which was filmed on the building where I work
 
2001-12-29 4:10:19 PM  
Ismark:
*whisper*
Russell Crowe is actually a New Zealander...shhhhhhh I won't tell if you don't....lol
 
2001-12-29 4:13:47 PM  
they are only a small state in Australia aren't they

LMAO
 
2001-12-29 4:20:13 PM  
Why YES thats right...hahahaha
how could I have been so silly???
 
2001-12-29 5:03:49 PM  
That ain't all he's good at...

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