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What a game of cricket looks like to Americans

Bowled on 26th June, 2012 at 19:34 by
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“Look how he fringes the ring there.”

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  1. John   //   June 26th, 2012 at 21:00

    Good to see handlebar moustaches and pipes on display, like proper gentlemen.

  2. daneel   //   June 27th, 2012 at 01:36

    I’m going to a cricket game in America at the weekend.

    • King Cricket   //   June 27th, 2012 at 08:14

      Match report!

    • jaynefrances   //   June 29th, 2012 at 20:32

      The proper ones? Saturday or Sunday? I’m going on Sunday and *I* was going to send a match report to KC. -stomps off- -returns-

      In keeping with KC’s rules I was going to focus on partying (I hate to use that as a verb) West Indians and a Kiwi supporter (apart from myself, showing some trans-Tasman love), if I can find one, and any non-immigrant Americans at the match (apart from myself). (You can tweet @jaynefrances63 if you’re going to be there.)

    • King Cricket   //   June 30th, 2012 at 00:23

      Report on that! Report on it!

      Report on anything (except the cricket).

    • daneel   //   June 30th, 2012 at 03:06

      Yep, the proper one. We’re going Saturday.

    • jaynefrances   //   June 30th, 2012 at 23:43

      From the “bugger, I didn’t expect that!” files, tickets for tomorrow are apparently no longer available online. Trying to figure out whether to risk the drive down from Orlando – what was the crowd like today? Likely to be any lawn tickets available?

    • daneel   //   July 1st, 2012 at 00:03

      It was very full, must have been close to a selllout in the stands but there looked to be some room on the mounds. The parking and ticket entry were an utter shambles, so we missed the first three overs. I think there were tickets available at the game but we bought ours online a few days ago – we had a much longer drive than Orlando so didn’t want to risk it.

  3. Ged   //   June 27th, 2012 at 06:29

    Just imagine a shorter form of this game, with the players in coloured clothing, music and dancers on the side of the lawn between each ring. Now THAT could be commercial dynamite.

    But PLEASE don’t try to ruin it with a decision review system. The referee’s decision should be sacrosanct and final in a gentleman’s sport.

  4. Santosh   //   June 27th, 2012 at 10:01

    The referee looks just like present-day Dennis Lillee, too, which adds another level of awesome.

  5. Joe   //   June 27th, 2012 at 10:12

    The title of this post reminded me of this article on some Americans watching the Cricket World Cup. I was impressed with how handsome they found Shahid Afridi and his beard.

    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6657523/so-cricket-maybe

    • Deep Cower   //   June 27th, 2012 at 11:50

      That was a riot!

    • jaynefrances   //   June 29th, 2012 at 20:36

      I do find Shahid Afridi hot in a sort of, well, Shahid Afridi sort of way.

  6. Bas   //   June 27th, 2012 at 14:49

    Just a little bit of context (I know, I know, who needs context?): this is a bit from Dutch satire show Jiskefet and it’s what I show to friends who want to know how cricket works. After showing this, actual cricket looks a lot simpler ;)

  7. Ged   //   June 27th, 2012 at 19:15

    Thanks for nothing Jiskefet.

    All that work I have done grooming the three “Ged Ladd & Co” Americans for cricket, including the Lord’s experience…

    …now they’ve seen that clip, they want to go see the Jiskefet game rather than cricket. They say it looks more interesting to them…

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