Cricket for dummies

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by DonBilly, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    I don't know cricket. The countries I've lived in do not play cricket. I live currently in France and the French Federation of cricket is actually based in Périgord region where 20% of the population must be British.

    So what is cricket? How many players? How long is a match? Hox the points are counted? What is the objective?

    How is it related to Baseball?

    Do you have heard about a very old game played in France "la tèque" wich has a bat very similar to that of cricket and whose rules rae similar to that of Baseball?

    Is there any cricket website which provide the kind of information I am after?

    Thanks a lot
     
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  3. I'm also a little curious.
     
  4. Rassie

    Rassie Guest

    Guys, trust me, tis smth less boring than baseball!
     
  5. It's nothing like baseball.

    At all.

    In any shape or form.

    But it does take ages to explain, so go and look at All_Blacks posted website.

    Its not baseball though.
     
  6. Wally

    Wally Guest

    Does "la tèque" feature the batsman with the bat between his legs? We call that French cricket here but I doubt it has any actuall relation to France.
     
  7. Badboy

    Badboy Guest

    To be honest i knew very few about cricket bfore, because im italian and here nobody knows what this sport is...but with this big immigration of singha ppl in my city i ve seen many guys playin it and havin a great fun.so i started to try to understand rules and stuff like that...and finally i ve played it in London this summer..believe me great experience. my humble opinion
     
  8. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    In la tèque the bat, which is flat like that of cricket, is held horizontaly to hit the ball with strength.

    There are bases like in Baseball and you have to run through the bases where you can stop. The difference is that the ball is sent to the guy who sent the ball toward the bat. This must be done as quickly as possible to prevent the running guy to reach a base or to complete the tour.

    The rules are quite simple and this game, iwhich is not really considered a Sport in France, is very old and played by many youngster in summertime when weather favours the outdoor activities.
     
  9. Cricket is quality, but very hard to explain.
     
  10. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    Baseball is a blatent copy of Rounders.
     
  11. Definately. Then Softball is at the bottom of the pile having copied both.
     
  12. Savage

    Savage Guest

    I'm a kiwi and still dont understand cricket. all i know is that my mates team all have theme music wen they come into bat for my school.
     
  13. Do not diss baseball it is a great sport. Nothing beats baseball as far as mental strain is concerned.

    I find every sport that is foreign seems to get dissed on this board. Especially by Englanders [​IMG]

    Not everyone has to play cricket, rugby, soccer

    other places have different sporting events etc and these should not be condoned to the trash.
     
  14. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    Yes this is true, but you have to understand that Yanks are always so opinionated when it comes to talking about 'their' sports compared to those around the world and most of the time they never make ANY attempt to understand or appreciate those sports (regarding them as inferior etc)... therefore we in the rest of the world tend to be a tad dismissive in return, if you can understand where I'm coming from.

    Also, I'd argue that plenty of sports beat baseball "as far as mental strain is concerned"... think about it, in cricket a test match goes for five days, FIVE DAYS! The amount of mental indurance and concentration required for those players, often in blistering heat, is unbelievable!
     
  15. Badboy

    Badboy Guest

    i totalli agree with you sanzar
     
  16. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    and what do they do all day?

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  17. umosay

    umosay Guest

    Yeah? thats why its called test cricket...
     
  18. Never seen Andy Flintoff bat then have you Ripper?
     
  19. neh

    neh Guest

    ripper wouldnt have the mind span to watch cricket would he?
     
  20. umosay

    umosay Guest

    Looks like he's watched 2 overs in his time, which went like this

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