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The Rules of Cricket   The Jovial You: Humor, Jokes and Riddles

Started Jul-4 by WALTER784; 69 views.

From: WALTER784


The Rules of Cricket
For all those wanting to understand the game better, thought I'd include some easy to understand rules:
You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.
Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out.
When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out.
Sometimes you get men still in and not 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.
There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.
When both sides have been in and all the men have got out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!
Please know that this is 100% accurate.
In reply toRe: msg 1

From: EdGlaze


As an Texan I have never had an interest in Cricket, Rugby, or Soccer.


I don't know why people say cricket is too complicated. Anyway this should clear things up.

All you need to know to understand it is that, in cricket, the team that is batting is referred to as "in" and the team that is fielding is "out".

Replace the ins and outs that are confusing you with batting and fielding and it's basically just a description of baseball.

To sum it up more succinctly, two teams, batters bat until they're out one by one when they hit the ball they run to get points

The outfield team throw the ball then try to catch it, this gets the batter out. The thrower (bowler) can also hit the wickets (sticks behind batter) to get them out

The umpires are referees.

It's rather simple. Each side has eleven batsmen each, they bowl until all but one batter is out because you always need a pair at the crease, then switch and repeat.

You get a single for one run between wickets, a four for reaching the boundary but bouncing on its way there and a six for smashing it over the boundary.

Highest batting score wins.


Cricket's easy.

You're in a field with a bat. You're standing in front of some sticks, which the opposition is trying to hit with a ball. There is another set of sticks 22 yards away, where one of your team mates stands. It's your job to use your bat to protect the sticks with the ball.

In order to assess how well you're protecting the sticks, you are awarded points in certain circumstances.

If you hit the ball clean out of the field, without it bouncing, you win six points.

If you hit the ball out of the field, but it either rolls out or bounces before it crosses the boundary (the edge of the field), you are awarded four points.

After you hit the ball, you run the length of the 22 yard pitch with sticks at either end as your team mate does the same.

Now. If you're running and not standing next to your sticks, the opposing team can attack your sticks with the ball by either throwing or nudging. They have to use the ball however, and simply hitting your sticks is against the rules.

Every time you and your team mate successfully run the 22 yards between the sticks, you score one point; or "run".

So you're using the bat to knock the ball away from the stumps so you can score 6's and 4's or more usually score runs by, well, running.

If the batter hits the ball, and a member of the opposing team catches it before it hits the ground, the batter is out.


  • Edited July 4, 2022 4:34 pm  by  EdGlaze

From: WALTER784


Thanks for posting the actual rules of the game.

The one I posted was written as a joke.

For those who understand the game... it's funny because it is actually quite accurate... while being comical in the explanation.

For those who don't understand the game... it's funny because it doesn't make much sense (because they don't know the rules), but it still sounds funny.

And yes, the rules aren't really that difficult, but for those who have never played the game, many don't even know the rules.