[wdvltalk-social] Any Cricket Players?

joseph harris smilepoet at vfemail.net
Thu Nov 8 11:30:35 GMT 2007

Gad!   James.   Did you leave the Long Room door open again? 
Isn't it enough that we lose the game?    Bring me another glass; 
someone seems to have bitten a chunk out of this one...


> As predicted, the nit-picking has started :)
> Joe
>>From: "michael ensor" <edc at wnc.quik.co.nz>
>>Reply-To: Web development and beer 
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>>To: "Web development and beer" 
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>>Subject: Re: [wdvltalk-social] Any Cricket Players?
>>Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 14:05:23 +1300
>>Throwing is illegal [ chucking ]
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Joe Fawcett"
>>To: <wdvltalk-social at wdvltalk-social.org.uk>
>>Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 9:37 PM
>>Subject: Re: [wdvltalk-social] Any Cricket Players?
>>: Christina
>>: Extremely simplified and expecting nit-picking from the 
>>cricket fanatics:
>>: * 11 players per team.
>>: * One team bowls while another bats, there are two batsmen in 
>>play at any
>>: one time, one at each end of the wicket which is twenty two 
>>yards long
>>: has a set of wickets at each end.
>>: * The wickets comprise of three vertical sticks (the stumps) 
>>and the
>>: two short sticks across the top of the stumps.
>>: * The bowling team's bowler bowls (throws) the ball at the 
>>wickets. If he
>>: succeeeds in removing the bails the player is out.
>>: * The batter can also be out by hitting the ball in the air 
>>and being
>>: or by preventing the ball stricking the wickets using his 
>>: * Bowling is grouped into "overs", there are six throws of 
>>the ball in an
>>: over. After an over the bowler switches ends to bowl at the 
>>other wicket.
>>: * Play continues until ten players on the batting side are 
>>: * The batsman tries to strike the ball so that the two of 
>>them can run
>>: one wicket to the other. Each time they does this it's a 
>>"run", i.e. one
>>: point to the batting side.
>>: * If the batsman hits it over the pitch boundary it's four 
>>points, or six
>>: it goes over without touching the ground.
>>: * Both sides get two attempts at batting called an innings or
>>: a fixed number of overs is agreed.
>>: * When the game is over the side with the most runs wins.
>>: Joe
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