A hateful, unwatchable game but growing up with 2 brothers we played it. Growing up even more with a husband and 2 sons…..we played cricket. Though the dog used to pinch the tennis ball and burst it. Same with badminton shuttlecocks and croquet tennis balls!

And – AND– I watched an entire match whilst in Karachi when England beat those cheating Aussies to win The Ashes.


The Rules of Cricket

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 that’s 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!