God's sport


JamesPPB
#1
Cricket

Ok, Canadian-peeps, how many of you
1, have played organised cricket, either at school or in a team?
2, fully (NB: fully) understand cricket?
3, attended a professional cricket match in England?
4, ditto, in Canada?

Most recently, July 09, I attended a Pro40 match in Guildford where Surrey CCC took on my county team Middlesex CCC. We won of course!
A lovely relaxing 2 to 3 hours, siiting in a small cricket ground in Surrey, very pleasant.
 
TenPenny
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by JamesPPB View Post

A lovely relaxing 2 to 3 hours, siiting in a small cricket ground in Surrey, very pleasant.

Wow, that was a quick match, then. I thought they were supposed to last 2 or 3 days...

Trying to get over with a silly short leg, am I.
 
wulfie68
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by JamesPPB View Post

Cricket

Ok, Canadian-peeps, how many of you
1, have played organised cricket, either at school or in a team?
2, fully (NB: fully) understand cricket?
3, attended a professional cricket match in England?
4, ditto, in Canada?

Most recently, July 09, I attended a Pro40 match in Guildford where Surrey CCC took on my county team Middlesex CCC. We won of course!
A lovely relaxing 2 to 3 hours, siiting in a small cricket ground in Surrey, very pleasant.

I've never played or even seen it save in brief cameos in films set in the UK. I've been mildly curious about it, as it is popular in the UK and other Commonwealth countries but it seems a lot like baseball and I'm not a great fan of non-contact sports
 
AnnaG
#4
I have played it for fun, not for an organised team. It's ok.
Does anyone really fully understand it? lol
Never been to England, although as a little girl, I've been to Ireland.
Been to city team cricket here in Canuckville.

Hubby has played for many years, off and on.
He understands cricket well enough to ump it.
He's never been across the Atlantic.
And he's been to many matches in Canuckville.

The length of matches seems to depend upon the abilities of the players. Once both teams have had their hands at bat, I think the game's over. So one team gets out in the pitch, the other team's players go to bat. When that team's players have all batted, they team's swap and the team previously fielding gets to bat. No innings as far as I could tell.
 
Spade
#5
We used to play a version called "Kick the Can" on the Prairies. Mind you, playing "Ante, Ante, Eye Over!" was a hell of a lot more fun!
 
JamesPPB
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

Wow, that was a quick match, then. I thought they were supposed to last 2 or 3 days...

Pro40 means it's a 40 overs match i.e. 40 overs per team delivered in one innnings. so that 40 x 6 (one over is 6 balls) balls. So it doesn't take more than a maximum of abour 3 hours.

The various forms of cricket in ascending order:
Twenty20 - quick games, 20 overs per team. Very popular, especially in India
Pro40 - 40 overs per team
50 0vers/ ODI - One Day International
Test match - max 2 days, sometimes 1 day.
Test series - A test series isn't as many incorrectly think a match that goes on for 3 or 4 days, but as the name implies, it is a series of Test matches between two national teams. The Ashes between England and Australia is a Test series.
 
Spade
#7
Ass ending odour?
 
Risus
#8
I have watched them play cricket in the park across the road. I've also watched it on tv. I still don't have a clue about the rules....
 
Spade
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Risus View Post

I have watched them play cricket in the park across the road. I've also watched it on tv. I still don't have a clue about the rules....

A gentleman's game doesn't need rules!
 
Kreskin
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by JamesPPB View Post

Pro40 means it's a 40 overs match i.e. 40 overs per team delivered in one innnings. so that 40 x 6 (one over is 6 balls) balls. So it doesn't take more than a maximum of abour 3 hours.

The various forms of cricket in ascending order:
Twenty20 - quick games, 20 overs per team. Very popular, especially in India
Pro40 - 40 overs per team
50 0vers/ ODI - One Day International
Test match - max 2 days, sometimes 1 day.
Test series - A test series isn't as many incorrectly think a match that goes on for 3 or 4 days, but as the name implies, it is a series of Test matches between two national teams. The Ashes between England and Australia is a Test series.

You need to be a mathematician to watch or play.

I enjoy watching sports involving people hacking each other with sticks.
 
Spade
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

You need to be a mathematician to watch or play.

Or an idiot savant!
 
gopher
#12
I'm not Canadian but do enjoy cricket. It's a very poetic version of baseball and watch as many matches online as they become available.
 
dumpthemonarchy
#13
I saw some elementary kids play cricket one day. I was told the teacher wanted to try it. But it's dull.
 
Bar Sinister
#14
I know cricket. I lived in Australia for four years and noted the Aussies obsession for the game. I even learned most of the rules and took part in a sandlot game. However, I found the game incredibly dull. When I attended a test match at in Sydney between NSW and NZ I missed almost every play as I had lost interest in the game and wasn't watching at the time. What I found most interesting at the cricket oval was watching the crowds of Aussies who arrived with coolers full to the brim of canned beer. It seemed to me that most of the crowd wasn't watching either as after an hour into the game most were too drunk to see straight.
 
countryboy
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

We used to play a version called "Kick the Can" on the Prairies. Mind you, playing "Ante, Ante, Eye Over!" was a hell of a lot more fun!

Jeez, those bring back some memories! (You are from Manitoba or Saskatchewan, methinks)...that Prairie version of cricket was a ton of fun.
 
talloola
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by countryboy View Post

Jeez, those bring back some memories! (You are from Manitoba or Saskatchewan, methinks)...that Prairie version of cricket was a ton of fun.

my dad use to take me to cricket matches at brocton oval
when I was little, I did enjoy them, not sure why, but I
just seem to have a natural interest in many sports, and
I was only about 9 yrs. old then, and kept going for a
couple of years after that.
He was an irishman, played lots of cricket and soccer too,
and we also went to soccer matches in vancouver, 'callister'
park I think was the name.
 
JamesPPB
#17
Ok, flak jacket & helmet on....now you see in England baseball is exactly the same as a children's game called rounders that I played at school. But adults don't play rounders....incoming, take cover

(Truth be told though, I'm a huge baseball fan. Being Irish, Boston Red Sox
of course)
But on a serious note. It is interesting isn't it how diferent types of sports appeal to different cultures and climates?
So oddly, England is the only first division cricketing nation that isn't in the southern hemisphere.
Another odd fact about cricket - from the numbers who watch international matches on TV (approx 400,000,000 in India when India are playing) and the number of teams/players worldwide, and the number of countries that play,the Cricket World Cup is the THIRD largest sporting event in the world after the Football World Cup and the Summer Olympics.

You see, some English exports were wanted!
 
CDNBear
#18
I thought this thread was titled "God's sport"?

That could only be one sport, lacrosse, the Creator's Game, lol.

All kidding aside, Cricket's a decent game, and like baseball, the bat makes a wonderful self defense weapon in the off season.
 
JamesPPB
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

I thought this thread was titled "God's sport"?

That could only be one sport, lacrosse, the Creator's Game, lol.

All kidding aside, Cricket's a decent game, and like baseball, the bat makes a wonderful self defense weapon in the off season.

Which is why there is a full size Slazenger cricket bat next to the front door.
Lacrosse..only played by schoolgirls in England

That said it looks like a tough sport.
 
CDNBear
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by JamesPPB View Post

Which is why there is a full size Slazenger cricket bat next to the front door.
Lacrosse..only played by schoolgirls in England

Really? Or are you thinking of Girls field hockey? Of which my wife was captain of the team. There was many a weekend I got no loving, because those girls were so rough, they would bruise each others box with those hooked sticks.

Quote:

That said it looks like a tough sport.

You should see it played without pads or gloves.
 
JamesPPB
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

Really? Or are you thinking of Girls field hockey? Of which my wife was captain of the team. There was many a weekend I got no loving, because those girls were so rough, they would bruise each others box with those hooked sticks.

You should see it played without pads or gloves.

No, lacrosse.
There's a big difference between hockey and lacrosse and I do know the difference. Plus hockey unlike lacrosse isn't only played by girls in England. I played hockey at secondary school...god but it's a back breaking sport, bent over all the time and only allowed to use the flat face of the club and only allowed to play right-handed.
 
SirJosephPorter
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by JamesPPB View Post

Test match - max 2 days, sometimes 1 day.
Test series - A test series isn't as many incorrectly think a match that goes on for 3 or 4 days, but as the name implies, it is a series of Test matches between two national teams. The Ashes between England and Australia is a Test series.

What are you talking about? A test match lasting 1 or 2 days? Indeed. A test match lasts for five days. After two or three days, they have a day of rest, so a test match, counting the day of rest, goes on for six days.

Even then, a great majority of test matches end up in a draw. Each side gets two innings, and it is difficult to get a side out twice in five days.

A test series is exactly what it implies, a series of test matches, usually five. A test series is played between two countries. Thus Australian team may visit England, play five test matches and several county games. The winner of the series is said to have won the rubber (or only in England/Australia match up, The Ashes).

I used to follow cricket quite closely when I lived in Britain for eight years. I used to play recreational cricket there, though I never played for a team. At that time, West Indies used to be the strongest team. South Africa still used to practice apartheid in those days and no other country would play South Africa, they were a pariah nation even in cricket.

I lost track of cricket after I returned to Canada. These days I think the West Indies team is pretty weak.
 
TenPenny
#23
Lacrosse makes hockey look like a gentleman's sport.

My daughter plays both, but she might not do lacrosse this year. It's quite a sport.
 
SirJosephPorter
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by JamesPPB View Post

Cricket

Ok, Canadian-peeps, how many of you
1, have played organised cricket, either at school or in a team?

No.

Quote: Originally Posted by JamesPPB View Post

2, fully (NB: fully) understand cricket?

Yes.

Quote: Originally Posted by JamesPPB View Post

3, attended a professional cricket match in England?

Yes. At Lords.

Quote: Originally Posted by JamesPPB View Post

4, ditto, in Canada?

No.
 
AnnaG
#25
I just looked it up and Sir P is wrong again. So obviously he does not fully understand cricket. lmao
Quote:

Playing time

Quote:


See also: Playing time (cricket)
Test cricket is played between two teams of 11 players over a period of up to a maximum five days (though finishing earlier if a result is reached before the maximum time) . On each day there are usually three two-hour sessions, with a forty minute break for "lunch" and a twenty minute break for "tea". For example, in England, common times of play are as follows:

  • First session: 11am – 1 pm
  • Second session: 1:40 pm – 3:40 pm
  • Third session: 4 pm – 6 pm
In addition, short breaks (5 minutes) may be taken during each session for "drinks", commonly after an hour of play. A 10 minute interval is also taken between changes of innings.
The times of sessions and intervals may be altered in certain circumstances, for example:
  • If bad weather or a change of innings occurs close to a scheduled break, the break may be taken immediately;
  • If there has been a loss of playing time, for example due to bad weather, the session times may be adjusted to make up for the lost time;
  • If the batting side is nine wickets down, the tea break is delayed the earlier of 30 minutes or until the team is all out;[6]
  • The final session may be extended by up to 30 minutes if 90 or more overs have not been bowled in that day's play (subject to any reduction for adverse weather);[7]
  • The final session may also be extended by 30 minutes (except on the 5th day) if the umpires believe believe the match can be decided within that time (this is in addition to any time added to complete the prescribed number of overs).[8]
In the early days of the game, Test matches were played over three or four days. Up until the 1980's, it was usual to include a 'rest day', often on the Sunday. There have also been 'Timeless Tests', which did not end after a predetermined maximum time. In 2005 Australia played a six-day match against a World XI which the ICC sanctioned as an official Test match, though the match reached a conclusion on the fourth day.

- Wiki


According to the rules, the structure of test cricket is;

Quote:

Game Structure

Test cricket is a game that spans over two innings. This means that one team needs to bowl the other team out twice and score more runs then them to win the match.
In test cricket there is no limit to the innings length.

Cricket Rules - Cricket Rules
Last edited by Ron in Regina; Mar 17th, 2010 at 01:27 AM..Reason: Removed Personal Attack
 
TenPenny
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaG View Post

I just looked it up and Sir P is wrong again.

Impossible. You must have misunderstood the question.
Last edited by Ron in Regina; Mar 17th, 2010 at 01:27 AM..Reason: Removed Quote of Personal Attack
 
talloola
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

Lacrosse makes hockey look like a gentleman's sport.

My daughter plays both, but she might not do lacrosse this year. It's quite a sport.

My husband and my brother played lacrosse for a few years, they were very
good players, but you have to be tough, it is a rough sport,
they call it the fastest game on two feet.

I've seen girls lacrosse, years ago when they first started
organizing, and they were out of control, they had to get
use to the body contact, girls don't do that like boys as
they grow up, just in play, it isn't as natural for them,
but I'm sure by now, they should be a little more respectful
of one another, and not get furious every time another
player touches them.
 
Spade
#28
I have several stone lacrosse balls for those who don't like the sissy version...
 
talloola
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

I have several stone lacrosse balls for those who don't like the sissy version...

lovely

lol
 
SirJosephPorter
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

Impossible. You must have misunderstood the question.

You are catching on, Tenpenny. My memory rarely plays me false.
 

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