Re: Cricket

From: donald_at_...
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 21:33:37 GMT

In message <000801c4a200$f15e3800$0302a8c0_at_master> "Jane Williams" writes:
>> I'll see if I
>> >can get some red roses into Kheldon legends for you, if that would
>> >help.
>> Donald Oddy
>> Alternatively you could just include the cricket.
>That comes under the heading of "foreign languages" again.

Just for you, and all the foreigners who don't understand the game, here's a little story.

Once upon a time a Lunar saw a group of Heortlings playing a strange game so he asked a passerby what it was. "It's called cricket" he said and this is how it's played -

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 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!

Unfortunatly the Lunar didn't see, but getting a trickster to tell the truth isn't the end of your problems.

P.S. I've no idea where this explanation comes from originally, it's been around for decades without any acknowledgement of copyright.

Donald Oddy

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