The mysteries of cricket.


I love it when the test cricket is on.  I have an excuse to sit in front of the television for long periods of time and I don’t feel guilty.  The reason for not feeling guilty is . . . .  it is sport.

For those of you who are bemused by the game of cricket this little explanation might help you!

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he is out. When they are all out, the side that’s been 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 are 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 been 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.

 I found that explanation on Zurich Crickets Cricket Club website.

To help those of you who have no idea what a silly mid off is, this diagram might help!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. suth2 says:

    Reblogged this on Gippsland Granny and commented:

    No cricket happening at the moment but this might help for when it eventually resumes after COVID19.

  2. I have started to enjoy 20/20 I think that is what it is called and also the one day internationals.

    1. suth2 says:

      I am a sucker for all forms of cricket. 20/20 is certainly fast and furious and very entertaining.

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