Posted by TheFallen on February 21, 2003
In Reply to: The ins and outs of cricket posted by Lewis on February 21, 2003
: there is a comic explanation of cricket about ins and outs which is confusing but accurate. I think I have seen it used in a film too. Anybody know the exact sequence and where it came from?
: I think it starts "The side that go out are in..."
CRICKET: AS EXPLAINED TO A FOREIGNER...
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 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.
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