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AND THEY COMPLAIN ABOUT CRICKET

By Pete Moore On June 29th, 2019

I have no idea what “top of the 4th” and all that means. Unless you’re into a sport its jargon can seem impenetrable. But I see that some twitter types (Americans, so they must know what’s going on) are complaining about how long this bat/ball thing is taking. They think Britons will get bored. We invented a sport which can take five days to get a result, which even then it can be a draw, so that’s not a problem. I’ve watched a bit of this malarky in the London Stadium. The scoring is baffling. I don’t know if anyone’s actually scoring any runs/points/whatever. But I can see the parallels with cricket. Someone delivers, someone bats, and everyone sits in the stands drinking.

2 Responses to “AND THEY COMPLAIN ABOUT CRICKET”

  1. A home run is a beautiful thing. You can see it, but also hear it by the crack of the bat.

  2. Something new in the old town

    There aren’t many British baseball fans but those who do exist are extremely passionate, more Power to them

    Hello from the 50th anniversary of the 1968 championship New York Mets team

    Thunderstorms are approaching keep them away