Everyone's talking about the world cup at the moment, so I thought "why not do something different".
Personaly I think that cricket is a slow and boring sport - but that could be because I'm dyslexic and thus have (very very very) bad hand-eye (and foot-eye, but that's another matter) coordination. As of this I can't actualy play any part of cricket very well
I don't now what is is, I'm from belgium...
That's a good thing! Don't let it spread! mwuhahahaha
I'm interested to know where it's known about, not many countries I expect (and hope )
I would like to explain, so that you know - but it's complicated. And I don't know all the rules anyway. Here's a link, but there's a lot of information; if you really care google it to try and get a better one, but I expect you dont
while im not a massive fan, i reckon that in teh summer it is the best spectator sport going. sit all day in teh sun and drink beer. what more can you ask for!!
If that's what you like, burlster. Then it's fine by me. But personaly I prefer to see a bit more action in what I'm watching.
i don't like cricket...I LOVE IT!!! Especially live at an international onedayer, where you been sitting in the sun all day getting drunk on the cheap beer they sell at the stadium, in fact the whole crowd seem drunk and its nearing the end of the game and the mexican wave rolls around the ground continously and the sexy female streaker runs to the middle of the pitch and the crowd goes wild then she gets tackled by the cops and promptly get covered up, which makes all the drunks in the crowd want to do a pitch invasion, where the name of the game is to reach the wickets and knock the bales off before you get caught by the cops...then down to the final over where you team has got to hit 32 runs in the last over thats a run rate of 5.33 and they do it by hitting a 6 of the final ball to win it by a run!!! Cricket you've got to love it...its not just about the game but the whole atmosphere that surrounds you when you go see a live match preferably a One Day International
The question is, do you actually like the cricket?
It sounds - to me anyway - like you find the cricket so boring that you have to liven it up a bit by messing arround and getting drunk. Oh, and watching the streakers.
Maybe you'd prefer a sport that just involved running from people who pretend to be the police and watching the occasional streaker...
I realy hate that game, i think cricket and curling are the worse sports ever!
I know that exist this game, but I don't know the rules, and how to play it.
I couldn't agree more, they're so slow and definatly the worst spectator sports ever created. They may be good fun for the players, I do not know as I don't play either sport and do not know. I have tried cricket and it was terrible for me
And n3k0, in my opinion you're not missing anything great, not knowing much about cricket.
I would not dare offer a opinion being in a cricket crazy madhouse country
But well, I do hate it
gentleman's game my arse.
The only reason it was called so was because nobody else could afford to buy the materials needed to play it
soccer is so easy to play and is far better and costs involved is far lesser
Also, I hate American Football( the americans can flame me, but i dont give a ****)
And FOOTBALL is the only version of the name and not SOCCER which only the americans call it
I hadn't thought of the cost issue, but you're right! You need so many different bits and pieces to play cricket (bats, balls, stumps, bails, those funny white clothes if you're in a team, a very large flat open space, lots of time (as they say, time is money) etc) and they all cost much more than a football - and maybe 4 jumpers (or piles of stuff) to mark the goal posts as I have often seen.
I have never played American Football, and I don't know the rules. I wasn't planning to, but I think I'll keep away from it in the future. I have seen it played and it looks more confusing than cricket.
The rules of cricket are really confusing to me.
I get the basic game play though.
I agree that it is slow and costley.
Football (soccer) - 1 Soccer ball $9-$30
Football (American Football) - 1 Football $10-$20
Cricket - I'm not quite sure with all the stuff you need. I've only watched it once. But it sounds to be really expensive.
Here in the U.S. People love American Football. If you showed them a cricket match they'd fall asleep, or get really confused.
I can't get into cricket as much as I can football or American Football.
And it's almost impossible to find Cricket in the States.
If cricket was going to have any chance of becoming more popular arround the world it'd have to undergo a few drastic changes, I think.
Firstly, it would need to be a lot cheaper - although I'm not sure how they would manage that...
Secondly, gameplay would need to be faster, a lot faster.
Thirdly, the whole team would need to be doing something all the time, like almost every other team game that I can think of.
If a new version of cricket was made with these alterations (and perhaps a few more) then I can see it becoming very popular. But for now, there's no chance, no chance at all.
All of you are sadly unaware of the best form of cricket. The kind you play in the street (or backyard).
--A Bin. Or anything that is roughly the size of the wickets.
--A tennis ball.
--A bat. There are cheap ones available, but even a thick branch can be used.
This version is cheaper, and faster than the kind that you've all witnessed. Also a lot more fun.
If you're American, you can compare that aspect to your national sport...
Ninjakannon How can u say cricket is not good???
Yes, I know the version of cricket you talking about but it still has its problems. People still end up standing arround doing nothing though. Although, I do agree that playing as you've said would be much more fun - and much quicker.
I think that 5 day cricket games could be fitted into one with very small alterations to the rules and just faster game play all round. Perhaps just intoduce a time limit on a teams innings? That would certainly get them hurrying.