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It may have escaped most MV member's attention, but the cricket T20 World Cup (hosted by the USA and West Indies) is on at the moment - and the USA have already made history by getting to the last eight (Super 8) in their first appearance.

Watching England vs West Indies at the moment - fast and furious - much more enjoyable than baseball. Plus no namby-pamby gloves to catch with. OK, the wicket-keeper has gloves on, but that's it for the fielders.
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Too sad, no cable here. But I'd watch if it was shorter than baseball.
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Syd wrote:
Too sad, no cable here. But I'd watch if it was shorter than baseball.
No need for cable - all online at willow.tv.
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It may have escaped most MV member's attention,
Well, some of us are trying to forget it.
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Well, some of us are trying to forget it.
Ah, yes, of course. You'll just have to wait until 2026...
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Just thought I'd drop in a recap of how cricket is played for anyone new to watching or playing it:-

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, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game.

I hope this helps.
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Just thought I'd drop in a recap of how cricket is played for anyone new to watching or playing it:- ….

… I hope this helps.
Kind regards, Simon
Perfect. Got it now. Thanks.

Chris from CLE

P.S. - Speaking of simple games to learn… How about my Guardians?
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But most importantly nobody who is in ever gets to first base.
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Just thought I'd drop in a recap of how cricket is played for anyone new to watching or playing it:-

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man player that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's they're out he they come in and the next man player goes in until he's they're 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 players still in and not out.
When a man player goes out to go in, the men players who are out try to get him them out, and when he they are out he they go in and the next man player in goes out and goes in. There are two men people called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men players who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men players have been out, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game.

I hope this helps.
Kind regards, Simon
18th century rules there.. updated for the 21st century
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I can safely say T20 Cricket is far more enjoyable to watch than Football or as some overseas folks call Soccer or as I call it Wendyball.

Still not as good as Rugby Union of course
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Ruby, a game played by gentlemen with odd shaped balls. Laughing emoticon
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Ruby, a game played by gentlemen with odd shaped balls. Laughing emoticon
If not before they started to play the game, definitely by the time they retire!
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Ruby, a game played by gentlemen with odd shaped balls. Laughing emoticon
Australian Rules - a game played by hooligans with small balls...
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USA vs West Indies on at the moment - to watch for free take out a free one month sub to Fubo - which carries Willow TV where the cricket can be found.
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I didn't know there were enough people in the US who know how to play cricket to put a team together.
I was driving and someone mentioned cricket on the radio and I thought there must be a mistake when the announcer said the American team had won something.
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The USA team is actually pretty good - they got into the top 8, but looks like they'll just miss out on the quarter-finals. The UK might miss out too, and they are the current T20 champions.

The T20 format has hugely increased interest in the game. The matches are over in two and a half to three hours which is perfect for a summer's evening relaxing with a beer or two. Who wins is often down to the last few minutes, so attention is kept right up until the end.
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It may have escaped most MV member's attention, but the cricket T20 World Cup (hosted by the USA and West Indies) is on at the moment - and the USA have already made history by getting to the last eight (Super 8) in their first appearance.

Watching England vs West Indies at the moment - fast and furious - much more enjoyable than baseball. Plus no namby-pamby gloves to catch with. OK, the wicket-keeper has gloves on, but that's it for the fielders.
More enjoyable than baseball you say? Excuse me while I put a pinch of salt in my microwaved tea.
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More enjoyable than baseball you say? Excuse me while I put a pinch of salt in my microwaved tea.
You obviously aren't watching Afghanistan teach Australia a few lessons then.
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Congratulations to Afghanistan for their historic win over Australia. Well played.
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