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Its getting near that time of the year again

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Its getting near that time of the year again

This coming weekend I believe there's some sporting event happening (of which I admit to having absolutely no interest in, but I wouldn't mind a ticket that I could flog off to the highest bidder) but the good bit is this precedes the start of a proper sport for the summer, namely the gentle art of cricket, a game played by scholars and gentlemen.
It was thus described, and has adorned many a tea-towel:
"Not everyone is able to understand the Englishmans national game.
Here is an explanation provided by an English schoolboy:
You have two sides: one out in the field, one in.
Each man on the side thats in goes out, when hes out he comes in,
and the next man goes in until hes out.
When they are all out, the side that has been out in the field comes in,
and the side that has been in goes out, and tries to get those in out.
Then, when both sides have been in and out twice -including not outs-
thats the end of the game"
Wonderful isn't it...
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Its getting near that time of the year again

C'mon Yorkshire
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Re: Its getting near that time of the year again

Who?
adie:quote
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Its getting near that time of the year again

Oh yes, that'll be gods cricket team then...think I've heard of them!!
adie:quote
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Its getting near that time of the year again

My father was a keen Lancashire Cricket supporter and was a member at Old Trafford.  When I was in my early teens he took me for a day to watch what was supposed to be an exciting match.  Could not sit in members area with me so we sat in general area [that meant he also could not nip in and get a pint frommembers bar!].  This supposedly exciting game was deadly boring to me.......................... so after I had been bored for a couple of hours  - I could not stand it any longer!  So my poor father had to loose the rest of days cricket to take me home................. he would not let me get bus on my own!
Abd that was the end of my watching or being interested in cricket!
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Re: Its getting near that time of the year again

Quote from: jmdlp
My father was a keen Lancashire Cricket supporter

/spits