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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:15 pm 
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I'm trying to put together a Jalak-friendly version of cricket, and I've got it mostly figured out. However, I'm having trouble coming up with a stump that either breaks or falls over when hit with a sphere that isn't a pain to set up again. Any ideas?

(And yes, this does mean that I'm one of those rare Americans that knows how to play cricket. It's the only outdoor sport I'm willing to play. Go figure.)

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The long poles are fairly easy to stand on end once you have the knack of it.

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MustardJeep wrote:
The long poles are fairly easy to stand on end once you have the knack of it.

I thought of that, but they don't fall over very well when a sphere is kicked into the bottom. They do move a bit, so it might work well enough, but that's not as dramatic as bails flying into the air.

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Try raising the columns around the center, then dropping a stack of small cubes. They might stay on top of each other. then you might be able to nudge the stack to where you want it.

Or you can raise the center column all the way, drop the cubes and have them stay because they don't hit hard. Then bring the column back to the level you want and nudge the cubes to where you need them.

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What's cricket? :shock: :lol:

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Cricket is an English game played by men, using a bat and a ball. Beyond that, any similarity to a comprehensible game ends. I got curious one day and looked up Cricket on the Web to find out how it's played... and gave it up. The rules for cricket look like self-referential spaghetti code. :) "If this happens, then you can do this, but if not, then you can only do this, unless this happens, in which case you can't do any of the above but have to do this, and this." I think you have to grow up with it to have any chance of understanding. :)

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Perhaps you have to be raised by crickets?

People on the other side of the pond live and die by cricket matches that seem to go on for days. How long is a cricket's lifespan?

I jest, of course. I've always been curious about the game and its similarities, if any, to baseball.

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Baseball is cricket with the rules simplified and the pace increased to match an American attention span... :wink:

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Lord Chaos wrote:
Cricket is an English game played by men,


So....women don't play cricket?


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katreeny wrote:
Baseball is cricket with the rules simplified . . .


Cricket has rules? :shock:

When did this happen?

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Jacquet, that's a good question. The info I saw only showed men. You need to ask someone who really knows cricket. :)

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katreeny wrote:
Baseball is cricket with the rules simplified and the pace increased to match an American attention span... :wink:

Katreeny (displaced Aussie)


I resemble that remark.

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It's OK, we have Twenty20 cricket now, which is basically one-day cricket for those with short attention spans. One-day cricket is itself a sped-up version of test cricket (aka "real cricket"), in which a match can take up to 5 days to complete.

Women's cricket certainly does exist, but it's much less popular among spectators for whatever reason (like many women's sports).


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And you have to have a spot o' tea with it, as well... just don't spill it or you could get in a bit o' a "sticky wicket"! :roll:

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wkwalker wrote:
Cricket has rules? :shock:

When did this happen?


It's just for Wikipedia's sake:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket


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