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    Do know know how to play the cricket?

    Hi, there. I am reading an article about cricket. I met a sentence that I can not understand:

    Andrew Strauss, Ravi Bopara and Alistair Cook all scored centuries for England, while the bowlers from both teams struggled to take wickets.

    What is "scored centuries? and "take wicket"? And What is "runs" in the cricket? I read a player scored 291 runs. So I guess the "runs" is different from the ordinary "running".

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    Re: Do know know how to play the cricket?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodsogi View Post
    Hi, there. I am reading an article about cricket. I met a sentence that I can not understand:

    Andrew Strauss, Ravi Bopara and Alistair Cook all scored centuries for England, while the bowlers from both teams struggled to take wickets.

    What is "scored centuries? and "take wicket"? And What is "runs" in the cricket? I read a player scored 291 runs. So I guess the "runs" is different from the ordinary "running".
    In a game of cricket, two sets of sticks ('stumps') are placed 22 yds apart. You score a 'run' by running from one end to the other. An individual score (rather than a team's aggregate score) of 100 runs is called a 'century'.

    Before and while a member of the batting side is running, a member of the fielding side tries to 'get him out' - often by throwing the ball at the stumps. This is called 'taking a wicket'. But the word 'wicket' can be very confusing. It means at least three things: the set of stumps, the fact of being 'in', and the central part of the cricket field.

    See more here: Cricket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    PS The thread title put a rather whimsical image in my head: "you play the cricket by holding its legs and blowing down its..."; I shan't pursue the thought.

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    Re: Do know know how to play the cricket?

    PPS Ohh, and if anyone was thinking of rererererererere...posting that har-har 'explanation' of cricket, much beloved of tea-towel designers and souvenir touts ('... the ones out in the field are in and they remain in until they are out, when they go in...' and blah-blah <yawn>), you will be making an old man very happy if you resist the temptation.

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