Cricket is a typical English sport and the rules of Cricket are simple but at the same time complicated to explain and understand.

This following historical explanation of the rule is a lot of fun for anyone wishing to practice their basic English.

Even if they do not know anything about Cricket!

Here we go!

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, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game

I hope it bowls you over but not for a duck!

It’s good for an innings!

Be careful though.  Don’t get caught LBW.  That’s Leg Before Wicket for the uninitiated.

Be prepared to bat at the crease and stand your ground.

There are many overs in Cricket so the game is not over until the last over has been bowled.


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