Tonight I experiened my first indoor cricket game. Which was also my first cricket for the season at all, so there we go.
Stop laughing. I wasn't actually playing, I was observing. I was watching some blokes I went to high school with, who call themselves the Fine Tuners, against a charmingly named opposition called Team Tnuc. Lovely.
I wasn't familiar with the rules of indoor cricket previously, but I was surprised how fast-paced it was.
For anyone who's wondered, it's like a cross between backyard cricket and conventional cricket played in a big shed with a net around the players so the ball doesn't get far.
Tip and run? Yes. If you get out, you lose five runs. If you hit the back net, you get six. If the ball hits the net and then is caught, that's out.
I'm not really sure how the overs worked. I'll figure that out next time.
The oddest thing was that that non-striker's crease is in the middle of the 'pitch'. Which, presumably, is because the net means the ball doesn't get very far. It looked strange.
There was also lots of diving, swearing and sweat. And some dodgy umpiring. So all essential cricket components were present!
The team I went to see lost by six runs (lame!) but I believe at one point they were getting thrashed in a way Daniel Vettori would be proud of, so they came back pretty well.
It almost made me want to pick up a bat.
Graeme Smith update: No sighting yet.
- ► 2009 (51)
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- Hey BlackCaps
- My Joernaal - day 24
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- Turning the screws
- When all else fails...
- Binga, bad to worse
- My Joernaal - day 22
- Aussies to smash Poms in charity match... right?
- Please go away!
- Festivity ahoy
- My Joernaal - day 18
- Ponting - not the worst
- Inadequate solutions to monumental problems
- My Joernaal - day 17
- Ponting denounces graciousness
- One night, a few glasses of Wolf Blass later...
- Australia wins again!
- Bunking off work
- Cricket in sunny Perth
- Retired crickets: more interesting than the curren...
- Cricket Etc
- My first match of the season
- OH MY GOD OH MY GOD THE PROTEAS ARE HERE
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