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    Grace Scarlett
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    Registered On: February 16, 2021
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    Hello girls….

    in England we are about to start the cricket season.

    like cricket???

    A nice eight hour day, sat in the sunshine ???, few beers, lovely lunch….very relaxing.

    You can do this for a day, or four days or even a five day test match…

    Just to explain the basic rules to anyone who doesn’t understand cricket…

    here’s a quick summary of the ins and outs of our noble game

    “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 was going to mention square leg, gully and leg slip….. but that would just confuse you !!!!

    Come on Hampshire!!!!!

    Love, grace ❤️❤️

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      Stephanie Roberts
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      My CDH friend Alice reminded me of the story from the classic Dr Who series Black Orchid. Peter Davison’s Doctor, Aadric, Tegan, and Nyssa land in the early 1920’s by a railway and a car pulls up assuming that the Doctor is cricket legend Dr W.G. Grace. The driver takes him to the oval, and the Doctor is asked to play for the local team. He is outstanding, of course!

      Have a look for Black Orchid wherever you get your video from.

      Love and hugs, Stephanie 🏏

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      Regine Rich
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      Clear as mud, Your Grace, Thank you, lol
      Hugs, Regi👩💕

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      Paula F
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      Thank you Grace, for explaining a sport that I have only watched one time in my life.   The ins and outs are now as clear to me as they ever were.  But being a non-fan of American Baseball either, I may just stick with International Darts and Scandinavian Curling.

      My hope is that the fan base doesn’t let its enthusiasm and fervor get the better of them as it does in World Cup Footbal.  Though I have heard rumors that the teams in Mombai and Dehli have a pretty intense rivalry.

      PaulaF

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      Polly Stewart
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      Don’t forget silly mid off/on, Grace!

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      • #475406
        Grace Scarlett
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        We have that covered…..don’t we Polly???…

        ( love your latest pics!!! ) xx

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      Leslie
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      Thanks Grace on behalf of all of us on the other side of the pond. Now I fully understand the game. I have seen it played, the local park actually has a pitch which is mostly used by the local college students for India. It makes about as much sense as American football or basketball rules make.

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      Hilda Beaumont
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      Grace and all my sisters,

      Brian Johnson a famous cricket commentator of by gone years made some wonderful remarks. This is perhaps the best:

      “Neil Harvey’s at slip, with his legs wide apart, waiting for a tickle” 

      Well …

       

      HR xx

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        Grace Scarlett
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        Hilda…

        Jonners, what a legend….

        I have listened to test match special throughout my life….no one quite like him…bless xx

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          Polly Stewart
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          Ohh… what about Henry ‘Blowers’ Blofeld? That man’s a legend… deciding to go down to the hotel bar in the middle of the night to sneak a few drinks… naked, I might add… but having locked himself out of his room! 😂😂🤣😂🤣😂🤪

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            Grace Scarlett
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            Polly…

            Test match special always unearthed such gems, eccentrically brilliant and such voices….not forgetting John Arlott…..bless them all for being part of our lives….xx

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      Amanda Burton
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      Oh my goodness!

      Such a welcome change….  panties  ladies underpants  haven’t been mentioned once!  I never would have thought that the knocking around of balls would supersede talking about feminine underwear.

      Oh my, Steph  xx

      Panties 😀

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      Sarah Du Hessisse
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      Hi Grace now just for the history books  Sarah’s alter ego played minor counties cricket, during mid to late 1970’s he was a fast bowler. You forgot to mention Googlies in your description of the game, vital for confusing everyone.

      Sarah xx

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      Andi DuBois
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      As someone who has been a Derbyshire supporter since being small I think praying for a summer of rain is exactly what is needed – saves the embarassment of watching defeat after defeat after defeat!

      My own cricketing career was mostly spent behind the stumps wearing an oversized pair of gloves. Not sure whether I would still be able to spot a googly these days.

      -A.

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        Inga Krasivaya
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        A D***yshire fan… I feel so sorry for you, but I suppose there has to be one… and that’s as many as could ever be warranted.  I just can’t understand why anyone thinks that the start of the cricket season means rain – it usually means snow instead (like we’ve had on two of the last three days!)  I’ll now make a declaration even more embarrassing than if I were to “come out” to my wife…  I’ve been a Leicestershire season ticket holder for about 30 years.  Oh, the SHAME…  Embarrassed Inga.

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          Andi DuBois
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          Snow is always a risk to our fine game!

          June 1975 is legendary amongst Derbyshire fans (I think there is still more than one of us) as the game against Lancashire, being played at Buxton, got called off because of snow!

          -A.

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          Polly Stewart
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          <smirking>

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      stephanie plumb
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      Oh my goodness!

      Such a welcome change….  panties  ladies underpants  haven’t been mentioned once!  I never would have thought that the knocking around of balls would supersede talking about feminine underwear.

      Oh my, Steph  xx

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      Polly Stewart
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      The one game I excelled at as a batsman! I can’t bowl for sugar but give me a bat and a big ego of a bowler and I can guarantee he would have been in tears after three overs!
      Personally, I love the game and would be playing still had it not been for brawls in the President’s grade…
      My brother had the chance for first class glory but lacked the diplomacy (read he didn’t lick the right… well you know) and had an unnatural arrogance coupled with a potty mouth… he lives in Australia now which suits him every well!
      I even played in Sweden in their first class one day competition!

      In the days of radio, the cricket commentary along with the sound of lawnmowers meant a long, hot summer of joy!

      Polly… sometime opening bat!

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      Polly Stewart
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      Grace, my heart…

      I thought I should mention that New Zealand and India are playing for the test final in the UK your summer! NZ vs IND! Can you imagine! The Indians think to find a test venue that suits their spinners but… but, NZ has their share of good spinners as well so I think they are preparing for their own downfall! As well we have a formidable batting lineup… ohh, God… I’m so impatient for this match!

      Howzat! Polly took the catch at deep mid wicket!

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        Inga Krasivaya
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        Hi Polly:  while I appreciate that the rankings may not be in agreement when the Test Championship comes around, but you can’t really think that the Black Caps are going to beat India, surely?  Yes – English wickets will help in that the Indians undoubted advantage in spin bowlers will be reduced, but do you really think that you can overcome Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and (especially) Virat Kohli?  Williamson will try his best (and that is just about as good as anyone else in the world can do) but overall I reckon the Indians will have the advantage.  Tell what – I’ll bet you a pint of Speights finest-  and if I win I get… well, not anything in the way of Indian beer……  Inga the Leg Spinner…

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          Polly Stewart
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          Inga the slinga…

          Ohh, yes… New Zealand will beat the Indians!!! What they can’t seem to remember is that we have beaten them on home soil for ever… and with crushing scores too!
          Do not underestimate our batting lineup K Williamson is just a part of a lineup that is as equally good as him and our bowling attack is very strong in both seaming and spin. English wickets? The only thing that can defeat us is the weather!

          Anyway… Speights? Are you mad? That’s not beer! Bet something serious… like a dress or makeup?!

          Perfectly serious Polly 💋💋💋🍺🍻🥂🍷🍹🍸🥃🏏

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      stephanie plumb
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      2poos loves a smooth cricket green.  We often walk past one on our country walks, well before the match starts.   She makes a bee-line for the green, under the ropes, and leaves a little present on a suitable spot.  So I, looking round  guilty,  have to step over, hitching up my skirt in as best a ladylike way as I can, and swoop and scoop  up her “doings.”

      That is my only involvement with cricket.

      Except that…. many years ago, after a Sunday lunchtime session I was cajoled into playing against  the pub team, with a motley team of inebriated locals.  There was a stunned silence, then many hoots of laughter and titters (from the ladies.)  I actually manged to score a few runs even though  I was holding the bat the wrong way round, so the balls were flying off  the triangular back at unpredictable angles.   I wasn’t asked to play again.  And had to endure knowing smiles and glances for weeks afterwards. It still comes up in conversation nearly forty years later!

      🏏  🥵   stephanie

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      Emily Alt
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      Like baseball, I know cricket has bats and balls.  But does it have brawls?

      Em

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      Stephanie Green
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      I think I did a better job explaining baseball to the French and German exchange students who stayed with my family.  Lol!

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      Bridgette VonSmirff
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      I’m fairly well convinced that if you’re not British, there’s a law of human nature that prevents you from ever understanding cricket.

      Bridgette

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      Alice Underwire
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      Hi Grace,

      Are there women cricket players?

      Alice

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      • #475078
        Grace Scarlett
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        Alice…

        women’s cricket is thriving…nationally and internationally…most of the men’s test match playing countries have ladies teams….and they are fabulous players…..xx

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      Trisha Smith
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      So its like the hokey pokey only you dont turn about. Or do you?  I’m confused.  😕

      💋

      Trisha

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        Grace Scarlett
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        Trish.

        If you don’t score enough runs, you could be put back in which would involve going back out. You are then following on ( ooeerrr), if you put your right foot in you could be leg before, unless you get a googly…then you could lose your middle stump…and your bails drop off….causing people to shout HOWZATT !!….cricket is quite dependant on your ability to get your balls shiny on one side….then you can swing!!!!!

        I hope this helps 😂🤣😂🤣😂.  xx

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      Rozalyne Richards
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      Don’t forget Leg Before Wicket Grace,

      It’s a bit like the offside rule in football i can’t seem to grasp that one either,

      I’ll probably just snooze in my deckchair with a beer in my hand it’s like watching paint dry, I’d rather play it than watch x

      Hugs Roz xxxxx

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        Polly Stewart
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        Rozalyne…

        LBW has caused more tut tutting than any other rule in any other sport you can mention… not to mention brawls in President’s grade and elsewhere!

        Howzat! Not out! Why not? Polly

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      patty williams
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      Who’s on first Gracie?

      LOL

      Patty

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      Jamie Peridot
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      I don’t know if it could get more confusing. 😘

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    • #474965
      Stephanie Roberts
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      hello Grace,

      I cannot help but remember the time Peter Sellers tried to explain cricket to Goldie Hawnn on TV’s Laugh In!!!!! 😂😂😂Love from the Twelfth Lady, Stephanie 💖🏏

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      Amanda Burton
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      Well I got confused with your title, and spent the evening on the patio listening out for the crickets on the lawn, sadly after putting on my glasses I discovered that’s not quite what you meant by cricket,”The beautiful game” so to speak.

      Blind as a Hampshire batsman Amanda xx he he

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