The Rules of Cricket

I recently posted an easy to understand theory on the offside rule in football. Now, its the turn of cricket. Now I’m not saying its easy to understand but if you read it carefully - it does actually make sense. Good luck. I will be unavailable tomorrow so swear at me as much as you like!!!

The Rules Of Cricket

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 thats 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 all 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 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!

Splendid …Right up until it rains. Do both teams go out, or out out when they’re all out,the ones who were in.

Thanks, Wb x

well obviously if it rains … the ones in the side thats currently out will have to come in and the ones who are in but currently out will also have to come in. The ones who are in but unfortunatley out will just stay in!!!

See - makes perfect sense.


It actually makes cricket sound interesting…! Jane x

There are three sides in cricket, (in addition to the two sides already mentioned) : There is the on side the off side and the leg side. The on is to the right and the off is to the left. The leg is also to the right. That is unless the man in is left handed, when it is all the opposite way round. (Sounds a bit political really.) Now how about the fielding positions…