By Mike Redmond
The Hendricks County Flyer
Tue May 07, 2013, 04:29 PM EDT
5. To the untrained eye, a match looks as if one person throws the ball in a most peculiar galloping overhand motion, and a man wielding a fraternity paddle tries to hit it back at him, after which people clap politely. It also looks this way to the trained eye.
6. No actual crickets are involved.
OK, time out, or whatever they say in cricket. Let me clear up a couple of things. First, I know there are more than 14 people in Central Indiana who like cricket. In fact, it’s a tribute to our growing international community that this Cricket Capital Of The World idea even took root.
Great for us that we have such interesting people who have come to live among us, and I mean it.
Second, I still think it’s kind of a goofy idea but I don’t really think it’s a goofy game. Unless, of course, you consider that all games are goofy if you examine them too closely. I once tried to explain my beloved baseball to a guy from Germany. It was a challenge. Before the game was over I ended up agreeing with him that it really made no sense at all.
So here’s to you, Central Indiana cricket hopefuls. I hope your fast bowlers come through and your batsmen guide the good length balls to wherever they’re supposed to go and wickets are taken.
Play ball, have at it, chirp, or whatever it is you crickets say.
© 2013 Mike Redmond. All Rights Reserved.
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