Funny Rules Of Cricket – In & Out

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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 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!

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    Posted 11 years ago
  • Astron

    There are many other cricket rules. Check out some of the cricket rules here.

    Reply Posted 10 years ago
  • cedric

    With all that outing… No wonder why some American consider that this is a testosterone-charged sport than its diamond-based variant:)

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • Angus

    Very funny and unbelievably accurate.

    Reply Posted 8 years ago
  • cricket shop

    Thanks for sharing cricket rules.

    Reply Posted 7 years ago
  • Pat Powell

    Very funny indeed, well done.
    Who wrote this please

    Reply Posted 7 years ago
    • mark

      This was originally written by the late great Leslie Crowther

      Reply Posted 6 years ago
  • Mel Carson

    I have no idea who wrote it but hundreds of people a month find this post and share it, so whoever it is did something right!

    Reply Posted 7 years ago
  • Janis Felidae

    erm *confused look* is it true? I´m a German Kitty and cricket is not very popular, not to say unknown here, but i have to learn the rules as I want to play with my friends abroad on the internet 🙂 Thanks for writing this down and sharing.

    Reply Posted 7 years ago
  • Bertil

    Thank’s a lot, finally I understand the game.

    Reply Posted 7 years ago
  • gurbaj singh

    funny who wrote it

    Reply Posted 6 years ago
  • Deltiologist

    One of the rules of posting ‘helpful’ information must surely be to check that that information is correct! The final paragraph which begins
    “When both sides have been in and all the men have out, ….”
    should read
    “When both sides have been in and all the men have BEEN out,….”
    The inclusion of that word should make this entirely understandable!

    Reply Posted 5 years ago
  • Gordo

    If the side that’s in is having an ‘innings’, is the side that’s out having an ‘outings’

    Reply Posted 5 years ago

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