Monday, February 06, 2006

How to play cricket

Since the beginning of this site, I have had a few people email me with questions along the lines of "How do I learn to play cricket?"
While my best advice to you is - find a local club or team and have a go, I have also included a link called to Cricinfo's Cricket Carnival (called "How to play cricket" in cricket links) for those who want to do a bit of a web net session. As far as can be done on a computer, this will give you a good idea of the theory behind basic techniques. I cannot reiterate strongly enough however: The best and most enjoyable way to learn the game is to play it. Happy cricketing!

4 comments:

mentalacrobatics said...

Back during The Ashes some bloggers asked for the rules of cricket. I gave them the old classic:
Cricket for beginners.

do you play yourself?

Chemosit said...

Yes - an old favourite that. My grandad had a framed teatowel with a poem about cricket on it that was in a similar vein. I must try to locate it!
I only played indoor last season due to work. I'll be looking for a club though for 2006/7!

mentalacrobatics said...

Batter, bowler, all rounder?
12th man, scorer?
:-)

Chemosit said...

pie chucker and wild swinger, not too shabby in the field, and once used to score.