The real game started at about 2.30pm. The Keeling team was skippered by Paul. It was the first time in history that only Keelings were playing on the Keeling team. They were, in genealogical order, Trevor the lame, Ted, Simon, Tom (substituted by Arthur), Paul (skip), Fred, Jasper, Zak, John, Felix and Luke. The Keelings fielded first, the tension was palpable.
Catch out – catch a ball hit by a batsman before it hits the ground. Batsman is out.
Cow swipe – sort of over the shoulder and back shot to the left.
LBW – Leg Before Wicket. Batsman gets out by this. Thanks Poppy!
Batsman – somebody who is having balls hurled at him.
Fielding – standing around on a field trying not to look bored.
Run – if a batsman hits a ball far enough, he can 'run' to the other end of the pitch. Runs are added up to make the total score.
Over – There are six balls in an over. After each over everybody shuffles around a bit.
Out – a batsman is out by being bowled, caught, LBW or run out.
Over and out – this is not a cricketing term. It is used when talking on a 2 way radio.
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|Keeling team has refreshments, probably laced with vodka.|
|Supporter club. Simon's six landed here|
|Arthur scoring, before he became star batsman.|
|The game of BUMS. I think it's Luke about to get the mecca treatment.|
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Posted by: lizzie | May 26, 2009 at 04:34 PM
A very worthy account of a great day! Thank you George. Mum.
Posted by: Jenifer | May 26, 2009 at 01:40 PM