John Bull dissects Cricket for Yankee Doodle DandieDecember 4, 2015
S. N. Arseculeratne
I read somewhere that a game of cricket was played in New York. But no news after that. The reason may lie in the following story. An American asked an Englishman, (they who invented the game) to explain to him what this game is all about. The Englishman took another gulp of his beer and proceeded.
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 till he’s out.
When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in
and the side that has been in, goes out
and tries to get those coming in, out.
Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
When both sides have been in and out including the not outs, that’s the end of the game
The American grabbed the Englishman’s beer mug and finished it