During the furore recently in cricket, was decided perusal of the game itself was in order.
The more study the more revealed at just how sexualised cricket has become. I mean who
wields his virgin wood waiting to see the first cherry ? What is with all the ball tweaking
and dead balls , how many maidens are bowled over? Kind of like foreplay when the
bowler makes a fast approach and doesnt follow through correctly and the batter
has a pull shot. A touch of voyeurism indeed, who really needs a 3rd person to tell you
whether you are in or out. The public pay to view many a full toss on what can turn into a
sticky wicket, what the hell does a half toss constitute? Who else can fiddle with their box
in public and get away with it? Last but not least the realisation, you're playing with people who
do bat for the opposite team !!
virgin wood- a previously unused cricket bat
cherry- mark left on said cricket bat after striking red ball
ball tweaking- to get the ball spinning when bowling it.
dead balls- called when a bowler aborts his run up without making a delivery, called when a batsmen attempt to run leg-byes after the ball has struck the batsman's body, but is deemed to have not offered a shot.
maidens- a spell of bowling in which no runs was added to score
fast approach- the ground a bowler runs on during his run up
pull- a type of shot offered by the batsman
3rd person- also referred to as 3rd umpire, video umpire
in or out- needs no explanation
full toss- a delivery that reaches the batsman on the full ie. without a bounce
sticky wicket- a drying wicket that is extremely difficult to bat on
box- a protective item shaped like a half shell and worn down the front of a
players trousers to protect his or her genitalia
bat for the opposite team- self explanatory, someone who plays for the team you are opposing.