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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 02 August 2018 at 9:09am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Now if only I'd known this when I used to play cricket:



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Doug Centers
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Posted: 02 August 2018 at 9:48am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Very interesting.
The article says the ball moves differently when it's "old and rough". Can a hitter request a ball be removed or does it stay in play thru out a game/match?

I've always wanted to play Cricket. I seen it live once when I was in The Bahamas. Looks fun!
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Posted: 02 August 2018 at 12:27pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I think a captain can request a ball after so many overs. I think that rule will no doubt still apply, Doug. 
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Posted: 02 August 2018 at 1:16pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Thanks Robbie!

So different from Baseball where dozens of balls are used per game. Get so much as a grass stain on a ball and it's out.
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Posted: 02 August 2018 at 1:46pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Oh, I see. Didn't know that. Thanks.

I'll have to look up softball one day - and find out just what the differences are to baseball.

We had a game here (rounders) which was very similar to baseball and softball. Not sure if it's played professionally, though.
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I've heard of Rounders forever as a predecessor, along with Cricket, to Baseball. Never seen it played though.

I've played on dozens of Softball teams over the years, different ball, amount of players, distances but same overall concept as Baseball.
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