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    One-Off Phenomena??

    Does anyone have stories of how rules have formed around any odd one-off phenomena?

    Example: Once, a few years ago when we were playing with the neighbours in my driveway, my dad was having a bat. He hit the ball over the driveway, over the street, over the house across the street and into their backyard swimming pool.
    Everyone stood there in silence watching the ball sail away and broke out in rapturous cheering when we heard the splash.
    After that happened, we formed a rule which stated that if you hit the ball further than 50 meters on the full you were awarded 20 runs. It was seen as an extenstion on the "in the gutter for 6" rule. However, it hasn't happened since, so we've never had to use the rule.
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    No-one has any stories about this??

    I can't believe it.

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    Well I do, but its different as i was practising, on one side the neighbors are very cold and don't like us much whilst on the other side they are very friendly, I once got a long-hop from my brother which i tried to short-arm pull.......it usually ends up in the "cold neighbors' " place and we never see the ball again, that usually signals "end of play" but this time it went high high up , right across the street and into a building site.....maybe it fell in some wet cement as i searched for the ball but never found it !
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    we kind of have a rule that is similar, a few months back we got new neighbours, they are so damn cranky, always in the backyard working on cars a **** like that.
    but when the balls go over their fence they wont give it back.
    so the first time this happened we formed a rule that the person who hits the ball over the fence has to pay for a new one.
    we dont play all that often anymore though.


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    Once the ball landed in the letterbox, so of course from then on, in the letterbox was not out (as we have the rule that only the ground or STICKING in a tree can be a bounce). That rule has never been used.

    Also, once the ball landed in a puddle, so if the ball gets wet, your out. This actually has happened a few times, but causes arguements such as that not waters its mud. But the main problem with this was, once the ball landed in dog s***. No-one would wash it as the same rule applied to the next time you were in. We wernent sensible about it. You know, just saying OK well wash it. No, we got a new ball.

    So we now have another new rule. If you hit the ball in anything, you are out, and you have to wash it.
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    GREAT thread guys - got some good laughs out of this

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    Prince.

    in your signature, can't you replace Number 1 with Only?
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    I'de rather not. It would look sarcastic.

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    You want sarcasm?

    Just look at the AAAS!

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    Yes is see but the problem is that I cactually support Craig White. If I cahnged my sig I would look like I was saying that he was s***.

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    and one thing I dont get. odie joined nearly a year and a half ago and only has NINE posts. NINE.

    I joined yesterday and I have 26!

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    Prince, that's because I am laaaazy.
    And I hardly ever get online these days

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    Originally posted by Prince EWS
    Yes is see but the problem is that I cactually support Craig White. If I cahnged my sig I would look like I was saying that he was s***.
    Some of us support AA.

    Some of us also think he's s***.

    Me, I'm a mixture of both!

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    HAHAHAHA, this is funnier then the Humor page!!!
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