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    C'est quoi, le cricket?

    C'est quoi, le cricket?

    Here at CW.n we say welcome back to Mr. Matthew Pitt, who makes his comeback with a feature on trying to explain the game to French kids with little to no prior knowledge of it.

    Fascinating reading, I think you'll all agree.
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    Very interesting indeed, great read. I hope there will be more to come?

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    More features? Certainly.

    More features from Matt? Certainly.

    More features from Matt about trying to preach the gospel in France? Only he can answer that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    More features? Certainly.

    More features from Matt? Certainly.

    More features from Matt about trying to preach the gospel in France? Only he can answer that.
    I'd hope so.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    More features? Certainly.

    More features from Matt? Certainly.

    More features from Matt about trying to preach the gospel in France? Only he can answer that.
    is he a member here at the forums? What is his sign on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    is he a member here at the forums? What is his sign on?


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    lol.. never knew that was his real name.



    Great work, Barney.

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    It's difficult enough getting English kids to understand cricket never mind this bunch of garlic munching androids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    It's difficult enough getting English kids to understand cricket never mind this bunch of garlic munching androids.

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    They managed it in les colonies du nord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    It's difficult enough getting English kids to understand cricket never mind this bunch of garlic munching androids.
    Prefer to call them cheese-eating surrender monkeys, but either is good.
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    Great article. These are the type of articles I truly enjoy reading.
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    Fantastic article, really enjoyed reading that.

    I've tried teaching and explaining cricket to people who've never played and never had much of an interest, that was difficult enough. I can't begin to imagine what it was like with the language barrier added.

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    Indeed -- great little article.

    A workmate and I took a visiting German (or possibly Belgian...I'm still not sure!) to Old Trafford last month for the T20 match against Durham. He coped admirably well, until a light drizzle started up and he asked whether it would benefit the bowling or batting side. I explained that it'd help neither (a bit of a simplification, I know) -- the game stops until the rain ceases.

    I think that was the final straw.

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    Thanks for the praise guys, much appreciated given that I didn't actually think the article was that good when I wrote it.

    If people want more articles about my cricketing experiences in France, I can try - although to be honest, there isn't a lot more to write about. I was pretty much cut off from the game full stop for the majority of my time over there, the only other stories I'd have to tell would be variants on that one, TBH.

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