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    Noob Qestions

    Please excuse my ignorance. Iím an American and have not been raised on the game of Cricket. Iíve been watching it recently on the internet and Iíve become quite enamored with this fabulous sport and Iím trying to understand it. Iíve picked up a copy of ďCricket For DummiesĒ and Iím getting a much better understand of the game.

    I have a couple of questions that the book doesnít address very well and Iíd appreciate some additional insight.

    Scenario:
    The Striker hits the ball and both batters run to the opposite end of the pitch, touch their bats down behind the popping crease and stop as the ball is returned to the bowler.

    Does this score 1 run or 2?

    Scenario:
    The Striker hits the ball and runs to the opposite end of the pitch, touches his bat down behind the popping crease and stops. The ball is fielded to the wicket-keeper who knocks the bails off the stumps with the ball before the Non-Striker can touch his bat behind the popping crease.

    Which batter is out, the striker or the non-striker?

    If the non-striker is out in this scenario, I would imagine it would be possible for a batter to be called out without ever facing the bowler. Is this true?

    Does this score one run or zero runs?

    I know these are very basic questions but I'm a complete moron and I'm trying to learn cricket from a book. Please take pity on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Vapor View Post
    Please excuse my ignorance. Iím an American and have not been raised on the game of Cricket. Iíve been watching it recently on the internet and Iíve become quite enamored with this fabulous sport and Iím trying to understand it. Iíve picked up a copy of ďCricket For DummiesĒ and Iím getting a much better understand of the game.
    Welcome to this fantastic sport as well as website.


    Scenario:
    The Striker hits the ball and both batters run to the opposite end of the pitch, touch their bats down behind the popping crease and stop as the ball is returned to the bowler.

    Does this score 1 run or 2?
    One run.

    Scenario:
    The Striker hits the ball and runs to the opposite end of the pitch, touches his bat down behind the popping crease and stops. The ball is fielded to the wicket-keeper who knocks the bails off the stumps with the ball before the Non-Striker can touch his bat behind the popping crease.

    Which batter is out, the striker or the non-striker?
    The non striker is out.

    If the non-striker is out in this scenario, I would imagine it would be possible for a batter to be called out without ever facing the bowler. Is this true?
    Yes.

    Does this score one run or zero runs?
    Zero runs. But if they had already completed a run and tried for a second run and in that process the above happened, then the completed runs (here one) would be counted.

    I know these are very basic questions but I'm a complete moron and I'm trying to learn cricket from a book. Please take pity on me.
    No problemo.

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    Welcome to the cricket world my friend.

    United States is indeed a giant prospect market for Cricket and your interest in this game is an encouraging sign that perhaps the American perception about the game is changing.

    Feel free to ask any questions that you may have...
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    Have deleted DingDong's post as it was completely unnecessary.

    On a better note, Doctor Vapor, welcome to the forums and to cricket in general. Feel free to ask any more questions, someone will always be happy to answer
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    hi Dr Vapour,

    welcome to the greatest game on the planet.. well thats my opinion..

    just wondering you say youvve been watching cricket on you tube, but are you able to find a game played somewhere near you.its a pity because recently the USA team got close in competing in the next world cup 20/20 comp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slugger View Post
    hi Dr Vapour,

    welcome to the greatest game on the planet.. well thats my opinion..

    just wondering you say youvve been watching cricket on you tube, but are you able to find a game played somewhere near you.its a pity because recently the USA team got close in competing in the next world cup 20/20 comp.
    Thank you all for your warm greetings and answers to my noobie questions. I'm sure I'll have more. To answer the question above, No, I did a google search for cricket clubs in my area and there are none. I'm in Charleston, South Carolina and there doesn't seem to be any live cricket here at all. Perhaps another search will turn up something within a day's drive.

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    there should be one anywhere in the states where you may find a decent chunk of subcontinental guys who have come their for work or otherwise..

    I am myself hoping to be at the States soon and have heard from my colleagues there that they do play some form of cricket. Perhaps not as organized as one may think..
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    Between your comments and "Cricket for Dummies" I watched the ODI match between Australia and New Zealand and I understood 100% of it. It was really great to watch a match and be able to follow what was going on. I am the worldís newest Cricket fan. Iím hooked.

    BTW, New Zealand won do to both great batting by Bond and bad bowling by the Aussies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Vapor View Post
    Thank you all for your warm greetings and answers to my noobie questions. I'm sure I'll have more. To answer the question above, No, I did a google search for cricket clubs in my area and there are none. I'm in Charleston, South Carolina and there doesn't seem to be any live cricket here at all. Perhaps another search will turn up something within a day's drive.
    Dr. Vapor. You should try to reach out to folks at Home - Mid Atlantic Cricket Conference

    I am sure of the fact that there are many teams from South Carolina that take part in the tournaments organized by them. Maybe there is something close enough for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Dr. Vapor. You should try to reach out to folks at Home - Mid Atlantic Cricket Conference

    I am sure of the fact that there are many teams from South Carolina that take part in the tournaments organized by them. Maybe there is something close enough for you
    Outstanding, I was able to locate two clubs beween a half hour and a 90 minute drive from my home. Thanks for the info. I plan on contacting them about schedules sometime today.

    Thanks for you help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Vapor View Post
    Between your comments and "Cricket for Dummies" I watched the ODI match between Australia and New Zealand and I understood 100% of it. It was really great to watch a match and be able to follow what was going on. I am the worldís newest Cricket fan. Iím hooked.

    BTW, New Zealand won do to both great batting by Bond and bad bowling by the Aussies.
    Nice work. Now all you need to do is support New Zealand over Australia, and you'll fit in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Nice work. Now all you need to do is support New Zealand over Australia, and you'll fit in here.
    If I'm not correct, there are 4 more ODI and 2 test matches scheduled for the next couple of weeks. I can assure you I'll be watching. It will be interesting to see if the BlackCaps can keep thier streak going. Now i have to figure out the time difference between Auckland and the east coast of the U.S. so i know what time the game starts.

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