Tuesday, 15 October 2013

American Cricket?

We were play testing a set of potential show participation rules this evening at the club. I won't go into details but it involved some armoured penny farthings, sacrificial deer (we ran out of lambs), Queen Victoria, various foreign gentlemen in unusual headgear and a Bengal Tiger. The rules are designed to replicate the long established and highly respected game of American Cricket, as you would expect.

I won't explain the parameters, as I'm sure you will recognize the salient features of the game and will appreciate the high degree of accuracy that we achieved in its representation. May the best man win (which was me!). Well, actually it was the Hungarian ambassador, but we don't mention that in the presence of Her Majesty, as she was 'not amused'. In fact, she was hors de combat, having been eaten by a directionally challenged tiger.

The Rajah of Bengal was somewhat embarrassed, to say the least.


  1. The yanks, cricket? Never :)

  2. Looks totally daft...and therefore probably quite good fun.

  3. Oh yeah, Al?

    We have an Association, a Federation, an Academy and a Conference devoted to American Cricket.

    So there!

    Although, one or more of these might be an organization devoted to people who eat American Crickets as a source of protein. I'm really not sure.