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Pippa Middleton Expains Cricket August 2, 2013

Posted by geoff in News.

In Vanity Fair:

“The thing is,” she writes, “you don’t have to understand it to enjoy it. In my experience, it’s safer not to pretend to know the rules and just take pleasure in the visual spectacle—not only the men in white flannels (though this does help) but also the ageless trappings and the sense of Englishness about it all.”

I’m with her so far, in as much as many women’s sports provide a “visual spectacle” that supercedes the game itself. Here I’m thinking of beach volleyball, volleyball at the beach, and that game where two teams of two women try to keep a ball from hitting the sand before they pop it back over the net.

But for the curious and curiously mature who are unsatisfied with eye candy, Pippa goes the extra mile and gives a snapshot description of the game:

“A batsman goes out and is then in until he gets out,…This goes on until the last batsman is out, apart from one who is still in and therefore not out.”

I figured that’s how it had to go.


1. Jimbro - August 2, 2013

Who can forget the news photos of Pippa’s delightful ass at her sister’s wedding? She has a purpose and explaining British sports to foreigners ain’t it.

2. geoff - August 2, 2013

She has a purpose and explaining British sports to foreigners ain’t it.

I’m pretty sure her article was all tongue in cheek. As it were.

3. geoff - August 3, 2013

…despite the NY Post’s headline, it’s pretty clear that the entire piece was meant to be humorous.

4. Argus - August 3, 2013

I gave up participant cricket when I lost a ball coming down out of the sun and caught it in the testimonials.

As a spectator sport it’s better than watching grass grow or paint dry, but is a perfect excuse for lolloping about with tea and buns in a deckchair—in short, it’s the perfect spectator sport …

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