Yeh it sucked aye Bond bowled so well only to be let down by the batsmen, we were so set up to win that!
Cricket, 11 players per team, 2 main forms of the game, the 50 over game called a one dayer, and the 5 day version called a Test Match.
One Dayers: each team gets a turn at batting, and fielding. 50 overs, each over consists of 6 balls (like a pitch in baseball I spose). Aim is for the batting team to score as many runs as possible in the allotted overs, and to not lose wickets, once you lose your wickets, 10 in total, your innings is over... You score by hitting the ball into gaps in the field and running to the other end of the pitch. counts as 1 run. You can also score 4's by hitting the ball to the boundary which is the outer ring of the field, or a 6 which is hitting it over the boundary on the full (like a home run).
Umm... The fielders aim is to restrict the score and to bowl the other team out, they do this by bowling the bastsmen, which is hitting the wickets which are behind the batsmen with the ball. Other ways are to catch the batsmen like baseball, to run the batsmen out which is by hitting the stumps with the ball while a batsmen is running and is not in his crease, which is a line about 1m from the stumps, a variation of the runout is the stumping where the wicket keeper will hit the stumps with the ball after a batsman has charged a ball and missed, leaving him out of his crease. Theres also leg before wicket where the batsmen is caught infront of his wickets and the ball hits his pads, this is tricky because the umpire has to determine if the ball would have proceeded to hit the wickets, if he decides it would have, he gives it out, if not its not out....
Thats the basic gist of the game, the test match version each team gets 2 innings basically unlimited time, well within 5 days, the game is much slower than 1 day and is for only the hardy cricket nuts