In my classroom I have a lot of boys who are fans of the game cricket. When the weather was nicer I remember hearing some of them asking each other if they wanted to get together after school to play. I have been interested in the game for awhile and have tried to talk with them about some of the rules and how the game is played, but I can not for the life of me figure it out. I challenge anyone out there to read this article about a recent test match (a term I have picked up this year) and make any sense out of it. I had one of my students read it with me and try to explain it, but it was really difficult to get any of it. I am thinking that I am going to have to find a complete idiots guide or something like it to learn a little more. The game seems interesting. I try to compare it to baseball, but the similarities are so few. There are just so many terms and numbers that I have no connection to.
I have been invited out to watch a match in the spring. One of my students' Dad is part of a club in Naperville and he was more than willing to have me out to see how it goes. I think I might take him up on that.