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The arcane names of the fielding positions:
Silly point, Silly mid-off, slip, square leg, etc.
And the various other cricketing terms:
Crease, leg-bye, googly, yorker, chinaman, out for a duck, tossing high on the wicket, maiden over... O:-)

Even if a batsman is legally out, the umpire won't call him out unless the fielding team shout loudly.

Everything stops for tea.

The match can be a draw even when the scores are different.

LBW - preferable than being given out for "handled ball" *snerk*

"The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willie" and commentators in general

Cricket is the quintessentially English game: ridiculously complicated, with ancient and arcane rules which you need many years of study to even begin to understand. It offers many fine opportunities for innuendo, which the commentators never fail to grasp. It's lyrically slow and comforting to watch (or listen to) and what's more, we're beating Australia at it, both in the ladies' and the men's.


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