Video: A gentleman's guide to cricket

Ashes Cricket 2009 has hit the competition for six in the UK all-format sales chart to take the top spot. And while the England cricket team may be struggling at the moment, at least you can make sure they win by playing the game.

But do you know your cricket? Would you know a bodyline delivery if it smacked you in the face? (Hint – it probably would if you weren't paying attention). We've put together a short gentleman's guide to cricket which also contains images of us batting, bowling and rubbing our trousers with the Wiimote. Sorry about that last one.


Ashes Cricket 2009 is out now on Wii, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in the UK and Australia.

10 Aug, 2009

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  • curly_jefferson - August 11, 2009 1:30 p.m.

    i really do see the appeal in playing cricket, i actually played a fair bit in primary school, but i just can't stand watching it.
  • Johnny6Gun - August 11, 2009 12:05 a.m.

    The only cricket I know about is the one on my shoulder that tells me to huff Scotchguard and whistle at schoolboys.
  • Bobbety - August 11, 2009 12:04 a.m.

    Lots and lots of handshakes.
  • TheHamburglerTouchedMe - August 10, 2009 11:47 p.m.

    why would a spin bowler rub the ball. you do that to create reverse swing. ah. my convict is showing.
  • KREATIVEassassin - August 10, 2009 10:43 p.m.

  • mrswashbuckler - August 10, 2009 10:30 p.m.

    i like the rub one out motion with the wii mote haha
  • Frexerik - August 10, 2009 10:08 p.m.

    Oh gawd Crumpets are the best! *drool* anywho, this video was GREAT i lol'ed HARD :D reCAPTCHA: admire it
  • farsided - August 10, 2009 9:11 p.m.

    I'm itchin' for some crumpets now!!!
  • Felixthecat - August 10, 2009 8:40 p.m.

    @Snarf Baseball is boring but Cricket is just plain weird.
  • Snarf - August 10, 2009 7:46 p.m.

    And baseball. They are both boring
  • Snarf - August 10, 2009 7:45 p.m.

    Everybody loses when you play cricket.
  • Cyberninja - August 10, 2009 6:35 p.m.

    i dont have the time for cricket and i dont live in the uk
  • jmohan - August 10, 2009 6:31 p.m.

    :D I love Cricket! I really enjoy playing it and watching it. Shame about the England team at the moment though :( @MassSaber: Yay! Another Arsenal fan :)
  • MassSaber - August 10, 2009 4:17 p.m.

    Cricket is like snooker reeeealy boring to watch but fun to play, not that I play much cricket more of a footy me self GUNNERS 4 LIFE!
  • Tomsta666 - August 10, 2009 3 p.m.

    Ahhh Cricket. The English addition to overly long, drawn out, boring bat and ball games.
  • Fizzmonkey - August 10, 2009 1:48 p.m.

    i dislike most wii games.
  • Dill - August 10, 2009 11:51 p.m.

    Lol. At the tea. But it looks like coffee
  • crumbdunky - August 10, 2009 10:27 p.m.

    Cricket is second only to foorball(actual football and not the imposter played in the US and practically nowhere else-btw how can they call it football when it's mainly about carrying the thing with your mits?)in the pantheon of the Worlds great sports. FFS what other game can take five days, end without a winner and stops for not just lunch but tea and drinks as well? It's also one of the deepest, most strategic sports you could think of and just about the only one where the captain is of vital importance. Sadly, and I've played the game on Wii and 360, the new game is absolute pants and we still haven't got a decent Cricket game/sim. I've just started teaching my wee lad to play as it goes and I enjoy nothing more than terrifying him by forcing him to do catching practise with a proper hard, seamed ball! I knock ut miles in the air and watch on evilly as his little face contorts with the fear and realisation of the fact it's going to sting if he catches it and knock him oput if he misses! In some countries they'd say child abuse but here in Blighty it's just "life training"! Plus my dad did it to me, hit it higher than I do and it didn't hurt me. Much.
  • Jordo141 - August 10, 2009 8:27 p.m.

    Ashes Cricket 2009 is also out in Ireland. If anyone cares....
  • garnsr - August 10, 2009 4:14 p.m.

    I still don't understand. But it makes me want to watch Peter Davison Dr Who, and reread the Hitchhiker's books again.

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