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brassneck
25 Jul 20 21:43
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if a person in the crowd catches the ball when a batsman hits a SIX does the person who catches the ball win a prize of some money.
And if not why not,it would be nice to go to a cricket match catch a shot and get a few hundred quid.Grin
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Report Angoose July 25, 2020 8:53 PM BST
Generally no, but I do recall there being crowd catch competitions at big televised one day matches.
Report brassneck July 25, 2020 9:04 PM BST
it would be a good sponsorship for a company ,and it would boost attendance,and it could be carried forward to another game if nobody made the catch.imagine a test match and the carry over crowd catch today is 20 grand.
suddenly the ball is coming straight in your direction and you stick up your right arm and the ball plants itself in the palm of your hand ,and every cheers saying that guy is just after winning £20,000 for his catch.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinShockedShockedShockedShockedShockedShockedShockedShockedHappyHappyHappyHappyHappyHappyHappy
Report kingscrewed July 25, 2020 9:31 PM BST
Think they still do it in the 20 20 in South Africa believe everyone over the season shares the prize.

Wouldnt surprise me if health and safety have banned it in uk.
Report peckerdunne July 25, 2020 11:06 PM BST
they did in the T20 blitz in England, won a can of beanz or something
Report aston July 26, 2020 8:22 AM BST
I can imagine someone diving and injuring someone like a small child or elderly person
Report Angoose July 26, 2020 10:11 AM BST
Better to have a competition where participants have to recite the simplified rules of cricket :

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.

Each man that’s in the side that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out.

When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out.

Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in.

There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.

When both sides have been in and all the men are out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!

Report peckerdunne July 26, 2020 11:30 AM BST
old ones are the best Laugh
Report VardonVoo. July 27, 2020 5:50 AM BST
Crowd catches aren't mentioned as being part of the traditional game:-


Vikings invented krykket 1200 years ago

The theory is that cricket was actually first invented, not by the Saxons or even the Normans, but by the Vikings in Britain about 1200 years ago. It is said that as they raided, injured Vikings started whiling away their time by using their crutches (krykka) in a game to knock the skulls of their victims around. It was played on the beach where the injured Vikings were left to guard their ships. Perhaps it was markings on their ships which provided the first “wickets” and the notion of “guarding your wicket” originated there. For Viking warriors it was a game only for the weak and the crippled. The practice ceased as Vikings started to settle in Britain and playing with the skulls of victims became politically incorrect. The krykket games sank into disrepute and into the subconscious, only to surface again in the 16th century in England, and the rest is history. The game of skulls and crutches was never taken back home by the Vikings for want of non-Viking victims’ skulls. (Viking victims were sent off to Valhalla, with their bodies intact, on their burning ships).

(It is worth noting that Viking raids – on average – planned for 5 day forays inland, limited by the provisions they had to carry. So possibly the beached Vikings ensured that their games were completed within 5 days before the raiders returned – and somehow this time limitation has survived the centuries!)
Report Whisperingdeath July 27, 2020 12:25 PM BST
Brilliant and chess was invented in a tiny English villageWink
Report brians July 27, 2020 11:08 PM BST
Draughts was invented in our hall.Grin
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