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Cricket Can Never be Dull. Well, anyway, I don't see how cricket can ever be dull to the player. I grant you that out of every ten hours of play you spend on an average (correct me if I'm wrong)—Two hours and fifty minutes on luncheon and tea intervals and such—Three hours waiting in the pavilion, doing nothing—And tenty minutes waiting at the bowler's end and between overs, doing very little—Also two-and-a-quarter hours waiting in the field, just waiting—And if, it comes to that, fifty minutes crossing over between the overs—But, all the same, you are actually batting on an average for fifteen minutes, and perhaps actually making scoring strokes for a whole minute-and-a-half—You are actually in process of fielding a ball for no fewer than fourteen minutes—You are actually on to bowl for no fewer than sixteen minutes—And, possibly, for a glorious seven seconds you're actually taking a wicket! Now suppose you play some silly soft-ball game like tennis for ten hours instead. Well, the thing's ridiculous, because—You can't possibly go on playing tennis for ten hours solid!

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Cricket Can Never be Dull. Well, anyway, I don't see how cricket can ever be dull to the player. I grant you that out of every ten hours of play you spend on an average (correct me if I'm wrong)—Two hours and fifty minutes on luncheon and tea intervals and such—Three hours waiting in the pavilion, doing nothing—And tenty minutes waiting at the bowler's end and between overs, doing very little—Also two-and-a-quarter hours waiting in the field, just waiting—And if, it comes to that, fifty minutes crossing over between the overs—But, all the same, you are actually batting on an average for fifteen minutes, and perhaps actually making scoring strokes for a whole minute-and-a-half—You are actually in process of fielding a ball for no fewer than fourteen minutes—You are actually on to bowl for no fewer than sixteen minutes—And, possibly, for a glorious seven seconds you're actually taking a wicket! Now suppose you play some silly soft-ball game like tennis for ten hours instead. Well, the thing's ridiculous, because—You can't possibly go on playing tennis for ten hours solid!