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Cricket On The Wabash Green

Last Friday night, I caught part of the cricket match on the Mall between the Lilly Library and the Hays Science Hall. The batsman has just sent a nice shot off to his left – it will earn a couple of runs.

Check out that non-standard wicket. No sticks here – just a couple of plastic milk crates taped together with a football(!?!) and tape roll providing "just the right amount of ballast".

I played cricket when in England…once…in 1984. Still not sure of any of the rules. "When you’re ‘out’ you can come ‘in’ but if you’ve been ‘in’ and go ‘out’ you can’t come ‘in’ again". Or, something like that…

Cricket is an important part of a liberal arts education, to be sure…