Quote Originally Posted by The Vorpal Tribble
Ah, I didn't know cricket had a bat. I can't say I've ever seen it played.
Cricket bats are made of solid willow and weigh about 3lbs. Here is a picture of a cricketer with a cricket bat. This may help you understand why I was so keen on the idea of a monsterious cricketer.

http://www.rediff.com/cricket/2003/may/14botham.jpg

Here is a fuller explanation of the game:

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. The sides that's in are the ones with the bats, one each.

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 both sides have been in and out including the not-outs, that's the end of the game.

During the game, both sides go in for lunch and tea. That's why the tea only added to my confusion.