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Re: what makes cricket a good spectator sport

hands up all those people bagging cricket have actually watched more than a 4 min video explaining how it works.

legit answer, i enjoy it because it's the ultimate in a mental battle. you have to outthink the other team, be one step ahead of them. plus you get numerous great moments that come along as well. the actual bowling of a ball is easy to do, impossible to master. the same with batting. it's really all round the ultimate.

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That's a great explanation for why the game is great to PLAY not WATCH.
Ok then, You watch a guy smack the fuck out a ball and watch the other bowl balls really fast.

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I find it enjoyable because you always have something going on, there's strategy involved that requires thinking (certain batsmen have certain weaknesses, plus your bowlers have strengths, both of which you have to play to + you also have to worry about whether you should be trying to restrict runs or take wickets if you're the fielding team and making runs/not losing wickets if you're the batting team) and (most of the time) it's competitive. There's always a chance that the batsman could make runs or that the bowler could take a wicket.
See, this is a good explanation. Thank you Bxb.

However, I could understand this if the games took one day to play and only lasted 3 hours. How does something that takes 6 hours over a period of days stay exciting to watch?

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hands up all those people bagging cricket have actually watched more than a 4 min video explaining how it works.
I already explained that I've played cricket on a number of occasions and had people from England and Australia teach me the rules. It was pretty fun to play, but I still don't understand why so many people watch it.

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Re: what makes cricket a good spectator sport

i know you said that.

read the rest of my post as to why i watch it.

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Re: what makes cricket a good spectator sport

See those legit answers weren't so hard at all. You love the strategy and tactics involved. I totally relate since this is very much similar to the NFL (though not in practice nor execution of course).

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See, this is a good explanation. Thank you Bxb.

However, I could understand this if the games took one day to play and only lasted 3 hours. How does something that takes 6 hours over a period of days stay exciting to watch?
Well they have the three hour(ish? idk how long twenty20 actually goes for) now for people who like to think like that. I'd say it stays entertaining because there's always the chance that something is going to happen (someone starts making a lot of runs or wickets fall), unless one team is completely smashing another. At the same time, you have the individual achievements too within the game that are enjoyable to watch, like a batsman making 100 or a bowler taking some good wickets. I guess that kind of ties in with the "there's always something happening" thing.

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Re: what makes cricket a good spectator sport

six hours is a long time, though. makes me wonder if i could football, or soccer if it took six hours.


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See, this is a good explanation. Thank you Bxb.

However, I could understand this if the games took one day to play and only lasted 3 hours. How does something that takes 6 hours over a period of days stay exciting to watch?
There's actually a short form of cricket called Twenty20, which only takes 2 and a half hrs to play. While I love Twenty20 cricket for it's fast paced action, there's just nothing that beats Test cricket (goes 5 for straight days) to me because it's a real test of endurance, a fight between bat and ball and it's historical value. It's cool to me that the form of cricket invented in the 1800's is still being played today.
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Re: what makes cricket a good spectator sport

Bkb do you attend cricket games live? Is it hard to stay interested the whole time? Do a lot of people go to these games? Are the seats really comfortable?

Do you feel sort of ripped off when you go to a game and sit there for hours and nothing is resolved?
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