Originally Posted by MrInsanePolack
I had a similar experience with cricket. After spending an entire day (like at least 8 hours) watching it on tv, all I really got out of it was the pitcher (not sure what he is called) bounces the ball when putting it into play, the field is round, and there is a whole lot of running back and forth between sticks.
Yikes, I think you deserve some sort of long-service award there!
I haven't a clue about cricket either, although I have a feeling that I might like it if I understood it.
(The person who throws is called the bowler. There is a famous piece of cricket commentary regarding Michael Holder and Peter Willey, in which the much-loved Brian Johnston (RIP) memorably declared, "The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey.")