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    I used to play cricket regularly and watch Sussex as a kid.

    Never really enjoyed the sport. Far too much standing around doing nothing. Watching is even worse. Only bowls has an older audience.
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      Bowls is old man's marbles.
      Whereas Pétanque/Boules is a great game to play and to watch and there are some young French kids who are really good at it. Watching old French guys playing, especially when they “tir” a boule close to the jack (cochonette) is good entertainment.

      Much more fun than cricket imo.
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      Beer & Sunshine innit.

      Cricket is boring but a good excuse to catch up with mates in the sunshine.

      Also quite good fun if the Aussies are losing.
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      Whereas Pétanque/Boules is a great game to play and to watch and there are some young French kids who are really good at it. Watching old French guys playing, especially when they “tir” a boule close to the jack (cochonette) is good entertainment.

      Much more fun than cricket imo.
      On a stopover in a French hotel a few years ago we saw done petanque on the TV. Fascinating and highly skilled.
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      So. (as the smart kidz start every statement nowadays).

      Went to Sussex v Aussies on Thursday.Put in a SIX hour shift til all me bets went down and Salt was out for 62. Game over.

      Realise I'm a spoilt brat who lives just down the road, loads of far-flung fans would have been GAGGING to be there. My bad.

      But even so...

      Jeez it's a long and thankless day out! Where's the urgency? How can you miss multiple wickets while you queue for a pint? Why does the loud and lairy entitled Sussex Cricket cheap seat wanker think he's hard done by by being asked to leave the ground for loudly and lairily abusing the young kids having a fun day out whose only crime was/is to be Aussies having a fun day out? Why does everybody get encouraged to invade the pitch at half time only to be ordered to leave aforesaid pitch about five minutes later?

      You can tell the longtime cricket wankers. They sit there doing the crossword and only look up when they've missed the hot wicket taken action and have been alerted by the increase in crowd noise.

      Seriously, it appears to me to be a mild form of autism, akin to the strange men who take train numbers at the far end - away from all the people - end of Clapham Junction station.

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      On a stopover in a French hotel a few years ago we saw done petanque on the TV. Fascinating and highly skilled.
      Meh, its just big marbles
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      Cricket is ****ing shit
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      Cricket is ****ing shit
      Yeah, what a boring load of balls eh

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      To appreciate cricket I think you need to have played it yourself. I don't think it's the sort of sport you can suddenly just start watching.

      When I was young just about everyone played cricket in the summer term at school but as I understand it this doesn't happen in most schools these days. So by learning at school I was interested enough to go on to play village cricket and understand the game even though I wasn't good enough to play at any reasonable level.
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      Bowls is old man's marbles.
      It helps that the Bowls are bigger than Marbles.
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