The Definition of a Duck in Cricket – when a batsman is out without scoring a run.
. We had to share out breakfast with the residents!
A Golden Duck – The term used for the score of zero when a batsman is out on his first ball without scoring a run.
It’s usually a very long walk back to the changing room after scoring any sort of duck!
(scoreboard at the top – When Yorkshire Under 13B
thrashed beat Lancashire last summer and batsman number 6 scored a duck).
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Oh, goodness – cricket . . .
Will neeeh-vah understand it!
But do enjoy your crisp, definitive photos!
It is a bit confusing, I’ve learnt it slowly over time but still don’t know everything! 🏏
“a bit confusing”??? AAAAGGGGGHHH
(running round in circles, wide-eyed!)
I bet there are also many other words used to describe such a batsman.
Haha, yes – but hopefully H isn’t using those words yet! 😯
That’s a version of zero I’ve never heard of before.
I don’t think cricket has much of a following in America.
Lots of cricket terminology is well weird. I had to learn a bit when I first got married (or not have any conversation during matches) and was surprised to find I actually enjoy the game. Takes all sorts….
I was the same, though I took no interest when the hubby played, only when H started. Now I find myself home alone watching test matches!!
I always preferred the radio commentary. Sadly some of my favourite commentators have gone to that great club house in the sky.
That is a most interesting interpretation of zero, perfectly illustrated by that handsome duck. After all, if you might as well look great while not scoring! hehe
Yup, it’s different, not really sure how it popped into my head! 😀
More ducks – http://youtu.be/QIeXWo0sbkk
“We don’t like cricket – oh no – we LOVE it!”
One of the worst I’ve seen was when H ran out of his team mates out when they’d opened and the lad never even face a ball!! A platinum duck I believe. I felt so bad as I sitting next to the other lads mum 😯
My husband, brother and both sons all played cricket, and eventually I learnt enough about it to enjoy it. What I loved was hearing my sons and their Dad discussing strategies for laying out the field, using each of the players to their best advantage. Much like a game of chess.
It took years, but eventually I understood the appeal. Howzat!
Howzat? ….not out!!!
It’s a great game, but I didn’t used to think that. I wish I’d have played when I was younger. H is the same with his dad – I’m slowly learning the fielding positions learning a little bit at a time 🏏🏏🏏🏏
Totally clueless about cricket but your zero seems perfectly fitting! And I learned a bit of something too. 😀
It’s taken me a few years to learn just a bit, H keeps correcting me when I get things wrong, and the scoring is crazy!
Cute duck! I like ducks and used to quite enjoy cricket.
We’re counting down the days in our house for the start of the season!