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The Ashes
   is awarded in   
Cricket
The Ashes are supposed to be the cremated remains of English cricket. The Sporting Times published a mock obituary when Australia first beat England at home. Ivo Bligh took the English team to Australia the next year, vowing to bring back the Ashes and a tradition was born.
Bails
   are used in   
Cricket
One of the two smaller sticks placed on top of the three stumps to form a wicket.
Ball Gauges
   are used in   
Cricket
Used by the umpires in cricket to check whether the size of a cricket ball meets the standard measurements.
Stumps
   are used in   
Cricket
Three vertical posts supporting the bails to form a wicket at each end of the pitch.
Stump Gauges
   are used in   
Cricket
Used to determine the correct position for the three stumps used to form the wicket.
The Frank Worrell Trophy
   is awarded in   
Cricket
May Fielding
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
Cricket on the Hearth
Former lover of Edward Plummer, she is reunited with him after nearly marrying Tackleton at the urging of her mother, Mrs Fielding.
John Peerybingle
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
Cricket on the Hearth
Carrier, deliverer of goods, who is much older than his wife, Mary.
Mary (Dot) Peerybingle
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
Cricket on the Hearth
Mary is the much younger wife of John. She is called Dot due to her small size and dumpling shape. Her parents are Old Dot and Mrs Dot, both also small. Mary works to reunite old lovers May Fielding and Edward Plummer. Mary.
Bertha Plummer
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
Cricket on the Hearth
Blind daughter of poor toymaker, Caleb Plummer. To help ease Bertha's way Caleb has made her believe that the unfeeling Tackleton is their kind friend and the unknowing Bertha falls in love with him.
Caleb Plummer
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
Cricket on the Hearth
Poor toymaker who works for the hard-hearted Tackleton. Acting as the eyes of his blind daughter, Bertha, he tenderly embellishes their humble home and ragged clothes and makes her believe that the unfeeling Tackleton is their friend.
Edward Plummer
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
Cricket on the Hearth
Son of Caleb and sister to Bertha. Edward was the former lover of May Fielding, went away to sea, and was supposed dead. With the help of Mary Peerybingle, he is reunited with May on the day she is supposed to marry Tackleton.
Tilly Slowboy
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
Cricket on the Hearth
Angular and clumsy nurse to the Peerybingle's infant son.
Tackleton
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
Cricket on the Hearth
Known as Gruff and Tackleton, the name of his toymaking business. He is the Scrooge of the story, a hard-hearted, unfeeling man who has lived off of children all his life. He is the employer of Caleb Plummer and schemes to marry May Fielding. Like Scrooge, he softens at the end of the story.
The North West Cricket Stadium
   test cricket ground is in   
Potchefstroom
In North West, South Africa. Was first used for Test cricket on 25th October 2002
Jiminy Cricket
   is in   
'Pinocchio' Movie
Disney film. A cricket
11
   is the number of   
Players in a Cricket Team
22
   is the number of   
Yards in a Cricket Pitch
The 12th Man
   released   
It's Just Not Cricket (1984)
Fanatics
   are fans of the   
Australian Cricket Team
Easily spotted by their vomit-inducing yellow tops
Barmy Army
   are fans of the   
English Cricket Team
Easily spotted by their lobster-pink flesh and beer bellies
Bats
   are used in   
Cricket
A cricket bat is usually made of wood from the willow tree.
Brisbane Cricket Ground
   is nicknamed   
The Gabba
Brisbane, Australia
North Melbourne Cricket Ground
   is nicknamed   
Arden Street
Melbourne, Australia
Helmets
   are used in   
Cricket
Tell Ponting to buy one with a better grille.
Cricket
   in Spanish is   
Grillo
Ian Botham
   has excelled in   
Cricket
Right handed bowler. Scored 19399 runs and took 1172 wickets.
Don Bradman
   has excelled in   
Cricket
Test batting average of 99.94.
Gary Sobers
   has excelled in   
Cricket
Widely regarded as cricket's greatest ever all-rounder, having excelled at all the essential skills of batting, bowling and fielding. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1975 for his services to cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar
   has excelled in   
Cricket
Highest run scorer in both Test matches and ODIs, and also the batsman with the most centuries in either form of the game. The first player to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined, he now has more than eighty international centuries.
Shane Warne
   has excelled in   
Cricket
Australian international cricketer who is widely regarded as the greatest leg spin bowler in the history of cricket.
The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
   was titled from the literary source   
Il Penseroso
John Milton
Appeal
   is used in   
Cricket
A question to the umpire to ask if a batsman is out or what many people can't see about cricket.
Beamer
   is used in   
Cricket
A ball which goes directly at a batsman's head without bouncing. Illegal. Just not cricket.
Bouncer
   is used in   
Cricket
A short pitched ball that bounces up to the batsman's head.
Bowl
   is used in   
Cricket
Bye
   is used in   
Cricket
Extra runs scored when the ball goes past batsman and wicket-keeper and the batsmen run for it.
Duck
   is used in   
Cricket
When a batsman is out without scoring. If it happens on the first ball, it's called a "Golden Duck".
Chinaman
   is used in   
Cricket
A left-handed bowler bowling wrist spin. Clear?
Doosra
   is used in   
Cricket
A variety of spin delivery.
Extra
   is used in   
Cricket
Runs awarded to the batting team which aren't attributed to any individual batsman.
Gazunder
   is used in   
Cricket
A ball that doesn't bounce as much as expected and "goes under" the bat.
Googly
   is used in   
Cricket
A variety of spin delivery.
Innings
   is used in   
Cricket
Maiden
   is used in   
Cricket
An over with no runs, wides or no-balls.
Over
   is used in   
Cricket
A series of six consecutive ball bowled by the same bowler.
Free Hit
   is used in   
Cricket
Refers to the ball bowled after a no-ball in One Day Internationals or Twenty 20 where the batsman can't be out except by run out.
Pinocchio
   has the sidekick   
Jiminy Cricket
Tasked by the Blue Fairy to act as Pinocchio's conscience.
Swami Army
   are fans of the   
Indian Cricket Team
Blarney Army
   are fans of the   
Irish Cricket Team






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