We asked our Twitter followers @radionz to descibe cricket in 140 characters or less. Here is a selection.
@radionz missile is hurled at you at high speed, you must hit it with a piece of wood to protect other pieces of wood, then run back & forth— Dovil (@Dovil) March 24, 2015
@radionz ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz <yawn> ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz <snore> ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz— Julian Melville (@jmelville) March 24, 2015
@radionz 1 ball, 2 batsmen, 3 wickets (each end), 4 runs when you hit the boundary, 5-day games best avoided, 6-ball overs & 2 teams of 11— Sonia Yoshioka Braid (@eloquentsonia) March 24, 2015
@radionz Armoured bat wielders score points by deflecting incoming missiles around the park while spectators steadily stress out about maths— Alex Coleman (@ShakingStick) March 24, 2015
@radionz There's birth. There's death. And in between is cricket.— Christian Mair (@LuchaLounge) March 24, 2015
@radionz Every good game a novel; every over a short story; every ball another gripping story development.— Ben Allan (@In_Increments) March 24, 2015
. @radionz Cricket: a sport I have no interest in until we are only a few runs away from winning a major game, at which point I become a fan— Elizabeth S (@irihapeta) March 25, 2015
@radionz not invented by, or originally intended for, people with day jobs.— Seǝn Gillespie (@SeanDG) March 25, 2015
@radionz No No No Yes No No / Yes Yes No No Yes Yes / No No No Yes Yes No / No Yes Yes No No No / Yes Yes No No No No / No No Yes No Yes No.— Philip Matthews (@secondzeit) March 25, 2015
@radionz Golf is a walk spoiled. Cricket is two people spoiling a jog at the same time. While people throw balls at them.— hamish mack (@HamishMack) March 25, 2015
One person was confused, or possibly not, about the topic under discussion.
Another referred to the game as descibed in the Douglas Adams book The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.
We'll leave the final word to this sage.
@radionz If you could explain it in 140 characters it wouldn't be cricket.— Vernon Small (@VernonSmall) March 25, 2015