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In the News (Wed 22 May 19)

  
 Beach cricket
Like most organised team sports, cricket has many informal ad-hoc variants, which are played by people of both sexes and all ages in back yards, on the street, in parks and (of course) on the beach.
Almost everything about beach cricket is improvised: the playing ground, the rules, the teams (quite often there are no teams), and the equipment.
Beach cricket (and other similar games around the world) is one of the very few truly child-like activities that modern adults may participate in without attracting social stigma, and one of the dwindling number of adult activities that are accessible to children.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/be/Beach_cricket.html   (436 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Beach
A beach or strand is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles such as sand, shingle, or cobble along the shoreline of a body of water.
Beaches are deposition landforms, and are the result of waves or currents moving the sand or other loose material of which the beach is made as these particles are held in suspension or moved by saltation (a bouncing movement of large particles).
There are several beaches which are claimed to be the "world's longest", including Cox's Bazar, Fraiser Island beach, 90 Mile Beaches in Australia and New Zealand and Long Beach, Washington (which is about 30km).
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=beach   (1000 words)

  
 Tour Dominica's beautiful Cricket pitches!
hen a friend of mine insisted I videotape him as he played cricket around the island (well, he is quite good), I suddenly realised that one could see some of the most beautiful places on the island simply by visiting cricket pitches...
On the south east coast, Petite Savanne's cricket pitch is perched on the edge of a cliff (is that where the term 'gully' comes from?).
And yet a beach was the only time I ever caught and bowled.
www.avirtualdominica.com /cricketp.htm   (203 words)

  
 Backyard cricket page 3.
Page 3; and we sketch out the general rules of cricket and some of the ways in which it is adapted for the backyard and beach.
The ideal in backyard cricket is to have the wall of a shed directly behind the stumps; or to rig up a net of anything handy (shadecloth, wire netting, hessian et al).
As in "real" cricket, the ball must hit the stump towards which the batter is running (and the batter cannot change their mind and retreat to the home stumps as they can in the "real" game).
www.freelance.primetap.com /pagethree.htm   (987 words)

  
 Sun, sand and insanity: as a sport, beach cricket's beyond the pail - Cricket
CRICKET is rapidly moving from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Within a few weeks, 20-over cricket, the slog and guffaw version of the game, will be made to appear a sensible creation meriting serious consideration (a viewpoint not yet accepted in the upper echelons of NSW cricket, where scorn for Twenty20 has reached such proportions that rugby league players are being roped in).
Beaches are for sleeping and reading and resting and digging holes and building castles and warming the body after a plunge into the alarmingly cold waters currently circling Australia.
www.smh.com.au /news/cricket/sun-sand-and-insanity-as-a-sport-beach-crickets-beyond-the-pail/2007/01/09/1168104982579.html   (932 words)

  
 Backyard cricket.
The rules of backyard and beach cricket are as fluid as the waves on an ocean shore which will snatch the ball from off the very pitch itself; so what follows are the myths and legends by which we play.
By the same token, backyard cricket is equally good for the dog, giving it some excitement, exercise, and a feeling of oneness with the family.
Beach cricket on the sands of Bass Strait, Eastern View, Victoria, Australia — a clip from the magnificent panorama
www.freelance.primetap.com /backyard.htm   (2087 words)

  
 Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages - the gate to paradise
Cricket season lasts from January to July and can be played in any local schoolyard, field, beach or the Antigua Recreational Grounds which is the International Test Cricket Venue.
It's not unusual to meet these players at the test match or having a fun game of beach cricket amongst themselves, where you'll likely be invited to join in.
She and her husband Brian, an avid cricket fan, have visited Antigua 23 times and are good friends of Gabriela and Douglas Luery, the owners of Yepton Estate Cottages.
www.yepton.com /en/cricket_en1.htm   (464 words)

  
 Tasmanian Cricket Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
With everyone looking for their chance to get involved in cricket this summer, Tasmanians won’t be left out of the action.
Beach cricket will make its Tasmanian debut at the idyllic Nutgrove Beach in Sandy Bay on Sunday the 28th of January 2007.
Beach Cricket Tasmania will be all style, no technique required, so get a group of friends together and enter a team.
www.tascricket.com.au /default.asp?i=news&n=1204   (168 words)

  
 Cricket News, Cricket Updates, Cricket Reviews
Australian cricket's beer wars have created a sponsorship stand-off between Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket heading into the first Ashes Test of the summer.
So much so that Raj Singh Dungarpur, president of the Cricket Club of India, has thrown up his hands and said he would request the International Cricket Council (ICC) to shift the final scheduled to be held here on November 5 to another venue.
THE inexorable decline of the county cricket festival, an integral part of the game in England since 1842, will be accentuated next year when another traditional week is likely to be discontinued.
cricket.search47.com   (981 words)

  
 We fought them on the beaches, and we never gave in - www.theage.com.au
When a group of diggers gathered annually at Sandringham to play beach cricket, the game was deadset and it was a fight to the last, writes Barry Dickins.
Five breakers out were the boundaries, from memory, with some old blokes dangling their bowed legs over pumped-up fl Dunlop tractor tubes - these were boundary umpires who sipped from a bottle of beer with a straw in it.
Beach cricket is deadset, to say the least.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/01/02/1072908905380.html?from=storyrhs   (996 words)

  
 Round two of cricket beer wars erupt - Breaking News - Sport - Breaking News
Border is the public face of beach cricket which will be played at Coolangatta, Scarborough and Maroubra in January and February.
CA's request to have the beach cricket signs pulled down has seen Queensland officials check their Lion Nathan contractual obligations with lawyers.
But Dixon believed beach cricket shouldn't be seen as an enemy to the sport and was another way of encouraging new fans.
www.theage.com.au /news/Sport/Round-two-of-cricket-beer-wars-erupt/2006/10/18/1160850993830.html   (621 words)

  
 Fight over beach cricket | The Courier-Mail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The signs in several key positions on the Gabba grandstand promote the new beach cricket series sponsored by Queensland's Fourex, whose parent company is Lion Nathan.
Cricket Australia has taken deep offence at the Border series because it is sponsored by a rival brewery to its sponsor, Foster's, and is being televised on Channel 10 – in direct opposition to long-time cricket backer Channel 9.
Border is the public face of the beach cricket series which will be played at Coolangatta; at Scarborough beach at Redcliffe; and at Maroubra, in eastern Sydney, in January and February.
www.news.com.au /sundaymail/story/0,,20778095-3102,00.html?from=public_rss   (478 words)

  
 SAMSUNG's Digital World - Press Release
The ‘Samsung Fun Club sports beach party Jump Off’ saw sports teams from various universities in UAE competing for Samsung mobile phones and a host of prizes at the recently concluded beach sports tournament.
Osayed Rehman, organiser of the beach cricket said, “It was a great game of cricket and all the participants thoroughly enjoyed the tournament.
“Beach soccer is a different type of game to the grass alternative and the team played really well to come out on top.
www.samsung.com /me/presscenter/pressrelease/pressrelease_20040524_0000057462.asp   (425 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Beach Cricket
As its name suggests, beach cricket is loosely based on real cricket, and is played on the beach although it is a close relative of the less-coastal 'backyard cricket'.
turned onto its end and, instead of a cricket ball, a tennis ball is used.
Traditionally played during summer and especially on public holidays or at large family picnics, beach cricket is best played with a beer in your hand and zinc cream on your nose.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A230194   (473 words)

  
 Barbados beach holidays Barbados south coast beaches Sandy Beach Rockley beach great beach activities beach cricket
Rockley/Accra Beach is one of the longest and loveliest stretches of beach on the south coast, it is particularly popular with the young local Bajans and visitors alike.
The beach was purchased by the Government in the 70's and extensive work has been carried out by the Parks and Beaches Commission.
This is an excellent beach for wind-surfing, the long, luxuriously wide expanse of white sandy beach is a beauty.
www.caribzones.com /southbeachbum.html   (1071 words)

  
 ABC Sport - Cricket - A Day at the Cricket
What better way to celebrate their most important day than beach cricket with a cold beer.
On January 9 the Grandstand team put their heads together and decided that Garry Dyer's snap of his mate's wedding party having a beach cricket hit-out (left) was the pick of the lot.
I think that this symbolises the spirit of cricket as we as Aussies love nothing better than playing beach cricket on a beautiful day.
www.abc.net.au /cricket/photos/gallery.htm   (483 words)

  
 Cricket Sports Shopping
Cricket club captain Dave Eggleton told the Herald: "They have got a big sports centre...
Southern Sports League cricketers praisedTrinidad News, Trinidad and Tobago - 18 hours agoTHE discipline of cricketers playing in the General Earth Movers Ltd-sponsored Southern Sports Cricket League came in for high praise.
Cricket Board; Cricket Australia; New Zealand Cricket; Cricket South Africa; and Zimbabwe Cricket.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Shopping/Sports/Cricket   (307 words)

  
 Cricket Wiz - Cricket Products and Promotional Cricket Specialist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Our ‘Cricket Wiz Batting Aid’ is a fun way to develop and improve your batting skills, hand eye co-ordination and confidence.
Our promotional range of cricket products cater for any occasion and are ideal for cricket sponsors, cricket associations and any cricket event.
Cricket Wiz will feature your company logo on products such as mini cricket bats, novelty cricket beach balls, keyrings or cricket ball pens.
www.cricketwiz.com.au   (231 words)

  
 SACA - Ford Beach Cricket
Launched by the South Australian Cricket Association in January 2006, Ford Beach Cricket is yet another great version of the game, accessible to players of all ages and abilities.
The original format was created using existing rules from indoor and backyard cricket, plus some other rules, to suit the beach venue.
Ford Beach Cricket is something to be enjoyed with the family or a group of mates.
www.cricketsa.com.au /SubHomeWhite.aspx?p=268   (208 words)

  
 Barbados Holiday Accommodations - Sandy Ground
Dover Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the South Coast.
Safe swimming in the cove, and a mile long stretch of beach to stroll on or sit in the sun and just relax.
Cricket, Soccer and Basketball can be enjoyed by players and spectators alike.
sandygroundbarbados.com   (430 words)

  
 Rashid Latif Cricket Academy :: Cricket education for the next generation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is a non-for-profit organisation committed to reaching out to the rough diamonds, and refining their talents for the national cricket team of Pakistan.
The selected trainees start the session with a physical training, afterwards, the boys are taken to the nets for a separate bowling and batting sessions.
The players of the academy would go to the beach and play at the beach.
www.rlca.com.pk   (195 words)

  
 My point of view.®: Cricket: Indians beach party in Goa.
One Day is his domain (Tests is not the same story) and on the current form, he is BSE Sensex on the cricket field, climbing new peaks every session.
He has performed rather well for india over the years he needs to be persisted and needs all the support.He should be overlooked as VVS Laxman in test matches.
U really seems to be a great cricket fan.
tarunsblogs.blogspot.com /2006/04/cricket-indians-beach-party-in-goa.html   (1498 words)

  
 The Scotsman - Sport - Life's a beach in Fife as Windies cricket stars test water in Elie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Lashings Cricket Club, the Harlem Globetrotters of the sport, have confirmed they will be making their first ever visit to Scotland, with a fixture against the Ship Inn on the Blue Flag beach at Elie on Sunday 22 June.
The usual collection of holiday makers and heavy-duty socialisers who line the harbour wall during such matches is bound to be swollen by the arrival in Fife of the side who recently celebrated the signing of former Australia Test batsman Mark Waugh.
Richie Richardson and I own a hotel in Antigua so we play beach cricket all the time, and were happy to accept the Elie invitation.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /sport.cfm?id=647852003   (742 words)

  
 Asian Cricket Sixes Tour | Tournaments
The main emphasis for the event is “Fun in the Sun!” Therefore in addition to the cricket competition itself other peripheral activities are organized for the participants: Beach Cricket, Beach Volleyball and other competitions.
There are also a number of official social functions for the players, their families and friends: the Welcoming Party at the Green Man Pub and the Trophy Presentation Dinner held at the Hilton Hotel were highlights in 2005.
Included in the team entry are event playing shirts and hats, tickets to all of the event functions, transport between hotels and ground where required, transport to and from functions, event player packs, beach cricket and games, plus the four days of excellent cricket competition at Karon Stadium.
cricketsixes.com /phuket/phuket06.htm   (409 words)

  
 Test stars' spin on beach cricket | Sport | The Australian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
AFTER decades of wasting their summers at Lord's, the SCG and Sabina Park, a clique of ageing Test cricketers has finally realised what the rest of us have known for years - the best games are played on the beach.
Purists, however, may still wish to avert their gaze while those who still will not accept one-day cricket and shudder in horror at the thought of the recent Twenty20 phenomenon might want to abandon all hope.
The beach cricket is being viewed by some as a belated effort to reclaim the beaches after female volleyballers stole the running.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au /story/0,20867,20483085-2722,00.html   (466 words)

  
 Brisbane - Cricket in Brisbane - Bulls at the Gabba - Sport and Recreation - ourbrisbane.com
Queensland Cricket and Cricket Australia can fill you in on what’s happening in the world of cricket, and you can keep up to date with live scores from the current matches on the Cricket Australia site.
The affiliated cricket associations and clubs are the lifeblood of cricket in Queensland and Australia.
It seems every family has their own refinements but there are a few universal rules for backyard cricket and beach cricket.
www.ourbrisbane.com /activeandhealthy/sport/cricket   (908 words)

  
 My Antigua 365 Beaches to choose from
Antigua is said to have 365 beaches, one for every day of the year.
Located at Fort Bay on the northwest coast, this is popular with locals and visitors alike, a beach where you can often find a volleyball game, or a game of beach cricket to participate in.
Located on the northwest coast, Runaway beach, a seeming endless white sand expanse, is home to many popular resorts, restaurants and bars, Runaway beach is a fun place to discover on your Antigua holiday.
www.myantigua.org /antigua/info_htm/beaches.htm   (755 words)

  
 Cricket Home
If you are a newcomer to the game of cricket, you may want to read this nice summary of the game.
There are also books for sale in the Cricket online store, and a bit of fun about backyard, beach and French cricket.
Cricket has also been part of the Commonwealth Games.
www.topendsports.com /sport/cricket/index.htm   (144 words)

  
 beachvolleyball.com.au - Palm Beach Festival
There will be 5 stations along the beach, with each station having facilities for the above sports (i.e.
Their responsibility will be to ensure all the participants have a positive experience.
If you are interested in volunteering your time and gaining experience in the management of a large sporting event, please email a brief description of your experience playing various sports and your contact details to Victor Anfiloff, Managing Director of Total Beach Volleyball, at victor@beachvolleyball.com.au.
www.beachvolleyball.com.au /index.php?topic_id=249   (322 words)

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