Stephen Fry Explains the Rules of Cricket in 10 Animated Videos




Founded in London in 1787, The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) began publishing The Laws of Cricket in 1788, and later became the governing body of the game. More than two centuries later, the MCC has passed governing responsibilities to The International Cricket Council. But it still publishes The Laws of Cricket and helps young players and casual fans learn more about the bat-and-ball game that dates back to early 16th-century England, if not before. And let’s face it, if you didn’t grow up in a country that figured into the British Empire, you can probably use a primer. Or maybe 10 animated ones narrated by actor, writer, cricket lover and occasional umpire Stephen Fry. Click the play button on the video above, and you can watch the collection of animations, covering everything from what happens when a “wicket is down” to when the “batsman is out his ground.” When you’re done, you can enjoy some other Fry narrations we’ve featured in blog posts past. See the “relateds” below.

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  • Elizabeth Gomes says:

    The Marylebone Cricket Club published the book “The Law of Cricket” and later was governing body of the game. MCC’s contribution to The International Cricket Council passed governing rules two decades ago. MCC still publishes The Law of Cricket to cheer up the young players and fans to understood what bat and ball actually symbolize. the video clearly depicts when a wicket is down what a batsman has to do. The youngster will definitely fall in love with this law of cricket.

  • Cricketfun32 says:

    The 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
    is scheduled to be the seventh ICC T20 WC tournament,
    with matches to be played in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and Oman from 17 October to 14 November 2021.

    West Indies is the defending champion of this great event. This Event is going to
    be a very good Entertainment for the cricket lovers. They are very excited to see
    their cricket Stats and favorite cricket teams in action.

    It was scheduled to be held on April 2020, but due to COVID19, ICC postponed
    this event till for 1 year. Now it is going to be happening as ICC T20 WORD CUP 2021 in on October to November.

  • alex hales says:

    Owing to the closure of the British Legion in St Boswells, the club has taken the decision to open at various times over the Christmas and New Year period. On Saturday 27th December (time TBC) there will be a Bar Games Evening and general drinks session(!) for members and their guests hosted by Mucky.

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