April 02, 2006

GALI MEIN GULLY

If you had happened to see a bunch of over-excited girls and guys, yelling away in the streets of Mylapore, a couple of days back, playing a crude version of cricket, well, you had seen my dear friends and I having a wonderful memorable time!!!

Boy oh boy that was one amazing time that we had!!! All day-scholars (except 2) gathered in one of our friend’s place and after watching the England innings in the Faridabad one-dayer, we entered the street to play our own version of the gentleman’s game! It turned out to be so much more batter than we anticipated. The guys were initially very apprehensive about our playing skills. I don’t blame them. We were all poor batswomen but quite decent bowlers! :D

We played three games of 10 overs each with 8-10 players per team. The targets were miserably low owing to the narrow street due to which fielding was a piece of cake (not that we did not miss sitters and easy stops! :D ). A ‘commando’ chair played our stump, and any ball that enters any neighbouring house without bouncing, renders the batsman out! Weird rules we had… no run can be taken if the ball rolls behind the wicketkeeper! :D

All the rules, notwithstanding, the game was great. We cheered our teams madly, booed the others, huddled up for pre-match discussions ;) (idhu over scene thaan, theriyum! But was just too much to resist! We looked so professional… he he!!! ) had actual drinks breaks!!!

After two games, we trooped to Sangeetha’s for yummy lunch. We returned and saw the last 15 overs of the India attack! Had good good fun watching the match! My stupid friends began to find resemblances between Ramesh Powar and some ages-ago-crush of mine!!! :D It was intolerable yet funny!!! He he… we were all rotfl!!!

We rounded up by another match and then set off to our homes! Ah… lovely day man! These days we do so many such joyous activities. An account of one more such a riotous time we had, coming up…. Waiting for the pictures that go with it…

“Life’s on song!
Little dreams float along
Flocks of golden clouds abound
As my feet lift up from the ground!”


:)

11 comments

Ramya said...

Ah! We used hv such rules too, if it touches the compound wall it wd be a four or if it jumps over it, its a six! And I think women with their hurling skills turn out to be better at bowling!

Priya said...

Ensoyed aa? Good :-)

Me last played cricket when I was in my 3rd or 4th standard - bat was a kaanjupona thenga mattai and ball was a rubber ball. 3 other slim thenga mattais were stumps and the boundary was an empty kuppai-thotti.

Also, since I was a ponnu, I was given a runner :-D Naa 4/6-laam kooda adichirukkene! :-)

Aravind said...

wowwwwww.... great fun u guys should hav had....

me missing it... evlo naal aachu street cricket velaiyaadi - with all those wierd rules!!!

Sheks said...

8-10 ten players and only 10 overs??ethana powerplays irundhudhu??

Vinesh said...

great!
roadside cricket always plays a juicy part of one's memory!

hamsini said...

Post pictures di! Cricket sounds fun!

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rAKeSH said...

you as always seem to have had lots of fun. Well this brings back some of my old memories when i used to play gali cricket in thane. that time me and my friends used to play anywhere and everywhere using anything and everything as stumps and bats. only the ball used to be original :D and we had more or less the same rules ;)
one tappa out and lots of weird ones.

The Talkative Man said...

if only you'd informed in advance, I'd have logged into cricinfo to check the score :(

kausikram krishnasayee said...

kuttichuvaru cricketu.......three beaten .....with one pitch .....;)

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