Originally Posted by nomesque
Just a small point which you might've missed - in cricket, after hitting the ball, BOTH batsmen run. They're at opposite ends of the pitch, and they each run to the end that the other started at. They keep running back and forth til, in their opinion, they're in danger of being 'run out' (a fielder hitting the wicket with the ball when the batsman aiming for that end is out of the 'crease' - between the safety line and the wicket).
ppfft ... just what I was going to say...
(please remind me to stay away from cricket matches if they are going to be this dangerous ....