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Rules of Cricket

Cricket originated in England in the 13th century. It is played throughout the world, particularly in Australia, India, England, Pakistan, the West Indies and the British Isles!

The rules of cricket are simple, this game involves a bat and a ball with 11 players in each team. It is played on a round shaped ground and has a rectangular pitch in the center. The pitch is 22 yards long and the batsman stands on one end of the pitch while the bowler bowls from the other end of the pitch. The objective of game is to make as many runs as possible, the team who makes more runs wins. There are two umpires in the game and their decisions are final and binding on the players.

The goal of the batman is to score runs while keeping his wicket intact. There are two batsmen at a time and they run across the pitch after hitting the ball to score runs. The fielder try to hit the stumps to get the batsman out when they are trying to score runs.If the ball crosses the boundary (which is at the edge of the ground) then the batsman is awarded 4 or 6 runs. If the ball directly crosses the boundary without any bounce the batsman will get 6 runs but if the ball bounces and then crosses the boundary it will be 4 runs.

The runs can be stopped if the fielders manage to get to it before it crosses the boundary.

The mission of the bowler is to get the batsman out or stop him from making runs. The bowler tries to hit the wickets (The wicket is 3 sticks planted in the ground. They are called the stumps as well). If the bowler manages to hit the stumps the batsmen is out and then a new batmen comes and takes his/her place. There are different ways of bowling for example there is spinner who bowls slower but tries to spin the ball and then there are fast bowlers. Each bowler gets one over. An over is of 6 bowls, in other word each bowler bowls 6 bowls in a row. There are of course many different ways to get the batsmen out. One way is to catch the ball after it touches the bat before it bounces. The ball can be caught by the bowler or the fielder. Another way is if the ball touches the batsmen’s leg before bat but that only works if the leg is in front of the wicket. We call that LBW. One can also get the batsman run out. If the batsman goes for the run and has not reached the opposite side of the wicket then the fielder can hit the wicket to get the batsman out. When the all the batmen are out the teams swap. The team that was bowling now bats and the team that was batting now bowls. The team that scores more runs wins the game.

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Twice Upon A Time!

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Late in night at around 4:00 AM I heard a terrible shatter of utensils. I got off bed and tip toed to the toilet to smash water in my eyes so I could look into this matter. I continued to talk to myself when the noise struck again. I sneaked up to the kitchen from where I had heard the sound. I peeked into the kitchen  and I saw the lights open though I always close them at night before going to bed. The last thing I want was a bugler as I was home alone. A wave of sound struck my ears. I walk in slowly, I was already starting to regret this idea. I marched past my helper’s room when something caught my eye. It was an enormous person eating leftovers. He looked like a giant wearing a jacket made from the fur of a bear. He slowly got up and poked my head with his chicken leg, I was so terrified that I didn’t care it was my chicken leg that the burger was eating, I just wanted to be alive. I ran and hid in my mom’s room’s cupboard and tried to think of a plan. It was getting hot in there and I wasn’t sure that I should call the police. What if like in Home Alone 3 (a hollywood movie) before the police comes, the thief quickly gets what he needs and escapes.

I thought for while then I came up with an idea to trap the thief and then call the police. So I dashed in my room, locked myself in and put a camera on top of my racing car, I tied a long strap of ribbon on the back of the car. I opened the door and powered the car’s engine. It ran across the thief’s legs. The thief ran to get the camera so that it won’t get him busted but I have to admit he was a pretty stupid guy after all. As he was chasing it, it went on the wall and the thief tried to climb the wall and the parts of cement fell down at him. Then the car did it’s job perfectly by tangling him.

The Police Arrived just in time and it turns out they were strolling just near my block when they heard a crashing noise to but it took them time to get in the uniform as it was super tight. I got a medal for bravery and cleverness. The best part is I did it without my parents and that reminds me they were the happiest of them all when they heard it on the news. Thats right the next day I came on the news, who knows whats gonna happen tomorrow night when you are in bed!

The End!

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The Adventures of Pool Stupid!(The mystery of the missing necklace)

Before I start my life’s story would you care to listen to the title song-

I, Pool Stupid is an average kid who no one understands, mom and dad and Jenny always giving me commands. I am always in my room feeling lonely, suddenly an amazing friend appears and this is my story!

One fine evening me and my friend Cool walking back from our after school activity. I love playing soccer. In my opinion it is the best sport to play. I love it more than anything even more than when I get to know my sister, Jenny has failed the grade again. She is still in 6th from 4 years, she is already 15 years old. She is suppose to be in 10th grade. But she gets no more than 11% on her test paper every year!

Cool started to talk about his amazing Piano. Well if he loves it so much why doesn’t he marry it? Anyways I like the electric guitar especially when I rock music or when I do my ultimate skill called the Radidash. It is basically when you play a track at higher speed sometimes it can go up to 7x its speed. My record is 11x the speed of a song called Black Betty and 10x a song I’h like to call Breakdown. Suddenly we saw two criminal trying to steal a platinum necklace from a innocent old lady. The criminals were bashing the woman’s head into a red Susuki Maruti 700. When the police’s light beeped in the, the two criminals got into the car and pushed the accelerator and no body got to know what had happened. We ran to help the old lady, she was really frightened. We explained everything to the police and they said they will try to find these criminal at any means necessary!

The following day I was having a troll of the park when I saw a car with the same number plate Cool noted down yesterday of the criminal’s car but this was impossible, how can a car change its colour and brand but leave the number plate untouched. I dialled Cool and told him to come here as soon as possible!

We waited behind a bush to see if any one claims the car theirs. But no one came, who would claim a magical colour and brand changing car. It had totally changed its interiors and exteriors. “It is already been 2 hours and there is no trace of anyone” exclaimed Cool “ if any one claimed this car he/she would have be coming here any moment, I am getting impatient.” Some guy with red T-shirt and dark melt brown shorts was heading near the car. “I think its his car” I said. He was talking on the phone the phone to someone. “Why does he keep on saying boss to the guy on the other side of the phone?” said Cool “It must be ‘cause the guy on the other side of the phone is his boss!” I replied, “I think the two criminals have a huge gang, maybe they already know about us and are trying to eliminate us as we were the police’s victims.” The got into the car. We couldn’t lose a second, we needed to rush. We hopped on our bikes and chased behind the car.

It lead us to a gas station. It looked weird. It looked as if they has put a sticker by the name A.V Gas Station on top on a label that said “DANGER” as we could see a bit of a skull at the edge of the sticker. We lost track of the guy as we were to busy checking out the gas station for our investigation. Everything looked normal, it didn’t look like some evil gang is making its plans for its next victim. We saw a huge box covering a door behind the shop, near the leaking pipe. We both managed to push the box aside. We took a little peek. The place looked as if it were a godown. We slowly crept in and hid behind the first box we could find. Cool sneaked to the old lady’s necklace the two criminals stole yesterday. As we heard their conversation we understood these weren’t just  criminals they were a big gang of gangsters and terrorists! Cool grabbed the bag and we took a run for it.

We couldn’t get far before our my bike’s tire got punctured and I couldn’t go any further. We decided to just run and escape the gang. But unfortunately we came to a dead end and the gang was onto us. One of them who looked as if he were the boss took out a rifle and shoot it in the air. Suddenly a coconut dropped on the tip of his head and he fainted. The rest took out their guns and aimed on us. I saw a mirror hidden under a piece of cloth. I hold up the mirror as a shield. They shot, BOOM. The mirror reflected the bullets to the coconut tree and a range a coconut ran down. It looked like it was raining coconuts. I used the mirror to block our heads. Eventually the police came and arrested the gang for good. The chief said “they were one of the most wanted gangsters and I am going to give you a reward in return!” Me and Cool got a bravery award, a certificate and loads of cash. Our parent were so proud of us, we never had to fear about money and last but not least we lived a luxurious live ever after!

 

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The Jungle Crook

I stared at the amazing dense, green Jungle. My parents always said that the forest is very dangerous even though my dad was a hunter (you know the ones that take a spear and go to the jungle to kill animals). I always wanted to go tag along with my father to his hunting adventures. I don’t understand why do all the grown ups make everything so safe for their children, I tried convincing them to let me go but they won’t let me get out of their sight.

One fine day my dad finally  decided to take me to take a stroll in the forest. “hey pops, see you said danger awaits for us, I don’t see any-:” suddenly a ferocious tiger jumped and slew my dad for good, I ran and ran until I saw the tiger way behind me. I hid behind a tree and waited to see if the tiger would come back looking for me.

The next day when I woke up I saw myself in a bear cave. Suddenly a bear face appeared in front of me.

Eventually we became best buds. But one day I saw a  person with a firelight running up the hill running to save his live from the tuna cobra. Bhalu, the bear jumped and snapped the creature away. I tried asking the man but he was too afraid of Bhalu. Finally I got him to talk. He said-“Th-the tig-tiger is co-com-coming!” Bhalu used his shell to call the other animals, before we could blow it, the tiger snapped it of Bhalu’s hand and scratched Bhalu on the face. Bhalu fell unconscious and I was the only one in the enitire area so neither could I get some help. I ran for my live in thickest part of the jungle. Papa had warned me about this, there were all sorts of ferocious and crazy animals living there. I couldn’t survive a second there.

Suddenly I thought something pulled my leg and whooooo-I can’t anymore because I am too busy  dying, (ADIOS-WHOOPS I RAN OUT OF CHAUK)

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Gladiator

 Prologue

 I had not worn his uniform for many years and now when he finally did all the memories came flooding back to him!

30 years ago he was in the army of the Indian army,The Brits had declared a sudden war on them.They fought continuously for 7 hours until it looked liked they finally have a chance.

But suddenly a arrow came from nowhere and hit my friend,as I saw him bleed I rushed there to help him.He was severely injured! He try to open his mouth but no words would come out.Finally he could manage to get his breath, he gave a big sigh of pain and said “I’ll be dying any moment now,there king is out in open,he is unprotected.Go from the side carefully and ambush him!” I was scared of killing their king “what if something goes terribly wrong,I can even dye!”I didn’t know what to do,but when decided that I should risk my life for my nation but it was too late, their general jumps with his sword right at me as if he was going to chop my head right of, far away of my body! Then suddenly our king, Akbar jumped to help. He pushed me of the hook but got into trouble! I tried to help him but before I could save him their general slashed the sword on our king!

The Beginning

After 27 years we finally got freedom from the brits! But the people in town took it tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo seriously and started to hit stones at me  break my house and this is my second house.I live in a small brick hut that I made using my own hands,they throw paintballs at my house and they throw stone at me and my house!

Years pasted but no one changed their ways,when one day the outside my hut a group of strange men came,they put up there flag up(they had came from North Korea) and announced to everyone,they want to declare a war between us and North Korea! But there was a huge problem,we still don’t have an army ready yet or a king.So I knew this was my chance to win my respect back or earn even more,I could be our new king.I knew what I had to do I wasted no time and I rushed to find myself an army.I put out posters every where but for my surprise no one came,Until it hits my head,”why would anyone want to join my army!” when suddenly I hear a little knock on the door,”why would   any body want to meet me, the loser who got our king killed” as I opened the door in came my fellow army partners from earlier when he was in the army,then what else could he ask more,they jumped into action. They trained and trained for a hole month until they spotted the North Koreans marching towards our warbase.We sent half of our army down followed by the archers.As we took our spots,I had to give an opening speech and then we brawled.

The fight looked like it will go on for ages until one of our greatest archer shot an arrow directly swiping their kings arm away! I knew this was the right time. I dashed towards the king as fast as I can slaying anything that came in between,I jumped as high as possible and hoped of their king’s head exactly like the Brits slayed our king’s! I pulled his lung out from his body!

I became the hero in people’s eyes,people started to respect me again and made me their new king,”I could have never imagined that a gladiator can be a king someday!” now I live in the Jade Palace, it is as beautiful as nature,”if you are a unicorn I give you an free invite to come to the Jade Palace and see me”

Hey I am Adi Agarwal,nice to meet you!

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