Created By: JonnyB on June 7, 2012 Last Edited By: JonnyB on June 9, 2012

That's Just Not Cricket

Using a cricket bat as a weapon, rather than its intended usage.

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Often in melees one sees combatants using baseball bats. One of the rarer melee weapons, however, but just as effective, is the baseball bat's British cousin, the cricket bat. Having a flat surface, it can also be used effectively as a paddle.

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Community Feedback Replies: 10
  • June 7, 2012
    foxley
    Cricket bats as weapons are currently included in Batter Up.
  • June 7, 2012
    nitrokitty
    If you're proposing a split, then you'd have to take it up in the forums.
  • June 7, 2012
    MorganWick
    I don't get the title.
  • June 7, 2012
    nitrokitty
    It's a British/Australian idiom that means something is unfair. Since cricket is seen as a gentleman's game, fair play is considered important.
  • June 8, 2012
    JonnyB
    I didn't know it was included in Batter Up. Not sure if a split is warranted or not.
  • June 9, 2012
    AgProv
    Douglas Adams' Life, The Universe and Everything, in which the sport of cricket is revealed to be a corrupted memory of the most devastating war ever to hit the galaxy, responsible for multibillions of deaths. It is a reason for the ostracism of the planet Earth by all right-thinking life-forms - only a race as pathologically unbalanced as humanity, and only a sub-race as sociopathic as the English, would ever resurrect the mass slaughter of the Krikket Wars as a mere game...
  • June 9, 2012
    Generality
    If there are enough examples, I'd say a split is warranted. So far you have four, which is neither insignificant nor formidable.
  • June 9, 2012
    nitrokitty
    ^ How many cricket bat examples are on Batter Up?
  • June 9, 2012
    Alvin
    ^ Four in the Live-Action TV section.
  • June 9, 2012
    randomsurfer
    In a sketch on The Benny Hill Show parodying Kojak the Perp Of The Week used a cricket bat to bludgeon his victim. A Cloud Cuckoolander detective wonders why the handle is so long (he holds it the wrong way around).
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