Friday, September 16, 2005

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Un-Chained, no melody

Metropolitan Police officers, on duty at Balmoral to guard the Queen during her summer visit, confirmed that the wicket was indeed 22 metres instead of 22 yards. Reported in the Times

Metric muddle catches out the cricketers of Balmoral

Bob McAra, 55, club secretary and a medium-pace bowler, said he could not remember such a bad season in 31 years of play. “The staff at Balmoral always make up the pitch for us and we just turn up and play,”

Come on Groundsman Willie, Its not that difficult

1 chain = 22 Yards = 66 feet = 792 inches

Article 17 The Treaty of Union 1707

That from and after the Union the same Weights and Measures shall be used throughout the United Kingdom as are now Established in England; And Standards of Weights and Measures shall be kept by those Burroughs in Scotland, to whom the keeping the Standards of Weights and Measures now in use there does of speciall Right belong; All which Standards shall be sent down to such respective Burroughs from the Standards kept in the (MCC) Exchequer at Westminster, subject nevertheless to such Regulations as the (MCC) Parliament of Great Britain shall think fit.

Law 8 The Wickets - 1. Width and pitching
Two sets of wickets shall be pitched opposite and parallel to each other at a distance of 22 yards between the centres of the two middle stumps. Each set shall be 9 inch wide and shall consist of three wooden stumps with two wooden bails on top.



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