Cricket to us was more than play, It was a worship in the summer sun.
Cricket more than any other game is inclined towards sentimentalism and cant.Sir Neville Cardus
Cricket remains for me the game of games, the sanspareil, the great metaphor, the best marriage ever devised of mind and body. For meit remains the Proust of pastimes, the subtlest and most poetic, the most past-and-present; whose beauty can lie equally in days, in a whole, or in one tiny phrase, a blinding split second.John Robert Fowles
Oh God, if there be Cricket in heaven, let there also be rain.
If Stalin had learned to play Cricket, the world might now be a better place.
Many continentals think life is a game, the English think Cricket is a game.George Mikes
To think of playing Cricket for hard cash! Money and gentility would ruin any pastime under the sun.Mary Russell Mitford
It's a funny kind of month,October. For the really keen Cricket fan it's when you realise that your wife left you in May.
Baseball has the great advantage over Cricket of being sooner ended. It combines the best features of that primitive form of Cricket known asTip-and-Run with those of lawn tennis, Puss-in-the-corner and Handel's Messiah.George Bernard Shaw
Drinking the best tea in the world in an empty Cricket groundthat, I think, is the final pleasure left to man.
If you have a love for the game of Cricket, whether you are a player, an ex-player or simply an onlooker, many will be the pleasures in your life.
Long ago I discovered that there was more to life than Cricket, and more to Cricket than runs and wickets.
The work of an enthusiast who has watched and enjoyed Cricket with an eye for detail and for character, for adventure and the human reflection beyond the ropes. It will, I fancy, be read with the same pleasure as it was written.margaret hughes
The Australia of her book is not merely a setting for Cricket but a place of interest, of fun and of new impressionsmargaret hughes
To some people Cricket is a circus show upon which they may or may not find it worth while to spend sixpence. To others it is a cult and a philosophy, and these last will neve be understood by the profanum vulgus, nor by the merchant-minded nor by the unphysically intellectual.
Perhaps I was too dumb, or just too interested in Cricket or in girls, to ask myself any questions about religion. If I had not been, I might have, inevitably, asked myself questions that have troubled skeptics and unbelievers for as long as men and women have been skeptical or have lacked belief. "Is there really no God? And if there really is no supernatural dimension to the universe, why have so many people throughout history and in so many different cultures thought there was?"jonathan miller
If the French noblesse had been capable of playing Cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt.g. m. trevelyan
British conversation is like a game of Cricket or a boxing match; personal allusions are forbidden like hitting below the belt, and anyone who loses his temper is disqualified.
Baseball has the great advantage over Cricket of being sooner ended.George Bernard Shaw
Putting Sachin Tendulkar's latest feat in a strictly cricketing context would not be fair to the sportsman. His achievements in the world of Cricket need to be seen on a par with efforts in any other field - science, art, literature, etc - to push the frontiers of human excellence.
Test Cricket is bloody hard work, especially when you've got Sachin batting with what looks like a three-metre-wide bat.