Cricket to us was more than play, It was a worship in the summer sun.
Oh God, if there be Cricket in heaven, let there also be rain.
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.
If the French noblesse had been capable of playing Cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt.g. m. trevelyan
Test Cricket is bloody hard work, especially when you've got Sachin batting with what looks like a three-metre-wide bat.
Hail Cricket! glorious, manly, British game! First of all Sports! be first alike in fame!
Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised.Sir Pelham Warner
Cricket is the most senior, widespread and deeply rooted of English games.
Cricket is no excuse for ignorance.
Cricket has more in it than mere efficiency. There is something called the spirit of Cricket, which cannot be defined.
Cricket civilises people and creates good gentlemen. I want everyone to play Cricket in Zimbabwe; I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen.
The laws of Cricket tell of the English love of compromise between a particular freedom and a general orderliness, or legality.Sir Neville Cardus
Sometimes I dream of revolution, a bloody coup d'etat by the second rank troupes of actors slaughtered by their understudies, magicians sawn in half by indefatigably smiling glamour girls, Cricket teams wiped out by marauding bands of twelfth men.tom stoppard
The Cricket testwhich side do they cheer for?
Personally, I have always looked upon Cricket as organized loafing.william temple
For a long time we dreamed of a real leather ball, and at last my brother had one for his birthday. The feel of the leather, the stitching round it, the faint gold letters stamped upon it, the touch of the seam, the smell of it, all affected me so deeply that I still have that ache of beauty when I hold a Cricket ball.Alison Uttley
A game of Cricket is at work from the first ball to the last in shaping an outline or design for itself. Sometimes the design degenerates into dullness and incompetence, but design there always is, and there is an interest even in the tracing of the course and impulse of its failures.dudley carew
My fortune in Cricket was to play when the first-class game was free and fast-flowing and with a county as concerned to play attractive and sporting Cricket as to win.
If one-day Cricket was pyjama Cricket, then Twenty20 is underwear Cricket.navjot singh sidhu
It is not true that the English invented Cricket as a way of making all other human endeavours look interesting and lively; that was merely an unintended side effect. I don't wish to denigrate a sport that is enjoyed by millions, some of them awake and facing the right way, but it is an odd game.Bill Bryson
I actually feel very embarrassed because I rejected him as a fast bowler. I think I did him and the game of Cricket a favour.
“The last time I watched Sachin was last week when he was on his way to a spectacular 175 and once again I felt that I was watching a player who comes but once in a century. It can be said that he is the Bradman of our times and I do feel privileged to have played a lot of Cricket against him,”
One-day Cricket has debased the currency, both of great finishes and of adjectives to describe them.Matthew Engel