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French Cricket
A very unique type of cricket, French Cricket is played with either a bat of a tennis racquet. The bowler bowls underarm to the batsman who stands with the bat or racquet very close to his legs. There are no wickets and the legs of the batsman functions as the wicket. The batsman is to protect his legs with the bat for if the ball hits the legs, the batsman is out and replaced by the bowler who bowled him out. The batsman cannot move his legs and is allowed to only scoop the ball in a forward direction.

There is no restriction on the number of fielders that can stand around the batsman and any fielder can bowl from any position. The batsman can take runs by spinning the bat around him until a fielder gathers the ball. Sometimes the batsman who has faced the most number of balls is wins the match.

French Cricket is a popular sport among kids and at times is also played by adults at picnics or other gatherings. It is meant for pure entertainment. Though named French Cricket, it was never played by the French and so the name remains a mystery. provides information on French Cricket and other forms of cricket played around the world.

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