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Game French Cricket
Game Family Fungo Fungo
Location France, Australia
Eras Derivative, Contemporary
Invented No
Description

"Plugging as in soaking the hitter - never read about that in Cricket except for 'French Cricket' (a picnic game played by kids in France & I played it too) where you stand with your feet together as if standing in attention, with the bat in front protecting it below the knees and surrounded by fielders/catchers surrounding you. The object is to hit the batter below the knee with the ball from any direction & the batter hits it away. If he looses his balance & one leg is lifted up or he gets hit on the leg, he is out. Fielders are about 10' away & the ball is thrown quickly at the legs."

Query: It would be interesting to know what the French name for this game is, and whether it relates to earlier folk games in France.

Sources

Email from Jay Patel, April 6, 2013.

A short description of the game is found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_cricket, and is evidently based in part on  Australian sources. An informal snapshot is included, showing a cricket-style bat.



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