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"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.
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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