I am oftern surprised by nuances, and cricket is no exception. Once the cricket team stayed in the same hotel where I was, and it was interesting to learn how enthusiastic they were about the game. Similar to baseball, I have learned how to swing the 'wicket,' how to score a 'strike,' and some things about defense. It is very similar to baseball in the popular American sense, and yet I'm sure that a good cricket player would be a formidable opponent on the field. I still don't know all the rules but it sure was interesting to see a team come to town for league play with their referees and coaches, and they were very nice people as well.