For those who will be watching The Ashes cricket series between England and Australia starting in July (2009) (or who live outside the old British Empire and wish you were):
In order to assist people who are not familiar with the game of Cricket, we offer this explanation.
Cricket is a game in which there are 2 sides - one out on the field, and the other in.
Each man in the side that is in goes out, and when he is out he comes in, then the next man goes out until he's out and then he comes in.
When the side that is in is all out, the side that has been out goes in, and the side that was in goes out and tries to get out the side that went in.
Sometimes there are men still in and not out when the side that is in is finally out.
When both sides have been in and out, including those not out and no longer in - that is the end of the game . . . .