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Old 05-24-2017, 02:37 AM
The Stafford Cripps The Stafford Cripps is offline
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The pebbles in the umpire's coat are for counting the "overs" - every 6 balls is an over and the fielding team starts bowling from the other end.

I don't know why batsmen would have played the ball through their legs but it must have looked hilarious.