Two aliens were visiting Earth to research the local customs. They split up so that they could learn more in the time allowed. When they met to share their knowledge, the first alien told of a religious ceremony it had seen.
“I went to a large green field shaped like a meteorite crater. Around the edges, several thousand worshippers had gathered. Then I saw two priests walk to the centre of the field to a rectangular area and they hammered six spears into the ground, three at each end. Then eleven more priests walked out, clad in white robes. Then two high priests wielding clubs walked to the centre and one of the other priests started throwing a red orb at the ones with the clubs.”
“Gee,” replied the other alien, “what happened next?”
“Then it began to rain.”
I’ve been following cricket for so long now I thought I’d heard them all. Live and learn….
[With thanks to cricinfo. com; only minor edits performed.]