Cricket: And Now the Colonials

Name a game, practically any game, and Americans have clasped it to their chests. The world's most sports-mad people have learned bowling from the Dutch, hockey from the Canadians, curling from the Scots, skiing from the Scandinavians, and just about everything else that anyone plays anywhere. But mention cricket, and the U.S. sports buff knows more about what it is not than what it is. He knows, for example, that it is "not cricket" to steal from petty cash, to smoke in crowded elevators, to make a pass at someone else's wife....