My maths teacher always used to say, “When explaining a difficult mathematical concept, I find it easiest to pretend that I’m teaching a shaved chimpanzee. With you, I don’t have to pretend.” Although I’m still not sure if that was meant to be insult about my intelligence, looks or size, it was still a valuable teaching lesson. When explaining complex topics such as vector calculus or cricket, it is made doubly difficult by the fact that their appeal is sometimes only obvious once completely immersed in their basic rules and structure. Hence, it is vital to explain the basics in very simple and coherent way before the explainee’s attention is diverted from this seemingly boring topic. This is my attempt with cricket, which I hope will help followers to explain the game and non-followers to understand it.