Why do I love cricket?

Why do I love cricket? Well, asides from the fact that it is a sport based on skill, tactics, cunning, individual talent and teamwork (plus the odd smattering of luck), there are also the sandwiches, beer, sunglasses, pigeons and double-decker buses. Then there is the terminology (yorker, leg break, googly, crease, silly point, covers) and the folklore (for example, why is a Nelson unlucky?). It is also hugely entertaining to confuse people (Americans in particular) by trying to explain the laws of the game.
But best of all is the way it brings out the geeky statto in so many people and leads to articles such as this one.