I tried Google’s new cricket game — here’s the coolest part (GOOG)

July 17, 2017
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Monday’s Google Doodle is a nifty little cricket game in which the batsman is a … cricket! and the fielders are snails. The bowler is also a snail.

From the preceding sentence you might assume that I know something about cricket, but I don’t. I have the basics. And playing Google’s cricket game is mesmerizing. I’m as much adrift as my colleague Matt Weinberger.

I was waiting for the one thing I do know about cricket, which I learned from many listens to the English progressive folk-rock musician Roy Harper’s cricket ballad, “When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease,” a meditation …read more

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