Howzat!

Whilst waiting with the little person for the school bus this morning I noticed one of my neighbors practising cricket in the street. I like ball games and was just about to go over and ask if I could play when the tall person told me that the lady is actually brushing the street and not playing  ‘The Gentleman’s Game’.

Oh, so the other lady is not a right-arm leg spin bowler about to bowl her a ‘googly’?

In cricket, an appeal is the act of a player on the fielding team asking an umpire for a decision regarding whether a batsman is out or not. According to the Laws of Cricket, an appeal is a verbal query, usually in the form of, “How’s that?” to an umpire. Since the taking of a wicket is an important event in the game, members of the fielding team often shout this phrase with great enthusiasm, and it has transmuted into the slightly abbreviated form, “Howzat?