Cricket needs brightening up a bit. My solution is to let the players drink at the beginning of the game, not after. It always works in our picnic matches.
— Paul Hogan

Cricket is basically baseball on valium.
Robin Williams cricketer quote

How earthy old people become --moldy as the grave! Their wisdom smacks of the earth. There is no foretaste of immortality in it. They remind me of earthworms and mole crickets.
— Henry David Thoreau

Was there ever such an autumn? And yet there was never such a panic and hard times in the commercial world. The merchants and banks are suspending and failing all the country over, but not the sandbanks, solid and warm, and streaked with bloody blackberry vines.You may run upon them as much as you please--even as the crickets do, and find their account in it. They are the stockholders in these banks, and I hear them creaking their content.
— Henry David Thoreau

To expect a personality to survive the disintegration of the brain is like expecting a cricket club to survive when all of its members are dead.
— cricketer quotation by Bertrand Russell