Test Match in mid-Pacific. Over the wall was 6 and out. On some ships, such as the "Calchas" when she was a middy ship, the game was taken seriously enough for lines to be chalked on the deck to mark where the ball had to reach to score runs, and there were scoring rules for balls hit on to and over the hatches and anywhere else they might conceivably go. Even the Old Man had a go with the bat on occasion (see below).


Deck cricket

Captain batting

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