Oddly, there’s always a lot of cricket on television here in Ireland. I say it’s odd because, well, the Irish aren’t keen on the English, and cricket is as English as you get. Nonetheless, it’s a madly complex game. I’ve got a passing comprehension of the game, in the way I understand that luge involves going downhill very fast. This essay attempts to explain cricket in the context of pies. Handy and tasty.