A Guide For Dummies; About Cricket

For those in the western hemisphere, more technically settled in the Americas, cricket is something of a mystifying game. Because they are familiar with baseball they automatically assume that playing with a bat and ball automatically equals to Baseball; which is not the case. As someone who has been to all types of games can attest to, each game has its perks and failures; yes even in football. So for one who wants to venture into games with history, here is a guide to cricket. Batters/ Batsmen- There are always two of them in the field and they take turns hitting the ball; in most cases. When one has hit the ball then run to the other wicket (the two sets of three poles in the middle). And when the over (a set of six balls) has ended then the batsman has to change sides. Bowler- One bowler does a set of six balls (an over) and then the team captain can decide to run him again for the next over or change the bowler. There are different types; fast bowlers, spin bowlers, doosra bowlers, pace bowlers, medium-fast bowlers, swing bowlers and so on. Fielders- The rest of the team (of the bowler’s side) placed strategically in the field to catch balls and stop the batters from making a boundary. Boundaries and scores- Usually scores depend on how many runs a batsman can complete (how many times they can run from one end of the wicket to the other). A boundary can be either a four or a six. A four is when the ball reaches the line marking in the edge of the ground (a rope set in a circle) while touching the ground. A six is when the ball goes past the boundary without touching the ground at all. If a four boundary is scored while the ball does not touch the bat or the hand holding the bat then the score is added as extra; this does not apply to sixes as any sixes scored without touching the bat or the hand with the bat are not given as scores or boundaries.  Keep an eye on the electronic cricket scoreboard to keep up. Wicket; This equals to when the fielder touches the base or tags the batter-runner before reaching base. A wicket is essential an ‘out’ for the batsman. A wicket is considered an out when the bails (tiny pieces of wood set on top of the three poles in groves) flies off its groove. Usually the manual or electronic scoreboard displays the wicket and in cases where the reviews are taken, the decision. For more info about electronic scoreboard, visit http://esignsaus.com/ Types of balls-Bouncer: Balls balled for the pure purpose of intimidating the batsman by bouncing and then flying past the batsman’s head in too-close-for-security proximity.Golden Duck: When the batsman gets out on his first ball.Diamond duck: When the first batsman of the innings gets out in the first ball.Duck: When the batsman gets out without scoring at all. Cricket is relatively easy to keep up with; and just like any game when the person next to you stands up and shouts then you do too.

Conveying Relevant Information In A Smart Way

The days of analogue are long gone. People are extremely fond of the digital methods of communication and that is one of the primary reasons why you will have to adapt to the technology that is being implemented. However, there is a certain amount of balance that will have to be ensured with regard to how technology will be used in order to advertise and market products. There are various methods which use these days and there has to be a distinction between the target audiences that is expected to be reached out to. Also, the distance and time of communication are extremely vital.

Consider the immediate requirements

If you are trying to convey information to people who are in your immediate surroundings, chances are that the various innovations like best outdoor led displays will come in handy for you. Imagine people passing by your shop and they’re going to be able to read what is sold over there. That way, if they come across something that they’re looking for they will step in. But imagine a situation where they are passing by but are completely unaware that you deal with the product that they’re looking for. The chances that they will step into your shop and purchase it are going to be extremely unlikely.

Modifying it easily

With changing times, the products which are going to be sold will also be modified. By the customer has to be made aware of the change. If you consider the traditional methods of using banners and hoardings, you can well imagine how cumbersome and time consuming the entire task was. But if you decide to implement something as innovative as the led signs which are available in the market these days, on that you will have to do is make the changes on a computer and let the machine do the work.

Frequency is irrelevant

As far as technology like this is concerned, there is no time restriction with the number of times you can make such changes. Once you have purchased a gadget like this, it is completely at your disposal and you can keep changing the message as and when you please, as frequently as you would like to do so.

Get a proper tutorial

Gadgets like these are extremely difficult to understand and even harder to use on an everyday basis. The moment you decide to purchase it from the seller, make sure that you get a proper tutorial with regard to how it should be used without causing any untoward incidents. This is very crucial, in order to make the most of it. However, you may also consider the YouTube videos to get first-hand information about the operation method.

How Traditional Signwriting Can Be Challenging?

Many believe that signwriting is a form of Art. It may be true in some respect, but not by the people who do so as a profession. With the current techniques of advertising and signwriting, they face a great depravity in the amount of work they get. Therefore it’s not for Art, but they think of the money before getting the work done. Apart from this, signwriting isn’t as easy and comfortable, like sitting on a higher place and drawing. There are some serious glitches they have to face in their job. Given below are some of them.

Site visits

Before accepting a job, professional signwriters visit the site in order to carry out a cost estimation and gather a knowledge about the place. Once the client agrees with the price, they would start the work. The difficult part of it comes next. During the site visit only, the painter gets to see what sort of ground they will set up their sign writing trestle on. Usually a pavement will be flat and fine. But if it’s a lope or camber, extra effort is needed to place the trestle on a flat place. One slight miss of foot while climbing, would not end well for anybody. This is one risky business.


Weather is an unpredictable obstacle all the outdoor workers have face. It’s not an exception for the signwriters either. More than others, a sighnwriter may be affected by the weather more harshly because their entire project depends on dry weather. Even during the dry days, the painting might be superb, but the harsh sun’s rays falling on them would be daunting. During the rainy season, they hardly find any jobs

Crowded areas

For visibility reasons, signs are drawn in areas where the crowd gathers the most. So, the painter should build his painting site on these places as well. He is constantly exposed to the unhealthy smoke and dust which comes from the roads. The noises of the crowd and traffic can be very distracting while the disturbance of pedestrians is unavoidable. If the painter does signwriting as an artist, he’s not going to like what he does for living. So, many of them do so for the money they get.


Apart from the above mentioned flaws of the job, there are other affiliated problems these people have to face. One such problem is the constant maintenance calls they get from former clients. Other challenges include telephone or contacting via email for cost estimation and the unprecedented places requested for painting.

None of the jobs we do are easy. Signwriting is not an exception of it.