Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tom and Jerry and The Challenge of the Cricket Match……By Arnaav Bellani (my yet to be 9 year old son)


One day, after the cricket period in the school, a boy teased Tom that he cannot play cricket at all. To this Tom told the boy back that “I challenge you to a “cricket match” on Sunday.”

On the following Sunday morning Tom and Jerry got up early and packed their lunch with the cricket kit to go to the cricket ground for the challenge. On the way they met Oswald the friendly octopus and his pet dog Winny.oswald

Tom told the whole story to Oswald who told Tom that they would also like to join the cricket match. Oswald said that he and Winny love to play cricket.

So the whole team went to the cricket ground  finally they reached the cricket ground where they found the boy Patrick with his team ready to play the match.

The school boys came forward to facilitate Tom and Patrick select their teams.tandj

After the selection of their team members Tom and Patrick went in for a toss. When the umpire flipped the coin Tom asked for Head and Patrick for Tail. The toss was won by Tom who elected to Bowl/field first.

Tom opened the bowling andhe was the right hand fast bowler. Tom bowled a Yorker to Patrick who missed the ball and John the wicket keeper caught the ball. Patrick’s team was at 0 for 0 after one over bowled by Tom.

Winny the dog was right hand medium paced. He bowled the ball medium paced to the batsman who drove the ball straight into the hands of Jerry. Jerry caught the ball and threw the ball in the air to celebrate the first wicket, the score was 0 for 1.

The second ball raced down Winny’s leg and Winny ran to stop but the ball went past to Oswald who dived to stop the ball. Oswald threw the ball to the wicket keeper John.

After Winny’s over Oswald patted Winny for his bowling.

The third over was bowled by Oswald. Oswald was a right-hand orthodox. His special delivery was Drifter. Oswald threw a drifter and Patrick was bowled. Patrick was shocked as he did not expect such a delivery from Oswald. Jerry and his team were very very happy. The score was 39 for the loss of 2 wickets.

The fifth over was bowled by Tom. Tom’s special delivery was toe crusher and a super seamer. Tom bowled a Toe crusher the batsman tried his best to sweep the ball but failed because Tom had bowled a very good Toe Crusher-the ball after hitting the batsman’s toe went into the wicket. This was the third wicket and the score was 45 for the loss of 3 wickets.

The seventh ove was bowled by Jerry. jerry Jerry’s special delivery was a shooter and a Birdy. Jerry bowled a Birdy. The batsman thought the ball is on his left leg, he did not know that the ball was Birdy. He hit a sweep but after a while the ball suddenly swung into the middle wicket. this was the fall of the 4th wicket. Jerry and his team were very happy.

The score was 100 for the loss of 7 wickets before the last over.

Finally it was the last over. the last over was bowled by Jerry. he bowled a normal delivery but gave a very good off spin. The batsman came forward and hit the ball in the air. Oswald was at long on. winny was at staright long on, Both tried their best but clashed with each other throwing the ball up and the fielders down. Oswald quickly straightened himself to save the catch, whilst Winny went aside. The whole team celebrated the wicket. The score was 100 for the loss of 8 wickets.

Jerry bowled a special delivery called the “shooter”. the batsman came forward to bat the ball but missed it and was bowled. The score was 100 for the loss of 9 wickets. This was a hat-trick ball for Jerry who bowled a Birdy. The batsman tried a back shot but missed the ball. He tried to put the ball away with his leg but he threw the ball on to his stumps. Jerry got a hat-trick and everyone was happy. The target for Jerry’s team was 101.

Oswald and Jerry opened the innings with a target of 101. Jerry faced the ball which rose above him, Jerry jumped in the air and scooped the ball above the wicket keeper’s head for a six. Jerry faced the sceond ball which was very wide, the wicket keeper missed the ball and the ball went straight towards the boundary. The 3rd ball came upto Jerry’s height and Jerry swept the ball to the boundary for a six. At the end of the 1st over, the score was 20 for 0. The second over’s first ball was faced by Oswald which was a bumper. Oswald ducked and hit a six. The second ball was on the leg side and Oswald swept the ball for a six. The third ball was defensively played for 1 run. Jerry played the fifth ball and hit a six. Jerry played the sixth ball for a boundary. The score was 43 for 0.

Oswald was at the crease for the third over and was caught out at long on after 2 runs. Winny was the next batsman to join Jerry. Winny came forward and hit a six. Winny played the second ball defensively for 1 run. Jerry came forward to hit a six in the next ball. The score was 70 for the loss of 1 wicket. The next over was faced by Jerry, who came forward and swept the ball to a boundary making Jerry’s half-century. The next ball was a no ball and Jerry got a “free hit”. Jerry hit the next ball for a six. The next over was faced by Winny and the first ball was a yorker and Winny was bowled. Tom came in and faced the ball. Tom was bowled for a duck. The score was 80 for the loss of 3 wickets. The next batsman was John. Jerry faced the next over and hit a six in the first ball. Jery played the 2nd for a six making the score 92. The next ball was also pushed for a six making 98. The next ball was a hit for a boundary making a total of 102.

So the match was won by Tom and Jerry’s team! Hip hip Hurray!!




  1. very nice... I love tom and jerry myself... So am glad they won... well written Arnav :)

  2. I love Tom & Jerry! I love Cricket!
    So I loved the story :)
    Wonderful Imagination!!!

  3. Thanks for the encouragement Jelly and Samyyyr

  4. LOL :) treat !
    tom and jery won :P yipee !