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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

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The shooter runs off to find the saved ball, whilst the saver does her runs

The top governing bodies of English Football and Cricket have got together recently to thrash out the rules to a new 'cross sport amalgamation' between their two disciplines, and emerged with the world's first new sport in over a hundred years.

Played on a cricket sized pitch between two players with quarter sized goals at either end, the aim is to either score a goal, for one point, or save the shot putting it out as far as possible so that whilst the shooter goes to fetch the ball, the saver can make 'runs' legging it backward and forward between the two goals. Whilst he is not in his goal, the shooter may attempt to either score or hit the saver whilst he is running.

It is expected that this new sport will have a broad appeal, in that it requires very little in the way of equipment, and can be played in any street or park; whilst the rules are very simple. It can be played with any number of people and does not require equal sides.

"We're quite pleased with the results," said Ed Balls, the sports minister. "And will be pressing to have it introduced into the Olympics in 2012."

This combination of football and cricket only has one drawback...it is called fooket.

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