Emily Flitter at the Wall Street Journal seems to have been given the unenviable task of explaining cricket to Americans. The article, Cricket 101: A Primer, starts by comparing it with baseball, gets confused around the notion of wickets, and ends up with a wonderful quote from Simon Wardle (whom I presume is this Simon Wardle):

“It’s an extremely civilized way to spend six hours next to a chap chatting away — it’s like golf, only you don’t have to walk anywhere”