A full match consists of eleven rounds of alternating chess and boxing. A competitor may win the match by a knockout or referee's decision during a boxing round, by achieving a checkmate or other victory at chess eg the opponent's resignation.
FB wonders whether cricket has missed out on the development of such hybrids. Cricket has on occasion been described as chess on grass, so cricket-chess would seem a natural in which the batsman and the bowler alternate an over with moves at the chess board. But the batsman would be at a disadvantage trying to move the pieces with his gloves on, so maybe further thought is necessary. Cricket-boxing might therefore be an alternative option. There are those who suggest that it is already in development - as in this incident from last year's cricket world cup. Lower league cricket can also find innovators keen to explore this new sport - but in FB's mind the suggestion that a square go with the umpire is a substitute for DRS in lower leagues needs to be resisted.
FB will therefore pass on further hybridisation of cricket. He feels that the game already tests his physical aptitude and his cerebral powers already. Those who have seen him labour over a quick single will need no persuading of how demanding the physical test is for him. Those who have seen him struggle to remember the names of the other ten players in his team know how the game also challenges his mental faculties. Cricket must remain pure.