1. A common insect of the Gryllinae family. The soothing (or annoying) music of this small grasshopper like creature can be heard on any warm quiet night in rural areas.
Crickets are known to infest houses in large numbers if left uncontrolled and also resort to cannibalism if hungry enough. Many pet stores supply crickets as a food source for larger pets and in some parts of the world they are eaten by people as well. Crickets are a surprisingly nutritious food.
On television crickets are often used as a sound effect accompanying a failed performance or unfunny joke.
2. A popular team sport played in countries like England, and its bitches India and Australia. Also known as Steroid-Free Baseball or 2nd World Rounders. The "bat" used in this game resemble the paddle used to beat freshman class students.
1. On Fear Factor Joe saw a woman force herself to eat a bowl of crickets.
2. Watching grass grow is more entertaining than watching a game of cricket. Let’s play Hockey instead!