Henry: This thing here which looks like a wooden club, is actually several pieces of particular wood cunningly put together in a certain way so that the whole thing is sprung, like a dance floor. It's for hitting cricket balls with. If you get it right, the cricket ball will travel 200 yards in four seconds and all you've done is give it a knock like taking the top off a bottle of stout, and it makes a noise like a trout taking a fly.
What we're trying to do is write cricket bats. So that when we throw up an idea and give it a little knock it might travel. -Tom Stoppard, The Right Thing