Anyone familiar with cricket is familiar with those terms. We're not that knowledgable (understatement) but always go to the matches at Belrepayre, our friends' house just north of Mirepoix because watching from the sidelines is just as much fun.
Straw bales defined the boundaries this afternoon. Teams represented the Ariège (us) and the Aude (the neighbouring departement). I can't remember who won but, at some point, cucumber sandwiches were passed around. Also beer. And blanquette.