Elided form of "How's that?", this is the canonical form
- when shouted by any member of the fielding side - of an appeal
for a batsman
(all forms of dismissal apart from being clean bowled
must be appealed for verbally before the umpire will make a decision, unless the batsman walks
(gives him/herself out) of his own accord. The main alternative form is a slurred and shouted version of "How was he/she?"
Also a very simple cricket simulation game (in the very broadest sense) using a small brass die (actually a rolled hexagonal or possibly octagonal prism), popular in boy's school playgrounds in the jumpers for goalposts era.