The bowler is poised at the start of their run up. A train about to depart the station.
Ball in hand. Passengers on board.
Slowly the bowler begins their journey. Tentatively the train leaves the station.
Soon the bowler is at full tilt. The train too has reached maximum speed.
Upon reaching the crease the bowler releases the ball. The train also begins to stop in part.
The ball continues its journey towards the batter. The train approaches a new station.
The sound of the edge, heard by all who are watching. The sound of the locomotive on track, noticed by all who are waiting.
The ball in the air. The train on the track.
Sharing the final moment of this part of their journeys. Terminated, motion becomes inertia.
Caught by the fielder. Caught by the passenger.
Eventually the ball returns to its starting point. The train leaves for another station.
Repeat, repeat, repeat.