Monday, 9 February 2015

Pushing the Boundaries



I am delighted to announce the second Pushing the Boundaries show at The Walker Cricket Ground, Waterfall Road, Southgate, London, N14. This will involve the usual japes, jokes and tomfoolery whilst interviewing three of the Middlesex lads. Angus Fraser, the Middlesex CEO and England selector will be one of them, along with Ireland's Tim Murtagh who has kindly taken time out of his benefit year, and John Simpson, one of the finest wicket keepers in the country. In addition we will have the humour of the brilliant ex Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset paceman Steve Kirby who is worth the admission fee alone, trust me.

Tickets are just £15 and involve food and all profits go to Melanoma UK. There will be a raffle involving signed shirts of county and national teams, and tickets are available by calling 07530 986477 or e mailing gillian.nuttall@melonomauk.org.uk. Spaces are limited to just 150 and with the amount of interest that we have received already, we recommend that you get yours sharpish to avoid disappointment. See you there for what will be an outstanding night.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Boring World Cup?

The Cricket World Cup is about to kick off in Australia and New Zealand pretty soon in association with Indian television, and for me it is way too long. Too many pointless games, rigged so that the top eight make it through and not competitive enough. It needs to change as we haven't had a decent one for years, and barring a bit of match fixing, an English batting collapse for a month (you never know) or some Viagra in the Irish Guinness we all know who is going to be in the quarter finals. Is it time to change the format? Like a German comic, this is no laughing matter.

Will the 2015 WC bring us memories like this?