Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Definitive Guide to Club Cricket

Firstly I must apologise for the lack of movement on these pages in the last couple of months. I can confirm that I haven't been trailblazing on Boris Johnson's leave campaign or just sitting on my arse taking advantage of this glorious summer that the UK is currently experiencing. The reason why is firstly that I have been busy with weekly articles in The Cricket Paper with my look on outgrounds and festival cricket county by county. That will run for the next sixteen weeks. Secondly, there is a new book coming out and I am hoping that it will be in your grubby little mitts by the end of the summer.

The Definitive Guide to Club Cricket is a look at the game at club level and covers the stories such as The Dodgy Umpire, The Park Pitch, Fat Wicket Keepers Clubbies losing their temper when out for a duck, The Shidas Touch (when everything goes wrong), the Groundsman, the Away Game, the Rain Card, the Socially Inept Scorer, the 3rd XI captain and many more. It will have a foreword by one of the major names in county cricket who has been one of the main reasons behind his county's success in recent years. More to come on that one.

I've just got to write the last 10,000 words and then we will be ready to rock and roll. So thank you for your patience and please bear with me.