A comic look at this much-loved sport... when played by well-worn men. Follow the hapless efforts of this merry band of beer-bellied amateurs.
"I can't bat... or bowl, for that matter."
"Really? Never mind; you'll fit right in! Now get to the bar!"
The Ashes are coming, and the nation waits for a cricket season of drama, excellence and skill. However, it isn't like that for everyone who wears whites... nowhere near in fact.
Each summer, up and down the country, thousands of men toil against cricketing adversity; namely a lack of talent, ill-fitting outfits, and the vagaries of the British weather. Each year they ask themselves why they do it, and for want of a reasonable answer they plough on regardless, obsessing about averages and ignoring the laments of their cricket widows.
'Calamity Cricket' chronicles the misadventures of one such team as they reform for perhaps one last hurrah. It also takes an irreverent look at twenty years of the club's incidents and accidents, insults and injuries, which will strike a chord with anyone who has worked hard at convincing themselves that they can play cricket, no matter how old and slow they are.
The book is currently self-published by troubador.co.uk and is available on their site. Signed copies can be purchased direct from the author via ebay.