Musings From The Padded Cell

The Lost Spirit Of Cricket

“A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.” Richie Benaud

The PC Money Tree

“Liberals tend to view traditions, policies, and morals of past generations as arbitrary designs put in place by less enlightened people. Because of this, liberals don’t pay much attention to why traditions developed or wonder about possible ramifications of their social engineering.” John Hawkins

The M&S Vest

“The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” Friedrich Nietzsche Warning! This article is really about the game of cricket; continue at your peril but never tamper with your ball.

Bradford Park Avenue: Visionary Foresight Or White Elephant?

In late 2014 plans were announced to spend over £5m on the dilapidated Bradford Park Avenue cricket ground, not used by Yorkshire (YCCC) since 1996.

Slogged To Death

The new cricket season is fast approaching as those of us reminding ageing bodies of the unique demands of this most maverick of games will testify, winter nets now in full swing.

Guest Article – The Rants Of Chairman Molly

“England’s always expecting. No wonder they call her the Mother Country.” Fred Trueman

Behind Closed Doors

“If you see a deadly snake just kill it. Don’t appoint a committee on deadly snakes.” Ross Perot

The Foxes Last Stand?

“Every dog has it’s day.” Relegated to the minor Plate competition in this year’s annual humiliation for aged cricketers, we convened on All Alone Road one more time this summer, the dubious “prize” on offer, a trip to Scarborough at an ungodly hour.

Summa Camp 4 Kidz!

“I could go to any county committee room if I wanted to see that.” Fred Trueman on the film Jurassic Park

Cricket’s Last Gamble?

In 2011 I had my first stab at writing a book largely about growing up obsessed with the beautiful game of cricket at a small club in Bradford. It was called A Critics’ Corner, had a print run of 150 and, thankfully, sold out. Publishers did not beat a path to my door though but […]