Nightmare for family as umpire comes to stay

Young Toby Harrison's unusual hobby brought a nightmare for his unsuspecting family as a friendless umpire took advantage.


Pleasure and frustration: a weekend at the Umpire Inn

The first hotel in the world to cater specifically to the needs of cricket umpires has received mixed reviews from a group of elite umpires.


Cricket official couldn’t stop freak accident

A Hoggshire League cricket official has defended his decision to leave his wife in a dangerous situation.


Rule change ends 125 years of cricket history

Hoggshire league side Plague Moor are changing a club rule that has stood for over 125 years. But not everyone is happy about it.


Veteran cricket umpire interrogated

A sixty-seven year-old cricket umpire became the focus of an intense investigation when he claimed he could milk cats.


Marriage, me, and the RSPB

He was the golden boy of Hoggshire cricket at a time when regional greats abounded. These days Boris Gripper is a recovering addict in a viewless room at Green Fountain Sanatorium.


Umpire's ordeal is "no joke"

"It was a funny old day" for Hoggshire league umpire 'Boring' Norman Makepiece. A bizarre sequence of events left him questioning his sanity ... but even worse news was to follow. However, in a PDCC exclusive, we ask: is it all a terrible misunderstanding?


The I.T. Guy - the secret world of Ian Botham

Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham can lay claim to being the best all-rounder of all time. But that's not his only talent. Behind the scenes the Ashes hero has a reputation as the go-to-guy when computer problems strike. Ladies and gentleman ... meet I.T. Botham.


Cricket umpire's wife denies cash for favours

"Let me make this clear, I am not toasting Redfern's dinner with a supermarket brand toaster. Bring me a four-slice Breville or the deal's off."


Imposter conned county into awarding him a benefit

Overweight layabout Mark Horse was given a benefit season by Surrey - despite never having played cricket in his life. The cheating conman would have got away with it if it hadn’t have been for a pesky sharp-eyed fan.


Unconventional PA announcer upsets cricket celebrities

Dick Crabtree is the latest regional celebrity to criticise the Hoggshire Cricket League over its appointment of a mischievous PA announcer.


Back from the brink - discovery at cricket ground stuns scientists

Scientists have been stunned by the discovery at a cricket ground of a creature previously thought extinct.
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Illingworth imposter stole soup.
Twelfth man admits teasing fish
Kit Kat theft linked to tealady.
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Scorer's body exhumed in missing pencil probe.
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Umpire turns down East Africa appeal
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