News

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.
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On this day in cricket, 31 January 1964

Juke Box Jury Umpire Special

A special edition of the pop - themed panel show Juke Box Jury will be broadcast tonight, in which the judges will all be cricket umpires.

Those giving the latest discs the 'hit' or 'miss' verdict will be: John Langridge, Cec Pepper, Jack Crapp and Hugo Yarnold.

Among the records to be played on the show are the latest releases by Nina and Frederik, Pinky and Perky, and Tom Graveney.



Opinion

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.

News

Cricket official couldn’t stop freak accident

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

News

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.

News

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.

Features

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.

News

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?
Hoggshire League
Live Scores
Summerisle Strollers
27-1
-v-
National Socialists
17-9

East Midden
7-0
-v-
Rillington Place Third X1
5-6

Cannibal Caves
45-4
-v-
Horse Field
13-3

West Crematorium
39-2
-v-
Leech Beck

Trench Lice
9-7
-v-
Kitten Sack Pond
4-3

Park Royal Pederasts
31-1
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Verruca Bath under 12s
13-8

Bramble Park
1-5
-v-
Goats of Mendis Second X1
1-0

Egg Thieves Rock
12-9
-v-
Tipside Tigers
7-5

Plague Moor
49-6
-v-
Rickets Wood

Green Fountain under 14s
7-8
-v-
Nettles Green

Moth Meadow
0-5
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Fish Sands
0-9

Hoggshire Cricket News
' Player power ' blamed for umpire's death
Steward fined for saber tooth tiger hoax
Fielders told to keep pets off pitch during play
The ' crazy world ' of Arthur Brown
Giant spider invasion leads to fixture pile-up
Umpire has matinee idol looks says sister
Illingworth imposter stole soup.
Rioters criticised for sparing Oval
Search for "vanishing" tea-lady intensifies.
Kit Kat theft linked to tealady.