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, 29 July 1977

The 'King' of county cricket

A perfectly preserved mummy found last month in an intact burial tomb in Luxor bore an identical resemblance to Warwickshire wicket-keeper Geoff Humpage.
An expert from the British Museum was so perplexed by the striking similarity that he dressed the mummy in cricket apparel and left him in the Edgbaston dressing room an hour prior to the commencement of last Sunday’s John Player League fixture.
“Not a single player twigged,” says Archaeologist Timothy Tallow. “Thus proving my theory that Geoff Humpage is a direct descendant of a 4,000 year-old Egyptian King.”
Unfortunately the opportunity to interrogate Tallow’s controversial claim has been lost for good as Andy Lloyd's dog ate the mummified remains shortly before the close of play.
'Wicket keeper's ancestor eaten by dog' Midlands Daily Echo> 29th July 1977


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?
Hoggshire League
Live Scores
Green Fountain under 14s
West Crematorium

Kitten Sack Pond
Plague Moor

Fish Sands
Rillington Place Third X1

Verruca Bath under 12s
National Socialists

Bramble Park
Horse Field

Park Royal Pederasts
Trench Lice

Leech Beck
Summerisle Strollers

Egg Thieves Rock
Rickets Wood

Moth Meadow
Cannibal Caves

Tipside Tigers
East Midden

Nettles Green
Goats of Mendis Second X1

Hoggshire Cricket News
The ' crazy world ' of Arthur Brown
Umpire blows fortune on wishing well
Illingworth imposter stole soup.
Tea time bear stampede impresses Valerie Singleton
PA announcer admits inciting riot
Steward fined for saber tooth tiger hoax
Scorer's body exhumed in missing pencil probe.
Groundsman stole palace worms claims royal aide
Bin Laden wanted ashes scattered at Grace Road
Giant spider invasion leads to fixture pile-up