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, 1 March 1999

Lord's stewards protest at Pat Sharp ban

Stewards at Lord's cricket ground have been informed that they will not be allowed to sport Pat Sharp-style haircuts during the forthcoming season.

The hairstyle , which combines short hair on top and flowing locks at the back , has become popular in amongst the 30 strong stewarding team at cricket HQ but Lord's Stewarding Committee passed a motion today banning the look.

Pat Sharp , a DJ and television personality said '' I feel sorry for the stewards . It's a fun style but practical.I would have thought it was ideal when or moving a sightscreen or closing a door.''



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?
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