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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.
Friday, 1 March 2013

Cricket official couldn’t stop freak accident

A Hoggshire League cricket official has defended his decision to leave his wife in a dangerous situation.
Monday, 25 June 2012

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.
Saturday, 31 March 2012

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.
Monday, 27 February 2012

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?
Thursday, 29 September 2011

Bomb Crater Park

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."
Monday, 22 August 2011

Mark Horse

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.
Friday, 22 July 2011

Dick Crabtree in top form during Hoggshire FM’s 1970s heyday.

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.
Monday, 13 June 2011

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.
Friday, 6 May 2011

Umpire's dream holiday ends in scandal

An umpire who holidayed in the Sussex countryside found out that life there compares favourably to rural Hoggshire. Sadly for Larry Tugg it will be sometime before he is able to return.
Monday, 18 April 2011

Alastair Cook poses with the vicious Chinese Water Deer he has courageously felled.

Alastair Cook: "I'm the daddy now"

Ashes hero Alastair Cook is fed-up of his nice guy image. But as these new photos show: the choir boy has grown up, and small mammals better beware.
Friday, 25 March 2011

Terry Stupid

"Kiss me Yardy!" - Hoggshire punter stands to win over two million pounds on cricket bet

With just one bet on his accumulator to go Hoggshire chef Terry Stupid is hoping England batsman Michael Yardy will make his dreams come true.
Friday, 11 March 2011

Drug mules

The Accidental Travails of a Long Distance Umpire

Umpire Larry Tugg has been freed from prison and is due to arrive in the United Kingdom early tomorrow morning.
Friday, 14 January 2011

Cricket identities join in beach scavenge

Christmas in Hoggshire came early this year as lucky Egg Thieves Rock residents helped themselves to cargo set adrift from a sinking container ship carrying dehydrated military food bound for Afghanistan.
Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Awards night celebrates unsung, but drunk, cricketing heroes

The great and the good - but mostly the inebriated - turned up to show their appreciation of a ground breaking scheme: to get local drunks involved in grass-roots cricket. But who would walk away with the gongs? And who would walk away with the charity box? PDCC was there to find out.
Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Cricket steward wins top pop award

"Cancer, Vinegar and Chips", the debut single from Nolton Swab, won Hoggshire Song of the Year at last night's Tipside Pop Awards.
Saturday, 23 October 2010

Cricketer justifies stealing spree

A Hoggshire League batsman who stole dogs from an animal shelter for profit faces criminal prosecution.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Cricket's Ten Most Wanted Criminals + 1

The Cricket Crimes Team work tirelessly to apprehend crooks and con-men all over the country. It's a long and thankless task - but you can help. Take a close look at these 11 faces - they are Britain's most wanted cricket criminals, and you can be the one who finally puts them behind bars.
Monday, 16 August 2010

At the helm in 1994.

Obituary: Turf Turpin, Britain's last hippy groundsman

Edgar "Turf" Turpin, Britain's last hippy groundsman and student of the controversial "Peat Poet" Todd Manning, has died aged 80.
Friday, 16 July 2010

Cecil Peppers Only Umpires Band

Cecil Pepper's Only Umpires Band

Forty three years ago, rogue rockers the Bowling Stones unsettled the umpiring establishment by releasing Cecil Peppers Only Umpires Band. Tame by today's standards, the record is best remembered for representing the first artistic stone thrown in the direction of the cosseted world of cricket umpires.
Friday, 30 April 2010

The Stilted Pavilion of Trowbridge moments before disaster struck.

Dangerous dancing umpire faces 'forced' retirement

The fitness of veteran umpire Mervin Murphy, 70, is set to decline further thanks to a directive from the West Country Umpires and Scorers Association which prevents him playing music from 1970s pop duo the Pipkins at cricket grounds.
Friday, 30 April 2010

It might be a hit with the girls but that didn't stop one scorer from describing the after show dinner and dance party as "a bit of dot-ball"

Cricket "whodunit" attracts mixed reviews

The long awaited rock-opera, The Magical Mystery Score attracted mixed reviews from those attending last night's premiere screening at the West End Odeon in London.
Friday, 30 April 2010

Cricket coach posed threat to public health

The sacking of cricket coach Rex Toppings - on the grounds that he was infectious - has been welcomed by parents and teachers associations. Yet others feel that exposing young cricketers to communicable diseases helps to prepare them for exotic tours abroad.
Friday, 30 April 2010

An insider who claims to have seen 'roseberry' has said it is so different to anything else it is hard to describe:

Colour discovery impresses experts

In a move that seems certain to prompt debate within the scientific community, a group of leading experts have backed a cricket fan who claims to have discovered a new primary colour.
Friday, 26 June 2009

Umpires' expenses scandal: 'an astonishing catalogue of greed'

A 'duck island', lion tamer's hat and a chauffeuring Panda are among the items claimed on umpires' expenses in the biggest financial scandal to hit cricket for decades.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Cricket fashion week opens in style

The fashion industry's biggest names converged on Scarborough yesterday. Some of the world's sexiest celebrities were there and so too PDCC fashion correspondent Frank Oldfield. Yes, Cricket Fashion Week is here again.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Disgruntled cricket fan claims his Benefit Year was "not worth the effort"

A long standing county cricket supporter who awarded himself a benefit year has claimed that the exercise has left him financially and mentally ruined.
Friday, 16 January 2009

Chilling new video from Osama bin Laden mocks "fish-brained" England selectors

It's been eighteen months since Osama bin Laden last appeared on video. A new recording broadcast today suggests he's still alive and not happy with English cricket.
Sunday, 30 November 2008

After a tense three hours Charlie Hogg escapes police negotiators atop 'Derby Duck' - he hasn?t been seen since.

Stagg denies encouraging child "suicide" attempt

ASDA Sinfin all-rounder Colbert Stagg denies encouraging 15-year-old schoolboy Charlie Hogg to jump to his 'death' from the top of the Pavilion Clock at the Queens Park cricket ground in Chesterfield.
Friday, 28 November 2008

Terry Gulliver (front seated) with his 1973 band Gulliver's Travels. They split up over musical differences and the use of cod pieces.

The song remains the same

Ex-rocker Terry Gulliver has been waiting patiently for Top 40 success. But will his big break ever come? PDCC talks to a man with a singular obsession.
Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Top 10 tips for beating the cricketing credit crunch

Ouch! The global economy is in freefall. Unemployment, poverty and repossessions are the order of the day. PDCC's expert guide to beating the credit crunch will help you make your way through the monetary maze.
Friday, 24 October 2008

Stafford Withington with his chinchilla, Ronnie.

Barmy Army organiser attends Cricket match

A relaxing stroll in the park leads to a surprising discovery for Barmy Army veteran Stafford Withington.
Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Darren Gough couldn't have timed his retirement any better. His increasingly bizarre behaviour includes performing as a sidekick to Dale Winton.

Proposed "right-to-die" law favours Surrey

A proposed scheme that would help dementia sufferers to end their lives might lift Surrey out of the doldrums. Baroness Marjorie Warrington created a stir last week when she argued that dementia sufferers should be granted the right to die.
Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Welcome to the Western Terrace

UN peacekeepers head for the Western Terrace

A special PDCC report on the growing unrest in one of the world's most brutal war zones.
Saturday, 26 July 2008