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A cricket ball lurking behind UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock

Send your pictures of cricket bats and other cricket stuff in unusual places to [email protected] Please feel free to deliberately place the cricket thing in the unusual place yourself. Ged Ladd was watching UK Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, being interviewed by Sophy Ridge On Sunday. “Just to the north-east of the cabinet minister’s ear, I can clearly see a cricket ball,” he said. This is not perhaps the most unlikely location for a cricket ball as Hancock’s affection f...
Tags: UK, Sex, Arctic, Bangladesh, Parliament, Ben Stokes, Hancock, Glenn Maxwell, Regulars, Matt Hancock, Ged Ladd, Cricket bats in unusual places, Ed Giddins, Matt Horne


Cricket on a tea estate near Darjeeling – a match report

Send your match reports to [email protected] We’re only interested in what it was like to be at the game, so if it’s a professional match, on no account mention the cricket itself. Equally, if it’s an amateur match, please go into excruciating detail. Herbert Ackgrass (the official cricket biographer of King Cricket reader and regular contributor, Ged Ladd) writes… Ged’s highest ever score, 51 not out, was achieved in India during the annus mirabilis that was 2005.  The bad news...
Tags: Sex, India, Match Report, Lancashire, Galle, Daisy, north east India, Ged Ladd, Ged, Jeet, Glenburn, Herbert Ackgrass, King Cricket, Muken, Sujit, Galle Middlesex


Books to read at the cricket? The Tartar Steppe by Dino Buzzati

Have you tried to read summat while at a cricket match? Let us know how it went at [email protected] Edwardian writes: This was the day Alastair Cook scored his final Test century. I was at Lord’s to watch Middlesex play Kent and also to meet up with regular King Cricket contributor Ged Ladd after he had flung himself around playing Real Tennis. I was sitting in the member’s stand dipping in and out of The Tartar Steppe (1938)  by Dino Buzzati. Buzzati records where he wrote t...
Tags: Sex, Time, Alastair Cook, Kent, Middlesex, Extras, Drogo, Ged Ladd, Dino Buzzati, Books to read at the cricket, John Kennedy Toole Books, Dino Buzzati Buzzati, Corrierre della Sera, Giovanni Drogo


Straight Outta the Upper Compton – a match report

Send your match reports to [email protected] We’re only really interested in your own experience, so if it’s a professional match, on no account mention the cricket itself. (But if it’s an amateur match, feel free to go into excruciating detail.) Regular match reporter Ged Ladd titled this particular missive ‘The Hottest Day of the Year’ – which was dangerously vague of him given our famously laid-back attitude to publishing these things. Fortunately, he did specify which year wi...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, New Zealand, Scarborough, Match Report, Lord, Bob Willis, Hanoi, Iain, Ged Ladd, Iain Spellright, Upper Compton, Middlesex Shop, Uncail Marcas, Straight Outta Surrey


Stumps in a Salford toilet

Send your pictures of cricket bats and other cricket stuff in unusual places to [email protected] Ged Ladd writes: The Manchester Tennis and Racquet Club is dedicated to racket sports (real tennis, rackets and squash), plus eating and drinking by the looks of the web site. Nothing to do with cricket. I have now visited that Salford establishment several times to play real tennis. I have also availed myself of the changing room toilet facilities on several occasions. ...
Tags: Sex, Salford, Racquet Club, Regulars, Ged Ladd, Cricket bats in unusual places, Manchester Tennis


Books to read at the cricket? The Price of Fish by Ian Harris and Michael Mainelli

Ged Ladd writes: Disclosure: One of The Price Of Fish’s authors, Ian Harris, is my nom d’actualité. I had been invited by the London School of Economics for a video interview around some of the subject matter in the award-winning book, The Price of Fish, A New Approach to Wicked Economics and Better Decisions, available through all good book outlets – possibly even through bad outlets. Needing to mug up a bit, seven or eight years after writing the thing, I took the book with me to Lord’s o...
Tags: Sex, John, London School Of Economics, Extras, John White, Ian Harris, Ged Ladd, Books to read at the cricket, Michael Mainelli, Better Decisions, Pseuds Corner, John Kennedy Toole Books


England v South Africa Lord’s ODI report from 2008

Ged Ladd writes: A Sunday at Lord’s with Daisy. We sat in the Mound Stand, next to a charming South African gentleman and his Zimbabwean friend. We chatted with them. In particular, the Zimbabwean gentleman explained the currency chaos prevailing in Zimbabwe at that time; sacks full of bank notes to buy basic items, the authorities producing ever larger, ludicrously large denomination bank notes; worthless before they had even rolled off the printing presses. I asked the gentleman if I might ...
Tags: England, London, Sex, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Match Report, Daisy, Mound Stand, Ged Ladd, England Centurion Test, South Africa Lord 's ODI, Yen 's City


Life Beyond the Airing Cupboard by former Sussex captain John Barclay – a holiday reading review by Ged Ladd

I read Life Beyond The Airing Cupboard in September 2009, while Daisy and I were on a short holiday in Burgundy. We had joined Daisy’s sister, Lavender and her husband, Antonio Ordóñez for a few days, then we stayed on for an extra day or two before returning home. Lavender and Antonio looked at us quizzically before they headed off when the answer to their question, “what are you going to do after we leave today?” was, “we’re going to the Bresse service station for lunch”. This is not such a ...
Tags: Amazon, Sex, David Warner, Sussex, Daisy, Antonio, John Barclay, Cricket Books, Ged Ladd, Antonio Ordóñez, Poulet de Bresse, Bill `` Wild Bill '' Taylor


Cricket recipe: Ged Ladd’s “Home Of Cricket” Glazed Drunken Prawns

King Cricket was one of my guests the first time I cooked and served this dish. Although he praised the dish, KC also described the glaze as “less of a glaze, more of a gelatinous gloop”. Well I can assure you, King Cricket, my original attempt at Throdkin was gloopy, whereas the sumptuous, high viscosity sauce for the drunken prawns is glazy. If you want an artificially shiny glaze, then add cornflour, like a cheap Chinese restaurant.  But don’t listen to KC (or me) – try it yourselves. Ingred...
Tags: Sex, Recipes, Nicaragua, Extras, Liam Plunkett, Manuka, Ged Ladd, Throdkin, Paul Rhodes


England v Australia at Old Trafford match report

We went to the fifth one-day international between England and Australia. Cricket-wise, it was your quintessential damp squib, even if the weather was a beautifully sunny, warm, dry squib. The paper wallet in which the tickets arrived promised music, action and cricket, in that order. We assumed this was a reference to Old Trafford also hosting live music events, but as it turned out it was a fairly accurate description of the entertainment on offer on the day. We saw David Gower striding acro...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Dave, Match Report, Alex, Stockport, Tom Moody, David Gower, Macclesfield, Mitch Marsh, Nasser Hussain, Ged Ladd


England v Australia at Edgbaston – day three match report

Ged Ladd’s smartphone, Ivan Meagreheart, writes: It can be exhilarating, being Ged Ladd’s smartphone; even after the bland ending to our Day Two, we were full of excitement ahead of Day Three. Ged woke me up and I was feeling 100% full of energy, which is as it should be. Our walk to the ground was mostly uneventful; my colleagues and their apps being the forgotten heroes of earlier treks, now that the humans well and truly knew the best route. However, towards the end of the walk, there was a c...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Brighton, Harry, Match Report, Birmingham, Nigel, Barry, Edgbaston, Mitchell Johnson, Charley, Bert, Jude, New Street, Pershore Road


England v Australia at Edgbaston – day two match report

Ged Ladd’s smartphone, Ivan Meagreheart, writes: It can be quite exhausting being Ged Ladd’s smartphone; day one of the Edgbaston Test had been such a day. Normally a good rest overnight and I recharge my batteries without difficulty, but I had a bad night and in the morning I felt even more run down than I had the night before. Ged went to put the kettle on and the cause of my low energy was revealed to him.  Although the lights were working, the sockets around the walls were all dead. Ged spok...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, David, Match Report, Birmingham, Nigel, Northamptonshire, Edgbaston, Northants, Dan, Jeff, Malloy, Charley, Marylebone, Biff


England v Sri Lanka at Lord’s, day one – match report

We weren’t going to do this, but when we started writing something else we sort of felt obliged to ‘fess up that we’d actually been at the ground yesterday and by that point a match report seemed unavoidable. New rule We always include a brief italicised outline of what we want from match reports submitted to this site (send them to [email protected]), but one thing we increasingly feel the need to mention is that you don’t actually have to be Ged Ladd to contribute one. Much as we enjo...
Tags: England, Sex, New Zealand, Match Report, Sri Lanka, Daisy, SKOL, Ged Ladd, Ged


England v Australia at Edgbaston Test – day one match report

Ivan Meagreheart The Smart Phone writes: It’s hard work being Ged Ladd’s smartphone. I get pretty run down by the end of most days. Still, there are perks. One of those perks is cricket. During the cricket season I get to look at the scores a heck of a lot. And sometimes I get to go to matches. Ged has a regular meet with friends for Thursday and Friday, the first two days, of the Edgbaston Test. This year [Editor’s note: last year now] threw them into confusion. The match started on a Wednesday...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Match Report, Birmingham, Nigel, Malloy, Charley, Daisy, Chester le Street, Euston, Ged Ladd, Ged


Lord’s net practice – journey report

Dumbo the Suzuki Jimny writes: Just a few days after Ged and Daisy went to the Lord’s Ashes Test and got all confused about etiquette, Ged asked me to take him out and about for the working day, to culminate at Lord’s, The Home of Cricket, for a net with Charley “The Gent” Malloy and Escamillo Escapillo. I was incredibly excited about visiting Lord’s for the first time, but knew there was real work to do first. Ged stuffed my copious rear with a great big cricket coffin and his kit bag, plus a...
Tags: Sex, Yorkshire, Match Report, Lord, Mark Wood, Middlesex, Worcestershire, Hammersmith, Malloy, Charley, Daisy, Uxbridge, Wellington Road, Laois, All Saints Road, Suzuki Jimny