Cricket Sadists…

I’ve a piece in the new edition of the great Jarrod Kimber‘s mag, Cricket Sadists Quarterly. Please don’t let that stop you buying the thing in print or online, though, because there’s lots of other pieces and they’re quite superb . Mine’s a brief guide to the perfect cricketer’s memoir. Here’s an extract…

3) You were the best player of all time but you don’t like to talk about it

Ideally, you should be both boastful and self-effacing (ie. “I was so devastated to be out that even my three hundred runs were little consolation”). This presents an image of you as a decent, humble chap who nonetheless could bowl out Bradman on a pitch so slow that you could crawl the length of it before the ball had reached the stumps, or knock Shane Warne about the ground on a strip two hundred love-starved rhinos had been copulating on.

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