An unexpected manufacturer of cricket equipment

Do you know who makes the light meters that the umpires use to ruin people’s days? Do you? Do you? It’s only Megatron.

Megatron waiting for an improvement in playing conditionsFrom the Megatron website: “Megatron manufactures photoelectric cells and instruments for measuring light.”

It’s a strange choice of career for a gun that can transform into a robot, but when you consider Megatron’s evil Decepticon nature, it starts to make sense that he’d manufacture tools of spoilsportery.

“Lesser creatures are the playthings of my will,” he once said, doubtless referring to his products’ unique ability to persuade an otherwise sentient group of people that it’s practically pitch black even when the sun’s out.

First he kills Optimus Prime, then he drags everyone off the field with the Windies following-on and two new batsmen at the crease. What a complete bastard.

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13 Appeals

  1. Bravo Sire.

    I salute you.

  2. King Cricket

    May 18, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    We think it’s the best blog post about a manufacturer of light measuring instruments we’ve ever done.

  3. It may be the only blog post about a manufacturer of light measuring instruments that anyone has done.

    You are unique.

    That’s not necessarily a good thing, mind.

  4. King Cricket

    May 18, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    If we keep this up, someone else might be tricked into thinking this post is worth commenting on.

  5. You’ve got me hooked already.
    I’d always thought that Darryl Hair was “a bit megatron”.

  6. That was always my way of bringing traffic to a post.

    Respond to all comments, and watch the oiks and ne’erdowells come a flocking.

  7. SarahCanterbury

    May 18, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Am I an oik or a ne’erdowell, Suave?!

  8. Sarah, you are a ne’erdowell. In the nicest possible sense, obviously.

  9. kc, this blog post is totally rodimus……
    http://www.kingcricket.co.uk/replacing-shane-bond/2008/04/21/
    that’s right, only thirteen months after i first used that phrase another chance has arisen! bring on june 2010 i say!

  10. I’m an oik but I don’t think this post is worth commenting on.

    Darn, I’ve just commented on it.

  11. SarahCanterbury

    May 19, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Hurrah! Would much rather be considered a ne’erdowell. Especially by you, Suave!

  12. King Cricket

    May 19, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Tee, is that the same meaning of ‘Rodimus’ or are you just using it in place of any old word?

  13. Can anyon suggest where we can go for cricket umpire light meters now that Megatron has closed down?

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