A cricket being conspicuously indifferent to the Home of Cricket

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Ged writes:

I was showing some guests around the Lord’s pavilion on a non match day. In the Committee Room, I pointed to the chair upon which Her Maj (The Queen, not King Cricket’s Mother) sits when she visits Lord’s.

There I spied this little cricket, which was being conspicuously indifferent to the home of cricket. Not only was it signally failing to look out upon the field of dreams, it was also negligently hogging the Royal Seat.

I hope this is not a sign of declining standards in society generally.

If you’ve got a picture of an animal being conspicuously indifferent to cricket, send it to king@kingcricket.co.uk.


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  1. I’m assuming the lack of comments is because nobody has anything to add to this marvellous pun; they’re just reading it and nodding in awe.

    1. Indeed, Balladeer. I’m liking the fuck out of it but without the insta-gratification of being able to click a button to demonstrate this.

      It’s devastating when some of your finest work appears to go unappreciated by others. Here’s hoping our positive feedback will chirrup Ged a little.

  2. I’m not sure I’ve been keeping up with the news properly the last few days, and not everything, least of all this newsflash, has properly sunk in, but if I have understood this enthronement correctly are we all ruled over by a Royal Cricket now? Jolly good, can’t be worse than what the humans have been doing to us. I for one welcome our new hexapodal overlords, always preferred You lot to grasshoppers too. Totally know the difference between You, most assuredly.

    Anyway, anyone here remember that facial picture of our host that accompanied his journalism elsewhere? Anyone noticed that it didn’t let us count King Cricket’s legs? This revelation from Ged is making me reassess many possibilities…

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