Someone somewhere is under our influence

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We don’t know who it is, but we’d quite like to hear from them. AskMen has named King Cricket one of the 10 most influential cricket blogs. Make of that what you will.

We don’t know how we’re influencing people. Maybe we’re responsible for the age of apathy.


Mike Gatting wasn't receiving the King Cricket email when he dropped that ludicrously easy chance against India in 1993.


Why risk it when it's so easy to sign up?


  1. Don’t short sell yourself. In the past two years you’ve been almost solely responsible for:

    > The campaign to get Rob Key into the England side in 2009

    > The creation of Rob Key’s twitter account

    > At least half the photoshopped Rob Key pictures on the internet

    > The continuing increase in indifference to cricket shown by alpacas

  2. Influence, eh…

    I think that what English cricket needs most is more (all) test matches at Old Trafford, with free entry in the best seats for anyone who lives within ten miles, and dancing girls.

    Wouldn’t you agree, King Cricket? That is, wouldn’t you OFFICIALLY AGREE, King Cricket?

  3. You know full well that we officially agree.

    Rather than getting us to use our influence, you’re merely highlighting our lack of it.

    Just noticed that one of the ‘similar deliveries’ below is ‘the eleventh most influential sports blog in Britain’. We’re on the up.

  4. Cricket With Balls is described as ‘The pessimistic England fan’s cricket blog’.

    AskMen clearly does not know what it is talking about.

  5. Bravo King. I used to have influence, or at least readers, and now I’m nowhere. Sodding paywall.

    Wield your influence well. I used mine to do things like get Ravi Bopara into the England Test team and look how that worked out

  6. We’re a big fan of Ravi’s actually. Maybe we’ll do the same.

    We’ve been told that the people the other side of the paywall are putting a lot of money into their military budget. Is this true? We’re worried.

    It’s so sinister over there.

  7. Not much military hardware, just a few ivory-handled revolvers for when the moment comes to do the right thing.

    Strangely they put a paywall up around the printed version of the Times in 1785 and no one complained, but in the webby world everything must be free. Which raises the question of how porn sites that people need to pay for stay in business.

  8. Utility, Paddy, just utility. People* need porn. They don’t need news, sport and comment from the nation’s leading ex-broadsheet.

    (* By “people”, obviously I mean “50% of people”)

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