Who are the Unicorns?

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The Unicorns lost to Nottinghamshire yesterday. This reminded us that a friend was asking about them the other day. We suppose we’d better clear up a few questions.

Who are the Unicorns?
The Unicorns are the ECB Recreational XI.

Where are they from?
They are from “long ago.”

Why should I support them?
Because if the Unicorns have their horns cut off, the world is plunged into eternal darkness.

Hope that clears things up for you all.


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  1. I am still too aggrieved that my ECB Recreational XI TV show never got commissioned to worry about the bloody Unicorns at the moment.

  2. Are ECB Recreational XIs a bit like recreational drugs?:

    * more fun than the other sort
    * unlikely to be deployed backsidewise
    * guaranteed to induce parental disapproval – and therefore high up one’s own approval list
    * likely to get you into trouble at some stage, but it might well nevertheless be worth it
    * shrouded in near-insane mythology

  3. The unicorn is the symbol of purity [aka in medieval terms = virginity] and some of these lads look either in the correct zone or way beyond it in the sensual sense – but maybe the brainiacs in the ruling body have an unusual insight

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