Win Out of the Ashes on DVD (UK residents only)

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To be in with a chance of winning one of 10 copies of Out of the Ashes on DVD, simply name a non-Test-playing nation and in 50 words or fewer explain how you would get them to the 2015 World Cup. Funniest and most colourful answers win.

Don’t put your entry in the comments section. Email us at Entries must be in before we get out of bed on Thursday, so maybe send them on Wednesday to be on the safe side. Include a postal address, so we can send you your prize if you win. (UK residents only. Sorry about that.)

We’ve also been asked to say: “Out of The Ashes is now available on DVD from all good retailers and from,” which seems oddly worded to our eyes.


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. How many email addresses have you got unused?

    Reckon you could flog some of them…

  2. UK residents only? Well, fuck that. I am putting my entry in the comments section then.

    “… a non-Test-playing nation and in 50 words or fewer explain how you would get them to the 2015 World Cup”.

    Australia. I’ll get them in the 2015 World Cup by cunning. First, broker a peace between Clarke and that Bingle girl. Now this will mean Clarke would be late to team meetings and Katich would try to kill him. Second, recall Symmo. This would mean that there would be more beer in the fridge so Katich has an excuse for attacking Clarke. Third, and most importantly, make Inzamam-ul-Haq Austraila’s fielding coach. This you do just to mess with their heads.

    Wait, what was the purpose again?

  3. Sorry about the UK-only thing. PR company’s stipulation, not ours.

    Good entry though.

  4. Kendal King Pin, that smacks of being in some way responsible for something. Not a fan.

  5. No need to apologize, KC! In fact, I remembered Jarrod advertised the same thing in his website yesterday. Same deal.

  6. Leave that Bingle girl alone, DC. I’m still hoping for some progress there myself, and that’s only going to get trickier if MC is back on the scene. As an ex Australian test player with the looks of a baboon, he has more to offer her than I do.

  7. would it belittle the competition to point out that this is on BBC4 tonight?
    Probably not, everyone likes to win summat.

  8. Now now, what kind of talk is that Bert? If you wanted a Bingle, you’ll get a Bingle. MC or not.

  9. I purposely did not watch it on BBC4 last night so that when I win the DVD, the joy will be untainted.

  10. For god’s sake stop encouraging people to send entries. I’ve already relied on the foreigner-filter excluding Deep Cower’s entry, otherwise that would have been my chances gone. If Tim has “misplaced” his entry, that’s just tough on him.

    Come on… only a few more hours to go now.

  11. Frankly, we’re a bit disappointed with the number of entries suggesting ways of getting the US into the 2015 World Cup.

    Come on people, where’s your xenophobia when you need it?

  12. I am yet to submit an entry. I plan for KC to be so tired of wading through the literally tens of entries in his inbox that my no-holds-barred and laugh-out-loud-funny submission will not only emerge victorious in this contest, but will actually see me instated as the first official knight of the King Cricket realm. Sir Timothy of Humour. It has a real ring to it.

    Except 50 words isn’t a lot and I’m struggling to efficiently hyphenate “or we’ll cut off all trade to the mainland and refuse to forward your post”.

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