It’s Not Cricket by Terry Ravenscroft
It’s Not Cricket by Terry Ravenscroft, village cricket but in no way typical of that sedate and very British pastime. Even if you don’t like cricket you cannot fail to be amused by this book as the characters will be familiar from everyone’s own lives. The complex interaction between the characters blend to create a laugh a minute page turner! As is usual about Terry Ravenscroft’s books it is a bit rude, but never in a way that is at all offensive.
I won’t spoil the plot any further but it is slapstick at times, and would make a terrific Carry On film.Read more ›
Just a friendly game between two clubs from the same Village?
This is a very funny look at the rivalry between two cricket clubs from middle England and how they make ex-England captain, Jonny Pickering’s life hell. The book builds up a full head of steam by telling historical anecdotes about how the rivalry grew between these two sides then Jonny becomes their target.
I loved the story of Piggy Higgingbottom, but every little story made me laugh.
Think of Terry’s writing as a cross between, Blott on the Landscape and the good life on crack, then you’ll get some idea of how funny this guy is.