The fickle finger of fate

As I’m no longer able to continue inflicting my idiosyncratic style of cricket on the world, owing to my much-surgeried left knee, I have decided to make a switch of direction.

Starting in January I shall be training to be an ECB-certified cricket umpire.


The course is being held at Trent Bridge, which is very convenient.

Once I’ve been fully trained, I’ll be able to umpire cricket matches at various ECB levels.

I’ll try to stay calm and not get too carried away.


But there will be occasions when a difficult decision calls for, you know…