If it’s cracking, it must be a Duckworth

by Stephen Tall on January 26, 2011

Given my unabashed love of Neil Hannon’s Divine Comedy, I’m ashamed to admit I’ve only just got round to acquiring his cricketing spin-off musical venture, Duckworth Lewis Method.

I loved it. I. Loved. It. Abso-bloody-lutely loved it.

I could write more along a similar theme (It I loved. Loved it I did. Did I love it? Yes. Etc.), but it’s probably quicker to offer up my favourite track instead — Jiggery Pokery, a re-telling of Shane Warne’s ‘Ball of the Century’ delivery to Mike Gatting in an England-Australia 1993 test match, which I remember watching umpteen replays of at the time:


(Available on YouTube here.)

Oh, and here is That Ball for the uninitiated:


(Available on YouTube here.)