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They Think It's 1 Over. It Is Now

Our future game!

By Barmy Kev
April 1 2019

Unbelievable, announcement today of all days the latest ECB initiative one over a side cricket. 

Teams will be formed from franchises of different villages around world.    The BBC have bought the rights to screen this 5 days a week at 7’o clock and have already called the programme The One Over Show.   

Yorkshire Grocer Colin Graves says we are trying to look at a new wider audience with a low attention span. We have done our fool proof research, for example, I have been following that Middlesex Till We Die website and see there is a potential fan base for cats.


Target audience for this catastrophic idea

The rules are simple. One 10 ball over for each side with each ball being delivered by a different player.  The game will be finished in 15 minutes so no one will have time to get bored.  

More rules are under discussion.  The batsmen will wear a grossly oversized kit with large boots.   The wicket area will be greased up with two fielders sliding the mat from each end of the wicket. Two more fielders will throw water at running batsmen.  You have heard of the Big Bash, well this is the Splish Splash. The batters when reach the other end will pour their team’s coloured water from their bucket into a cylinder. The runs will be measured by a dipstick. Colin Graves has volunteered for this role.

Stuart Hall will be on day release from prison to provide commentary. As I type he is in training practising his hyena  laugh,

Ex Middlesex Chairman now involved with ECB when asked about the idea said “I Luv It”.

All candidates for the Middlesex Board election apart from Andrew Dow are in favour of this initiative. Vote for Andrew now!    


Colin Graves said in broad Yorksire accent “ Ey ooooppp, It’s a knockout idea”

The ECB are sending out a survey requesting the true supporters of cricket their views of and have promised to look at all opinions and then put their agenda first.

Whether you like it or not this is the way forward for our precious game.    

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They Think It's 1 Over. It Is Now
Middlesex till we die (IP Logged)
01/04/2019 06:44
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:04:02:17:59:00 by BarmierKev.

Re: They Think It's 1 Over. It Is Now
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
01/04/2019 08:57
Is there a point in this game you can play the joker called a Graves.
Double runs on 1 ball delivered.
Will Pinky be the club mascot?

I'm sure at the AGM tonight,all these questions will be answered.

Re: They Think It's 1 Over. It Is Now
BREARS (IP Logged)
01/04/2019 09:38
As ever, a very unfunny April Fools

Re: They Think It's 1 Over. It Is Now
London Leprechaun (IP Logged)
01/04/2019 10:43
After a series of indicative votes my cats have voted against this proposal as it does not include treats after every ball. Also fifteen minutes is just too long as it will involve too much hanging around.

Re: They Think It's 1 Over. It Is Now
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
01/04/2019 10:47
My cats think it is a great idea and are looking forward to signing their 20,000 Dreamies contracts

Re: They Think It's 1 Over. It Is Now
hdo (IP Logged)
01/04/2019 12:55
Don't give them ideas!!

Re: They Think It's 1 Over. It Is Now
Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
01/04/2019 13:04
Manys the truth spoke in jest Kev. You can't rule any of it out.

My late cat, Petal, would have yawned through the ten balls waiting for a Graves to be called..

Plus a Graves Strategic Timeout needed for advert breaks and to flog a few extra drinks and pies..

Maybe an indicative vote to be called for and then the Speaker gives it the thumbs down. Rejected three times already.

Re: They Think It's 1 Over. It Is Now
Primrose Hillbilly (IP Logged)
01/04/2019 14:34
Tarquin Foolhardy, deputy scrutiniser of ball sizes at the Exterminate Cricket Bureau's sub - division for managing non-performing loans, exclaimed,

"Gosh, a game that's got nothing to do with cricket, that we can even sell to the pre-Mumsnet generation. Whizzo !!!

What a shame Great Uncle Binky couldn't have thought of it before that silly game with batty, stumpy, wickety things that he copied from those peasants taking time off from looking after their sheep in a field.

It shouldn't take up that much space either

I'm sure we can interest some sponsors - a few estate agent johnnies, some property developers, maybe a cost cutting supermarket or two.

Pimms, anybody?"

Re: They Think It's 1 Over. It Is Now
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
01/04/2019 15:54
Is it a one over super-over?
What if the game finishes a draw?
Will we win it?
Would we produce a tie for winning?
Overseas player recruitment?

All this,and many more questions to be asked

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