A shameless bit of self-promotion from me with a bit of blurb about a new blog I ‘curate’. I say ‘curate’, but what I mean is that I filled in some forms on Blogger and wrote the initial entries.
It’s loosely based around Sefton Park Cricket Club, where I play, and the characters therein but it will probably stray further afield from time to time.
The name, Quis est Porcus?, is a daft stab at the latin for ‘What is ham?’ – a notorious question that has reverberated around the club ever since the question was initially asked.
Quite a few of us are journalists at the club, so it seemed sensible to pool our efforts on a collaborative project.
I was hoping for something in the grand tradition of cricket writing: Jim Swanton, John Arlott, Mike Selvey, Simon Hughes, but I suspect the fogeyish whinging of Bob Willis and Ian Botham are probably closer to the truth.
Various people will write on various aspects of cricket and club life, and in the build up to Sefton’s 150-year anniversary it seems fitting to celebrate the club and the often-eccentric stories that emerge from it.
I should point out that the blog has nothing to do with Sefton Park Cricket Club, it’s just where I happen to play most of my cricket and spend most of my time in the summer.