With the season rapidly approaching, The Village Cricketer today seeks to share advice on how to lead your village team to top of the table supremacy. Given his own captaincy record (one full season at Barnes CC resulted in bottom of the table humiliation), TVC has sought advice from elsewhere: WikiHow, the how-to manual that anyone can write or edit. Visit the How to Captain a Village Cricket Team entry to obtain such pearls as:

  • Make sure you have 11 players on the field
  • Don’t let anyone but yourself move a fielder to another position
  • Sweet talk the umpires, call them sir, find out what their hobbies are
  • Arrive first and leave last at games
  • Recall a batsman who’s been wrongly dismissed