When The Full Monty was released in the mid-90s, it seemed to break some kind of social taboo for regular chaps getting their kit off. The WI’s nude calendar which followed soon after, seemingly made it more or less acceptable to flaunt flesh for charity, providing it is tastefully done and there are no bits on show.

So, in the spirit of openness, transparency, almost full-frontal nudity for the benefit of charity and a blatant attempt to boost the gay and female readership, The Village Cricketer is pleased to announce that it has obtained the naked cricketers photograph that appears in the May issue of ladies’ lifestyle bible Cosmopolitan magazine. Buy a copy for your Missus and she may become more interested in the great game, failing that she could learn to be a “sex genius”, where’s the catch?

England cricketers naked, for a good cause

England cricketers Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Alastair Cook posed for Cosmopolitan Centrefolds to raise awareness for the Everyman Campaign, the UK’s leading male cancer campaign. A marvellous effort that for a very worthy cause.

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