The Reluctant Umpire is a treatise on how to umpire a cricket match; survive your team mates, and not lose your friends, with a foreword by David "Bumble" Lloyd.
Covering such contentious issues as when to give your captain out, multiple runners and leg side strangles, The Reluctant Umpire focuses on Alan, a guy who just wants to open the batting on a Sunday afternoon and forget the week's troubles. Given Out LBW first ball by team-mate Dave, all Alan wants to do is soak his head and walk quietly round the boundary - but no - Skipper Clive gives the instruction, "Could you do a bit of Umpiring Old Chap!"
A "Must Read" for anyone who might think they will get away with not umpiring - you won't! - and for all who think they know how to walk the thin line between knowledge of the laws of the game and retaining your friends -you don't!
"The funniest things I've seen on a cricket pitch come from players interacting with umpires - it's that spirit that is wonderfully celebrated in these pages". David Lloyd AKA Bumble
"We've all been there! The last thing we want to do is umpire and we are certainly not in the right frame of mind. This little gem lets us know how to survive and smile through!" Alf Langley, Chairman, the Club Cricket Conference.
"My son is a very good umpire!" Mrs G Book (author's Mother)
Cricshop is offering FREE P&P on this product and £7 from each sale of The Reluctant Umpire will go to The Club Cricket Charity, an organisation funding amateur cricket.