Welcome to Pop Cricket

If your song has legs, you score runs; if not, it’s a wicket.

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I have very fond memories of playing ‘Pub Cricket’ with my sister on long car journeys, when we were kids. Excitedly counting the number of legs in  pub’s names as we drove past, and being disappointed when there were none, and hearing Dad shout ‘Wicket!’. However efforts to recreate this with my own kids proved futile as they’d rather listen to their iPods than count legs on pubs signs with their dad. So I turned Pub Cricket into Pop Cricket, meaning that they could play along using their favourite songs, and I could get away with listening to some of mine.

The full story of how Pop Cricket came to be is detailed in my book My Old Man’s a Busman, which includes Pop Cricket games (based on Top 10 lists) at the end of each chapter.

I hope that you’ll  subscribe to the podcast and are enjoy listening to the guest interviews and games of Pop Cricket. If you’ve already listened to a couple and fancy getting more involved, then check out the downloadable document how to play along.

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Episode 17: Was Animal the best drummer of all time?

Razorlight’s Christian Smith (Shian) talks to Pete about why he left Razorlight, the lowdown on Johnny Burrell, how on earth Dave Grohl made it sooo big, who the best drummers of all time are, and of course he challenges Pete to a game of Pop Cricket