The Grade Cricketer
Sam Perry & Ian Higgins
As wide-eyed juniors, the Grade Cricketer dreamed of playing cricket for Australia one day. That was before entering the dot-eat-dog world of Australian grade cricket, where their hopes and dreams were swiftly extinguished; their cricketing careers subsequently laid to rest.
As a form or catharsis, The Grade Cricketer was born: a desperate, delusional every man that thousands of middling amateur athletes can relate to, even if they refuse to admit it publicly.
Now The Grade Cricketer has a cult podcast, social media presence and series of books.
The Grade Cricketer is the finest tribute to a sport
since Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch.
The Grade Cricketer has taken us so far inside a district club dressing room that you feel like a locker. Ligaments could not be closer to the bone than some of his observations.
The Grade Cricketer is strange and, I suspect, brilliant.
You’ll see a 35-year-old bank manager who is sledging a 15-year-old and you think, ‘That’s just what you do in grade cricket. ?
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