Ordinarily, a long cross country car journey would offer the chance for me to hone my diminishing pub cricket skills. But since the ‘sport’ has become about as entertaining as the English national team circa 1996, I immersed myself in Microsoft Word and a collection of Wigan Athletic teletext pages.

Yes, this article was written for the Wigan Athletic fanzine All Gone Latics. But no, you do not have to be a fan of said team to appreciate the sentiment – though I’ll admit it does help to have an unnatural attraction to videprinters and Des Lynam’s moustache.

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