Phil Tufnell has recorded an Ashes-themed ‘song’ to the tune of Two Little Boys. It’s not good. Neil Hannon (of The Divine Comedy) and Thomas Walsh (of Pugwash) have released an album under the name of the Duckworth-Lewis Method, which is better, and also features guest appearances from the likes of Matt Berry, always a bonus.
In the past, the peak of cricket-based music has arguably been Half Man Half Biscuit’s tribute to Fred Titmus, which you can enjoy here, and perhaps Roy Harper’s ‘When An Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease‘. The D-L Method‘s ‘Jiggery Pokery’ (a song about Shane Warne’s ‘ball of the century’ which you can listen to here) could yet lay claim to the title of Greatest Ever Cricket Song, not least because of lyrics such as “I took the crease to great applause and focused on my dinner/ I knew that I had little cause, to fear their young leg spinner”.