I haven’t written on this small and twatty blog for quite some time, but I feel that there is an emerging trend that you should be aware of. You – as in YOU, singular, the one person that reads my blog.

Recently a craze has swept the nation of cells in my head. This craze is the pun of the cricket variety…

As mentioned in an earlier post, I am a staunch believer in the power of punning. It is the lowest and the highest form of wit, an endless process that that makes those awkward moments of silence between gags worth it. It is often an ice breaker during many an awkward moment, the messiah of gags, elegently nailed to a comedy-shaped cross.

The rules for this punning session, is for the punner – as smooth or tenuously as they wish – to insert one or more cricketer’s name or cricketing term into the title of a film. I am going to compile a list here, of the best ones as they are made. Here are my favourites and some that myself and my friends prepared earlier:

  • Glove Actually
  • The Passion Of Gilchrist
  • Akhtar The Future
  • Star Waughs – The Umpire Strikes Bat
  • Star Waughs – Revenge Of The Six
  • Vaughan Flew Oval The Kookaburra’s Nest
  • Dhoni Darko
  • Christian Bail as Batman
  • Catch me If You Can
  • Lords Of The Rings
  • Nightwatchmen
  • Fielder Of Dreams
  • About A Boycott
  • Spin City
  • Turner & Gooch
  • Waugh & Peace
  • Flipper
  • Getting Even With Pad
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Maiden Manhattan
  • My Four Lady
  • In No-Ball Family
  • Gangulys Of New Yorker
  • Star Trek: The Wrath Of Kahn
  • Vaughan Of the Worlds
  • You’ve Got Bail
  • Pollock
  • Willow
  • Burn Collingwood Burn
  • Bowling For Columbine
  • Angela’s Ashes
  • legspin Of the Fall
  • Gone With The W.Indies
  • White Men Can’t Stump
  • All-Rounder The Town
  • The People Vs Larry Flintoff
  • Twenty20 8 Days Later
  • Seam America
  • The Full Monty
  • No County For Old Men
  • Hawk-Eyes Wide Shut
  • Face Off-Stump
  • Fours Weddings And A Funeral
  • The Truth About Bats and Slogs
  • Saving W.G Grace
  • Spinderella
  • Tango & Catch
  • Spindler’s List
  • Singh-ing In The Rain
  • Logan’s Run
  • King (Of Spain) & I
  • Monty Python: The Life Of Brian Lara
  • Stop Or My Muli Will Shoot
  • Far And Owais
  • Gower Rangers: The Movie
  • She’s Owzat
  • The Shining
  • Doc Collingwood
  • Brewster’s Pavillions
  • Along Came Pollock
  • The Silence Of The Lamb
  • The Wicket Man
  • Angela’s Ashes
  • Dumbslog Millionaire
  • Trainsponting
  • Googleyfellas
  • To Kill A DickieBird
  • Das Both(ham)
  • Crease
  • Crease 2
  • Trentbridge Over The River Kwai
  • Homeward Boundary
  • The Big LegBreakski
  • Spongebob SquareCut: Battle For Bikini Botham
  • Fried Green Defreitas at the Whistlestop Cafe
  • Goodbye Mr Slips
  • Devon Malcolm X
  • Lakeside Story
  • Plum & Plummer
  • MCC Biscuit
  • Goughice Space




  1. 1 Kirk

    Doc Collingwood

  2. 2 Charlie

    The Wicket Man
    The Mystery Nets
    Who wants to be a Pavillionaire

  3. 3 Will


  4. 4 Owen

    Angela’s Ashes?

  5. 5 Dismayed of Durham

    For the T20 cynics: ‘Dumbslog Millionaire’?

  6. 6 ANT

    Absolute Gower
    SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Botham
    Saturday Night Clive (Lloyd)

  7. 7 Kirk

    Devon Malcolm X
    Fried Green Defreitas at the Whistlestop Cafe
    Goodbye Mr Slips


  8. 8 Jem

    Goughice Space

  9. 9 lizzie

    Little Strauss on the prairie
    Who wants to be a pavilionaire?

  10. 10 ged

    The Jazz Swinger

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