Now a new music album on cricket - The Duckworth Lewis Method - released on July 6th just before the start of The Ashes.
Looks like this one's an instant hit. The average customer rating on Amazon.co.uk is 5 stars! Some of the standout tracks are "The Age of Revolution", "Gentlemen and Players", "Jiggery Pokery", "Meeting Mr Miandad", "Flatten the Hay".
Here's the album description from Amazon.co.uk:
Written by Duckworth (Thomas Walsh) and Lewis (Neil Hannon) the album was recorded and mixed in Dublin and mastered just down the road from Lord's in Abbey Road Studios.
All the songs are either loosely or tightly connected to the beautiful game of cricket, there are no covers, extra covers or cover drives for that matter. These are all wonderfully crafted pop songs for cricket lovers and non-lovers equally to enjoy.
First delivery, `The Coin Toss', spins wickedly into lead single `The Age Of Revolution', released June 28th.
From `Jiggery Pokery', which tells the tale of the Gatting Ball and features guest cameos from Phill Jupitus, Alexander Armstrong and Matt Berry amongst others, through the Trescothian angst of `The Nightwatchman', to the triple century of `Test Match Special'. This album really hits `The Sweet Spot' (track4!) with a guest appearance from Cathy Davey.
With trademark melodies and glorious harmonies, the anthemic `Meeting Mr Miandad' is yet another album highlight. It depicts Duckworth and Lewis' epic road trip to meet the legendary batsman Javed Miandad.
"The Duckworth Lewis Method is an album steeped in the love of cricket and pop. The resultant twelve songs are a cacophony of leather and willow turning through a cosmos of searing melodies and all round tunes," says Duckworth in his post match interview.