Welcome to Outside Cricket. A working title to reflect the events of 9 February 2014, which evolved into “Being Outside Cricket” in no time. It is a joint effort by two cricket lovers with a passion for the game and putting their point across. The two authors are Lord Canis Lupus (also known as Dmitri Old) and “thelegglance” (also known as Vian on the Daily Telegraph BTL).
I am Lord Canis Lupus, a better name than collythorpe. LCL is fine, My Lord acceptable if a little bit arrogant, or my previous incarnation, Dmitri Old. My old blog, which so many of you supported, and which got a full mention in the 2015 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanac, is now back available – http://www.dmitrihdwlia.wordpress.com. But this is a new home now.
This blog is not my first, I think you’ll find that out soon, and it is meant to be a bit different type of blog from those I’ve done before. That’s because I won’t be concentrating on a huge output, but more focused stuff. Which will probably be a load of old balls and I’ll be what I was before.
This is a new dawn, a new start, and one I’m approaching with trepidation.
Welcome, those who find me…..
The major development to take place recently is the involvement in writing and running the site of the Telegraph Comments Legend, Mr Vian himself, posting under the guise of “thelegglance”. He approached me at a time of a bit of pressure to offer his assistance, and he’s now fully entrenched and writing great stuff for the blog, and running the site. It’s a joint operation now, and I think this can make this site go from strength to strength. If he wishes to introduce himself further, then he can do (Not really – you’ve said it all! TLG)
We don’t run formal policies, and the editorial judgement is for us. We mod incredibly rarely, and only when things are getting truly out of hand, or there may be a sensitive issue we need to think about. No real rules, although I’d rather all political and religious stuff was kept to a minimum. This is a cricket blog.
All comments welcome, including ones contrary to the authors. There’s a tendency for things to become like an echo chamber.
If you want to write a guest post, we’d be more than happy to consider it.