“Backwatersman”, the author of this blog, is, at the time of writing, 54 years old and a member of Leicestershire County Cricket Club. He has a partner who is quite indifferent to cricket and a daughter who enjoys watching it in fine weather, but is now away at University in Kent. His father was a very good cricketer, a talent the author largely failed to inherit, though he has inherited his love of the game, a very decent collection of old Playfairs and various items of MCC regalia, none of which he is entitled to wear.
The first cricketer to capture his imagination was Colin Milburn, the most recent James Taylor. He has high hopes of finding another, an ambition he pursues whenever possible at Grace Road, the County Ground, Northampton and various club and village grounds, mostly in the East Midlands. This blog is chiefly an account of that search.
The author is a believer in the Spirits of Cricket.