Independent On Sunday: Sticky Wickets Review

The Independent's Kevin Harley reviews the latest Duckworth Lewis long player.


The Duckworth Lewis Method, Sticky Wickets, Divine Comedy Records

Never mind the googlies. Having proved on 2009’s debut that a cricket-themed album needn’t bar those non-initiated in wicket-speak, the Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon and Pugwash’s Thomas Walsh strike another fine balance between cricket’s arcane specifics and its universal metaphors in cucumber-crisp batches of catch-all pastiche-pop.

Flannel fans’ pleasures are many, but the winning hits are Hannon’s “The Umpire” and Walsh’s “Third Man”.

Independent On Sunday - Kevin Harley