A comedy based around the activities and problems that 2 very different couples experience whilst running the local cricket team.
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Brenda Blethyn ...  Miriam Dervish 22 episodes, 1994-1996
Robert Daws ...  Roger Dervish 22 episodes, 1994-1996
Timothy Spall ...  Kevin Costello 22 episodes, 1994-1996
Josie Lawrence ...  Maggie Costello 22 episodes, 1994-1996
Denis Lill ...  Dennis Broadley 21 episodes, 1994-1996
Michael Jayston ...  Bob Willis 15 episodes, 1995-1996
Nigel Pegram ...  Nigel 15 episodes, 1994-1996
Chris Lang ...  Alex Harrington 14 episodes, 1995-1996
Hilary Crane Hilary Crane ...  Shirley Broadley 9 episodes, 1995-1996
Tracy Brabin Tracy Brabin ...  Ginnie Willis 9 episodes, 1994-1996
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A comedy based around the activities and problems that 2 very different couples experience whilst running the local cricket team.

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Bit of a Sticky Wicket, eh What?

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S1E6 (The Night before Cromer) was filmed in the Hotel de Paris, Cromer See more »

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Follows Outside Edge (1982) See more »

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Brilliant.
18 July 2016 | by jackstupidjackSee all my reviews

A much too often overlooked sitcom, especially when 'Talking Heads' come together to decide such nonsense in those the 'Best' Ever British Sitcoms' shows. Based on Richard Harris' play, the theme revolves around Robert Daws' stodgy Roger character who is a dyed in the wool stickler for tradition, detail and doing it (cricket)'the right way' and his relationships with his friends and team mates, the unconventional Kevin and Maggie, and his long suffering wife, Miriam (Mim). All the cast shine. Played out against a backdrop of a (long gone) pastoral semi-rural England (Supposedly Surrey but actually filmed in Wollaton in Nottingham) the combination of the whimsical characters, the idiosyncrasies and cultural niceties which surround the Beautiful Game make for a rich final product which cold have run for years but sadly only lasted a few series. I actually used this show to introduce my Thai wife to the above mentioned idiosyncrasies which she would encounter as a Cricket Wife in her life in England which worked a treat as her Thai themed teas have become a byword in our local league....


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24 March 1994 (UK) See more »

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