9 reasons why we’re the best cricket team in London

Our bloody amazing teas, our world famous reputation, our approach to cricket… all these things make King’s Road the best cricket team

Successful year ... Matt led The Road to its first LPL title

Here they are, the nine reasons why King’s Road Cricket & Social Club are the greatest cricket team that ever existed:

1. Our bloody amazing teas

A triumph ... Matt Cocken's early entry for Teasmaker of the Year

When it comes to nosh, no-one in London does it better than the King’s Road. We’ve had all manner of tasty treats down the years, from the dearly departed Mama Mazumder’s sumptuous spicy offerings, to Katie’s cakes, and Dan Howard’s panna cotta. Yes, we remember Dan – that was amazing. Matt Cocken even made his version of lobster thermador once. Indeed, he was even named Teasmaker of the Month by All Out Cricket magazine. If there’s one reason why we’re great, this is it. But there are others…

2. We don’t take it too seriously

Oi oi ... raising a beer in the ice bath

We all love cricket, but what we love most is a good laugh. All our games are played with a good spirit and precede a trip to the pub. Tantrums have been thrown, yes, not least by me, but at the end of the day everyone gets on and laughs about it later. We’re all mates at this club.

3. Our tours, they’re awesome

First of many ... King's Road on tour in Swansea

Granted, we don’t go to the most exotic places, Huddersfield for example is not exotic. But we like to keep costs down so we can spend as much on beer and dodgy kebabs as possible. This year we’re in Bournemouth, but we’ve been to the Isle of Wight (twice, but please god never again!), the Gower Peninsula, Bristol, Yorkshire and Devon. There’s always a story to tell – like the time Peralta woke up in a random car or when Matt detailed what he’d do for £100. Just don’t mention Sherman’s sleeping bag…

4. Everyone loves us

He's a fan ... Kevin Pietersen with our famous orange cap

Yes, we are world famous. We have more than 2,000 followers on Twitter, a busy Facebook page and lots of people visit our web page. We’re always getting emails from random people – mostly far too good – wanting to play for us or get us to appear in and advert, gameshow or film. Alright, maybe not a film, yet.

5. We’ll be around for a very long time

It's us ... back in the day

We’ve been going eight years and we’re just getting bigger and bigger. We’re playing more games, playing more players and going more places. Everything is in place in terms of organisation and we have a great committee who run the club as fairly as possible. We’re here to stay.

6. We’re cheap (but not like that)

Harsh ... Sham launches one

Our match fees are only £6, our tours are the cheapest they could possibly be and the yearly membership is a measly £35. That buys you entry to the most prestigious club in Britain – sort of – and, importantly, a lovely orange cap.

7. We have some great characters

Amir ... has a finger injury

We’ve got all sorts of people in the King’s Road Cricket & Social Club. And we have Amir. No other club has an Amir.

8. We have a new generation

Fred ... the future of KRCSC

In recent years the players have been busy makin’ babies on the side with Giles Fagan (whose kid Freddy is pictured above), Dean Aldridge, Tom Parnell etc etc even myself getting in on the act to create the ultimate super team of the future. By 2025 I predict we will have produced our first England star.

9. We’re not the Badgers

Cracking win ... the team after

Thank f**k for that. C’MON THE ROAD!

Author: Leon Watson

Terrifyingly fast with the ball in hand and famously flamboyant with the bat, Leon is without doubt The Road's greatest ever player. His stellar career has yielded more than 1,000 runs and several million wickets. However, but for a series of shocking LBW decisions against him and the butter-fingered ineptness of his colleagues in the field, there would surely have been more Google +

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