MARK Isham has sensationally been handed the King’s Road captaincy despite being beaten in a vote by Pickle the cat.
The beanpole opener was told at the club AGM today he had lost this year’s captaincy election to Dan Sherman’s popular cricket-loving pet by six votes to seven.
“I can’t believed I’ve been beaten by a cat!” Mark said.
But just minutes after the result was announced Pickle, who did not attend the meeting, revealed she’d changed her mind and didn’t want the job.
In a text sent to her owner and spokesman Dan, Pickle said she was under the impression she would be appointed for a five-year term, not just one year.
Mark then stepped into the vacancy unopposed.
Instead of being captain, Pickle – described as a three-year-old cricketing novice who once lived at Battersea Cats and Dogs Home – has offered to be The Road’s mascot.
Dan told the King’s Road committee: ‘Pickle has decided to stand down because of the length of term as captain, but she has volunteered to become a club mascot… As long as it is a five year term.’
Club membership subs will remain capped and among the new teams King’s Road will play this season include Ripley CC and Believers CC.