Issue 8

The eighth issue of The Nightwatchman is out now.

Our latest issues is a green ‘un and a good ‘un. Conifer-coloured cover detail aside, we have 19 new contributors who – despite being on debut – have put together an array of essays as verdant and varied as ever.

Some of our first-timers will be well-known to many of you. Matthew Engel, fresh from a tour of all 39 counties, has a warning for the 18 CCCs, while Ed Smith reveals that, although he no longer plays the game regularly, he is still ruled by the rhythms of the cricket season.

Elsewhere, we’ve got Alfred Shaw on the Lusitania; Derek Pringle’s record collection; poker and cricket as bedfellows; the dearth of Afro-Caribbean cricketers; the Vatican battling the Church of England; how and where PG Wodehouse found Jeeves; and the desire for a return of the rotund.

If you look to the left of your screen, you’ll see that you can download a sample edition and you can order your copy of Issue 8 here.