Dream job as cricket hack turns into nightmare

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DISILLUSIONED with comedy and acting and inspired by the 2005 Ashes series, Perrier award nominated Miles Jupp decides to pack it all in and become a cricket journalist.

He explains: “I was unhappy with how my career was going and I looked up at the media centre at The Oval and thought, why don’t I do a job where I could watch every ball of every series?” Learning the ropes gradually doesn’t appeal so he simply pretends to be a seasoned pro - soon finding himself on a month long cricket tour of India with the English sporting press.

Bunkering down in the country’s finest hotels and sharing a beer with cricketing legends, Miles starts to worry he might not be up to the job.

Unprepared and unqualified, his sorry tales of sun soaked sporting disaster as he eventually decides what’s best for him sold out at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe, garnering a record amount of four and five star reviews, and are not to be missed as he hits the road with them this year.

On radio Miles is a regular on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and has contributed to numerous other Radio 4 shows such as Loose Ends, Quote Unquote, The Vote Now Show and Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash.

He had his own series on the network in 2005 - Miles Jupp’s Real World which he co-performed with Frankie Boyle.

On tv he recently made his Have I Got News For You debut, will soon appear on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, was a guest panellist on BBC2’s Mock The Week and a guest on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

Miles also appeared in the BBC2 hit Rev and as John Duggan in The Thick Of It.

Miles Jupp in Fibber in the Heat - a Cricket Tale - will be at the Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead on Friday, February 11, 8pm.

Call 01442 228091 for tickets or go online at www.oldtownhall.co.uk.