Album: The Duckworth Lewis Method, TDLM, (Divine Comedy/1969)

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The DLM is an arcane cricket scoring system.

It is also the name of a project by Thomas Walsh and the Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon which meditates upon the meaning, mythology and mystery of the game that gave the world 20/20. Pop? You bet.

All the English formal tropes are here, from Kinksy shuffles to Beatles baroquerie via glam-beat overkill, delivered in affectless musical-hall deadpan. One song, "Jiggery Pokery", even animates Shane Warne's "Ball of the Century" from Mike Gatting's POV. Highly amusing.

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