Hello. We are Dave Tickner and Nick Miller. This blog was not started because of any noble purpose to improve the debate or discourse in cricket. It was not started because we think there is anything particularly lacking in cricket journalism. It was started for no purpose other than as a vehicle for our nonsense, and so that we can write whatever we like about cricket.

In years past we covered cricket together, and formed a lifelong and increasingly homo-erotic bond through the horror of England’s defeat to Australia in Adelaide. The most harrowing part was not necessarily that England collapsed, but the length of time it took. It was a long, drawn-out death that leaves scars even to this day. Hence, The 73 Overs.

Dave’s day job is for Sporting Life.com, while Nick works for Football365. Everything written here has absolutely no connection to those two sites.

We hope you enjoy it.