As the title says I simply found the way this was written irritating in the extreme. Trying to be funny every second sentence I found the book became tiresome and I just wanted it to end. No, we don't all accept that Mike Gatting scoffs everything he's had his hands on and that people watching county cricket pass away in their deckchairs on a regular basis (how often has that one been trotted out?). It's just not a funny line to write that an overweight person is the size of a small country or that pensioners smell of wee. If that's how you like your humour then this book is for you, it wasn't for me.