[ more cricket humor ]
In the 1970s, two dedicated Yorkshiremen were at the match.
One discovered that he'd left his wallet at home and his friend offered to go back for it. He returned pale and shaken.
'I've got bad news for thee, Bob. Your wife's run off and left thee, and your house 'as burned to the ground!'
'I've got worse news for thee, lad. Boycott's out.'