The MCC has announced it is to tour one of cricket's outposts-Salford. In a bid to educate the area several matches will take place. Sir George Dangly-Bits, MCC Secretary for Northern Places, said "Salford has for too long been off the cricket map. Most of the inhabitants struggle to see the importance of cricket. This tour should help rectify the problem."
The spread of civilisation to the Northern parts of the Empire is an important duty of the MCC. by bringing cricket to these parts the MCC hopes to alleviate the suffering those who do not understand the game go through.
Recently one prominent ex-Salford resident has lambasted the game of cricket. S.K. Oob called the game boring. The MCC has responded by offering him a chance to tour Afghanistan next year. The wickets there are pretty treacherous and he can expect a difficult time.
MCC member Sir Francis Tea-Cozy said "This Oob chap, damn bad show. Cricket the mark of a gentleman. We'd never have this in the Long Room you know."
S.K. Oob is thought to be on a sticky wicket, following on and 9 wickets down.