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The Duckworth Lewis Method

The Duckworth Lewis Method Biography

The Duckworth Lewis Method are an Irish pop group formed by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy and Thomas Walsh of Pugwash. The Duckworth Lewis Method is also the title of the group's first album, which was released on 3 July 2009, a few days before the start of the 2009 Ashes series. A concept album about cricket, the album has 12 tracks, one of which is an instrumental. The album was mixed and recorded in Dublin and was mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

Hannon and Walsh have described their album as "a kaleidoscopic musical adventure through the beautiful and rather silly world of cricket." The track "Jiggery Pokery" features guest cameo performances from Phill Jupitus, Alexander Armstrong, Matt Berry and more. Berry also features on the track "Mason on the Boundary".

On 9 September 2009 the band were put on hiatus. In March 2010 the group recorded a "new national anthem for Ireland", or alternanthem, for The Irish Times as part of the newspaper's St Patrick's Festival promotions. They wrote and recorded the theme song for the ESPNcricinfo video blog The Two Chucks. In April 2010 The Duckworth Lewis Method album was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award. In an interview with the BBC, Neil Hannon confirmed that he and Thomas Walsh would be working together again in the future.

In late October 2012 Hannon and Walsh confirmed they were working on a second Duckworth Lewis album. Recording sessions began in early 2013 with the intention of releasing the new recording in time for the Ashes Series in the summer. In May 2013 the release date for Sticky Wickets was announced. The album came out on the 28th of June in Ireland and the 1st of July elsewhere. The release was celebrated with a short concert in Tower Records, Dublin, on July 3rd.

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Barretstown 2010 Performance

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The Duckworth Lewis Method - 'Third Man'

The Duckworth Lewis Method - 'Third Man'

I look forward to teens getting into cricket and ELO thanks to this magnificent oddity.

  • Aug 21, 2013

The Duckworth Lewis Method - 'Sticky Wickets'

Love the way cricket brings out people’s most eccentric traits? Then love this.

  • Jul 2, 2013

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