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About King Cricket

Hello. My name's Alex Bowden and since 2006 I've been writing King Cricket - which, being as you're here, you presumably already know about.

The situation

When it comes to working out how I spend my time each week, King Cricket is currently – for boring financial reasons – my lowest priority. I haven’t been writing the site these last 13 years to make my fortune. This is why some weeks I publish quite a bit and other weeks not so much.

Why the crowdfunding campaign?

I love writing King Cricket and I'd very much like to be able to devote a little more time to it – even just an extra morning a month.

If enough people were willing to chip in a small sum each month, I could…

  • Write more articles
  • Do longer, more in-depth pieces
  • Finally and reluctantly do requests (maybe)(actually, thinking about it, probably not)

In summary

King Cricket will remain entirely free, whether you pledge a monthly sum or not – but the more people who pledge, the more I’ll be able to do with it.
70 of 100 patrons
If we get to raise our bat for three figures, we'll commit to doing at least one 1,000-word feature each month.
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