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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.
Tiers
Shiny coin
$1 or more per month

Flip King Cricket a coin each month and get one coin's worth of additional time investment from him each month. (If you choose to pledge $1.50 he'll get roughly a pound, taking into account exchange rates and Patreon commission.)

"Have one on me"
$3.38 or more per month

Buy King Cricket a pint each month. (Price is the GBP price of a pint in King Cricket's local about six years ago - so kind of a bargain. You're also perfectly free - indeed encouraged - to pledge the current price of a pint in your local.)

Honorific
$10 or more per month

Become a Knight or Dame of the realm.  Pledge this amount each month and we'll let you add Sir or Dame before your name in the King Cricket comments section. (Anyone who tries to add Sir or Dame who is not an Honorific-level patron will simply have their comments deleted.) You can also pledge this amount and decline the honour, if you want. 

Article sponsor
$100 or more per month

Sponsor an article on King Cricket and your firm will get a thank you, name check and "nofollow" link above one of our normal articles. Sponsored articles will be 500+ words. We also reserve the right to say no. Email [email protected] before pledging to check we're okay with linking to you.

Sponsor a Test series
$1,000 or more per month

Sponsor a Test series and your firm will get a thank you, name check and "nofollow" link at the top of every King Cricket article about that series. This will be 10 articles at a minimum and most likely considerably more. Only one sponsor per series, so email [email protected] before pledging to check availability and whether we're okay linking to you.

Goals
75 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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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.

Recent posts by King Cricket

Tiers
Shiny coin
$1 or more per month

Flip King Cricket a coin each month and get one coin's worth of additional time investment from him each month. (If you choose to pledge $1.50 he'll get roughly a pound, taking into account exchange rates and Patreon commission.)

"Have one on me"
$3.38 or more per month

Buy King Cricket a pint each month. (Price is the GBP price of a pint in King Cricket's local about six years ago - so kind of a bargain. You're also perfectly free - indeed encouraged - to pledge the current price of a pint in your local.)

Honorific
$10 or more per month

Become a Knight or Dame of the realm.  Pledge this amount each month and we'll let you add Sir or Dame before your name in the King Cricket comments section. (Anyone who tries to add Sir or Dame who is not an Honorific-level patron will simply have their comments deleted.) You can also pledge this amount and decline the honour, if you want. 

Article sponsor
$100 or more per month

Sponsor an article on King Cricket and your firm will get a thank you, name check and "nofollow" link above one of our normal articles. Sponsored articles will be 500+ words. We also reserve the right to say no. Email [email protected] before pledging to check we're okay with linking to you.

Sponsor a Test series
$1,000 or more per month

Sponsor a Test series and your firm will get a thank you, name check and "nofollow" link at the top of every King Cricket article about that series. This will be 10 articles at a minimum and most likely considerably more. Only one sponsor per series, so email [email protected] before pledging to check availability and whether we're okay linking to you.