The Ashes. One of the greatest events in the holy game of cricket. Thousands of spectators cram themselves into The Oval, looking forward to a great day’s play, completely unaware that a dastardly villain lurks in their midst, in the shape of Yorkshire-based master of disguise, Aldo Passlington.
With a plan to relive the winning team of the fabled Ashes trophy from right under the nose of the Prince Regent, it is up to the heroic super-sleuth and royally appointed secret agent, Fotherington-Tomas, to save the day, once again.
Armed only with his trusty Zuru X-Shot bat, Bexhill Cricket Club cap and trusty sidekick, Maxwell, whose fondness for ice cream and sherbet will surely be his downfall, how, in the name of W.G. Grace’s magnificent beard will he thwart an opponent who could be anywhere on the pitch, or off it, for that matter?
What do MI5’s latest, microscopic, ear pieces, the most unlikely England line up ever seen in the history of the game, and the famous Goodyear blimp have to do with his chances of success? Read on and find out…