I’m pretty sure they didn’t particularly want to sort out the rules and equipment, given the Bugg love of chaos, sport and broken limbs. That and I’m pretty sure they’re all big fans of Brockian Ultra-Cricket.


Mr Bugg is wearing a ball cap, rugby pads and cleats, brandishing a field-hockey stick and carrying what looks like an American football helmet, while behind him, Mrs Bugg is about to crack his braincase with a cricket bat. She is also sporting cleats, and you guys know how I feel about the cleats. A soccer ball, American football and squash racquet litter the ground behind her.

The text reads: “Aprovul 22, 1886: The first ever National League Buggball game is played. It will be decades before official rules and equipment are established.”