Back in the Small Time by Neil Crittenden | Script Revolution

Back in the Small Time

A disgraced ex-England cricketer is offered a chance at redemption - to coach a new team from the Scottish highlands in the new Scottish national league.



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This project is currently being written. It is a feel-good sports comedy/drama.


Eddie Templeman has seen better days. Sacked by his country following an incident in a Barbados strip club, he has been making a living as a long distance lorry driver for ten years.

That all changes when he takes a job that takes him to a remote part of the Scottish highlands, a small town on the north coast. It is there he meets a local restaurant owner, and cricket nut, Ravi. Ravi recognises him instantly and persuades him to coach the new cricket team he's putting together.

Eddie reluctantly agrees and he begins to find out a lot about his team, his new employer, and himself as he takes his plucky team of amateur cricketers/professional crofters, all the way to the tournament final at the Grange in Edinburgh.

In a gripping final act, a surprise face from the past makes a startling confession to Eddie, and this news threatens to derail him on his road to redemption.

Eddie Templeman is back...but back in the small time.

Submitted: October 20, 2020
Last Updated: October 20, 2020

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The Writer: Neil Crittenden

TV writer seeking representation. Get in touch to request a script. View the website below to learn more about my unproduced drama, “Making Waves” Go to bio

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