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Guerilla talks Gladstone Small about his memories of 86/87 Ashes

Guerilla talks Gladstone Small about his memories of 86/87 Ashes

December 7, 2021

Inside the Tour - The Ashes 1986/87 is the definitive story of an extraordinary tour, featuring many of those who were part of it, including tales of rum, wine, fancy dress and Elton John.  Gladstone Small may not have played in the first three tests, but he certainly made an impact at the MCG, taking seven Australian wickets to help win the Ashes for England and the Man of the Match Award for himself.

Here in conversation with @tonybishop1, the ever-engaging Gladstone recalls that match and how Ashes history was changed forever by the unlikely intervention of Sir Elton.

Inside the Tour - The Ashes 1986/87 is available on all major podcast platforms. For more information and to subscribe to the series visit auddy.co/ITT and follow @InsideTourPod on Twitter.

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Guerilla talks to Chris Broad about the 86/87 Ashes tour

Guerilla talks to Chris Broad about the 86/87 Ashes tour

December 5, 2021

Inside the Tour - The Ashes 1986/87 is the definitive story of an extraordinary tour, featuring many of those who were part of it, including tales of rum, wine, fancy dress and Elton John.  There were certainly some larger-than-life personalities on both sides including Sir Ian Botham, Alan Lamb and David Gower to name but three for England.  Chris Broad may not have been in that bon viveur category, but he let his bat do the talking and became Man of the Series. Along the way, he became only the third Englishman after Jack Hobbs and Wally Hammond to three score hundreds in consecutive Ashes matches. Here Chris recalls with Tony Bishop the cricket and the distractions for the team that proved, despite a famous claim to the contrary, that they actually could bat, bowl and field.

Inside the Tour - The Ashes 1986/87 is available on all major podcast platforms. For more information and to subscribe to the series visit auddy.co/ITT and follow @InsideTourPod on Twitter.

And to support Guerilla Cricket in bringing you un geo blocked coverage of international cricket please go here: https://www.patreon.com/Guerillacricket

The Jingle Ashes

The Jingle Ashes

December 4, 2021

Never mind the cricket.  Who will win the Jingle Ashes? Who has the funniest, rudest, longest, shortest, daftest, most hummable earworm of a Guerilla Jingle?

Two teams of Guerillas, one from Australia and one from England, got together for the ultimate pre - series Jingle off. Along the way they also found time to opine on the real cricket coming up.

Our selectors supplemented current players for each country with some ringers, chosen more for their jingletasticness than their cricket (although terrific cricketers too it must be said).

The Guerillas

Australia: Cricket Bat Cat, Messy Jezz, SOK

England: St. Annie of Exeter, Jack Hope, The Bear

With love and thanks to our amazing jinglers – Mog, Jeff Perkins, James Sherwood, Men With Ven, Senor Peel, Pryke in Munich, plus many others.

To find out who won the Jingle Ashes and who our Guerillas think might prevail in the real Ashes, listen here.

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And don’t forget, Guerilla Cricket will be covering every single ball of the series. If your fancy something a bit different, with music and chatting with cricket fans around the world, then join us https://www.guerillacricket.com/

Alternative Podcast Ep 13 - That Hobby Horse Has Sailed

Alternative Podcast Ep 13 - That Hobby Horse Has Sailed

December 2, 2021

The Grumpy Guerillas continue to bang the same old Ashes drum. Oh, and some stuff about The Beatles. Nurse!

Guerilla talks to Will Gaffney from Bat For a Chance

Guerilla talks to Will Gaffney from Bat For a Chance

December 1, 2021

Bat for a Chance helps underprivileged children experience the joy of cricket. They collect and source clothing and equipment, both new and high-quality second hand, and then dispatch it to schools, clubs and academies not just in the UK, but all around the world.

To help, you can donate your unused or second-hand cricket clothing and equipment via your school or local club. 

It sounds simple and as an idea it is. But to make a difference to so many lives and in so many different places is something else.

One of the remarkable things about Bat For A Chance is that its founder and driving force Will Gaffney is still at school.  Here Tony Bishop meets Will to learn more about the charity’s story and remarkable work.

To find out for yourself about how to help by donating kit, donating money or becoming a partner, click here: https://www.batforachance.org.uk

And to support Guerilla Cricket in bringing you un geo blocked coverage of international cricket please go here: https://www.patreon.com/Guerillacricket

Alternative Podcast Episode 12 -  Doing Various Exercises During Pregnancy

Alternative Podcast Episode 12 - Doing Various Exercises During Pregnancy

October 13, 2021

Grumpy Guerillas *expecting* little from England’s Ashes squad, *birth* of the Boringest Cricket Tweet Of The Week, and Jesus H Christ (where H = hash).

Alternative GC Podcast Ep11 - No Segment From The Bear

Alternative GC Podcast Ep11 - No Segment From The Bear

July 27, 2021

The Grumpy Guerrillas demonstrate that #HashtagsCanBeVacuousToo

Guerilla Cricket Discusses the 5th Cricket Supporters Association Annual Survey

Guerilla Cricket Discusses the 5th Cricket Supporters Association Annual Survey

July 21, 2021

Never has it been more important to ensure the views of cricket fans are heard as we see a county system under financial pressure, the impact of the pandemic and the launch of new and not universally accepted format of the game with the Hundred.

Over 3000 cricket fans, across all age ranges, responded to the 5th Annual Cricket Supporters Association Survey. Major topics covered include The Hundred, the role and importance of the County Championship, whether fan’s views are listened to and acted upon and whether cricket should be more accessible via free to air coverage of tournament cricket.

Watch here as @tonybishop1 discusses the results of the survey with Becky Fairlie Clarke, Co – Founder of the CSA and discover where cricket fans stand on the most important issues. Crucially, how are the survey results being presented to the ECB and what can we expect back in response from the game’s governing body?

You can find out more about the Cricket Supporters Association here: https://www.cricketsupporters.com/

And to support Guerilla Cricket in bringing you un geo blocked coverage of international cricket please go here: https://www.patreon.com/Guerillacricket

Guerilla talks to Michelle Lang author of the Howzatt Cricket book

Guerilla talks to Michelle Lang author of the Howzatt Cricket book

June 16, 2021

If you want to give a youngster a beautifully illustrated, easy to understand book to get them enthused about cricket, what choices are there? If you google ’my first cricket book’ you will find out two things. Firstly, there aren’t that many options and secondly, they don’t come cheap! Our game doesn’t always do a great job of igniting the enthusiasm of youngsters and their parents and a decline in participation numbers rather sadly, testifies to that. But there is hope. And it comes from Zulu Natal in the shape of Howzattt, A Beginners Guide to the Game of Cricket. It’s is a small but beautiful book with a big story to tell. Listen here as @tonybishop1 it’s meets author Michelle Lang. The book itself, is just 32 pages of easily digested and simply illustrated description of the game of cricket and is priced at just £3.25 (USD 4.60). It covers history, basic rules, cricket terms and whilst showing its technicalities such as shots, fielding positions and types of bowling, it achieves its simplicity without ever patronising its reader. You can get the book here. And when you do, you will be helping grassroots cricket development too 

Alternative GC podcast Ep10 - Rolling a spliff in a convertible on the M4

Alternative GC podcast Ep10 - Rolling a spliff in a convertible on the M4

May 4, 2021

Scorebook debris, Alan Jone's cap and the return of the Vicar of Dibbly-Dobbly

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