Scorebook debris, Alan Jone's cap and the return of the Vicar of Dibbly-Dobbly
Andrew Edward’s 2015 autobiography, one of his three books, received glowing testimonials from Michael Atherton OBE, 2003 Rugby Union World Cup winner Will Greenwood MBE, Sky Sports’ Hayley McQueen amongst many others.
He was for many years a statistician for Manchester United’s TV channel, has been invited to a Buckingham Palace Garden party in celebration of his work as well as interviewed by John Humphries on the Today Programme no less.
What makes these achievements exceptional is that Andrew Edwards is autistic and has had to use every ounce of determination and will to overcome the odds and succeed. His autobiography is entitled I’ve got a Stat for you. My life with Autism. Listen here as he tells @tonybishop1 his inspiring story of triumph over adversity.
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The grumpy Guerrillas take in Sachin's omelettes, Norfolk's balls and an exclusive club of unlucky batsmen
The Cricket Supporters Association (CSA) is a fully independent, democratic, not for profit organisation which has been established to give all cricket fans a voice and have their rights represented.
A central pillar of giving fans that voice is their annual survey, the fifth edition of which will be launched this month having started in 2017. Tony Bishop @tonybishop1 meets Becky Fairlie - Clarke, co – founder of the CSA to find out two things:
- What has changed over the 3 previous issues and most importantly, what impact has it had and why cricket fans should ensure they take part
- What are the key issues to be covered in the survey and how can cricket fan’s still shape those?
The survey has grown in reach, depth and relevance since its launch and Becky explains exactly how the supporters voice on key issues gets to leading authorities in the game.
If you want your voice heard and feel that there is something vital to be included in the next edition of the survey, you can go here: www.cricketsupporters.com/haveyoursay or you can email the CSA here: firstname.lastname@example.org
But hurry, as the survey will launch in the third week of March.
You can keep up to date with the CSA on Twitter too @yourcricketsa
The Grumpy old men are back, surprisingly there's a lot of cricket in this episode along with some other nonsense. Enjoy!
When the music stopped on the mega-bucks mini-auction for IPL 2021, some high-profile Englishmen found themselves without a partner. Nakul Pande invites Jack Hope of The Cricket Podcast to analyse why Alex Hales, Jason Roy and Adil Rashid went unsold - come for the Alex Hales rant, stay for the Steven Smith rant
On their own patch, India are favourites. They have won huge plaudits for pulling off a dramatic series win in Australia and with an injury ravaged team. However, favourites don’t always win and England feel they have better than a puncher’s chance.
Whilst India will point to a number of factors in their favour, including the return of some big guns and familiar home conditions, England are a very tough nut to crack anywhere in the world these days and there are reasons for English optimism, not least of which are the 5 consecutive test wins away from home they have just registered for first time in over 100 years.
15 times these two have locked horns in India and the home side have the upper hand, winning 7 series to England’s 5 with 3 drawn.
We put two Guerillas together in the virtual ring to exchange verbal blows and predict who is likely to come out on top.
Representing India is Anindya Dutta @Cric_Writer, a man who keeps company with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni on Amazon bookshelves. He wrote Wizards: The Story of Indian Spin Bowling. He knows his Indian cricket.
Waving the English flag is a man almost old enough to have watched England’s first triumph in India in 1933 @tonybishop1 .
Argument and counter argument are traded as Tony meets Anindya’s devilish spin with stoic defence and some neat verbal footwork. Alas they couldn’t agree on the score. But they did agree it won’t be dull.
Watch here to see who you think has it right.
A study by Leeds Beckett University last year found a 72 per cent decrease in black players in the English game between 1995 and 2019, while just one English-born black player had played Test match cricket since 2004, prior to Jofra Archer. And it’s not just in the professional game. In our recreational game, only 1% of players are from African Caribbean heritage.
The ACE Programme was launched by Surrey County Cricket Club in January 2020 in response to this alarming decline with the bold intent of doing something about it. Watch here as @tonybishop1 meets Chevy Green, Director of Surrey’s ACE program to find out exactly how they are doing and hear about successes so far.
The Hendo Reservoir of Negativity
Can you be grumpy and festive at the same time? Which Sri Lankan cricketer appears in a Christmas carol? Tune in and find out!
Ahhhh the Grumpy Old Men are back to talk some more nonsense, a little bit about cricket, and some other bollocks. Enjoy!