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).
The Grumpy Guerrillas demonstrate that #HashtagsCanBeVacuousToo
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/
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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
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