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Guerillashire - Over and Out – Albert Trott: The man Who Cleared the Lords Pavilion

Guerillashire - Over and Out – Albert Trott: The man Who Cleared the Lords Pavilion

September 17, 2020
Over and Out is the story of a neglected cricket hero. Albert Trott was good enough to play for Australia and England, but at the height of his powers no Test team would pick him. He brought an Ashes series to life by taking 8 – 43 on debut and his batting average for Australia was 102.5. He is also one of only two players to take two hat-tricks in the same first-class innings.
 
He is perhaps most famous though for his exploits on 31st July 1899 when he powered Monty Noble’s delivery up and over the Lords pavilion. Yet sadly there is no portrait of Albert Trott in the Long Room of the Lord’s pavilion. Despite his notability, having played in 375 first-class matches including 5 Tests, Albert was almost penniless when he committed suicide at the age of 41.
 
In this Guerillashire Podcast Tony Bishop is joined by author of Over and Out Steve Neal. Together they revisit days of Gentlemen and Professionals and explore the remarkable tale of Albert Trott: a man who spent his whole life as a professional cricketer, yet played the game like a gilded amateur. 
 
Thanks to Jeff Perkins for the theme tune and jingles and to Jon Stone for editing and production support. 
 
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Guerillashire - Cricket Writers

Guerillashire - Cricket Writers

September 7, 2020

Cricket writers Anindya Dutta and Ashley Gray share the pain and rewards of their craft. 

 

“There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly: sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges”
Ernest Hemingway
 
In March 1706, a man called William Goldwin, published a slender volume of his early verse called Musea Juveniles. Inside was the poem of 95 lines in Latin that he titled, ‘In Certamen Pilae’ (On a match at ball). As far as anyone knows this was the very first piece of cricket literature.
 
Cricket has inspired much great writing across the 314 intervening years, although not so much of it in Latin. The likes of Neville Cardus stand out as great story tellers and stylists, lighting the path for the many that have followed.
 
As in the game itself, the appearance of simplicity is the result of inspiration, insight, talent but plenty of perspiration too.
 
In this Guerillashire Podcast Tony Bishop is joined by two best - selling cricket writers to discuss not just their books, but the different paths they take to go from blank page to best seller.
 
Anindya Dutta is a former banker, now writer and Guerilla Cricket commentator who for a while has been keeping the likes of Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni off Amazon India’s top spot with his latest book The Greatest Year The 1971 Tours of West Indies and England.
 
Ashley Gray is a sportswriter whose stories have appeared in Wisden, Fox Sports, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and All out Cricket. Most recently, his book The Unforgiven, Mercenaries or Missionaries, tells the stories of West Indian cricketers who toured apartheid South Africa and has been nominated for Wisden book of the year.
 
Thanks to Jeff Perkins for the theme tune and jingles and to Jon Stone for editing and production support.
 
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Guerillashire – Last Wicket Stand: Searching for redemption, revival and a reason to persevere in English County cricket

Guerillashire – Last Wicket Stand: Searching for redemption, revival and a reason to persevere in English County cricket

August 27, 2020

“In this book, Richard parallels his life’s landmarks and milestones with county
cricket’s arrival at an equally important juncture in its own existence. He manages to
intertwine and compare some of these personal struggles and challenges, such as
turning 50 , with the difficulties faced by the sport he so loves”
Ryan Ten Doeschate

 

In this episode of Guerillashire @tonybishop1 meets Last Wicket Stand author
Richard Clarke, perhaps better known as @The_Grumbler

Last-Wicket Stand is an honest account of one man's search for meaning, purpose
and reinvention, both for himself and the sport he loves. At the start of the 2020
season, English county cricket faced radical change. The Hundred was coming,
introducing new 'franchises' playing a new format in the hope of attracting much-
needed new audiences. Its inception was controversial. Advocates argued only
drastic action could halt the decline of cricket in the UK. Opponents feared it would
undermine the very fabric of the much-loved county game. One devoted Essex fan
set out to document the last summer before the big change. He toured the country in
2019 chronicling this often-ignored sport, from the gentle lullaby of the County
Championship to the bawdy singalong of T20 Finals Day. Richard Clarke was in his
50th year, at a personal crossroads and fearing his best days may be long gone.
Change vs tradition, growth vs security, money vs meaning - these perennial
struggles lie at the heart of this absorbing and revealing journey of redemption.
In an additional treat, Tony and Richard also find time to discuss an all-time great
@EssexCricket XI.

 

Thanks to Jeff Perkins for the theme tune and jingles and to Jon Stone for editing
and production support.

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Alternative GC broadcast no.4

Alternative GC broadcast no.4

August 12, 2020

Three Grumpy Guerillas assemble to discuss twitter feuds, puerile commentators games, and - gasp!- actual cricket!

ENG v WI 2nd Test Review & 3rd Test Preview

ENG v WI 2nd Test Review & 3rd Test Preview

July 22, 2020

Finding time to work out how we got here and where we go next, Nakul Pande and David Brook analyse the 2nd Test - West Indies's fight, Sibley's patience, Broad's excellence and Stokes' sheer Stokesness - and pick our 3rd Test XIs. Does your favourite get a mention?

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ENG v WI 1st Test Review & 2nd Test Preview

ENG v WI 1st Test Review & 2nd Test Preview

July 14, 2020

Four months with no cricket, and now, we have no time. Host Nakul Pande and the unnervingly positive Machel St Patrick Hewitt (host of the excellent Caribbean Cricket Podcast) use the last moment of quiet before the 2nd Test build-up begins in earnest to recollect the emotion of Southampton in tranquility:

  • Did England really doom themselves with their decision-making, or did they just not play as well as the West Indies?
  • Does Ben Stokes realise how good he is?
  • Is Kraigg Brathwaite back? Was Shai Hope ever here?

We play 2nd Test selector too, trying and failing to scan John Campbell's foot from 200 miles away:

  • Denly the human shock absorber or Crawley the coming man?
  • Broad for Wood is simple - too simple?
  • Rakheem Cornwall has to play - but will he?

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ENG v WI series preview

ENG v WI series preview

July 7, 2020

Two shaky top orders but pace in abundance, so who will prevail in the bio-secure bowl: Guerilla Cricket's Nigel Henderson puts the question to Mach St Patrick Hewitt, of the Caribbean Cricket Podcast and fellow broadcasters Dave Brook and Barry Wilkinson ( Line and Length ) before the latter pair argue the merits and demerits of coach Phil Simmons and recall happy days in the company of Everton Weekes

Guerilla Cricket meets Dan Newman of JDRF UK

Guerilla Cricket meets Dan Newman of JDRF UK

June 19, 2020

Guerilla Cricket meets Dan Newman of JDRF UK

Throughout the rolling, tumbling, dice throwing mayhem of the Dickwella Broad Owzat Trophy, we’ve been partnering with JDRF UK.  

In this special episode of the Guerilla Cricket Podcast, Guerilla and DBOT finalist Tony Bishop, meets Daniel Newman of JDRF UK. Diagnosed at 10 years old with Type 1 Diabetes, Dan’s journey has been challenging, deeply moving and inspiring in equal measure.  He tells us about the amazing work of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and his role in their work to improve lives and one day eradicate the condition for good. We also talk about famous cricketers who have Type 1, Pakistan and Lancashire legend Wasim Akram amongst them.

JDRF:

They need your support.  Listen to Dan’s story and please go to our DBOT (Very Loud and Animated) and help us to help JDRF.  https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/db-owzat-trophy

 

Join a global movement to create a world without type 1 but with the world’s best independent cricket commentary.

 

Thanks as ever to Jeff Perkins for the theme tune and jingles and to Nigel Walker for editing and production support.

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Alternative podcast No 3

Alternative podcast No 3

June 17, 2020

Another Grumpy Old Guerillas podcast. It's like the Four Yorkshiremen sketch, without the humour

Guerilla speaks to Deep Das Gupta

Guerilla speaks to Deep Das Gupta

June 13, 2020

Guerilla Cricket's Nigel Henderson talks to Indian former Test cricketer, coach and commentator Deep Dasgupta about whether and where the IPL can go ahead, scoring a century against England and how his best shot in international cricket came as he tried to protect his crown jewels.

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