The Guerilla Cricket Podcast
Guerilla speaks to Cricket Supporters Association - Update

Guerilla speaks to Cricket Supporters Association - Update

March 3, 2021

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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: info@cricketsupporters.com

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

Alternative GC podcast ep 8: That’s who Annie ended up in a jacuzzi with…

Alternative GC podcast ep 8: That’s who Annie ended up in a jacuzzi with…

February 23, 2021

The Grumpy old men are back, surprisingly there's a lot of cricket in this episode along with some other nonsense. Enjoy!

IPLAuction 2021 - The unselling of the English

IPLAuction 2021 - The unselling of the English

February 19, 2021

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

IND v ENG 2021 Test series preview

IND v ENG 2021 Test series preview

February 4, 2021

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.

Guerillashire talks to Chevy Green Director Surrey’s ACE programme

Guerillashire talks to Chevy Green Director Surrey’s ACE programme

January 26, 2021

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.

 

Alternative GC pod ep7 - The Hendo Reservoir of Negativity

Alternative GC pod ep7 - The Hendo Reservoir of Negativity

December 22, 2020

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!

Alternative GC Podcast ep 6 You’re Stealing My Fucking Idea!

Alternative GC Podcast ep 6 You’re Stealing My Fucking Idea!

November 19, 2020

Ahhhh the Grumpy Old Men are back to talk some more nonsense, a little bit about cricket, and some other bollocks. Enjoy!

Alternative GC podcast Ep5 - The Old Plantagenet Conspiracy

Alternative GC podcast Ep5 - The Old Plantagenet Conspiracy

October 23, 2020

3 grumpy old men talk nonsense with the odd bit of cricket thrown in, like what happens when you fart in an UBER and lots more. It's like a chat down the pub!

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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