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...
The Hendo Reservoir of NegativityCan 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!
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!
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...
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”
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...
“In this book, Richard parallels his life’s landmarks and milestones with countycricket’s arrival at an equally important juncture in its own existence. He manages tointertwine and compare some of these personal struggles and challenges, such asturning 50 , with the difficulties faced by the sport he so loves”Ryan Ten Doeschate
In this episode of Guerillashire @tonybishop1 meets Last Wicket Stand authorRichard Clarke, perhaps better known as @The_Grumbler
Last-Wicket Stand is an honest...
Three Grumpy Guerillas assemble to discuss twitter feuds, puerile commentators games, and - gasp!- actual cricket!
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?Sync us up to your TV and keep listening even in another app with Hotmic - download the Hotmic app from the App Store or Google Play Store, and enter the code GCRADIO at sign-up - every sign-up supports the show. You can also help...
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...
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
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...
Another Grumpy Old Guerillas podcast. It's like the Four Yorkshiremen sketch, without the humour
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.
The title is woefully inadequate for the task at hand - but we had to call it something, and it's hard to spell a wordless scream. Anti-racism is not something to parcel into a pod-sized package and not think about again, and it's in that spirit that host Nakul Pande and Machel St Patrick Hewitt take to the mics.Nakul and Machel share their personal experiences of being cricket fans of colour, discuss the international resonance of the uprising against a living legacy of state-sanctioned...
The lords of cricket have spoken - what they've (not) said may shock you! Joining host Nakul Pande from across three continents to discuss the ICC's non-decision about the men's T20 World Cup, what's they've decided to decide instead, what might decide the most important election in ICC history, and Australia deciding to scheduling some actual cricket - decisively:
MEL FARRELL - superstar freelance cricket writer and broadcaster
ANKIT MISHRA - co-founder and editor of...
The Grumpy Old Guerrillas return with another podcast about nothing in particular
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Telling host Nakul Pande how their love of cricket and their time on Guerilla Cricket began this week:
Over the next couple of months, we're running a fundraising campaign for ourselves and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation UK, who do amazing work tackling Type 1 diabetes - stick around to the end for why this cause is so close to our hearts, and contribute to the cause on our JustGiving page. Thank you.
This week's episode tests even host Nakul Pande's relentless optimism. He discusses which of the IPL and the men's T20 World Cup can, will or even should happen in the second half of this COVID-ravaged cricketing year with:
KHALID MOHIDIN: Owner and editor, Cricket Fanatics Magazine
ANKIT MISHRA: Co-founder and editor, CricTracker
The panel dissect in some detail the logistical, financial and moral implications of playing and not, and whether Faf du Plessis has brains to match his beauty....
“Diligent research and evocative story telling combine to make this book a truly compelling read”. Praise indeed for ‘Wizards’ and its author Anindya Dutta, from none other than Kapil Dev.
In this episode of Guerillashire, Tony Bishop and Anindya discuss the mystical, twirling, whirling, floating, ripping, gripping world of Indian spin bowling. No other skill has contributed more to India’s cricket – and arguably, spin bowling is what drove its race to the top.
The story of Indian...
You, and we, enjoyed our first edition of Origin Stories so much that we came back for another! This time, host Nakul Pande's companions on our stroll down memory lane are:
ANNIE CHAVE: Unofficial president of the Marcus Trescothick Fan Club and actual founder and editor of County Cricket Matters
GARY NAYLOR: Cricket writer, theatre critic and devotee of the aesthetics of cricket and those who play it
PAUL HOWARTH: Village green hero turned club wicketkeeper turned all-round sports...
It's cricket most thrilling, most physically demanding and most misunderstood skill - on this week's Guerilla Cricket Podcast, host Nakul Pande constructs a three-pronged attack to unpack what fast bowling's all about:
IAIN O'BRIEN: Former New Zealand fast bowler, creator of the Youtube channel 108 with IOB and friend of the show
GLADSTONE SMALL: Much-loved former Warwickshire and England fast bowler and current tour host for The Black Opal Group, pod debutant
IAN PONT: Pioneering fast...
Hendo, Grubby and Not Fred invite you to listen to them sitting around and talking bollocks. The Highest Rated Podcast* On The Internet (* in its category)
In the first of an occasional series, this week we're going back in time to where it all began for some of our most loved and most interesting Guerillas. When did they first watch and play the game? Who were their first cricketing heroes? How did they get the cricket bug? Were they bitten by a radioactive Peter Such?Host Nakul Pande breaks off from mythologising Lance Klusener long enough to hear tales of reluctant Antipodean touring teams, a grandfather's child-quietening tactics...
It's not all about the big money and the big names. The COVID-19 cricket shutdown has repercussions at all levels of the game, including where the budgets are tight even at the best of times - and in case you'd not been paying attention, these really are not the best of times.
To tell us about the challenges faced by smaller boards, what's being done to deal with them, and what the ICC are doing to help (spoiler alert: actually something!), host Nakul Pande got a crack crew together: