European Summer Review; Associate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

After a two month break Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) joins Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) to discuss the Asian Women's T20 Cup (1:00) and Thailand's first official T20I victory, Scotland's matches against England and Pakistan (3:40) and against Ireland and the Netherlands in the European tri-series (9:00), and the Test debuts of Ireland and Afghanistan and their implications (or otherwise) (13:00). In news we cover the ICC Conference (17:40), the proposed changes to T20 domestic tournaments and their impact on events like the Canada GT20, and the a major development initiative in Papua New Guinea (33:30). Finally, we preview the Women's T20 Qualifer and the Men's East Africa T20 Qualifier (36:40).

Direct Download Running Time 44min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

The associate and affiliate cricket podcast is an attempt to expand coverage of associate tournaments by obtaining local knowledge of the relevant nations. If you have or intend to go to a tournament at associate level - men`s women`s, ICC, unaffiliated - then please get in touch in the comments or by email.

Cricket - Associate - Podcast 10th July, 2018 22:59:53   [#] [0 comments] 

WCL4 Review; Associate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

World Cricket League Division Four lived up to expectations with an exciting last day. Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) joins Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) to discuss the results (5:45), along with the latest batch of World T20 sub-regional qualifiers in Africa (0:20) and Asia (2:40). There is good news from the ICC, with all nations being granted T20I status starting with the women in July (19:35), and we discuss Ireland's first men's Test match (35:25) and preview of the Women's Asia Cup (41:55).

Direct Download Running Time 44min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

The associate and affiliate cricket podcast is an attempt to expand coverage of associate tournaments by obtaining local knowledge of the relevant nations. If you have or intend to go to a tournament at associate level - men`s women`s, ICC, unaffiliated - then please get in touch in the comments or by email.

Cricket - Associate - Podcast 9th May, 2018 23:54:07   [#] [0 comments] 

World Cup Qualifiers Review; Associate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

The World Cup Qualifiers were completed with the West Indies and Afghanistan moving on to England but not without a lot of drama. Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) joins Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) to go over the tournament, the major talking points, the aftermath and the 10-team world cup (0:20). There were other tournaments and matches in South-east Asia with a few surprises (41:20). There is news of adminstrative upheaval and poor governance (45:00), plus USACA being USACA (49:10). And tournament previews for Africa, Asia and the World Cricket League division four (53:10).

Direct Download Running Time 62min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

The associate and affiliate cricket podcast is an attempt to expand coverage of associate tournaments by obtaining local knowledge of the relevant nations. If you have or intend to go to a tournament at associate level - men`s women`s, ICC, unaffiliated - then please get in touch in the comments or by email.

Cricket - Associate - Podcast 16th April, 2018 01:39:18   [#] [0 comments] 

WCL2 Review, WCQ Preview; Associate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

Associate cricket is in the middle of a key period and Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) joins Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) are here to cover them. World Cricket League Division Two saw Nepal and the UAE move into the qualifiers (0:20). Those qualifiers will be played in Zimbabwe and we've previewed the tournament and the contenders, as well as the coverage (or lack of) (14:00). Tournaments for the smaller naions are gearing up too. The ACC eastern sub-regional T20 was won by Bhutan (28:30) and the first of the World T20 qualifiers will start in the Americas - Southern region (40:30). And finally, there is news from the ICC, Canada and Malaysia (30:50).

Direct Download Running Time 47min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

The associate and affiliate cricket podcast is an attempt to expand coverage of associate tournaments by obtaining local knowledge of the relevant nations. If you have or intend to go to a tournament at associate level - men`s women`s, ICC, unaffiliated - then please get in touch in the comments or by email.

Cricket - Associate - Podcast 1st March, 2018 20:53:39   [#] [0 comments] 

U-19 World Cup and WCL2 Preview; Associate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

The 2018 U-19 World Cup has been played and won by India. Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) joins Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) to discuss the performance of the associate teams (0:20) as well as women's events in Africa (5:00). There is news from the ICC regarding the WT20 in 2020 and the status of Nepal amongst other things (6:50). And we preview the World Cricket League Division Two (14:20).

Direct Download Running Time 24min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

The associate and affiliate cricket podcast is an attempt to expand coverage of associate tournaments by obtaining local knowledge of the relevant nations. If you have or intend to go to a tournament at associate level - men`s women`s, ICC, unaffiliated - then please get in touch in the comments or by email.

Cricket - Associate - Podcast 6th February, 2018 22:39:25   [#] [0 comments] 

ICup and WCLC Final Round Preview; Associate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

As the finale of two major tournaments approaches. Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) joins Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) to preview the final round. We preview the Intercontinental Cup as well as Afghanistan's big win over Hong Kong in the previous set of matches (0:40). Also look at the last round of the World Cricket League and its many permutations (7:00). We review the U/19 Youth Asia Cup (14:45) and the South American Championship (18:00) and preview the Asian Women's T20 Qualifier (22:45), along with the news from Malaysia and the USA.

Direct Download Running Time 25min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

The associate and affiliate cricket podcast is an attempt to expand coverage of associate tournaments by obtaining local knowledge of the relevant nations. If you have or intend to go to a tournament at associate level - men`s women`s, ICC, unaffiliated - then please get in touch in the comments or by email.

Cricket - Associate - Podcast 22nd November, 2017 22:07:55   [#] [1 comment] 

Eric Parthen of USA cricket; Associate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

The second last round of Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League championship matches have been played. Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) and Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) review the I-Cup matches (0:30) between UAE and Namibia, Scotland and PNG, and a preview of Hong Kong versus Afghanistan before turning to the WCL championship (7:50), and the East Asia Cup (15:00). Then, Eric Parthen, USA Project Manager at ICC Americas (@usacricket), joins Andrew to discuss the progress of USA cricket towards a new organisation and eventual reinstatement (17:05). The ICC changes to Test and ODI cricket are discussed, along with other decisions, and in particular eligibility (29:50) and there is other news from Ireland, Hong Kong and western Asia.

Direct Download Running Time 54min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

The associate and affiliate cricket podcast is an attempt to expand coverage of associate tournaments by obtaining local knowledge of the relevant nations. If you have or intend to go to a tournament at associate level - men`s women`s, ICC, unaffiliated - then please get in touch in the comments or by email.

Cricket - Associate - Podcast 17th October, 2017 00:00:18   [#] [0 comments] 

WCL Division 5 review; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) and Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) end a short hiatus with a run-down of a the last two months of associate cricket. In the I-Cup, Ireland drew with Netherlands while Namibia are hosting the UAE (0:20). World Cricket League division five was dominated by Jersey, with Vanuatu springing a surprise (5:20). There were regional women's World T20 qualifiers in Europe and Africa (17:15), regional Under 19 World Cup qualifiers for the Americas, Europe and East-Asia Pacific (25:10), and two men's and one women's tournament at the South-East Asian games (32:45). And there were a number of bilateral matches and minor tournaments in all parts of the world (40:00).

Direct Download Running Time 59min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

The associate and affiliate cricket podcast is an attempt to expand coverage of associate tournaments by obtaining local knowledge of the relevant nations. If you have or intend to go to a tournament at associate level - men`s women`s, ICC, unaffiliated - then please get in touch in the comments or by email.

Cricket - Associate - Podcast 18th September, 2017 23:23:18   [#] [0 comments] 

ICC Annual Conference, Welsh Cricket; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

The 2017 ICC Annual Conference was one the most significant of the past two decades, with the ascension of two full members, the expulsion of USACA, governance reform at board level, and some reform of playing structures. Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) and Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) to discuss all those things (3:40). we also discuss Welsh cricket and the complications of a Welsh national side (33:00). There is also a review of the Africa U/19 qualifiers, Netherlands matches against Zimbabwe (0:30) and previews of the Women's European T20 qualifier, WCL5, and the Ireland-Netherland I-Cup match and the South-Eastern-Asian games (46:00).

Direct Download Running Time 60min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

The associate and affiliate cricket podcast is an attempt to expand coverage of associate tournaments by obtaining local knowledge of the relevant nations. If you have or intend to go to a tournament at associate level - men`s women`s, ICC, unaffiliated - then please get in touch in the comments or by email.

Cricket - Associate - Podcast 20th July, 2017 09:08:23   [#] [0 comments] 

WCL Division 3 Review; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

Like many before it, World Cricket League Division Three played out a fascinating final day with Uganda, Singapore and USA all within a few runs of being relegated. Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) and Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) lead off the episode with a discussion of the tournament and its many twists (0:30). Scotland and Namibia played out World Cricket League Championship matches (9:15) and a washed out Intercontinental Cup game (14:45) though the Saltires had greater success against full members (16:40). The European WCL5 qualifier was played with success for Germany and a few surprises down the table (19:00) and Afghanistan had a successful tour of West Indies (22:05). In news, we chat about associate players in various domestic leagues, and preview the ICC meeting that happened before editing was completed (26:40).

Direct Download Running Time 33min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

The associate and affiliate cricket podcast is an attempt to expand coverage of associate tournaments by obtaining local knowledge of the relevant nations. If you have or intend to go to a tournament at associate level - men`s women`s, ICC, unaffiliated - then please get in touch in the comments or by email.

Cricket - Associate - Podcast 27th June, 2017 22:23:30   [#] [0 comments] 

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