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.

Idle Summers 22nd November, 2017 22:07:55   [#] [0 comments] 

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.

Idle Summers 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.

Idle Summers 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.

Idle Summers 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.

Idle Summers 27th June, 2017 22:23:30   [#] [0 comments]