Women's World T20 Qualifier Review; Associate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) joins Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) for a big episode covering a wide range of men's and women's tournaments over the past two months. The Women's World T20 Championship Qualifier (0:20) and further mens World T20 qualifiers from Africa, East-Asia and Europe were played with more teams progressing to the regional qualifiers (5:30). Hong Kong came through the ODI Asian Cup qualifiers in a fascinating tournament (18:10) and the South American Championships returned with Brazil winning the women's event and Mexico the men's (24:10). There was also an African Women's tournament in Botswana (29:10), U/19 qualifiers in Africa and Europe (37:20) and numerous bilateral series (40:50). There is news from USA and Kenya (44:30), and we preview the Americas Group A World T20 qualifier amongst other tournaments (51:10).

Direct Download Running Time 55min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

The associate 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 15th September, 2018 00:21:47   [#] [0 comments] 

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.

Idle Summers 10th July, 2018 22:59:53   [#] [0 comments] 

World Cup scenario simulator
Russell Degnan

As per the last world cup. This will be updated as the second set of matches rolls by. The axes show the goal difference in the final group games. The flag shows the team that ought to be in the place. This cannot show where two teams are equal, and therefore puts the team with the current highest goals scored - taking into account the minimum ascertained from goal difference - in the highest place.

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Idle Summers 22nd June, 2018 12:36:41   [#] [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.

Idle Summers 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.

Idle Summers 16th April, 2018 01:39:18   [#] [0 comments]