Part 2: ICC Conference and USACA Suspension with Peter Della Penna; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

In the second part of this episode, US cricket journalist and associate cricket expert Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) joins Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) and Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) to discuss the USACA Suspension (0:05) and outcomes from the ICC conference (14:04): the ascension of Serbia and the suspension of Turkey and Morocco; the stated strategic plan; and the nexus between development and future competitive opportunities. There are previews of the Americas U/19 (31:02), Europe U/19 (48:00), the Pacific Games (50:30), and the Scotland-Nepal WCLC matches (53:40). And reviews of the Netherlands-PNG WCLC (39:00), and UAE-Kenya (41:00) matches, the Central Europe Cup (43:05), (Europe) Continental Cup (44:25), and the women's Kwibuka tournament in Rwanda (46:40).

Direct Download Running Time 55min. 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 3rd July, 2015 10:15:32   [#] [0 comments] 

Part 1: World T20 Qualifiers Preview with Peter Della Penna; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

In this two part episode, US cricket journalist and associate cricket expert Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) joins Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) and Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) to discuss the World T20 qualifiers and ICC news. In part one we cover the World T20 qualifiers, with previews of every team (group A: 0:45; group B: 37:40) and predictions of the teams likely to reach the playoffs.

Direct Download Running Time 67min. 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 2nd July, 2015 20:12:32   [#] [0 comments] 

ICC Governance with Ehsan Mani; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

The associate and affiliate cricket podcast celebrates fifty episodes with a special interview with former ICC President Ehsan Mani on associate cricket, development and governance at the ICC. (6:43) Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) joins Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) for that, reviews of the Netherlands-PNG I-Cup match (0:30), and the first Ireland-Scotland T20 match (4:30). In news the theme is franchises, and we discuss both the mooted plan for associate teams in county cricket (41:13), the expansion of the CPL into Florida (45:57), and its emerging role in player development (47:41).

Direct Download Running Time 49min. 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 23rd June, 2015 02:14:11   [#] [0 comments] 

Scotland-Afghanistan and Ireland-UAE I-Cup; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

As the first round of the Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League Championship continues Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) joins Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) to discuss the most recent matches. Ireland defeated UAE by a heavy margin (4:12) but Scotland and Afghanistan had more rain than play (8:50). In news, there were retirements galore, and more cancellations of projects than good news, with Scotland curtailing their high performance centre, and Indonesia looking to drop cricket from the Asian Games (24:30). And we have previews for the Netherlands-Papua New Guinea matches, Uganda-Kenya, and tournaments in Czech Republic and Rwanda.

Direct Download Running Time 31min. 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 13th June, 2015 21:22:29   [#] [0 comments]