Americas Div1 T20, Europe Div1 T20 with Chris Minty, Germany with Brian Mantle; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

There is so much cricket on it is hard to kep up, but Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) and Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) will do their best. The final two regional qualifiers for the WT20 qualifier were played, with Canada winning the Americas region (0:27), and Jersey springing a mild surprise in Europe (10:50). Andrew spoke to chief executive of the Jersey Cricket Board, Chris Minty about hosting the tournament and the challenge of stepping up to the next level in July (5:00). Norway also had a successful week, moving into the World Cricket League with victory over France (17:20). Not for the first time, Ireland's biennial fixture against England was washed out, so we talk about whether the ECB is taking the match (and Irish development) seriously (18:44). Namibia hosted the first matches of the new Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League Championship cycle against Hong Kong, winning the four day game, but splitting the others. (24:19) In development chat, we have an interview with the general manager of Cricket Germany, Brian Mantle, who discusses how they are positioning themselves for growth, and the importance of women's cricket in the country. (27:48) And we preview the I-Cup matches involving Scotland, Afghanistan, Ireland and the UAE. (36:52).

Direct Download Running Time 43min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

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Idle Summers 19th May, 2015 01:05:37   [#] 

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