This week the boys talk about Andy McKay and his weird club cricket fact, Muzz is in touch to talk Mike Whitney and great cricket writers, and the boys are neither shocked not stunned that the MCL hasn’t paid its players.
Violence Corner is touchy-feely in Wales, and the song is one from South Africa – a talisman of bad luck used in the T20 World Cup (where they sucked).
This week the boys talk Cricket Brexit in a massively uninformed way, check in in their mates at Elstow, and zero in on Hamish ‘Chest’ Bennett’s cricketing career. Emails From Around the World land from Finland, the UK and the USA.
Violence Corner is in South Africa momentarily, and the song is a top and tail special from Woollongabba.
Kev is roused and podcasting in his pyjamas as he joined by The Godfather & Off White Thunder to talk about McCullum’s speech, animals on the field and all sorts of other vaguely related cricket nonsense.
This week celebrates the basketballing, leg-tattooed, indoor cricket playing, Governor-wielding Brent Arnel.
Emails From Around the World land from The Titan, Jack of China, Muz, Reg and Liam of the Aro Valley.
Violence Corner is in Melbourne, and the music is a 1970s pyschedelic tribute to Michael Holding.
Off White Thunder and Kev head into dodgy phone reception in Karori in the back of an Uber.
This week they celebrate the life and times of Durban and Tokoroa’s Bradley-John Watling: Kev reckons he is our best ever keeper batsman but has no phone reception to prove it. They also check in on Gavin Larsen’s footballing efforts and get their heads around the Chris Harris Cap Incident.
Emails From Around the World land from Firle, Martinborough and Muzz with a focus on primary school cricket, the ICC ratings nonsense and Jeets. Cricket Violence Corner is in Afghanistan.
The Godfather hosts Kev and Off White Thunder for Anzac cookies and milk. This week they celebrate the life and times of lawnmower victim Martin McGoldrick: is he he our greatest ODI player of all time?
Emails From Around the World land from Finland, Penrith, India, Masterton and Muzza with a focus on the Tino pest, the Harsha incident, injured cricketers and the IPL.
Cricket Violence Corner is not in South Africa but is at Jadeja’s weddding with a sword and a revolver.
Off White Thunder and Kev head to Ben Burn Park to talk the week’s off-piste cricket happenings. They acknowledge NZ Test cricketer and artificial grass salesman Tim McIntosh and the Great Ben Stokes’ Mum Incident, provide a halfhearted run-down on Kiwis in the IPL, and get bamboozled by the “rising supergiants”.
Emails From Around the World target talent-makers and underperformers, the Sky NZ commentary team, Joseph Romanos, Dick Frizzell, Colin Munro’s serenity, Iron feeds our obsession with Marlborough with a great yarn about Bulfin & Bartlett, and the Woman Slayer checks in with a horse meat tale for the ages.
Cricket Violence Corner is in Compton this week, singing Bullets.
Matt: He’s an amazing cricket player. He’s incredible. He does our country proud and geez we’d love to have him playing for New Zealand. He’s an amazing, amazing cricket player. Incredible.
Deborah: I get that, but what I’m saying is, for my family — and a lot of my family have rung me and said ‘have you heard this, Deb?’ — I’m just really disappointed. Say those things and then temper it with some positives. Have a look on Twitter, see the likes of Kevin Pietersen, Tino Best, Graham Onions — all of those people giving him their support because they know that tomorrow is another day.
The Godfather and Kev head to Off White Thunder’s for some rosé and a cheeseburger to celebrate the cricketing life and times of Jesse Ryder, Black Cap Test player #141. The boys remember Adam Parore’s fattist remarks, and run through the big man’s batting averages and future prospects.
Emails From Around the World zero in on stumpings, geography, run outs, Ian Chappell and Sunil Gavaskar making things up, horse consumption and a stunning collection of name stats from rural Canterbury.
Violence Corner is foaming at the mouth in Scotland. The song is an epic throwback to an earlier time, an homage to big ol’ Jesse Ryder by that magnificent man The Woman Slayer.