Episode 185 of The BYC Podcast: The Bean Tull Episode

The Godfather, Off-White Thunder and Kev are freaking out about the West Indies pulling pin on their tour, nutting out the NZ side for the Kaimai Series, yarning about Reg’s clones of the 1992 World Cup squad and wondering if Bazz McCullum is flirting with Big Ol’ Jesse Ryder.

We salute Bean Tull, the Nepalese CEO, The return of the Alternative Commentary Collective’s caravan, the padding up of Adam Ashley-Cooper and Dirk Nannes. Violence Corner is in Victoria this week.

There is a blast from the past with Barry Cooper’s Who’s Who Selections and The Duckworth Lewis Method throw us back to the 1920s with their ditty The Age of Revolution.

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Cricket: Caravan of cricket tragics offer commentary with a spin

Cricket fans with a penchant for caravans and quirky observation rejoice – The Alternative Commentary Collective’s cricket commentary returns when New Zealand take on South Africa at Mt Maunganui on Tuesday.

The ACC delivers eccentric ball-by-ball commentary and offbeat analysis to New Zealand cricket fans all around the world, via a dedicated stream on iHeartRadio.co.nz.

Captain Jeremy Wells said the team was preparing to take up residence in a 1975 Sprite Alpine caravan that will be on the boundary rope at all of this summer’s home one-day international matches.

“Seven reasonably unhygienic grown men in 8 sq m of caravan becomes a war of attrition after eight hours. It all looks incredibly glamorous with our expensive Hallenstein’s suits and ties, but it’s gruelling work. And we have to do it 12 times this summer.”

Wells said he was confident the team could do a decent follow-up to last season’s commentary debut.

“We’re sick of talking about Difficult Second Album Syndrome and we’re keen to avoid it. New Zealand hasn’t lost a game since we’ve been in the caravan doing this so as a badly dressed rabble of talismans we’re feeling the pressure.”

The ACC is the brainchild of Wells, a Parnell social cricketer and one of the most hated people in Gore, and Beige Brigade co-founder Mike Lane. This summer they will be joined by celebrity chef Leigh Hart, hairdresser Lee Baker, parenting columnist Matt Heath, part-time zombie Jason Hoyte, and fashion blogger Paul Ford.

Lane said the idea came from a desire to give cricket fans something different.

“We love traditional cricket commentary but it’s incredibly formulaic and orthodox. Most of The ACC are hopeless cricket tragics, cricket fans and crap players, and that brings in a different dimension.”

Wells said the established cricket commentary teams had been incredibly supportive of their mission.

“I think Bryan Waddle said hello to a couple of the guys last summer which was massively inspiring. He’d heard good things about our Waddle shrine and was rapt to hear a lot of the NZ dressing room had tuned in to The ACC.”

The team will offer its take on the South Africa, Sri Lanka and home Pakistan ODI series.

 

 

BYC Podcast #184: “The Chaka Khan Episode”

Off-White Thunder, Kev and The Godfather settle in for a session as the Kaimai Series between New Zealand and South Africa looms on the event horizon. They talk about KP and Chaka Khan.

In Emails From Around the World, The Irwinator checks in from Scotland at long last. The Godfather unearths another contender for the high-blood-alcohol, failed fourth innings run chase via Gary Bartlett.

In News or Ruse they visit the Indian Army, Lord’s, Motueka, Wankhede, Bangladesh and Giles Clarke.

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BYC Podcast #183: “The Bears & Bunnies Episode”

Off-White Thunder, Kev and The Godfather sip on craft beer just before the Aussie league grand final for Episode 183.

Emails from around the world get stuck into the continuing awesomeness of the man called C.B. Fry, Reg talks Bracewell and Happy Days, Muzz asks an outrageous question and the mystery of the drunk and disorderly 4th innings run chase from the annals of NZ cricket continues.

In  News or Ruse there is retro cricket love, Taranaki crankiness, insane Australian quotes, and diesel. Kev is still foaming about Jeetan Patel too. And the lads are preparing for The SSSS: The Super Selector Selection Special.

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The Colombian cricket legend: Jairo Andres Venegas

BYC Podcast #182: “The Gateway Episode”

The Kev and The Godfather are joined by a post-beerfest Off White Thunder on the Wellington highveld for Episode 182. There are emails from around the world – including Australia and the holm of cricket (Stockholm), including a cryptic XI from a man called Dang Dang.

There is talk of Kilimanjaro, ambidextrous bowlers, retro cricket, Brad Hodge, Skippy Sinclair and Lincoln Doull, bowling machines and Jeetan Patel’s inclusion in the English County XI of the Year.

We also find out a boatload of insane facts about Charles Burgess Fry. Legend with a capital L.

The Duckworth Lewis Method swing by to sing a song about Mike Gatting called Jiggery Pokery (not related to Steve Pokere.)

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C.B. Fry – utter legend, who should be more famous

BYC Podcast #181: “The Albanian Election Episode”

The Godfather, Off White Thunder and Kev are joined by The Regular Correspondent on the Miramar Peninsula for Episode 181.

The boys run through a preposterous pile of emails from around the world and talk about Wanganui, Hamish McDouall, Martin Crowe, Sky NZ’s retro cricket channel, Andrew Jones’ bats, Southee/Boult wonderfulness, and a sprinkling of Jesse Ryder.

The News or Ruse stars Snedden, Mt Kilimanjaro, the Vatican XI, Nepal, pies and fire trucks. We also start to name our Legal XI and Reg updates us on cricket politicians, including CB Fry…

The Duckworth Lewis Method is on leave so Si Christie pops in with a homemade tune called Two Ways.

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BYC Podcast #180: “The Witness XI Episode”

The Godfather, Off White Thunder & Kev reconvene in an inhabited Wellington warehouse for Episode 180, after a week in the nets.

The boys run through an array of emails from around the world to discuss the hiatus, odd bowling actions, Onehunga Cricket Association, commentary doyens, Mystery Morrison’s test wickets and players who were overlooked or under-utilised.

They fail to hear from Tony Blain in Cleckheaton but have some village news regardless.

The News or Ruse stars Ajmal, Sinclair, Moles and an extraordinary claim by Thisara Perera. Sydenham CC features in Violence Corner and the wonderful chaps of The Duckworth Lewis Method sing Third Man.

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Mugabe XI

1988 NZ in Zimbabwe tour, featuring R Mugabe (centre) and B Lara (back left)

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An inexplicable haircut from the wonderful Tony Blain

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BYC Podcast #179: “The Equine Tiramisu Episode”

The Godfather, Off White Thunder & Kev descend on an inhabited Wellington warehouse for Episode 179.

The boys run through an array of emails from around the world, talk Cookie/Swanny, assess Richie Benaud’s Coogee lounge, salute Bucko Martin, discover that J P Millmow used to a postie, and hear from Tony Blain in Cleckheaton.

Reg bamboozles OWT with his talk of Timaru, Yograj Singh features in Violence Corner and the wonderful chaps of The Duckworth Lewis Method sing Mystery Man.

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BYC Podcast #178: “The Drinkable Goat Episode”

The Woman Slayer is back in town, and he joins The Godfather, Off White Thunder and Kev in a Karori lounge for Episode 178.

The chaps put the boot into MSD’s captaincy, Niva swings by for The News or Ruse, we get along to Cleckheaton and make our own fun, emails from around the world talk beards and Boots and early cricket memories, and as expected there is some atrocious singing.

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BYC Podcast #177: “The Meat Episode”

The Godfather and Kev talk about their favourite madman of cricket, The Duckworth Lewis Method pop in with a tune, we bust out the NZ Cricket Who’s Who (1993) on the Michael Owens’ page, letters from around the world are read out and T-Bone is at the bowls in Cleckheaton (we think) + the NYPD police cricket team, Geoff’s meat and our Jesse Ryder Recall gains momentum.

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