Off White Thunder and Kevvy are joined by The Woman Slayer for table tennis, darts and a hoppy pilsener.
Emails From Around the World land from Cam on New Brighton CC, Akseli on Keshorn Walcott, and Muzz on dismissals of great joy. Kev regales tales from the WACA test match and continues his Bring Back Brownlie campaign.
The boys embrace the return of the Basin Reserve into the summer itinerary, there is some love for Daniel Vettori in his new Hamilton ambassador role, pink ball news, and a massive bout of awe for Brendan Taylor – boozed up ina random chap’s backseat in Nottingham.
Off White Thunder and Kevvy rendezvous at The Godfather’s for a glass of red and a floral tea. They also have the NZ vs Sth Africa ODI streaming (possibly paid for by NZ Cricket), and the final throes of the Ashes are on the telly.
Emails From Around the World land from The Titan, Muzz, Reg and Geoff (who recommends the Freddie Flintoff Desert Island Discs session). Kev regales tales from the Hobart test match and commences his Bring Back Brownlie campaign.
There’s a hat-tip for Grievous Bodily Harmison and a red-hot tip that Mark Wood-for-trees will be joining him at Ashington AFC sometime soon. Elvis sings a song at the end, and Violence Corner is a sorry yarn of arson in Canterbury.
The prodigal son Kevvy returns to join Off White Thunder and The Godfather after a weekend of craft beer indulgence in Wellington.
The lads regale a few Emails From Around the World (including Masterton, Tai Tapu and Finland), revel in the shitness of Australia and Sky TV, and make some recommendations for podcast listeners. Mrs Stuart Broad’s navel gets a mention and The Woman Slayer makes a warbling guest appearance, as he channels his inner Mancunian (and Leonard Cohen).
The end of summer and the start time changes for Elstow CC are detailed, and Violence Corner is burning flags in Wales.
Off White Thunder and The Godfather are a long way from Harare as they soak up Aotearoa vs Zimbabwe on the telly, and get stuck into Michael Clarke’s unAustralianism and the Australian prisoners of war.
The barrage of Emails From Around the World includes a summary of updates from Lapland (accompanied by some pretty embarrassing Eurovision knowledge from Jase), a cracking note from Sam about the Warne/Tendulkar Globetrottery and Muzz is wading into the New Zealand secondary school system.
The chaps run through some famous cricketing no-shows in honour of Christopher Lance Cairns’ efforts this week.
Violence Corner touches on some dentistry via cricket bat in Dubai, after a sideshow involving an “arousal” in Belfast.
The Godfather and Off White Thunder rendezvous in Karori for a run-down on Kev’s foray into Second XI cricket in Bedfordshire. They also get into a barrage of emails from all around the world, including our favourite Lappish cricket voyeur Akseli.
The Tai Tapu Express confirms there is no KFC at Disneyland, and we mention the English village cricket ground with a road through it – possibly Thornton Watless.
The boys are excited but nervous about the return of Big Old Jesse Ryder who will be donning the Robin Hood green of the Central Districts Stags this summer.
There is a history lesson on The BYC’s origins and a rallying cry fothe Pink Balls Match at the Adelaide oval in the City of Churches and Party-Out-The-Back haircuts. Violence Corner is close to home and not remotely entertaining.
Off White Thunder, Kev & The Godfather are planning their trip to Adelaide but Boof and Mitch are not getting them excited. There’s some follow-up on the world sauna championships, the prequel to another extraordinary epistle from our Lappish cricket lover Akseli the Titan.
Rico (AKA The Tai Tapu Express) is in touch with tales of Rosco, electronic wickets and lower level club cricket. Muzz stumps us with his duck question and staggers us with his Rice/Hadlee blast from the past. Dennis Lillee’s BMW, Michael Kasprowicz’s Shihad fetish & Kev’s foray to Elstow are also in the mix.
Violence Corner is with Kerry Walmsley and a Bangladeshi journalist. And Ms Mouskori is remixed to put you to sleep at the end.
The Godfather, Kev & Off White Thunder debate the pink ball Test matches and get in a couple of mentions of football goalkeepers – and relive the Balcony Incident featuring Paul Collingwood.
Kev has been researching the fortunes of the Kiwi cricketers plying their trade in England (& Wales) and our mate Akseli has been in touch with talk of cricket, saunas and ping-pong. Meanwhile, Violence Corner returns and is with Andy Footner in Beanacre and Melksham this week. Muzza stumps us with his Test wicket query.
Off White Thunder returns from his foray to the back wall of the MCG, we try not to talk about the 3-2 series defeat at the hands of the Poms, and we delve into the life and times of the Demis Roussos of Northern Districts’ spin bowling, Cliff “Dog” Dickeson.
Our Lappish mate Akseli is in touch with a pair of epic emails, and Kev marvels at the gingerness of the cricket overnight in Durham.
The Godfather and Kev wish they were in Southampton (an English village named after Tim Southee) for the 3rd ODI but instead they are on the high-veldt in Wellington. They talk about the newest cliché in the Black Caps, Ben Wheeler, 8-ball over weirdness, 1-wicket wonders like Andy McKay, and the pink ball Test looming on the Adelaide horizon.
There is also a poultice of Emails From Around the World and the boys hear from a cricket lover in Lapland, are interrogated by an apologetic Muzz, the Ack-shun Man pens his thoughts, and Mitch outlines his Kiwi cricket ad idea.