Episode 189 of the BYC Podcast: The Ewenicorn Disco Episode

At the same time as a discotheque in Karori, The Godfather Paul Ford, Kevvy Sinnott and Jason Off White Thunder Willis convene in the Beige Boardroom for a podcast all about surreal mythical beasts, Rohit Sharma’s mind-boggling double ton, Chris Cairns, Mark Priest from Greymouth and the good and bad of cricketing blokes.

The News and Ruse zeroes Kolkata, Cricket World Cup dosh, Hamish Bennett’s badness, weddings and Warnie – and pink balls. Violence Corner is at a Camperdown tattoo parlour. Oh and of course a bit of Duckworth Lewis who are Out In The Middle.

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The Ewenicorn - by Liam from the Aro Valley, Wellington

The Ewenicorn – by Liam from the Aro Valley, Wellington

Episode 188 of the BYC Podcast: The MC Craig Chatfield Unicorn Episode

On a siren-filled mochaccino-coloured Wellington night Kev, Off White and The Godfather convene to talk about Igor Stravinsky’s breakthrough album Firebird, Chris Pringle’s clothes, unicorn, centaurs, tag-team streaking and the Art of War. We have News and Ruse from nautical safety, yellow card ridiculousness, porcine news and Stow on the Wold where the wind blows cold. Violence Corner is a love triangle in a caravan – gone wrong.

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Unicorn

Graffiti, Aro Valley

Streakers

Hairless streakers on Holmes

 

Chris Pringle’s maiden

Episode 187 of the BYC Podcast: The Fry Files Episode

On a blusterous, gusterous windy Wellington night Kev, Off White and The Godfather convene to talk about the recent Kaimai Series between Luke Ronchi and South Africa.

They talk about memorable wicket taking deliveries, the degradation of Australia in the UAE, Lancaster Park yarns, the Mighty Elstow gets a mention, scandal in Sri Lanka and the Fry Files continue to stagger and astound.

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Tony Greig

Episode 186 of the BYC Podcast: Who’ll Be The King Episode

It is the Super Selection Selection Special this week. Kev, Off White and The Godfather get the deck chairs out and start shuffling them, along with listeners’ efforts as they arrange their NZ Cricket World Cup squads in advance of the Kaimai Series. There is a lot of talk about soundtracks and wicketkeepers and that weird feeling that a World Cup in Aotearoa without a Latham might not feel right.

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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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GaryB

 

 

 

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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Cricket in Albania

 

Small horse scurrying