Raf and Syd discuss regional CoE squad selections, the England squad going into The Bubble at Derby, some disappointing news for England fans hoping to watch the internationals live, and the latest WBBL transfer news.
Raf & Syd discuss India’s decision not to tour England; why positive COVID-19 tests in South Africa are a good thing; the latest on whether the 2021 World Cup will go ahead next February; and the return of domestic cricket in England.
(And yes… Syd does need a haircut!)
Raf & Syd discuss WBBL fixtures and transfers, Cricket Australia’s appointment of a mental health overseer, a new brand for the London & East Regional Hub here in England, and the appointment of Trevor Griffin as London & East coach.
No live cricket in the background this week due to the English weather (boooo), but we do have new credits to reflect the fact that we’re no longer in Social Isolation (yay!)
This week, Raf and Syd discuss the latest on England’s Tri-Series v South Africa and India; the up-coming London Cup; news from the Wild, Wild West(ern Storm); and whether the pandemic really has set the women’s game back by 2 years.
Raf and Syd discuss: the resumption of recreational cricket; will the Regional Centres of Excellence play any cricket this season?; India coming to England to play an international series in September; and the results of our poll – should the Women’s Ashes be extended?
Plus… we’re at The Oval this week celebrating the return of club cricket – but why?
Raf & Syd discuss Clare Connor becoming MCC President; who’s been awarded a regional retainer in England and why; Kim Garth’s move to Australia; and news about salaries for The Hundred.
Plus, we ask you: should the Women’s Ashes be extended? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Raf and Syd discuss travel exemptions ahead of the World Cup in New Zealand; Rachel Priest’s retirement; the Cricket Australia cuts; England players returning to training; Katherine Brunt’s future; and, in an alternative universe, which England team would have been taking to the field against India next week?
Plus… via the magic of green screen we’re at a Kia Super League ground – but which one?
Raf and Syd discuss the appointment of Heather Knight as PCA Vice Chair; the return of Lauren Winfield, Amy Jones and Lisa Keightley from Australia; what the elimination of coronavirus from New Zealand might mean for the 2021 Women’s World Cup; and does women’s cricket need shorter pitches?
Plus… via the magic of green screen we’re at a match between Warwickshire and Middlesex… but where is it being played?
Raf and Syd discuss Black Lives Matter, asking: does women’s cricket have a problem? While in other news they discuss the latest on WBBL, as Meg Lanning floats the idea of a return to double-headers; and Raf gives us an update on the English domestic contracts.
Plus… via the magic of green screen, we’ve hijacked the Sky Pod… but which English county ground have we driven it to?
Raf and Syd discuss the success of the CRICKETish Cup; Cricket Australia’s summer schedule; the challenges of reopening big sporting venues to the public; the UK government’s plans for the resumption of elite sport; and the latest on the domestic retainers.
Plus… via the magic of green screen… where and when are we?