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?
Raf & Syd are (virtually!!) at Lords for this evening’s final of the CRICKETish Cup – follow @WomensCricDay for all the cyberaction from 6pm! They discuss the value of the new domestic retainers and contracts in England, England’s evolving plans for trying to get some cricket this summer, a possible reduced WBBL, and the ICC’s Back to Cricket guidelines.
Raf & Syd discuss when and how England might return to training; hosts for the Regional Centres of Excellence; retainers & match fees for domestic players; the postponement of the World Cup qualifier; and when might big cricket stadiums be able to reopen?
Plus, this week we’re at yet another iconic cricketing venue – can you work out a) where we are, and b) which England player says this is her favourite ground?
Raf & Syd discuss Tom Harrison’s appearance before the DCMS committee in Parliament, Clare Connor’s appearance before the media on Zoom, and the implications of a Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble.
Plus this week we’re in cyber-space to celebrate the launch of the CRICKETish Cup – a virtual women’s county cricket competition taking place later this month in cyber-space!
Raf & Syd discuss the postponement of the Hundred to 2021; Cricket Australia’s centrally contracted player list for 2020-21; the possibility of the PCB raising a dispute with the ICC over the splitting of their Championship points with India; and might we see international cricket being played in July?
Plus… thanks once more to the magic of green-screen, we’re at a county match; but where and when? (It’s a tough one this week, so we’ll post a clue on Twitter later!)