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The Emerging Cricket Podcast
76 minutes | Jan 22, 2022
Holiday Special: Ahmed Raza
With Tim and Bes out of action, Nick is joined by EC contributor Tom Grunshaw as they interview UAE men's captain Ahmed Raza to discuss the year gone by and take stock of the game in the Emirates. Raza talks about the challenges of staying sharp in a quiet year for the national team, enthuses about the young prospects coming through men's and women's development pathways, and give his thoughts on how his side could benefit more from the cricket that is often played in the UAE. Tom and Nick also chat about the year gone by, and go through some highlights and lowlights from 2021.
52 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
Peter Della Penna‘s cricketing journey
As we approach the end of the year, this week we've delved into the interview archive to bring you a full-length chat with Cricinfo's USA correspondent and friend of the show, Peter Della Penna. Recorded last year, in this episode we hear Peter's journey discovering the game while on exchange in Australia and the winding path he took to becoming a professional cricket writer in America.
29 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
Deep Point: Dutch governance crisis (with Rod Lyall)
In the wake of an extraordinary general meeting of the KNCB (Dutch cricket board) called by its member clubs, Nick chats with EC's Netherlands correspondent Rod Lyall to understand the drama behind the moves and countermoves in the boardroom.
49 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
Series curtailed in Southern Africa, UAE‘s women triumph, and qualification news for Commonwealth Games and Men‘s T20WC
This week, Tim and Nick are without Bes, who is hard at work on the Ashes and Big Bash. The pair sit down to discuss series in Namibia and South Africa that were derailed by the Omicron variant, wrap the UAE's successful campaign at the Women's T20WC Asian Qualifier, and discuss some leaked information about upcoming qualifiers for the Commonwealth Games and Men's T20WC.
49 minutes | Dec 3, 2021
Fallout from Women‘s Cricket World Cup Qualifier
It's an important week to have a voice in cricket. Nick, Tim and Bez discuss the far-reaching consequences of the abandoned Women's Cricket World Cup, and its implications for Thailand, who led Group B only to be denied by a controversial ruling.
49 minutes | Nov 26, 2021
Associate WC hosts, ”qualification” pathways, RIP Super League? Africa T20WCQ review, NED v SA and more!
HUGE show this week! Bez, Tim and Nick discuss the good and the bad of the new men's global events from 2024 to 2031, look at the upcoming Men's T20WC global qualifier with Uganda taking the final spot, and look to the Netherlands' SL action against SA!
50 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
Americas Men‘s T20WC Qualifier with Peter Della Penna, Nate and Nick
Sledging, Super Overs, but ultimately significant cricket action. Nick is joined by EC's USA correspondent Nate Hays and ESPN Cricinfo's Peter Della Penna to discuss the Americas Qualifier, with Canada and the USA progressing to the global qualifier
71 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
Gerhard Erasmus on captaining Namibia at a T20WC, facing Virat Kohli, competition cricket and team culture
After a whirlwind T20 World Cup campaign, Gerhard Erasmus sits down with Nick and Bez to discuss Namibia's journey, facing Virat Kohli, Namibian/New Zealand parallels, the culture implemented by Pierre de Bruyn and Albie Morkel and what's next for his dodgy finger.
48 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
T20 World Cup chat + news and reviews for future qualifying events!
With the Super 12 phase in full swing, Tim and Nick discuss the Scotland, Namibia and Afghanistan campaigns, before looking to qualifying events for the next Men's T20 World Cup in Australia next year!
48 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
Qualifiers, qualifiers and more qualifiers across the globe!
Even with a T20 World Cup in full swing (make sure to listen to our First Round wrap after this!) the wheels are rolling for a number of upcoming global events. Americas Women's T20 World Cup qualifying, plus European Men regionals, African Men subregionals and qualifying action in Asia for the next Men's T20 World Cup! Nick Skinner is joined by Rod Lyall and Nate Hays for this one!
92 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
T20 World Cup First Round Review
Celebrations for Namibia and Scotland, commiserations for the Netherlands, PNG, Ireland and Oman. Bes, Tim and Nick dissect everything from the First Round of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, held in UAE and Oman.
43 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
T20 World Cup First Round prep, Amy Hunter‘s record, plus qualifying events the world over!
The Men's ICC T20 World Cup is here! Bes and Nick take a look a the late prep by the First Round team, plus Amy Hunter heroics for Ireland and upcoming qualifier events for future ICC global events!
29 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Ireland - T20 World Cup Preview
While booking a T20 World Cup ticket comfortable in the end, it's fair to say the Irish didn't have it all their way. Nick, Tim and Bes take a look at the boys in (neon?) green ahead of the upcoming tournament, where they face stiff opposition in Group A of the First Round.
34 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Papua New Guinea - T20 World Cup Team Preview
The Barramundis always play best after being written off. Bes, Tim and Nick look into PNG's chances, competing in a tricky First Round Group B in Oman.
28 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Scotland - T20 World Cup Preview
MacLeod and Munsey masterclasses? Maybe the class of Coetzer or the left-arm spin twins? Bes, Nick and EC writer Malhar Hathi discuss Scotland’s chances of reaching the next round
45 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Sri Lanka throw T20WC shade, CWCL2, Africa U19WC Qualifying, TV tenders and more!
With a World Cup just days away, Nick, Tim and Bes discuss all the news in the tournament's lead-up, thanks largely to some extra spice via a story on Sri Lanka's website. The boys rate the released T20 World Cup kits, wrap Cricket World Cup League Two, discuss Uganda's qualification for the U19 World Cup and look at other news around the world!
31 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Oman - T20 World Cup Preview
Can Jatinder Singh fire away? Will Bilal Khan beat the defences again? But most importantly, can Oman be at their best consistently!? Bes and Nick catch up with fellow EC contributor Nishadh Rego to look at the co-host's chances.
32 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
The Netherlands - T20 World Cup Preview
Nick is joined by Bertus de Jong and Dutch EC Correspondent Rod Lyall to discuss the chances of the Netherlands. With a strong pace attack, quality in the spin ranks and a beefy batting order, the men in orange will pose a threat for anyone at the tournament.
26 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Namibia - T20 World Cup Preview
Our first T20 World Cup Preview! Bes and Nick sit down and discuss Namibia's chances - from key players, weaknesses, and the burning questions surrounding the inclusion of David Wiese. But, never ever forget #SmitCanHit!
44 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
CWCL2, U19 Europe Qualifier, European Cricket Championship and T10 cricket + Belgium v Austria Women‘s Series
MORE CRICKET! Action in Cricket World Cup League continues, where PNG still are yet to register a win. We (or mainly Bes) pushes the #FreeChaddy movement, while the boys wrap Ireland's successful U19 World Cup Qualifying campaign, European Cricket Championship and Belgium's Women's series with Austria.
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