14 episodes

For lovers of cricket, Yorkshire and banter, or maybe even all three...

Yorkshire Cricket brings you tales from inside the cricket world with our 'Covers Off' podcast, hosted by former England all-rounder Tim Bresnan and fellow Championship winning all-rounder Richard Pyrah.

The pair, who played together for nearly two decades, bring you the goings on from behind the scenes in the Yorkshire dressing room with a host of guests lined up to unveil the greatest of secrets.

Be sure to get involved with future podcasts by tweeting your questions and comments to @YorkshireCCC using the hashtag #CoversOff.

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For lovers of cricket, Yorkshire and banter, or maybe even all three...

Yorkshire Cricket brings you tales from inside the cricket world with our 'Covers Off' podcast, hosted by former England all-rounder Tim Bresnan and fellow Championship winning all-rounder Richard Pyrah.

The pair, who played together for nearly two decades, bring you the goings on from behind the scenes in the Yorkshire dressing room with a host of guests lined up to unveil the greatest of secrets.

Be sure to get involved with future podcasts by tweeting your questions and comments to @YorkshireCCC using the hashtag #CoversOff.

    #14 - From one GOAT to another

    #14 - From one GOAT to another

    This week’s Covers Off Podcast is the last for our very own Tim Bresnan, so it was only right that we invited Yorkshire Captain Steven Patterson on to wish him well.

    Patterson gets his own back on Bresnan by lifting the lid on some classic stories from their time together at Yorkshire, from bamboo scaffolding to chartering flights…

    It would be rude not to ask the man himself to take part in the Steven Patterson nickname game. Is he able to beat the current leader Anthony McGrath?

    Finally, an emotional Bresnan thanks his team mates and Members for a fantastic 19 years with the White Rose.

    • 44 min
    #13 - Ashwin has us in a spin

    #13 - Ashwin has us in a spin

    Covers Off has another huge name on the microphone with Indian spin king Ravichandran Ashwin.

    Ashwin reveals his fascinating cricket story, from playing in the streets with his neighbours as a five-year-old to being arguably the best spin bowler in world cricket at the moment.

    The Indian international tells us what is keeping him occupied during lockdown, why he enjoys playing county cricket so much and what made him want to join Yorkshire in 2020.

    As a player who has played 71 Test Matches, 111 ODIs and countless matches in the IPL, you won’t be surprised to hear that Ashwin’s six-a-side team is simply ridiculous!

    • 28 min
    #12 - The Michael Vaughan Episode

    #12 - The Michael Vaughan Episode

    Covers Off is delighted to welcome an England and Yorkshire legend in Michael Vaughan for episode 12.

    Vaughan talks through his cricketing journey after (whisper it quietly) moving from Manchester to Sheffield at a young age.

    The former England skipper tells Tim Bresnan and Richard Pyrah why his favourite memories in cricket came during his early years at Yorkshire and reveals his philosophy as Captain which inspired England to one of the most famous Ashes series victories in Test history.

    Vaughan answers your Twitter questions, including how one of his favourite Test centuries came at Headingley and his thoughts when previous guest Anthony McGrath took the gloves during Vaughan's first game as Captain at Lord’s in 2003.

    • 59 min
    #11 - Will-ey be any good?!

    #11 - Will-ey be any good?!

    On the day that would have been the Game of Roses, Covers Off talks to Yorkshire’s new T20 Captain David Willey.

    Willey talks about his route into cricket at Northamptonshire, playing four years in the Big Bash under Justin Langer, his experiences with England and his new love for gardening!

    The all-rounder also sets out his plans for the team and shares his thoughts on how to move the Yorkshire Vikings forward in this format of the game.

    • 43 min
    #10 - Brez in the hot seat

    #10 - Brez in the hot seat

    This week Covers Off shines a light on our very own Tim Bresnan who reflects on a stellar career to date.

    Richard Pyrah and Producer Kate run through a cricket CV that includes two Ashes victories, one T20 World Cup, two County Championships and one Big Bash.

    Bresnan lifts the lid on which England player was responsible for the sprinkler down under and what happens when you’re accidentally left with a hotel master key on tour.

    The trio also look back on some of their favourite moments from the Covers Off podcasts so far.

    • 48 min
    #9 - What Wood you do?

    #9 - What Wood you do?

    Former Yorkshire opening batsman Matthew Wood is the special guest for the ninth episode of the Covers Off Podcast.

    Hosts Tim Bresnan and Richard Pyrah lift the lid on life in the Yorkshire squad with Wood, including an eventful cricket trip to Belfast, Steven Patterson’s suspected broken arm (maybe) off the bowling of Tino Best and an Anthony McGrath prank on Dominic Cork.

    Before learning that you should never let Tim Bresnan book your flight to Spain, Wood talks through his current role as a Personal Development Manager at the Professional Cricketers’ Association and how important this support is for young cricketers.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Bev1876 ,

Great First Episode

Really enjoyed this. Bresnan and Pyrah deliver a well structured insight into life at YCCC, full off passion and interesting facts about Rich’s career pathway in particular. Highly recommend.

Niggle938 ,

Great Podcast

Been waiting ages for a Yorkshire Cricket Podcast and it didn’t disappoint. Great work Bres- loads of banter, relaxed and funny with some great insight into being a county cricketer as well. Juicy gossip from Pyrah means I can’t wait for the next episode! Keep it up boys!

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