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Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They will chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects.

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Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They will chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects.

    Painful testimonies of racism shake the culture of denial of apartheid in South African cricket

    Painful testimonies of racism shake the culture of denial of apartheid in South African cricket

    In recent months, South Africa has been rocked by the testimonies from black players of the isolation, hostility and outright racial abuse they have encountered playing in first-class and international cricket. Two expert South African cricket broadcasters and authors, Mo Allie and Aslam Khota, relay these stories and their impact as the guests of Peter Oborne and Richard Heller on their latest cricket-themed podcast.

    Read the full description here: https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/episode-65-painful-testimonies-of-racism-shake-the-culture-of-denial-of-apartheid-in-south-african-cricket/

    Get in contact by emailing obornehellercricket@outlook.com

    • 58 min
    Who needs the Hundred when Two Hundred Parents Start Playing Cricket?

    Who needs the Hundred when Two Hundred Parents Start Playing Cricket?

    Annie Chave is the founder and editor of County Cricket Matters magazine and a regular contributor to Guerilla Cricket. Rob Eastaway is a writer, lecturer and cricket-lover who produced a clear and witty book explaining cricket’s mysteries called What Is A Googly? as well as several explaining the mathematics behind such everyday mysteries as why buses arrive in threes. They are joint trustees of a new charity called the Googly Fund which supports adult recreational cricket. They describe its origins, purpose and successes as the latest guests of Peter Oborne and Richard Heller in their cricket-themed podcast. In Peter’s unavoidable absence, Roger Alton replaces him as co-host.

    Read the full description here: https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/episode-64-who-needs-the-hundred-when-two-hundred-parents-start-playing-cricket/

    Get in contact by emailing obornehellercricket@outlook.com

    • 55 min
    South African cricket – still haunted by its unacknowledged legacy of white supremacy

    South African cricket – still haunted by its unacknowledged legacy of white supremacy

    Former first-class cricketer and leading historian André Odendaal has made it his personal mission to reconstruct the true story of South African cricket from its beginnings. He reveals more of the black, mixed-race and Asian-descent players  whose talents and achievements were suppressed and for whom opportunity was denied by South Africa’s white rulers and cricket administrators. He suggests that South Africa is at last coming to acknowledge the deep poisoned legacy of white supremacy, as a returning guest of Peter Oborne and Richard Heller in their latest cricket-themed podcast.

    Read the full description here: https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/episode-63-south-african-cricket-still-haunted-by-its-unacknowledged-legacy-of-white-supremacy/

    Get in contact by emailing obornehellercricket@outlook.com

    • 56 min
    Lonsdale Skinner: a cricket career blighted by racism

    Lonsdale Skinner: a cricket career blighted by racism

    Lonsdale Skinner was Surrey’s wicketkeeper-batsman in the early 1970s and also played cricket in the same role for his native Guyana in the West Indies. Since 2013, he has been chairman of the African Caribbean Cricket Association which campaigns for fair treatment and greater representation of African Caribbean people throughout English cricket. As guest of Peter Oborne and Richard Heller on their cricket-themed podcast he gives powerful first-hand testimony of the impact of the racism he encountered in his English cricket career and expresses his deep scepticism over official efforts to overcome enduring discrimination and prejudice.

    Read the full description and response from the ECB here: https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/episode-62-lonsdale-skinner-a-cricket-career-blighted-by-racism/

    Get in contact by emailing obornehellercricket@outlook.com

    • 39 min
    “Caught Eagle bowled Eagle” and other highlights from a political cricket lover

    “Caught Eagle bowled Eagle” and other highlights from a political cricket lover

    Dame Angela Eagle has been the Labour MP for Wallasey in the Wirral since 1992. When her sister Maria was elected as Labour MP for Liverpool Garston five years later they became the first twins to sit together in Parliament in modern times, and later they became the first twins to be Ministers of State in the same government. Angela held a variety of posts under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, including wide-ranging responsibilities as the first Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. She has also been a long-serving member of the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee. But most importantly, she is a lifelong cricket lover. She shares her memories of playing and watching cricket, and her wider reflections on the interplay of sport, gender and politics as the guest of Peter Oborne and Richard Heller in their latest cricket-themed podcast.

    Read the full description here: https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/episode-61-caught-eagle-bowled-eagle-and-other-highlights-from-a-political-cricket-lover/

    Get in contact by emailing obornehellercricket@outlook.com

    • 54 min
    The hidden history of a huge success: women’s cricket in Britain

    The hidden history of a huge success: women’s cricket in Britain

    The rise of women’s cricket is one of the biggest sporting stories in modern Britain – but behind it is nearly 700 years of history. That is one of many surprises revealed by Rafaelle Nicholson, a leading authority on women and sport, in her book Ladies And Lords: A History Of Women’s Cricket In Britain. She is the latest guest of Peter Oborne and Richard Heller in their regular cricket-themed podcast.

    Read the full description here: https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/episode-60-the-hidden-history-of-a-huge-success-womens-cricket-in-britain/

    Get in contact by emailing obornehellercricket@outlook.com

    • 52 min

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