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.
#18 - Season wrap-up
The Covers Off Podcast is back following a busy August and September, and who better to review the season than First XI Coach Andrew Gale.
Richard Pyrah and Steven Patterson chat to Gale about his long-standing relationship with Yorkshire, from coming through the academy, to winning the County Championship twice as captain and coaching during a transitional period for the Club.
The trio look back on a shortened season following a disrupted start to the summer. Gale talks about the positives around the season, especially the consistency that his young side showed throughout the Bob Willis Trophy campaign.
Finally, our quick-fire questions throws up which county cricket great Gale is an awe of and no surprises who he considers the vainest at Yorkshire….
#17 - I'm So Dizzy
This week’s Covers Off Podcast guest is former Yorkshire coach and Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie.
Recorded ahead of Yorkshire’s trip to Trent Bridge in the Bob Willis Trophy, ‘Dizzy’ talks to Richard Pyrah and Steven Patterson about his cricketing journey, from playing in one of the great Australian bowling line-ups in history, to coaching in England via Zimbabwe!
Gillespie spoke about his interview for the role and how Sir Geoffrey Boycott may have let it slip before being offered the role.
The trio also reminisce about the double-championship winning side, one of the great modern day Yorkshire teams.
#16 - Wayne's World
Richard Pyrah and Steven Patterson are joined by Wayne Morton, a man who has been around the Yorkshire squad for 36 years!
Morton has experienced life in sports medicine for Yorkshire, England and Leeds Rhinos, but recalls stories as social secretary, knocking himself out in a dugout and leading an England training session whilst Ray Illingworth plays golf.
The trio discuss how cricketers have changed their approaches over the years, after making his Yorkshire professional physio debut on the day of Live Aid!
#15 - Jonny B. Goode
Covers Off has a new presenting line-up for episode 15, but a very familiar voice in this week’s guest, England and Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow.
Richard Pyrah and Steven Patterson hear how one of the World Cup heroes followed in the footsteps of his Yorkshire legend father David to become one of the most revered cricketers in world cricket.
Bairstow talks about his experience of playing at the highest level, from opening the batting with Australian rival David Warner in the IPL, to the pressures of playing an international tournament on home soil.
The batsman also talks through a seemingly unorthodox approach to batting after sleeping on the floor ahead of an innings!
#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.
#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!