100 episodes

A podcast featuring Josh, Brendan and friends talking about sport from Australia and around the globe.

We focus on the NRL rugby league, AFL Australian rules, cricket, A-League football, horse racing, NBA basketball, NFL American football, MLB baseball and other sports that take our fancy.

Bats and Balls Podcast Bats and Balls Podcast

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    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

A podcast featuring Josh, Brendan and friends talking about sport from Australia and around the globe.

We focus on the NRL rugby league, AFL Australian rules, cricket, A-League football, horse racing, NBA basketball, NFL American football, MLB baseball and other sports that take our fancy.

    292 - Cricket, NFL, EPL, F1, Marathon, Kayaking, 2022 Predictions

    292 - Cricket, NFL, EPL, F1, Marathon, Kayaking, 2022 Predictions

    Pies and The Producer back together for one last show of 2021.
    We wrap the first two Ashes tests and look ahead to the next three.
    Then we touch on the last few weeks of NFL and EPL and tip our next rounds/
    We recap the end of the Formula 1 season. Max Verstappen delivered on the promise Christian Horner saw in him all those years ago with a victory in the final race of the season. Lewis Hamilton did everything he could, but the Red Bull finally dethroned Mercedes.
    Then the team give us some highlights, lowlights and predictions for 2022.
    From all of us here at Bats Balls. Merry Christmas and here's to a slightly more normal 2022.
    0:00:00 - Cricket
    0:36:00 - NFL
    0:56:00 - EPL
    1:04:00 - F1
    1:12:45 - Melbourne Marathon & Kayakaing
    1:26:00 - 2021 Year Wrap & 2022 Predictions
    Part of the Always Up Network
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @The Producer05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Colbee - @colbee6ref
    Hammer - @notbatting11
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    Maybo - @maybo83
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    Always Up Network - @AlwaysUpNetwork #AUN
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 2 hr 7 min
    291 - Cricket, Motorsport, EPL, MLB

    291 - Cricket, Motorsport, EPL, MLB

    The Ashes are set to start this week and The Producer is joined by Erik Nielsen and Darren DeKretser on his Bats and Balls debut.
    Erik and Darren break down both the Australian and English line ups. Is Ben Stokes ready to carry England?, Will Starc hold his place in the side? are just some of the questions to be answered in this series.
    Big Bash has returned with both Sydney teams getting off to a great start. In other cricket around the world India destroyed New Zealand in their last test match even though Ajaz Patel was huge taking all 10 wickets in the 1st innings.
    In the EPL Brighton keep finding ways not to lose with 2 equalisers late in games in the last week. Darren's Leeds are near the bottom but fighting hard just needing to convert some draws into wins. Erik's Man City are on top and going very well.
    Motorsport saw the Bathurst 1000 and a crazy F1 race over the weekend. Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth won at Bathurst after having the best car all weekend. F1 was just crazy with 2 red flags and loads of drama and Lewis Hamilton taking the win. This means we are all tied up in the drivers championship coming into the last round.
    Erik then ends the show by talking MLB and the player lockout. Can they fix the issues before the season starts?
    0:00:00 - The Ashes
    1:06:00 - BBL
    1:16:00 - Other Cricket
    1:26:00 - Motorsport
    1:28:00 - EPL
    1:34:00 - MLB Lockout
    Part of the Always Up Network
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @The Producer05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Colbee - @colbee6ref
    Hammer - @notbatting11
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    Maybo - @maybo83
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    Always Up Network - @AlwaysUpNetwork #AUN
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 1 hr 43 min
    290 - NFL, Soccer, Cricket, Motorsport, Other Sport

    290 - NFL, Soccer, Cricket, Motorsport, Other Sport

    The Producer is wrapped in cotton wool and plaster so he should make it through the full episode. We're back to cover all the sport.
    In the NFL it's a funny season. Are the Chiefs back? It's too early to tell but signs are good. The Rams are in a hole and the Pats could be the best team going round.
    In Soccer we've got the International weekend and World Cup Qualifiers. By the time you listen to this Australia will have played China in Sharjah. EPL is back this week and we give out tips. Arsenal have gone from the cellar to the hottest team in football in the space of 2 months.
    Australia beat New Zealand comfortably in the T20 World Cup Final in Dubai. New Zealand have played the final of all three forms of the game in the last couple of years taking out the test championship but losing both forms of limited overs finals. Our friend Erik may have coined the phrase DSC So Big.
    SVG is close to wrapping up the Supercars title with one more round at Eastern Creek before Bathurst. And in the F1 Lewis Hamilton kept the title alive with a stunning victory in Brazil.
    Meanwhile in other sport, Pies is loving the NBA season because it actually looks like Basketball again. Josh Giddey and Patty Mills are doing some good things too.
    Australia and England are heading to Brisbane to prepare for The Ashes. A preview will be out shortly.
    And we finsih off with The Producer's plans to fix the lopsided NRL draw.
    0:00:00 - NFL
    0:17:00 - FIFA WCQ
    0:32:00 - EPL
    0:38:00 - T20 World Cup
    0:49:00 - Supercars
    0:54:00 - Formula 1
    1:00:00 - NBA, Marathon Running, Ashes, Fixing the NRL
    Part of the Always Up Network
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @The Producer05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Colbee - @colbee6ref
    Hammer - @notbatting11
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    Maybo - @maybo83
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    Always Up Network - @AlwaysUpNetwork #AUN
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 1 hr 45 min
    289 - Melbourne Cup Preview

    289 - Melbourne Cup Preview

    Pies, The Producer and Colbee check out the lead up runs and try and find the winner of the 2021 Melbourne Cup. With the absence of many foreign raiders, Incentivise is the clear favourite for the cup. Can it get two miles? Who is the biggest threat? Can Colbee box up 11 horses and still miss the trifecta?!
    0:00:00 - Lead up races and form
    0:57:35 - Tips
    1:03:20 - Colbee's Trifecta
    1:08:30 - Off The Rails
    Winning Tips
    Colbee - Grand Promenade
    Pies - Incentivise
    The Producer - Persan
    Mendy - Grand Promenade
    Part of the Always Up Network
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @The Producer05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Colbee - @colbee6ref
    Hammer - @notbatting11
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    Maybo - @maybo83
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    Always Up Network - @AlwaysUpNetwork #AUN
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 1 hr 16 min
    288 - NFL, Soccer, T20 World Cup, Horse Racing, Motorsport, NBA

    288 - NFL, Soccer, T20 World Cup, Horse Racing, Motorsport, NBA

    It's been a long time. But Pies is back in the Bats and Balls Studio with The Producer. After a short catch up we're back into the sports.
    In the NFL Arizona look unstoppable at the moment. There's a few other NFC teams nipping at their heels though. In the AFC no team has fewer than 2 losses which makes for a competitive conference.
    In the EPL Liverpool won the one fixture the fans look forward to every season. A 5-0 drubbing of Manchester United at Old Trafford no less. Mo Salah is the best player in the world right now. But Liverpool may still only be the third best team in the Premier League the way Chelsea and Manchester City are playing. It's gonna be a fascinating run to the title with these three special teams. Brighton fell to City and face the Reds this week which may see them finally drop out of the European positions.
    The T20 World Cup is under way. Australia won their first match., But Pakistan have been the surprise packets beating India and New Zealand. Batting coach Matt Hayden has them firing.
    State of Rest won the Cox Plate despite severely hampering 3yo Anamoe in the run to the post. Craig Williams looked confident waiting for the result but it wasn't to be. The question has to be if that was a midweek at Moe, do they uphold the protest. And the answer is yes. In other races Forgot You won the Vase and is headed for the Derby. But connections unfortunately won't be sending the 3yo to the Melbourne Cup. Keep an eye out for our Derby Day tips and our annual Melbourne Cup show.
    In other sport Max Verstappen held off Lewis Hamilton in the US Grand Prix while Supercars are back at Eastern Creek for the next 4 weeks straight.
    The NBA tipped off last week and the Chicago Bulls lead the standings with the Lakers slowly finding their groove. Golden State are out in front of the West.
    0:11:00 - NFL
    0:24:00 - EPL
    0:37:00 - T20 World Cup
    0:51:00 - Horse Racing
    1:16:00 - Motorsport & NBA
    Part of the Always Up Network
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @The Producer05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Colbee - @colbee6ref
    Hammer - @notbatting11
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    Maybo - @maybo83
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    Always Up Network - @AlwaysUpNetwork #AUN
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    287 - NRL, Q Cup GF, AFL, NFL, Soccer, Horse Racing, F1, Cricket

    287 - NRL, Q Cup GF, AFL, NFL, Soccer, Horse Racing, F1, Cricket

    Queensland is the centre of the Rugby League world with the announcement of the Dolphins as the 17th NRL club. And the Q Cup Grand Final decided in the final minutes. Plus the Panthers have leaned into their bad boys tag in the aftermath of their NRL Premiership.
    Not much player movement in the AFL Trade Period. Most notable were the lack of late trades.
    Soccer played out a big international weekend topped off with a home win for Japan over The Socceroos. EPL is back this weekend and we give our tips.
    The big horse races continue this week. At Royal Randwick we've got the big sprint showdown in The Everest while Caulfield hosts the Caulfield Cup. We'll give our tips for those races. Stay tuned to our blog and socials for full selections on Saturday morning.
    0:00:00 - NRL / QRL
    0:42:00 - AFL Trade Period
    0:49:00 - NFL
    0:57:00 - Soccer Internationals and EPL
    1:11:00 - Horse Racing
    1:26:00 - F1 & Cricket
    Part of the Always Up Network
    Twitter - @batsandballspod
    Brendan - @The Producer05
    Josh - @PiesJosh
    Colbee - @colbee6ref
    Hammer - @notbatting11
    Mendy - @BigMendy180
    Maybo - @maybo83
    Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
    Always Up Network - @AlwaysUpNetwork
    Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
    facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
    http://batsandballspodcast.com/

    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

smccarty84 ,

So good

Just found this podcast! So glad I did! The hosts discuss sports topics and leaving me wanting to hear more. If you are a sports fan then check it out!

Dino Gangof1 ,

fully packed

You want sports? You got sports! you want alot of sports? You got all the sports!
They know how to keep conversations going, even in a time when sports content is a rare commodity.
great podcast for any sports fan

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All The Balls

I don't usually care about sports, but when I want to pretend that I'm in a completely different demographic than I actually am, I turn on these guys and let 'em roll. They're super easy to listen to and know their stuff!

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