115. Stay In, with Dr John Orchard and Tim Bresnan
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Well, the pandemic has taken hold and for TGC that only means one thing: overlaying inappropriate and ill-advised cricketing analogies to describe the deepest health and economic crisis in living memory. Gee COVID-19’s hooping ‘em.

Because of the times, this week we’ve gone for a ‘we not me’ approach. To offset our intellectually limited analysis with something more responsible, we speak with Cricket Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Orchard, about the game’s response, what we can do, and virtual circuits. He’s followed by Sports Feature Writer at Indy Sport in the UK, Vithushan Ehantharajah, before Sutherland, Yorkshire and England stalwart Tim Bresnan joins to talk Sachin, pro sportsmen, Leeds, and his new podcast, Taking the Covers Off (or something).

AskTGC tosses up a litany of verbiage about liking Australians, anxiety-free premierships, a strong riposte to a previous AskTGC, and whether or not wearing Budgies makes one more alpha.

Finally, a request: we are working on something very exciting which we’re hoping to announce to you guys soon. But we want to get the ball rolling on it now.

We are calling on anyone who’s played club cricket this year to make written submissions for:
- Best batting innings they saw this year – doesn’t have to be highest runs scored, can be for any reason
- Best bowling they saw this year
- Most frightening cricket dream they’ve had or heard of
- Leading Alpha
- Best Club Volunteer
- Best Rig
- Best Rare Unit
- Best Circuit story (that is not defamatory, unsavoury or libellous)

There are 8 categories – submissions are open now – please send them either to gradecricketer@gmail.com, or our Facebook DMs.

There will be more info on this in this coming week. Please ply us with those stories from clubland – anywhere around the world – and we will do the rest.

To finish: The Grade Cricketer will be here through isolation. We will keep casting. We have a few ideas in the works through this period, especially because there’s a good chance our English audience may not see much cricket, if any, through the summer. Stay tuned.

Big thanks to Budgy Smuggler for their unyielding support.


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Big thanks to Jarryd Biviano @thefifthcreative and Julia Dowe for our podcast art, Toby Shain for the voiceovers + fake ad production, and Adrian Leung for our intro tune.


Email the show at gradecricketer@gmail.com
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At the start of 1991, the family club were coming off a season where they had failed to continue in the family tradition, eliminated by Melbourne the previous September to miss their first Grand Final since 1982 - unable to complete a three-peat. As odd as it sounds, their failure to make it to the big one in 1990 sent the club into a tailspin. They had been called too old and too slow in the past – maybe, just maybe, it was now true? When the West Coast Eagles, the new kids on the block, towelled them up at home early into the new campaign alarm bells sounded once more. But sure enough, Michael Tuck’s side got on a roll to finish in second spot on the ladder. Their next mission: a trip across the Nullarbor to take on Mick Malthouse’s hotshots to start one of the most anticipated finals series ever held. All the experience of the battled-hardened Hawks was on display through the month that matters most, overcoming West Coast at Subiaco then just reaching the finish line against Geelong a week later to earn a berth in the Grand Final at VFL Park. The Eagles were now on their territory for the decider. Gary Ayres knows more than most about saving the best for last Saturday in September, twice winning the Norm Smith Medal as best afield in the 1986 and 1988 Grand Finals. By 1991, he was the vice-captain at Glenferrie, hunting his fifth premiership. The man they called Conan joins The Greatest Season That Was to take us into the inner sanctum of one of the most decorated and celebrated football team ever assembled. This is Bound for Glory.  The Greatest Season That Was Presents is part of The Bad Producer Podcast Network Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/TGSTW See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Welcome back to Dyl and Friends fam, This week on the show, 2x premiership tiger and now gold coast sun Brandon Ellis. Very lucky man to sit down with this incredible human and hear his story of true resilience and inspiration. He's someone you know well from his on field accolades but you may not know what a special person he is away from the game & we touch on it all - his journey to the AFL, being a catalyst in a cultural change at Richmond FC in 2016 by embracing vulnerability and telling his story, winning flags, his decisions to leave, running a business with a close mate outside of footy called Uncle Jack Watches and much more! This guy is one of the most positive and genuine people I've had the pleasure of knowing in my time, I can't tell you how excited I am to share this with you all! Dont forget if you life the episode it would be a huge help if you could subscribe, rate and leave a review! ------- Thanks to Jim Beam for partnering with Dyl & Friends Head to https://tinystillhouse.jimbeampromotions.com.au/ for your chance to win a Jim Beam tiny stillhouse! Perfect to share a drink with your mates watching the AFL Grand Final Brandon Ellis Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brandonellis Uncle Jack Watches - https://www.unclejackwatches.com/ Contact Email - enquiries@dylandfriends.com Instagram - @dylbuckley @dylandfriends Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/dylandfriends Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dylanandfriends Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/dylan_buckley The Dylan & Friends Podcast is produced by Dylan Buckley & Sam Bonser. Damon Jackman of Creative Edge Films is responsible for video production. Kenny Creations is responsible for the branding and design.
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