Posts by thecricketcouch

Couch Talk 170 with Mike Gatting

By thecricketcouch • August 17, 2015

Former England captain Mike Gatting talks about his career, highlighting the back-to-back Ashes wins in 1985 and 1986-7, the tour to India in 1984-5, …

Couch Talk 169 with Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber. “Death of a Gentleman”

By thecricketcouch • August 10, 2015

Cricket journalists Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber embarked on a journey in 2011 to make a cricket film about Test cricket. It ended up …

Couch Talk 168 with Damien Fleming

By thecricketcouch • July 24, 2015

Former Australian bowler Damien Fleming talks about being a swing bowler and surviving and succeeding in the subcontinental conditions, his side-on bowling action inspired …

Ashes Diary: Day 14 – U.K. Brettigiad

By thecricketcouch • July 14, 2015

The title is borrowed from Gideon Haigh’s Cuts & Glances blog, referring to ESPN cricinfo’s Australian Assistant Editor Daniel Brettig. Today Brettig’s book “Whitewash to …

Couch Talk 167 with Simon Jones

By thecricketcouch • July 14, 2015

Former England fast bowler Simon Jones talks about his inspirations in becoming a fast bowler, his injury-curtailed Test career, the captaincy of Michael Vaughan …

Ashes Diary: Day 13 – Kent v Surrey

By thecricketcouch • July 13, 2015

It was a day of typical London weather; grey skies and misty rain. I was scheduled to meet Daniel Norcross, BBC Test Match Special …

Ashes Diary: Day 12 – Goodbye Cardiff

By thecricketcouch • July 12, 2015

Lazy Sunday. What would have been the fifth day of the opening Test, I spent most of it in bed in my friend’s house …

Ashes Diary: Day 11 – One Down, Four to Go

By thecricketcouch • July 12, 2015

Contrary to the expectations of most coming in to the Ashes, England did a number on the Aussies by winning the Test in 4 …

Ashes Diary Day 10 – Stars Amongst Fans

By thecricketcouch • July 11, 2015

In India, it is almost impossible to meet cricketers on the streets or in a restaurant or for that matter, during a cricket match. …

Ashes Diary: Day 9 – Toilet Stories

By thecricketcouch • July 9, 2015

As some of you might know, my “real” job is as an instructor, where I teach technicians and engineers to employ Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) …