Posts by thecricketcouch

Couch Talk 132 with Derek Pringle

By thecricketcouch • August 29, 2014

Former England all rounder Derek Pringle talks about his unfulfilled career, comparisons to Ian Botham, World cup 1992, The final against Pakistan, India series …

BBC Interviews

By thecricketcouch • August 24, 2014

Kathleen and I were interviewed on two separate BBC networks and programs in the last few days. First on the BBC Asian Network by …

The Freddie Habit

By thecricketcouch • August 23, 2014

The TV was on the Sky sports channel in a friend’s living room. The scenes on the screen, seen many times before, still elicited …

Couch Talk 131 with Jim Maxwell, ABC Radio Commentator

By thecricketcouch • August 21, 2014

ABC Grandstand commentator Jim Maxwell talks about his beginnings, learning the craft from his idol Alan McGilvray, the future of radio commentary, his forays …

Dead Men Walking

By thecricketcouch • August 20, 2014

England 2011. I watched two of the Tests in that 4-match series as a fan, from the stands, living and (mostly) dying with the …

Wanderers CC, 3 W’s and West Indies Legends

By thecricketcouch • August 14, 2014

In the Caribbean, if you trip and fall, chances are that you will land on something or someone historic. That’s even more so when …

Couch Talk 130 with Gordon Greenidge

By thecricketcouch • August 6, 2014

Former West Indian opener Gordon Greenidge talks about the mental and technical aspects of opening the batting, what is expected of a Test opener, …

Barbados: Foods

By thecricketcouch • August 1, 2014

Human nature is such that we always look for things we are familiar with when we are in unfamiliar surroundings. So it was that …

Couch Talk 129 with Alex Kountouris, Australian Team Physiotherapist

By thecricketcouch • July 30, 2014

Australian national cricket team’s lead physiotherapist Alex Kountouris talks about the health management of cricketers, the impact of T20s, fast bowler injuries, comparing Asian …

Barbados: Beach Cricket

By thecricketcouch • July 28, 2014

After a few days of chasing, scheduling and rescheduling, I got the opportunity to interview the great former West Indian opener Gordon Greenidge. He …