September 14, 2019
While most had predicted that Thailand would proceed from the global play off, the EC team are no less excited to wrap the event which saw the emergence of Sornnarin Tippoch's side from world record holders to World Cup qualifiers.
Firstly though, Ryan Campbell joins us to talk about the recent selections made for the men's T20 World Cup qualifier.
Afghanistan's victory in the one-off Test in Bangladesh is also touched on and we preview the USA hosted CWC League 2 tri-series with Namibia and PNG and the Malaysia leg of CWC Challenge League A.
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September 6, 2019
The Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier draw has been released so the team dissects the group match ups and makes their predictions for the UAE hosted event which runs from 18 OCT - 2 NOV.
Bermuda correspondent Neil Joynson (@OpeningStatsman) joins the podcast (in his Bermuda shorts) from the North Atlantic island to give us his perspective on the recent T20WC Qualifiers there and how he thinks the team will fare in the global T20 World Cup qualifier.
With more countries taking advantage of universal T20 International status the challenge of maintaining accurate stats from all these events - who aren't all necessarily using Cricinfo - is also talked about, as the the Continental Cup finished up with the Austrian team taking home the winner's trophy.
August 30, 2019
Part 2 of our huge show this week. The boys look at Namibia's emphatic T20 series win over Botswana, and the bans of Hong Kong brothers Irfan and Nadeem Ahmed for life and Haseeb Amjad's five-year sit out. The trio also make their predictions for the Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier, where the Thailand looks to continue their meteoric rise in the game.
Stay tuned for news on our full length chat with ESPN Cricinfo's Peter Della Penna.
August 30, 2019
In part one of a bumper show this week, the boys discuss the Americas Qualifier for the T20 World Cup, where Bermuda upstaged a more-fancied American side to steal a Global Qualifier spot, with Canada finishing in top spot. ESPN Cricinfo's Peter Della Penna stops by to give his thoughts from being on hand in Bermuda, in a snippet of his chat with us (our full conversation with him is coming soon so stay tuned).
August 23, 2019
Another cracker of a show where Nick, Tim and Bes start proceedings by conducting a post-mortem of the dead 2019 Euro T20 Slam.
The team then wraps the first tri-series of Cricket World Cup League 2 between Scotland, Oman and PNG, where Scotland and Oman both claimed three wins from their four matches. We also hear from Kyle Coetzer to give us his thoughts on the series.
The group then look to the Women's T20 World Cup global qualifier in Scotland, where two of the eight competing teams will qualify for Australia 2020.
The trio also wrap a T20I series between Spain and Finland, where the Spaniards claimed a 2-1 win in Kerava.
August 16, 2019
The boys are joined by Hong Kong captain Anshy Rath and Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer as they discuss the goings on in Canada where both played in the Global T20 in Brampton. We talk to Kyle as he prepares for their home tri-series with Oman and PNG this week and get Anshy's prediction, before we discuss the Americas men's T20 World Cup qualifier and the Everest Premier League, which has been moved to February and March, and both players have played in.
Bes then rounds up the show with news, including Thailand's World Record effort and their quad series win over Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands, as well as the cancellation of the Euro T20 Slam.
August 9, 2019
A jam-packed episode this week as the boys discuss a range of goings on all over the Emerging world.
We continue to cover the fallout of Zimbabwe's suspension, where their loss is Nigeria's and Namibia's gain, as they enter the global T20 World Cup Qualifiers in the men's and women's competitions respectively.
We take a look at Scotland's win at the European U19 World Cup Qualifiers, and both UAE/Netherlands and Czech Republic/Hungary T20 series.
The boys also discuss issues at the Canadian Global T20, and the shifting of USA's ODI tri-series next month to Florida.
We also hear from French women's captain
August 2, 2019
The boys tackle a range of cricketing action, from Ireland's effort against England in their Test match, to the action at the European Cricket League, where eight domestic champions of Europe captured the hearts of many around the world. No one stole the show more than new fan-favourite Romanian Pavel Florin, who we hear interviewed at the tournament.
We also wrap the Asian T20 World Cup Qualifier, where Singapore did their homework to beat out Nepal and others for a spot at the Global Qualifier. We discuss the first week of the Canadian Global T20, the death of the Hong Kong Sixes, and discuss action from Bermuda, where they and the Bahamas played out three matches.
July 26, 2019
We talk about the ICC’s decision to suspend Zimbabwe cricket, its effect on the sport in the nation, and globally
The Euro T20 Slam squads are dissected, and again, the team bemoans the lack of Associate overseas players.
Our GT20 Canada previews covers off the teams and the challenges at a new facility in Brampton.
And what was once described as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of HK Cricket, then HK T20 Blitz is set to be axed.
We also speak to Mexico Cricket Association Secretary Craig White about their ongoing process to have the sport appointed as a 'federation' within Mexico which will then cricket better access to government support and facilities across the country.
July 19, 2019
The boys are joined by Tasneem-Summer Khan (@summeryael on Twitter), who was part of the commentary team for the Ireland/Zimbabwe series. Despite the thrilling World Cup final the group bemoan the tournament format, before discussing Zimbabwe's tour of Ireland, Nepal's visit to Malaysia, Americas U19 World Cup Qualifying and the Pacific Games in Samoa, where scorecards have been tough to uncover.
The group also look at Denmark's two T20s against Finland, USA admin changes and the Criiio Cup, before rounding up the week in Emerging Cricket news.