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The White Line Wireless cricket podcast will look at all the happenings in the world of cricket, with a focus on the Australian cricket scene. Informative and irreverent, engaging and entertaining, the White Line Wireless cricket podcast has all your cricketing needs covered!

The White Line Wireless cricket podcast will look at all the happenings in the world of cricket, with a focus on the Australian cricket scene. Informative and irreverent, engaging and entertaining, the White Line Wireless cricket podcast has all your cricketing needs covered!
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The White Line Wireless cricket podcast will look at all the happenings in the world of cricket, with a focus on the Australian cricket scene. Informative and irreverent, engaging and entertaining, the White Line Wireless cricket podcast has all your cricketing needs covered!






Week 15: 24 August - Essex

Tangents include: the development of the league system and the scheduling of late 19th century cricket, the creation of the county system and the ‘newspaper leagues’, how ‘traditional’ values are generally only the really weird morality of Victorian England necessary to run a colonial empire, some more detail on our favourite Johnny Won’t Hit Today, The Bulletin and it’s role in creating national identity, and giving English spectator behaviour a pass – they’ve just come out of a war after...


Week 14: 17 August - Greenock and North of Scotland

Tangents: AIF Soldiers going AWOL to fight for Sinn Fein in the Irish War of Independence, and the government conspiracy to cover it up. T20’s vanguard role in spreading cricket to the world, as discussed by self-described test snobs. Cricket’s role in high level international politics. Corrections: I can’t confirm exactly how many balls per over would have been played in Greenock, but 6 was the common number at the time in Scotland.


Week 12: 3 August - Surrey

Tangents: The value of a ham sandwich. Why cricketers of then would now be Instagram influencers. How much do female e-sports athletes earn anyway? T20 – the game for the beery gas worker. Corrections: The robots attacked! The last few weeks have been all over the shop like a coke promotion at a petrol station. Apologies for the out of order, and hopefully now we will return to our regular schedule. England tours as the Marylebone Cricket Club from 1903 – 1977. On these tours they play...


Week 13: 10 August - Sussex and Kent

Tangents this week: Great all-rounders. Just how shitty a WWI trench was, including a PTSD chat. Flappers, motor cars, and *shock* bare ankles. The plight of the poor Aussie potential bride to be. The Gregorys and the first women’s cricket match in Australia. Corrections: Bradman did NOT beat Syd Gregory's record. Bradman played in 52 tests, Syd Gregory played in 58 tests etween 1890 and 1912. It was not until Ray Lindwall's 59th test against Pakistan at Karachi in December 1959 that the...


Week 11: 27 July - Warwickshire and Nottingham.

Tangents include: The grievances of Monty Noble. The A.I.F. lifting the standard of fielding to a new level. Cricket meets baseball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgx1QPaYpCI The biggest crowds at sporting matches. And because this is a White Line Wireless production, we spend a little bit of time fanboying over Glenn Maxwell (and Jonty Rhodes). Corrections: The ‘hot shit’ baseballer is Francisco Lindor. There are reports of George Bonnor hitting the clock at Lord’s:...


Week 10: 20 July - Derbyshire, H.K. Foster's XI, and Worcestershire

Tangents this week include: Cricket in Macedonia: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66505807/6487836 The invention of the dilscoop and leg glance. Proponents of the ‘dibbly dobbly’ school of bowling (AKA pie chuckers). RMIT Wuhan winning an international cricket tournament. Dirty Germans and John McClain/MacLean. Corrections: The leg glance is usually attributed to Ranjitsinhji, not WG as mentioned. The original ‘Hat Trick’ was H. H. Stephenson for the All England Eleven against...


Week 9: 13 July - Durham and Leicestershire

Tangents this week include: Is Dame Nellie 1919’s Madonna or Taylor Swift? How WWI unified disparate cultures around Australia and why it holds such a central place in the development of Australian National Identity. Shakespearian dick jokes. Why Roller Derby is a better candidate sport for the Olympics than Cricket. Corrections this week include: The Australasian Championships become a major in 1924, the Australian Championships in 1927, and the Australian Open in 1969. Nurses serving...


Week 8: 6 July - West of Scotland and Scotland (twice!)

This week the AIF head north to Scotland to play against the West of Scotland, and twice against Scotland, all in six days. Tangents include players who could have played for multiple nations, the Scottish weather, and the difficulty of getting selected when you’re from the bush.


Week 7: 29 June - Gentlemen of England and Northamptonshire

This week the AIF XI take on the best amateurs in England and then head of to 'hants. Tangents include rank and pay in the military, Canada's performance in the 2003 World Cup, and more nuggets of Gregory trivia.


Week 6: 22 June - Yorkshire and Hampshire

This week the AIF XI take on The County and then get rained out at Hampshire. Tangents include English versus Australian barracking, a young Hampshire player by the name of Dallas Brooks, and the cost in cricketers of the first world war.


Week 5: 15 June - Sussex and Lancashire

This week the AIF XI face Sussex and Lancashire. Tangents include the amateur professional divide, the impact of WWI on Australian identity, and using wickets made out of steel plates.


Week 4: 8 June - Surrey and The M.C.C.

This week the AIF are up against Surrey and The M.C.C., but the major story surrounds a captaincy controversy. Tangents include early 20th century handwriting, the importance of cricket to a normal life, and slumming it in 1919 London.


Week 3: 1 June 1919 - Middlesex and Oxford

Cow Corner's tour diary continues. This week we cover the games against Middlesex and Oxford, the safe arrival of airmen Hawker and Grieve, and tangents include the Danish royal family, the fielding philosophy of the aristocracy, and Australia’s relationship with England in the Edwardian era.


Week 2: 25 May 1919 - Essex and Cambridge

This week the AIF XI meet their first first-class opponents. They battle Essex in that county's return to first-class cricket from the war, and then Jack Gregory takes the students of Cambridge under his wing for an absolute master-class in fast bowling. Tangents include the Gregory's, Muscular Christianity, and honestly, probably too much laughing at Cambridge.


Week 1: 18 May 1919 - AIF XI v Lionel Robinson's XI

Anth is joined by Cam Boyle to read Cow Corner's diary of the first real week of the tour. Tangents this week include the development of the googlie, where the 'Test' match comes from, and John Pauls Getty I-III.


Week 0: 11 May 1919 - Introducing the Players

In this episode Anth is joined by Cam Boyle to read through the first of Cow Corner's diaries where he lays out the squad from which the side will be selected. Top tangents include why no one would want to live in Queensland in 1919, the nature of warfare at the turn of the 20th century, and Blackadder. To follow along with Cow Corner's interactive diaries, head to: https://anthonycondon.com/2019/05/06/0-5-may-1919/


Introduction to the Australian Imperial Forces XI

In 1919 a cricket team made up of Australian soldiers awaiting repatriation in England toured the U.K., South Africa, and Australia on a mission to rebuild cricket. Using the 'found diaries' of Cow Corner, a fictional journalist embedded with the team, Anthony Condon and a host of White Line Wireless favourites will take you through the tour week by week. In this first episode Anthony gives the context for the formation of the tour, as well as an explanation on the methodology behind the...


South African Music

While The Australians visited South Africa, Anth talked to Danish musicologist and producer Simon Lundsgaard about the development of South African music that led to Kwaito and Bubblegum. Not a whole lot of cricket in this one, but a great companion to the Apartheid episodes for those who want to get a deeper understanding of the cultural context of contemporary South Africa. There's also some sick tunes, a perfect way to start your Friday night.


Roar of the Crowd: #SandpaperGate

At lunch time on day four of the fourth Test in Cape Town, Anth Condon sat down with Supun Ambepitiya, Krish Prasad, and Yasitha Amarasinghe give their hot takes on #SandpaperGate. Who is the leadership team? What is an appropriate punishment? Where were the umpires? What is the reaction around the world? Plus a special bonus treat courtesy of @MessyJez and @GuerillaCricket - Ball Tampering Bancroft, the musical.


Tea Time Chat - Affiliates

Cam Boyle, Russ Degnan, and Anth Condon spend the tea break on Day 2 of the Third Test between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town discussing affiliate cricket. A homily to the value of the affiliates to world cricket, and a screed against rushing into the Olympics.