On music, Test cricket, and racism
Inside Croydon is delighted to launch Under The Flyover, our podcast which over the coming months will be complementing our website reporting with interviews and recordings offered exclusively to our loyal supporters.
And first to go Under The Flyover is Mark Butcher, former Test cricketer, TV sports pundit and mean guitar player, who has his second music album – Now Playing – out on July 5.
Matthew Engel, probably the best cricket writer alive today, described Mark Butcher’s 2001 innings at Headingley against Australia – facing a bowling attack of Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Jason Gillespie and Brett Lee – as one that was fit “to earn a plinth in the fairly empty pantheon of great modern English centuries against Australia, perhaps behind only Derek Randall at Melbourne in 1976-77 and Ian Botham, here and at Old Trafford, in 1981”. Ricky Ponting, the Australian captain in that match, simply said that Butcher’s match-winning 173 not out was one of the greatest innings in all Ashes history.
Butcher came into our Under The Flyover studio to talk cricket, naturally (England were playing a World Cup match at the time), but also to chat about music, and about his new album, including some of the things which have inspired him, as featured in his single, Country, taken from the album.
This is our first Under The Flyover podcast. Co-produced with Tim Longhurst, formerly of Croydon Radio, now behind NowCroydon, it is content to complement our website reporting and features. But future episodes will tend to be reserved exclusively for subscribers to the site. If you want to listen, you’re going to have to pay.
For just £5 per month, you will get access to our podcasts, as well as regular offers and iC-organised events and competitions. And you will also be helping to support the only independent and award-winning news outlet still based in Croydon.
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