The excellent One Hand One Bounce weekly cricket podcast on the equally superb World Cricket Watch is always worth a listen and this week’s edition is even more so given that it stars the distinguished cricket writer Gideon Haigh.
As we wrote in our eulogy to Peter Roebuck yesterday, Roebuck and Haigh are in our opinion two of the three best cricket writers in the world today along with former England skipper Mike Atherton. In his tribute to Roebuck in the Times yesterday (which can also be read in The Australian), Atherton wrote how Haigh credited Roebuck as a pioneer in how cricket is written about today compared to previous generations:
"I don't think anyone in cricket writing had a voice like Peter's when he arrived on the scene in the early 1980s. You only have to contrast the way we wrote about cricket in the 1970s to the way we write about it now - Peter has been responsible for a lot of those developments."
So World Cricket Watch have pulled off quite a coup in getting Haigh on as a guest this week. He speaks very candidly about the life of Roebuck and his impact as one of the finest writers in the game. It’s truly fascinating and insightful stuff and definitely mandatory listening for any cricket fan.
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