We are thrilled to bring you the 50th episode of the 81allout podcast.
Our special guest for the occasion is Clayton Murzello, group sports editor of Mid-Day in Mumbai.
We chat with Clayton about his journey – from running a bookstore, managing a cricket club, and covering local sports… before turning into one of the most recognized names in the field of cricket journalism.
- The charm of the Kanga League tournament in Mumbai
- The stories and legends around Dadar Union Sporting Club
- Tendulkar’s arrival on the club and first-class scene
- Schools cricket in Mumbai and the unreasonable expectations it puts on young men
- The legacy of Sunil Gavaskar in Mumbai
- The heyday of corporate and university cricket
- ‘Airport duty’ and a big scoop
- How a quiz helped a Mumbai cricketer get his pension
- The great storyteller – Raj Singh Dungarpur
- The thrill of collecting cricket books and memorabilia
Clayton Murzello (@claytonmurzello)
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)
Mumbai’s cricket cradle – Clayton Murzello
A plateful of biscuits, and an unforgettable car-ride
Kanga League was Madhav Apte’s most-loved tournament
How a Facebook quiz won an ex-Mumbai cricketer his MCA pension
Lead image courtesy Clayton Murzello
6 thoughts on “Cricket in Mumbai – stories, legends, and folklore”
This is a brilliant brilliant pod episode. Hats off to you and your passion @claytonmurzello. On the Kanga league I read somewhere that it used to be very challenging for the batsmen because getting forward meant their faces often used to get splattered with slush due to the ball bounce !
@sidvee perhaps you should do a similar format for club cricket in different regions in India-each replete with their own folklore- Chennai, Hyderabad,Bangalore,Delhi,Punjab
Thanks Tarun. And yes, you may well be right about that front-foot point.
We are hoping to do something similar for different teams/cities.
Zakas podcast between two cricket crazy friends…full of information and stories… only lacuna is no fruits…
Haha. Thanks a lot Lele bhau!