Episode 16 - The Ashes: Sherrin in the Park
What if the greatest season of all time was played but one of the greatest footy writers the game has ever known wasn’t there to see it? This was Greg Baum’s story in 1993 he was deployed to cover Australia’s Ashes campaign in England that winter for The Age. So, instead of writing about Ablett and Winmar and Godra and all the rest, he was documenting the rise of Shane Warne as Allan Border’s side thrashed the Poms and retained the urn. But that didn’t mean the footy was lost upon those on tour, both cricketers and journalists alike – far from it. We talk to Greg Baum about how the worlds of footy and cricket collided on the other side of the world during The Greatest Season that Was: 1993 The Greatest Season That Was: 93 documents our contention that in 1993, footy was never better. Hosted by Adam Collins, Dan Brettig and Shannon Gill, this series is an in-depth exploration of one amazing season. The Greatest Season That Was: 93 is produced by Jay Mueller and edited by Thom Lion. Check out Bad Producer Productions for more podcasts. Thanks for listening. Please take a moment to leave a review at Apple Podcasts and be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. What do you think? Let us know on our Facebook page here. The Greatest Season That Was: 1993 uses YouTube audio from the following sources: Various 1993 Channel 7 Football Broadcasts Channel 7 That Was The Season That Was Channel 7 Sportsworld Channel 7 News Channel 9 Sunday Footy Show Channel 9 Sports Sunday Channel 9 News Channel 10 News ABC 7:30 Report. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/TGSTW See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.