[subscription channel 538]Best Cricket podcasts — Q-and-A, tips, and game coverage (updated August 3, 2015; image by Graham S Dean Photography)
The Beige Brigade likes to stay ahead of the pack. We are the pack actually, let’s be honest. We’ve set up The BYC – New Zealand’s first cricket podcast. It’s not a party political broadcast for NZ Cricket, it’s slightly tongue in cheek, heavy on retro, but still with enough cricket for the discerning fan. The BYC is an acronym for whatever: Back Yard Cricket, Boys Yak Crap, Beige Yarn Club…
Coverage of England’s cricket matches. Insight and analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott, plus interviews with the top players.
The ECB Cricket Podcast gives you the best coverage of the game in England and Wales every week. Interviews and news from the England camp and the county game - plus women's and grassroots cricket. And regular analysis with podcast expert Mike Gatting
Geoffrey Boycott answers your questions on all things Cricket
For all the action from the world of Australian and International Cricket, listen to Cow Corner with Peter Newlinds and Dan Lonergan.
A fortnightly magazine show hosted by Harsha Bhogle one of India's most popular cricket commentators
Off White Thunder and The Godfather are a long way from Harare as they soak up Aotearoa vs Zimbabwe on the telly, and get stuck into Michael Clarke’s unAustralianism and the Australian prisoners of war. The barrage of Emails From Around the World includes a summary of updates from Lapland (accompanied by some pretty embarrassing Eurovision knowledge from Jase), a cracking note from Sam about the Warne/Tendulkar Globetrottery and Muzz is wading into the New Zealand secondary school system. The chaps run through some famous cricketing no-shows in honour of Christopher Lance Cairns’ efforts this week. Violence Corner touches on some dentistry via cricket bat in Dubai, after a sideshow involving an “arousal” in Belfast. Listen in below or on iTunes or on gpodder.net if you’re a non-Appler. Email the chaps with your observations, nonsense, questions & thoughts here: email@example.com THE PODDIE Caught up with this legend & great friend @SACHINTENDULKAR for our final planning meeting...
At a raucous Edgbaston it was Warwickshire’s Ian Bell who led the way with 65* as England chased down 121 to win with ease on the afternoon of the third day. Earlier, Australia's last three wickets had added 97 runs as they were bowled out for 265, with Steven Finn completing a Test-best 6-79. Plus interviews with Finn, both captains and James Anderson who will miss the fourth test with a side strain.
Stephen Brenkley, Melinda Farrell and John Etheridge join Jonathan Agnew at lunch to discuss who should replace James Anderson for the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, Adam Lyth’s temperament and whether Edgbaston should be awarded the first Test of every Ashes series.
Steven Finn took a five-wicket haul as England moved to the brink of victory over Australia on another barely believable day at Edgbaston. Only David Warner's typically aggressive 77 and Peter Nevill's gutsy 37* spared the visitors the ignominy of a two-day defeat. Includes interviews with Finn (match figures 7-83) and Mitchell Johnson who became the fifth Australian to take 300 Test wickets.
Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme joins Jonathan Agnew at the tea interval to chat about the topsy-turvy nature of the second Test, following cricket when on tour overseas and playing alongside Devon Malcolm.
Former international umpire John Holder joins Jonathan Agnew and Vic Marks during the lunch interval to answer your queries about quirky cricketing scenarios involving false teeth, deliberating kicking the ball over the boundary and whether or not a boundary should be awarded if a fielder’s beard protruded over the rope.
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott discuss the first day of the third Ashes Test as England bowl Australia out for 136 and reach 133-3 at stumps at Edgbaston.
It’s ten years since England won that thrilling 2005 Ashes Test at Edgbaston by two runs - the second smallest margin of victory in Test history. Jonathan Agnew, Michael Vaughan and Simon Hughes re-tell the story of the match through the memories of the fans.
Geoffrey Boycott talks about England's batting concerns, the two pitches used in the Ashes so far, what subcontinent teams need to do to win abroad, and more
When Australia declared on 254-2 before lunch England were set 509 to win or bat out the remaining five sessions to draw. They were bowled out for 103 in 37 overs. Stuart Broad top scored with 25, Lyth, Ballance and Bell all failed again whilst Ben Stokes was run out for 0 having failed to run his bat in despite making his ground. Interviews with both captains and man-of-the-match Steve Smith who returned to the top of the ICC’s Test batsmen rankings after scores of 215 and 58.
Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls chats to Jonathan about both cricket and politics.
The Godfather and Off White Thunder rendezvous in Karori for a run-down on Kev’s foray into Second XI cricket in Bedfordshire. They also get into a barrage of emails from all around the world, including our favourite Lappish cricket voyeur Akseli. The Tai Tapu Express confirms there is no KFC at Disneyland, and we mention the English village cricket ground with a road through it – possibly Thornton Watless. The boys are excited but nervous about the return of Big Old Jesse Ryder who will be donning the Robin Hood green of the Central Districts Stags this summer. There is a history lesson on The BYC’s origins and a rallying cry fothe Pink Balls Match at the Adelaide oval in the City of Churches and Party-Out-The-Back haircuts. Violence Corner is close to home and not remotely entertaining. Listen in below or on iTunes or on gpodder.net if you’re a non-Appler. Email the chaps with your observations, nonsense, questions & thoughts here: firstname.lastname@example.org THE PODDIE
Australia closed the third day at Lord’s 362 runs ahead. Openers Warner (63*) and Rogers (44*) looked untroubled in reaching 108 without loss at stumps after captain Michael Clarke had opted not to enforce the follow on. Earlier, Clarke’s opposite number Alastair Cook became the first player to be dismissed 3 times at Lord's in the 90s when he chopped a Mitchell Marsh delivery on to his stumps four short of a century. We hear from the aforementioned Marsh as well as Ben Stokes who scored 87 in England’s total of 312.
Film director Sam Mendes joins Jonathan Agnew at lunch on day three to discuss all things cricket and the upcoming release of the latest James Bond movie, ‘Spectre’.
England face an uphill battle to avoid defeat in the second Ashes test after Australia’s trio of quicks reduced the hosts to 30-4 inside 11 overs of their reply to 566-8 declared which included a maiden double century in Tests for Steve Smith. A watchful Alastair Cook (21*) and counter-attacking Ben Stokes (38*) spared England further embarrassment with an unbroken 55-run stand to close on 85-4, still 481 runs in arrears.
Simon Hughes joins Jonathan Agnew during the lunch interval to discuss batsmen’s eyesight and the importance of ‘rapid eye movements’ when facing fast bowling.
Australia took full advantage of an unresponsive pitch to post 337-1 at the close and seize control of the second Test. Chris Rogers (158*) and Steve Smith (129*) were rarely troubled in amassing a record partnership of 259 which broke an 85-year record for Australia's second-wicket at Lord's. David Warner rather threw his wicket away, needlessly lobbing a catch to a retreating James Anderson off Moeen Ali’s first over of the day.
10 team World Cups and cricket at the Olympics are the talking points as ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson joins Jonathan Agnew at Tea on day one of the second Test at Lord’s.
Jonathan Agnew is joined by Mumford and Sons frontman Marcus Mumford at lunch on the first day of the second Test at Lord’s.
The Test Match Special team react to day 4 of the first Ashes test where England wrapped up victory against Australia to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Australian ballet dancer and First Soloist of The Royal Ballet Alexander Campbell joins Jonathan Agnew during the lunch break in the 4th day of the 1st Ashes test to talk about his career and how ballet skills have helped English cricket coaches.
Charles Dagnall and Ebony Rainford-Brent chat about Sussex closing in on a home quarter final as the cruise to victory over Glamorgan, plus review the rest of the Friday T20 matches including Jonny Bairstow blitzing Yorkshire to an improbable win.
Will Perry presents all your reaction following day three of the first Ashes test between England and Australia in Cardiff.
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott review the third day of the first test which left Australia needing 412 to win after an authoritative display from England in Cardiff.
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott discuss the second day of the first test where Moeen Ali scored 77 and took two key wickets to give England the upper hand on a tight day in Cardiff.
Mark Chapman with your texts and social media reaction following day one of the 1st Ashes test between England and Australia in Cardiff.
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott reflect on the first day of the first Ashes Test where Joe Root's century steered England into a strong position against Australia
Geoffrey Boycott on what Ryan Harris would have added to Australia's attack if he was fit, Kumar Sangakkara's career, Angelo Mathews the batsman, and more
Off White Thunder, Kev & The Godfather are planning their trip to Adelaide but Boof and Mitch are not getting them excited. There’s some follow-up on the world sauna championships, the prequel to another extraordinary epistle from our Lappish cricket lover Akseli the Titan. Rico (AKA The Tai Tapu Express) is in touch with tales of Rosco, electronic wickets and lower level club cricket. Muzz stumps us with his duck question and staggers us with his Rice/Hadlee blast from the past. Dennis Lillee’s BMW, Michael Kasprowicz’s Shihad fetish & Kev’s foray to Elstow are also in the mix. Violence Corner is with Kerry Walmsley and a Bangladeshi journalist. And Ms Mouskori is remixed to put you to sleep at the end. Listen in below or on iTunes or on gpodder.net if you’re a non-Appler. Email the chaps with your observations, nonsense, questions & thoughts here: email@example.com THE PODDIE
The Godfather, Kev & Off White Thunder debate the pink ball Test matches and get in a couple of mentions of football goalkeepers – and relive the Balcony Incident featuring Paul Collingwood. Kev has been researching the fortunes of the Kiwi cricketers plying their trade in England (& Wales) and our mate Akseli has been in touch with talk of cricket, saunas and ping-pong. Meanwhile, Violence Corner returns and is with Andy Footner in Beanacre and Melksham this week. Muzza stumps us with his Test wicket query. Listen in below or on iTunes or on gpodder.net if you’re a non-Appler. Email the chaps with your observations, nonsense, questions & thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org. THE PODDIE First time i have ever seen a person punched on a cricket pitch in 40 yrs playing and it had to be me pic.twitter.com/CU2tokJoXj — Andy Footner (@AndyFootner) June 20, 2015 @BeigeBrigade @ndcaknights Cliff “the Dog” enjoying the BB podcast and says “where did you get the Photo”? pic.twitter.com...
Geoffrey Boycott talks about Bangladesh's series win over India, England's over New Zealand, and the upcoming Ashes
Off White Thunder returns from his foray to the back wall of the MCG, we try not to talk about the 3-2 series defeat at the hands of the Poms, and we delve into the life and times of the Demis Roussos of Northern Districts’ spin bowling, Cliff “Dog” Dickeson. Our Lappish mate Akseli is in touch with a pair of epic emails, and Kev marvels at the gingerness of the cricket overnight in Durham. Listen in below or on iTunes or on gpodder.net if you’re a non-Appler. Email the chaps with your observations, nonsense, questions & thoughts at email@example.com. THE PODDIE
The Godfather and Kev wish they were in Southampton (an English village named after Tim Southee) for the 3rd ODI but instead they are on the high-veldt in Wellington. They talk about the newest cliché in the Black Caps, Ben Wheeler, 8-ball over weirdness, 1-wicket wonders like Andy McKay, and the pink ball Test looming on the Adelaide horizon. There is also a poultice of Emails From Around the World and the boys hear from a cricket lover in Lapland, are interrogated by an apologetic Muzz, the Ack-shun Man pens his thoughts, and Mitch outlines his Kiwi cricket ad idea. The poddie closes out with a magnificent song from The Phoenix Foundation entitled Big Mac. Listen in below or on iTunes or on gpodder.net if you’re a non-Appler. Email the chaps with your observations, nonsense, questions & thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org. THE PODDIE
Geoffrey Boycott on the captaincy styles of McCullum and Kohli, the dropping of Chanderpaul, and England's Test form
Kev, Off White Thunder and The Godfather rendezvous in Karori wearing cards on their heads for Episode 206 and are staggered at the unreasonableness of Mark Reason after the mind-blowingly amazing win at Leeds by the NZ cricket team. Emails From Around the World land from a half-Latvian third man, our mate Brett from the US of A, a brickbat and a bouquet from Michael, some excellent questions from Muzz and Mitchell & some pithy comments from a man called Akshunna. The Godfather spots Martin Saggers looking a bit vampirey in Leicestershire too. Listen in below or on iTunes or on gpodder.net if you’re a non-Appler. Email the chaps with your observations, nonsense, questions & thoughts at email@example.com. THE PODDIE
Kev, Off White Thunder and The Godfather rendezvous in Karori for Episode 205 – The Godfather is gloating in a disappointed way about the loss at Lord’s. Emails From Around the World land from a Finnish Zimbabwean fan, Lubbock in Texas and Muzza who is interested in talking about Boots. Reg unleashes with a cascade of World Cup statistics and Russ is off the long run-up about the Future Tours Programme. Listen in below or on iTunes or on gpodder.net if you’re a non-Appler. Email the chaps with your observations, nonsense, questions & thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org. THE PODDIE
Geoffrey Boycott suggests ways to redress the balance between bat and ball, and talks about how the Lord's victory has lifted the spirits of English cricket
Kev, Off White Thunder and The Godfather reconvene in Karori for Episode 204 – all are excited about the looming Lord’s Test match. Two of the lads think the Poms will be thrashed by the Black Caps. One does not. Emails From Around the World land from the LNZCC, a Finnish West Indian fan, Plump Thunder & Muzza. Mike M unleashes a barrage of players who managed to devastate New Zealand, despite not actually being that good. Kev relives the 1999 NZ v England test – and we can’t remember the name of the new English pace bowler – its Woodforthetrees by the way. Listen in below or on iTunes or on gpodder.net if you’re a non-Appler. Email the chaps with your observations, nonsense, questions & thoughts at email@example.com. THE PODDIE