Best Cricket podcasts (updated May 29, 2015). Q-and-A, tips, and game coverage.
Stay right up-to-date with coverage of all the major international cricket competitions with the Test Match Special team. Insight, wit and analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott, plus interviews with the top players at the end of every day's play.
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
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…
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
Kevin Howells speaks to Ryan Sidebottom about his injury and newly discovered love of gardening and hears from Nottinghamshire’s Director of Cricket Mick Newell and Somerset’s Director of Cricket Matthew Maynard about their sides' early season form. Plus the BBC’s Stephen Lamb and Dave Callaghan are joined by the Yorkshire Post’s Chris Waters to discuss the week’s County Championship developments including Yorkshire’s reaction to Jason Gillespie missing out on the England job.
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
Its Tuffers and Vaughan and the umpire for proceedings is Darren Fletcher. Top the agenda is reflecting on an incredible day at Lord's which saw England take the first test match against New Zealand in dramatic circumstances. If the reports are right - it'll be Trevor Bayliss taking over in England’s top job and not Jason Gillespie, and of course Tuffers and Vaughan have plenty to say on that. England debutant Mark Wood joins us live during the post-match celebrations in the England dressing room. Oh and course there is plenty of chat about man of the moment Ben Stokes, where we hear from his biggest supporter, his Dad Gerard.
Jonathan Agnew, Phil Tufnell and Geoffrey Boycott react to a thrilling Test match at Lord’s which saw England beat New Zealand by 124 runs with 9.3 overs to spare and take a 1-0 lead in the two match series. England were bowled out for 478 inside the first hour of the day before new ball pairing James Anderson and Stuart Broad reduced New Zealand to 0-2. Ben Stokes, having scored the fastest ever Test match century on this ground on yesterday, claimed the vital wickets of Kane Williamson and Brendon McCullum in consecutive balls to the delight of the vociferous crowd. In scarcely believable fashion, entirely befitting of the match, Moeen Ali clung onto a catch on the deep third man boundary to seal a memorable victory. We also hear from both captains and victorious coach Paul Farbrace who reveals the squad for the second Test at Headingley.
As news came from Australia suggesting that New South Wales coach Trevor Bayliss was to be offered the England coaching job, Paul Newman of the Daily Mail, The Telegraph's Nick Hoult and ESPNCricinfo's Melinda Farrell join Jonathan Agnew at lunch on the final day at Lord’s to discuss the news. Plus a review of the first Test.
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott look back on a thrilling day of Test cricket at Lord’s, where England captain Alastair Cook batted all day for 153*, and we hear from Ben Stokes, fresh from scoring the fastest ever century at Lord’s, off just 85 balls.
Ten years to the day since “Chance to Shine” was launched Jonathan Agnew is joined at lunch on day four by the one of the charity’s founders Mark Nicolas, its new Chief Executive Luke Swanson and one of their many brilliant coaches Rebecca Ayton to reflect on a hugely successful decade of spreading the power of cricket throughout schools and communities.
Actress and campaigner Joanna Lumley pops into the TMS commentary box at the tea interval on Day three and reveals the first autograph she ever collected was that of Colin Cowdrey.
As the rain fell at Lord’s, Ed Smith, Michael Vaughan and Alec Stewart reacted to the news that Jason Gillespie would accept the England Head Coach position, were the ECB to offer him the job.
At lunch on day three of the first Test at Lord’s Jonathan Agnew is joined for a wide-ranging chat by scientist, television presenter and politician Professor Robert Winston.
England closed the third day at Lord’s on 74-2, still trailing New Zealand by 60 runs, in large part thanks to Kane Williamson’s tenth Test century; a fine knock of 132. The hosts lost debutant Adam Lyth (12) and Gary Ballance (0) in the final session but as their second innings looked to be going the same way as the first, when they were reduced to 30-4, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell steadied the ship. Interviews with England seamer Mark Wood (3-93), and New Zealand batsmen Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson.
A remarkable 108 run partnership saw Kent claim an unlikely victory at Hampshire, with the visitors making it back-to-back victories at the start of the T20 Blast. We've got reaction to this game, including an interview with Man of the Match Alex Blake, as well as a roundup of all the night's other fixtures
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott reflect on a splendid effort from New Zealand’s top order batsmen who put their side in a strong position at the end of day two at Lord’s. 92 not out from Kane Williamson was the highlight as the tourists closed on 303-2, only 86 behind England who were dismissed in the morning session for 389. Moeen Ali, who claimed one of the two New Zealand wickets to fall, admitted it had been a ‘tough day’.
The Analyst sits down with Jonathan Agnew at lunch on day two of the first test for a discussion on concentration, inspired by the methods of England debutant Adam Lyth. Also including a contribution from West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. THE PODDIE
Geoffrey Boycott on the KP situation, what England need to do in the summer, and more
Geoff Boycott talks about Bangladesh's series win against Pakistan, and how to bowl to AB de Villiers and Steven Smith
After a heart-pumping and heart-breaking World Cup, Kev, Off White Thunder and The Godfather finally get themselves back together for a podcast. They talk about prime numbers, the Hairy Javelin, catch up on some magnificent Emails From Around the World and make bold predictions about the forthcoming NZ v England series. 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
Geoff Boycott remembers Richie Benaud, and talks about Mohammad Amir's return, and how to face in-form left-arm quicks
Geoffrey Boycott talks about his favourite World Cup moments, England's prospects in the Tests against West Indies, high-scoring chases, and more
Geoffrey Boycott talks about the surge of left-arm fast bowlers in the World Cup, umpiring errors, and more
Kev, Off White Thunder & The Godfather regather themselves after an epic 2 weeks of cricket in new Zealand, including a squeaky bum match against the Bangers&Mash. Kev is pro-Australia, inexplicably, and there is a lot of talk about The Road to Melbourne. The boys discuss the greatest catches of all time, Peter Kennedy gets a mention in Muzz’s Email From Around the World and we pop our heads inside the Alternative Commentary Collective for a moment 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. THE PODDIE
The boys are off their faces after the incredible NZ wins over England by a million and over Australia by one. They are stunned that Kiwis are going to cricket – and then actually watching it. Kev is happy that things haven’t been in the gutter in terms of on-field behaviour, Jase reckons we can win this thing, and The Godfather has a lot of love for ‘The Blue Tiger’ Shapoor Some Sugar On Me. There are Emails From Around the World, including the return of The Regular Correspondent. Ugly players are discussed – technical not aesthetic ugliness. 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 http://www.beigebrigade.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/BYC-Episode200.mp3 Def Leppard
Geoffrey Boycott analyses the first half of the World Cup, looks at India's turnaround, and whether New Zealand have a weak link
The boys are in Cricket World Cup mode: ridiculously excited, gagging to get along to the next match and keen to say a few thank yous to everyone who has helped them get to the 200th episode unscathed. There are Emails From Around the World, an incredible gift is unwrapped after arriving intact from Scotland (see below), and there is some trepidation about. 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 Off White, Kev and The Godfather at Beige HQ with the magnificent half Chats/half horse sculpture from the Irwinator, homemade and all the way from Scotland.
Geoffrey Boycott on England's captain, their death bowling problems, which minnow has the best chance in the World Cup, and more
Kev returns to join Off White and The Godfather and the trio yarn about Clifton County Cricket Club in the Hawke’s Bay, the wave of optimism continuing to wash over the Kiwi cricketing world like a tsunami, World Cup commentary shenanigans, Zimbabwe chaos and the weirdness of Phil Tufnell’s love life. They also get stuck into some Emails From Around the World where they talk board games, composite World Cup teams and Mathew Sinclair. Violence Corner is in Texas. 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 Family Cricket – real excitement!!! Kev & off White with the ricketiest microphone in cricket podcasting: paper towel holder + sweatband + Sulzberger sixes shirt
The Godfather heads east to rendezvous with Off White Thunder and the boys talk about the 100th Kiwi ODI hundred from Ross Taylor – and the 1st by Kenny Wadsworth. They discuss the dark horse, hammer blows, the monstrous state of Irfan, a complicated catching competition, the wonderfully maned Pakistanis, and the intoxicating optimism around NZ as the World Cup fast approaches. They also get stuck into some Emails From Around the World where they talk cockiness, humility, McGoldrick and droney badness. 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 talks about his top three teams for the World Cup, N Srinivasan, Virat Kohli's batting position, and more
Off White Thunder heads to the highveld to meet The Godfather for a craft ale. The boys talk about the hiding being dished out to Sri Lanka by Luke Ronchi, the spitefulness in Australian cricket, pre-World Cup foaming, and the lovely tale of Whitney/Hadlee and a cherished red ball. Emails from Around the World feature more staggering kings of sport and multisport and the filth of Australia. News or Ruse is in Hamilton, inside KP’s head, and in a hotel with the very frightened Haris Sohail. 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
By The BYC
By The BYC
Geoff Boycott talks about umpiring howlers, tips for batting in England and Australia, the best batsman and bowler currently, and more
Off White Thunder returns to the fold, joining The Godfather and Kev in the aftermath of the NZ Cricket World Cup selection. Debate rages. The boys are excited about Grant Elliott (AKA third party, fire & theft) returning to the squad and are out of control after the magnificent Test match between Kane Williamson and Kumar Sangakkara at The Basin. Emails land from around the world – including notes about the trauma of being a Kiwi in Australia when Australia win, the Karachi street fighter Javed Miandad warrants a mention as Muzz talks cricket royalty, the preposterous “sixiness” of Tim Southee, and a board game review from a guy called Jamoz. 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
By The BYC
By The BYC
Geoffrey Boycott assesses MS Dhoni's Test career, New Zealand's chances in the World Cup, Gambhir's future, and more
Geoffrey Boycott talks about who should lead Australia in Clarke's absence, South Africa's team composition in ODIs, and more
Geoffrey Boycott talks about batsmen's mindset after Phillip Hughes' accident, India's tour of Australia, and more
Geoff Boycott talks about the Super Over, high-scoring ODIs, and the expectations from the England ODI team in Sri Lanka
Geoffrey Boycott talks about the Australian bowlers' performance against Pakistan, and pitches in the subcontinent
By Vishal Dikshit
By Vishal Dikshit
Geoffrey Boycott talks about the troubles in West Indian cricket, Steven Smith's recent catch against Pakistan, and fast bowling in India
By Vishal Dikshit
By Vishal Dikshit
Geoff Boycott talks about Kevin Pietersen's book, the crackdown on suspect actions, Michael Clarke's back, and more
By Vishal Dikshit
By Vishal Dikshit
Geoff Boycott on the changing fashions in cricket, Yorkshire's title win, and South Africa's World Cup chances