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RSR 66 - A Cricket Podcast

February 8th, 2015

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The success of the BBL, the rantings of KP and three wishes for the World Cup.

"You can't stop gadding around!"


FROM THE ARCHIVES (8'01): The Hong Kong Sixes

"Where have all the fielders gone?"


THE REVIEW (14'20): Fred Trueman - Chris Waters


"His Dad says "That's good enough for me, son."

THE INTERVIEW (21'29): Tim Wigmore

"It's so hard to get perspective when you're told every match is the biggest match ever - to take a step back has never been more important."

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THE DEBATE (37'34): Is it time to regulate the size of bats?


"It disappoints me that we're going down the track where cricketers are supposed to be big muscly men."


Recorded on 8/2/2015
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RSR 65 - A Cricket Podcast

December 14th, 2014

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Phillip Hughes 

"His mouth had gaped open with sheer awe and he asked a county official if he could touch the square. "Certainly," came the reply. "You will be playing on it in a few days.""


FROM THE ARCHIVES (9'23): Remembering 2014
"I, along with a lot of cricket fans, am guilty of talking about New Zealand in terms of how plucky they are."


THE REVIEW (21'37): Third Man in Havana - Tom Rodwell

"Did you know that the Panama hat has never been made in Panama?"


THE INTERVIEW (28'40): Hamish Adams-Cairns

"I'd love to go back in twenty years and see kids being coached by people that I coached."


THE DEBATE (45'27): Should the ECB listen to Michael Vaughan and introduce a T20 FA Cup?

"I don't want to end up opening the batting for the Duck and Feather and looking up and seeing Steve Harmison at the other end."


Recorded on 14/12/2014


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RSR 64 - A Cricket Podcast

November 23rd, 2014

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Enjoying the SA v OZ ODIs, NZ fighting hard in the UAE, the drop in the number of recreational cricketers in the UK and why good players in village cricket can be extremely annoying. 


"It does take something away from the game when there's someone who can single-handedly take on an entire team."

FROM THE ARCHIVES (9'12): That underarm ball

"Chappell misjudged what it means to be a hard-nosed captain."

THE REVIEW (19'25): Howzat?: The six sixes ball mystery - Grahame Lloyd

"An extremely good example of determined investigative journalism."

THE DEBATE (24'46): Should Kumar Sangakkara listen to Sri Lanka's requests and agree to postpone his retirement from test cricket? 

"At some point the youngsters will have to step up."

Recorded on 23/11/2014 



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RSR 64 - A Cricket Podcast

November 23rd, 2014

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Enjoying the SA v OZ ODIs, NZ fighting hard in the UAE, the drop in the number of recreational cricketers in the UK and why good players in village cricket can be extremely annoying. 

"It does take something away from the game when there's someone who can single-handedly take on an entire team."

FROM THE ARCHIVES (9'12): That underarm ball

"Chappell misjudged what it means to be a hard-nosed captain."

THE REVIEW (19'25): Howzat?: The six sixes ball mystery - Grahame Lloyd
"An extremely good example of determined investigative journalism."
THE DEBATE (24'46): Should Kumar Sangakkara listen to Sri Lanka's requests and agree to postpone his retirement from test cricket? 


Recorded on 23/11/2014 



RSR 63 - A Cricket Podcast

October 19th, 2014

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Trying to remember KP's good times, Toby making runs but getting heatstroke, questions raised over the ICC's chucking testers and another Windies crisis. 


"I was delirious. It was not very pleasant."

FROM THE ARCHIVES (9'22): The Reverse Sweep

"Probably the most arrogant shot in cricket."

THE REVIEW (18'00): On Warne - Gideon Haigh

"I'm going to wait and let you start thinking, let you start worrying."

THE INTERVIEW (25'34): Nigel Walker of Guerilla Cricket

"To get more and more people involved in cricket, it's important to offer them more and more options to listen to it." 

THE DEBATE (41'34): Will things ever be as good as 2005?

"There does seem to be more of reluctance to accept heroes at face value." 

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RSR 62 - A Cricket Podcast

September 22nd, 2014

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Catholic Cricket, Big Benn is back, the Gale incident and a regrettable middle finger. 


"He's a lovely mix between the languid and the very hostile."

FROM THE ARCHIVES (7'21): The art of the dressing room tantrum 

"The chair promptly disintegrated under him."

THE REVIEW (16'35): Slipless in Settle - Harry Pearson

"The Northern Leagues were, for years and years, home to some very talented cricketing outcasts."

THE INTERVIEW (25'39): Freddie Wilde 

"What are statistics in comparison to spreading the game?"

THE DEBATE (40'02): Is the crisis at Leicestershire a crisis for the entire county game?

"I do wonder what Charles Darwin would've had to say about this situation."

Recorded on 21/9/2014
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RSR 61 - A Cricket Podcast

August 24th, 2014

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Indian cricket fans light up Lords, Flintoff's still got it, KP possibly hasn't and following one sided test cricket from a distance. 

"It was true rock star adulation."


FROM THE ARCHIVES (8'23 onwards): The 37 Year Feud - Botham v Chappell

"Botham suggested that they settle it outside."


THE REVIEW (14'30 onwards): Fibber in the Heat - Miles Jupp
"Atherton just asks him for a biro."


THE DEBATE (21'25 onwards): When is it ok to write a player off?
"Do you give players a chance to change?"


Recorded on 24/8/2014



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RSR 60 - A Cricket Podcast

August 10th, 2014

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Appreciating Kumar Sangakkara, the brilliance of Words and Wickets at Wormsley, the loudest cheer Alistair Cook has ever heard and "drugbat".

"Rose Bowl was a lovely name for a cricket ground."

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Graham Gooch/Brian Lara Cricket - remembering an iconic video game
"It's a testament to cricket that it's so hard to reduce it to a video game."

THE REVIEW: Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy - Ed Hawkins
"Will this book change the way you watch the game?"

THE DEBATE: Does English cricket benefit from having The Lions?
"It just a way of saying "we notice you""

Recorded on 10/8/2014
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RSR 59 - A Cricket Podcast

July 6th, 2014

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Jason Roy's casual violence, the slippery spirit of cricket, the unbalanced Olympic debate and the ICC mistreats Tonga. 

"This seems pretty harsh on a tiny and impoverished Pacific Island."

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The tournament no-one asked for - The Afro-Asian Cup
"There would be a lot of competition for the title of worst organised cricket tournament in history."
THE REVIEW: The Great Tamasha - James Astill
"He was rejected from a youth team for having too many teeth."
THE DEBATE: Will Alistair Cook survive the ongoing furore over his captaincy?
"He made the mistake of trying to play the media at their own game."
Recorded on 6/7/2014
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RSR 58 - A Cricket Podcast

May 28th, 2014

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The rise of the Overton twins, Trescothick's renaissance, dodgy dealings in the BBL and ongoing rumblings over suspect actions.

"There's a huge satisfaction in seeing the brilliance of a player who you never expected to be able to produce his best again."

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The Author's XI

"All of these amazing literary characters, all of their amazing imaginations and there they were playing this most stimulating of games."
THE REVIEW: Field of Shadows - Dan Waddell

"It's not very good for morale if you're punching your fielders when they drop catches."

THE DEBATE: "Any cricket fan who gets angry with their team is taking it all too seriously."

"We'd rather have people online writing nasty comments than throwing rocks at batsman's houses."

Recorded on 28/5/2014
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