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RSR 90 - A Cricket Podcast

April 17th, 2017 · Comments

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The survival of the defiant blockers, cricket at the Olympic Stadium, the futility of winter nets and the demise of camaraderie between professional sides. 

"There's not the sense of perspective that allows you to step back and say "now is the moment for us to have a beer.""

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES (10'20): Cricketing Etymology 

"If you "pull Yorkshire", you're deceiving someone."

 

THE REVIEW (21'32): The Test by Simon Jones (with Jon Hotten)

"The fast bowler's breakfast - two ibuprofen and two paracetamol."

 

Recorded on 17/4/17

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Tags: cricket · blog · podcast · ipl · county cricket · england · sri lanka · fantasy cricket · india · australia · new zealand · book review · champions trophy · ashes · the ashes · pakistan

RSR 89 - A Cricket Podcast

February 19th, 2017 · Comments

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: When the fans saved Alistair Cook, Zimbabwe v Afghanistan, ECB's All Star Scheme and the worrying rise of head injuries. 

"Their noise made absolutely clear that he was their man."

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES (13'46): Cricket Posters on the London Underground 

"On the left is a kangaroo, on the right is a lion and they are smiling at each other."

 

THE REVIEW (22'08): Stroke of Genius by Gideon Haigh

"W.G. Grace had to be convinced that there was such a thing as a follow through."

 

Recorded on 19/2/17

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Tags: cricket · blog · podcast · ipl · county cricket · england · sri lanka · fantasy cricket · india · australia · new zealand · book review · west indies · champions trophy · ashes · the ashes · pakistan

RSR 88 - A Cricket Podcast

January 29th, 2017 · Comments

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Making peace with ODIs, Ricky Ponting shoots from the hip, Bangladesh get close but not close enough and the sacrilege of replacing the coin toss with an app. 

"Tossing a coin shouldn't really be beyond people who are about to throw cricket balls at one another."

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES (11'05): Lawrence Rowe 

"One of those batsmen who was all about the timing."

 

THE REVIEW (23'32): Laughter at the Wicket by Harry East

"I'm told they play cricket in other places besides Yorkshire. On reflection, I realize that they must, otherwise we should have nobody to beat."

 

Recorded on 29/1/17

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Tags: cricket · blog · podcast · ipl · county cricket · england · sri lanka · fantasy cricket · india · australia · new zealand · book review · west indies · champions trophy · ashes · the ashes · pakistan

RSR 87 - A Cricket Podcast

January 8th, 2017 · Comments

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Declaration Game's Select XI of Cricket Blog Posts, Australia's revival, the Big Bash (but no county cricket) on UK free-to-air TV and the T20 v Tests scheduling issues. 

"I've never quite been able to come around to rooting for Australia."

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES (11'32): The Googly 

"While playing a casual game of "Twisti-Twosti", you can innovate to your heart's content."

The Scapegoat of Cricket by Bosanquet

 

THE REVIEW (22'01): Supreme Bowling: 100 Great Test Performances - Compiled and Edited by Patrick Ferriday and Dave Wilson

"Cricket is always a game of stats but it's actually relatively rare to read cricket writing that attempts true analysis."

 

Recorded on 8/1/17

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Tags: cricket · blog · podcast · ipl · county cricket · england · sri lanka · india · australia · new zealand · book review · west indies · champions trophy · ashes · the ashes · pakistan

RSR 86 - A Cricket Podcast

December 11th, 2016 · Comments

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The MCC World Cricket Committee, a day at the SCG, Scotland's captain retires in the face of indifference to the Associates and Toby suffers a cricketing existential crisis.

"You suddenly think to yourself "why do I do this?""

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES (13'12): The Victor Trumper photo

"I was in the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, turned a corner and there it was, possibly the most iconic cricket image of all time."

 

THE REVIEW (22'29): Resilient - Mitchell Johnson 

"You do have to be a little bit resilient while reading this."

 

Recorded on 10/12/16

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Tags: cricket · blog · podcast · ipl · county cricket · england · sri lanka · fantasy cricket · india · australia · new zealand · book review · west indies · ashes · the ashes · pakistan

RSR 83 - A Cricket Podcast

July 31st, 2016 · Comments

TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The arrival of the Women's Cricket Super League, Nevill and O'Keefe's heroic last stand, the difficulty of finding county cricket to watch and do we have to "feed the snake"?

"It felt like the match had become a backdrop to a massive stag do." 

FROM THE ARCHIVES (11'25): Fred Goodall v the West Indies
"When asked whether he'd ever meet Croft again, Goodall replied "Not on your nelly.""

THE REVIEW (21'58): Philip Hughes: The Official Biography - Peter Lalor and Malcolm Knox

"At the age of 9, he was scoring big hundreds with a maturity which observers hadn't seen before."


Recorded on 31/6/16 
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RSR 80 - A Cricket Podcast

April 24th, 2016 · Comments

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Ben Duckett's breakthrough, James Taylor's dignity and courage in the face of his premature retirement, Grant Flower's frank assessment of Pakistan's lack of professionalism and a bong in the shape of Shane Warne's head. 

"I don't personally know what a speed dealer looks like." 

FROM THE ARCHIVES (12'13): The joy of cricket board games 
(including Owzthat, Calculator Cricket, Book Cricket, Armchair Cricket and the Test Match Game)

"These games are only as good as the imaginations of those playing them."

THE REVIEW (25'45): Fatty Batter - Michael Simkins

"A nudge into the crisp boxes at third man counts as a single."
Recorded on 24/4/2016

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RSR 59 - A Cricket Podcast

July 6th, 2014 · Comments

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 · Comments

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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Tags: cricket · blog · podcast · county cricket · england · australia · book review

RSR 57 - A Cricket Podcast

April 21st, 2014 · Comments

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The Easter resurrection of Peter Moores, the talented Mr Mills, missing county cricket from Australia and a rainy false start for the village season. 

"Cricket is a wonderful sport for teaching us about dealing with failure and dashed expectations."

FROM THE ARCHIVES: A bowling machine called Merlyn

"It's artificial, like making love to a statue." 

THE REVIEW: No Holding Back - Michael Holding

"He owned the best petrol station in the entirety of Jamaica."

THE INTERVIEW: Phil Harrison

"Everyone who follows sport, wishes on some level that they'd made it."

THE DEBATE: "It's wrong that England are trying to take Paul Farbrace from Sri Lanka."

"There's a sense of England throwing their financial muscle around that makes me uncomfortable."

Recorded on 21/4/2014



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