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RSR 96 - A Cricket Podcast

October 1st, 2017 · Comments

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Zimbabwe gets a couple of star players back while Ashes anticipation builds.  

"I remember going to down to the bar and they'd hung out a whole lot of white underwear on washing lines."

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES (12'14): The Dukes v The Kookaburra 

"We got back to my flat and decided that a game of indoor cricket was in order." 

 

THE REVIEW (25'39): Save Your Legs! 

“In this world, there are the Stavs and the Stav-nots."

 

Recorded on 1/10/17

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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 95 - A Cricket Podcast

September 10th, 2017 · Comments

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Affordable cricket, the Refugee Cricket Project, failing to explore new cricket grounds and the Pembrokeshire cricket controversy. 

"I obviously stymied these plans by moving to the other side of the world."

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES (15'26): Bert Sutcliffe and Bob Blair's heroic stand

"They return to the middle, arm in arm." 

 

THE REVIEW (25'46): Over and Out: Albert Trott - The Man who Cleared the Lord's Pavilion by Steve Neal 

“People would just decide whether he was too English or too Australian."

 

Recorded on 10/9/17

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

RSR 93 - A Cricket Podcast

July 30th, 2017 · Comments

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Triumph for a Toby, triumph for England women's team, the weather gods wreak havoc and the YouTube blackhole. 

"You are also supposed to predict the weather more accurately than the Met Office."

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES (11'56): When KP became captain 

"At that point, it was the start of a brave new era."

 

THE REVIEW (21'58): Amazing Grace: The Man who was W.G. - Richard Tomlinson

“He finds the trout fishing too easy so he decides to go bear tracking."

 

Recorded on 30/7/17

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

RSR 92 - A Cricket Podcast

June 12th, 2017 · Comments

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: ODI upsets, a bigger Oval, a resignation letter and Joe Root's facial hair. 

"I had a couple of beers and was looking at Joe Root, particularly at his chin."

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES (11'47): The History of Streaking

"He decided with his spare hand to give this young gentleman a wrap around the buttocks with his bat."

 

THE REVIEW (23'29): A Bat, A Ball and A Boy

“The bowling machine is a real Heath Robinson-esque contraption with a propeller that looks like it would be capable of taking off."

 

Recorded on 11/6/17

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