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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 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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Reverse Swept Radio 53 - a cricket podcast

October 28th, 2013 · Comments

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FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Converting to Pakistan; the dangers of anarchy in the South African dressing room; the BCCI's press restrictions; and how we could improve highlights packages.
"Who knows - maybe the BCCI would would restrict our own pinpoint opinions if we were to broadcast out of India"

FROM THE ARCHIVES (7'45 onwards): Stumbling on cricket in Oman
"Cracks in the pitch were 2 inches wide. You could lose whole bunches of keys down them."

THE REVIEW (15'00 onwards): Sujit Mukherjee "Autobiography of an unknown cricketer"
"It's not that I have a problem reading about obscure games - but if you do, you have to make the match reports compelling."

THE INTERVIEW (21'50 onwards): Ian Reid, founder of The Baggy Green

THE DEBATE (37'45 onwards): Did Sachin plan his retirement well?
"I wonder if we, as English cricket fans, just don't quite get it?"
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Reverse Swept Radio 52 - a cricket podcast

September 22nd, 2013 · Comments

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FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Harare's moment in the limelight; looking forward to 50-over domestic cricket; Carberry's missed opportunity; and the futility of post-test ODI series. 

"The big question: will anyone actually remember this series?"

FROM THE ARCHIVES (6'55 onwards): A history of a rare dismissal: Handled the ball.
"Haynes stood his ground, insisting he wasn't aware of the law"

THE REVIEW (13'10 onwards): Jonathan Smith "The Following Game" 
"It's a ramble - but in the best possible way"

THE INTERVIEW (19'10 onwards): Jack Mendel, cricket journalist
"There aren't too many people disappointed that their county isn't in the Champions League"

THE DEBATE (28'00 onwards): Comparing cricketers from different eras is fun but ultimately futile
"I'm fairly sure Don Bradman could have seen in colour"
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RSR48 - a cricket podcast

July 24th, 2013 · Comments

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The joys of county T20 games at The Oval, and their disappointments; why we should be glad Richard Dawkins has got involved in the Ashes; and our attempts to watch international cricket continue to be cursed.

"In 2005 cricket was all over the front pages; in 2013 it's again on the front pages, but for very different reasons."

FROM THE ARCHIVES (9'20 onwards): Nick Compton

"For a man who left Middlesex because there weren't enough challenges, it will be interesting to see what comes next"

THE REVIEW (17'57 onwards): 'When Freddie became God: The 2009 Ashes' by Jarrod Kimber

"What makes this book special is its combination of being comic and being spot on"

THE INTERVIEW (24'45 onwards): Josh Green of Surrey Cricket Blog

"It's a real responsibility to actually pay attention to what's on the field"

THE DEBATE (46'40 onwards): "Is the current format of DRS fit for purpose"

In which our friendship and good humour was tested to breaking point.

Recorded on 24/7/2013

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RSR47 - a cricket podcast

June 18th, 2013 · Comments

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The simple joys of fast bowling, with Wahab Riaz and Kemar Roach; have England got their one day formula right; the ECB's plan to start the season abroad; and the heartwrench of falling short of a 50.

"It's an annoying cliche that the low-scoring games are the best - but it's kind of true as well"

FROM THE ARCHIVES (9'55 onwards): The carrom ball

"To even get the ball out of your hand with this grip is hard enough. To land it with any degree of accuracy requires masterly control."

THE REVIEW (20'25 onwards): 'Basil D'Oliveira - Cricket and conspiracy: The untold story' by Peter Oborne

"Ultimately it becomes a great story and a great piece of theatre through the walk-on roles - both heroes and villains"

THE INTERVIEW (28'00 onwards): Chris Smith of Declaration Game

"Cricket's long history means there's a lot of received wisdom. I like to pick up those things and test them."

THE DEBATE (39'36 onwards): "The Champions Trophy will be missed"

"The Champions Trophy has always been the odd sibling in the ICC tournament family"

Recorded on 15/6/2013

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