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Reverse Swept Radio 108 - A Cricket Podcast

January 19th, 2019

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The primary school cricket world record attempt in London, and the Kiwis show off their sportiness with a new cricket v rugby trophy. 

"The reality is that we'll crash out in the group stages and Hackney Marshes will suffer a monsoon"


FROM THE ARCHIVES (08'35): Arjuna Ranatunga - his runners, and the end of running

"Graeme Smith said 'I don't know if I want to be likened to Arjuna. I've worked quite hard in the winter.'"


THE REVIEW (17'45): Chasing Shadows: The Life and Death of Peter Roebuck - Elliott Cartledge and Tim Lane

"'He sat down in the wicket and shouted 'What's the point of life'. An hour later, he'd taken 9 for 12.'" 


Recorded on 17 January 2019


RSR 107 - A Cricket Podcast

January 5th, 2019

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Sri Lanka's improbable escape and the joys of holiday cricket watching. 

"You swear you won't leave the computer again or there will be another England collapse."


FROM THE ARCHIVES (08'55): Weaving a cricket pitch - the world of matting wickets

"We need to organise a matting wicket at some point and test this all out."


THE REVIEW (20'25): The Good Murungu: A Cricketing Tale of the Unexpected - Alan Butcher

"How do you get your team to focus on their best game when they're worried about how to pay for training?" 


Recorded on 2/1/19


RSR 106 - A Cricket Podcast

November 11th, 2018

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Zimbabwe win their first overseas test for 17 years and in praise of Guerrilla Cricket

"The production line just somehow keeps going."


FROM THE ARCHIVES (10'27): Tales from an accidental wicket-keeper

"A combination of being bored in the field along with that smug sense that I could probably be quite good at it."


THE REVIEW (21'28): Test Cricket: An Unauthorised Biography - Jarrod Kimber

"An underdog's history of the game." 


 Recorded on 11/11/18


RSR 105 - A Cricket Podcast

October 6th, 2018

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Travels in Sri Lanka and reassessing Jonathan Trott

"They were leaping around moving cars to take spectacular catches."


FROM THE ARCHIVES (11'47): Memorable exits from the game  

"He said it was his intention to hit every ball for 4 or 6."


THE INTERVIEW (23'33): Ashwin Garg from the Sledges and Edges Podcast 

"I'd love to see a more sophisticated transfer window in the IPL, where teams trade players."


 THE REVIEW (39'41): The Plan - Steve James

"Ravi Bopara bought an iPad to "help him sort his life out." At that moment, the iPad was uncharged and in the back of the car." 


 Recorded on 30/9/18


RSR 104 - A Cricket Podcast

August 28th, 2018

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: That 5th day at Trent Bridge

"We cricket fans have to revel in these absurdities."


FROM THE ARCHIVES (10'15): Bryan "Bomber" Wells 

"He explained his decision by saying “beautiful surroundings and lovely big lunches.”


 THE REVIEW (19'21): Another Bloody Tour - Frances Edmonds 

"I kept chortling out loud." 


 Recorded on 27/8/18


RSR 103 - A Cricket Podcast

June 17th, 2018

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Remembering Don Oslear and why the football world cup got Toby thinking. 

"He went to the pharmacist looking for something for his sore shins."


FROM THE ARCHIVES (7'15): A history of ball tampering

"He had this very curious thing on his head." 


 THE REVIEW (16'16): Connie: The Marvellous Life of Learie Constantine - Harry Pearson

"They spent most of their time trying to keep warm." 


 Recorded on 17/6/18


RSR 102 - A Cricket Podcast

May 13th, 2018

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Guerilla Cricket and Ireland make test history together and Toby discovers the chilly pleasures of winter cricket. 

"He stands at square leg and chews tobacco."


FROM THE ARCHIVES (9'53): When Shiv Chanderpaul batted for 25 hours and 13 minutes

"It's the length of almost seventeen football matches." 



THE REVIEW (18'38): The Meaning of Cricket - Jon Hotten 

"He's able to be several different cricket writers simultaneously." 



Recorded on 13/5/18


RSR 101 - A Cricket Podcast

April 15th, 2018

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Pakistan move on from Wahab Riaz, while Australian cricket moves on from Channel 9. 

"Once you get over a billion, it all merges into one."


FROM THE ARCHIVES (12'21): Cricket Whites

"Your straw hat must be good and shapely and not fit your head like a beefsteak pudding."


THE INTERVIEW (19'57): Dean Du Plessis

"If I was put in charge, I would have to approach the ICC with my cap firmly in my hand." 


THE REVIEW (38'15): On Pietersen - Simon Wilde

"Can't talk now buddy, too pumped."




Recorded on 15/4/18


RSR 100 - A Cricket Podcast

March 26th, 2018

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Cricket's biggest celebrity is heading for the County Championship (at least for a little bit) and (inevitably) we give our tuppence worth on the events in Cape Town.  

"Both terrifying and incredibly flattering."


FROM THE ARCHIVES (11'18): Timed Out 

"Presumably Yadav was just having a very good natter." 


THE REVIEW (24'07): The Kings of Summer - Duncan Hamilton 

"The first cup of tea, the second, a slice of afternoon coffee cake."


THE INTERVIEW (33'51): Gideon Haigh 

"You should be independent. You should be prepared to go where other people aren't going." 


Recorded on 27/3/18


RSR 99 - A Cricket Podcast

February 25th, 2018

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Toby's new bat (including the knocking in saga) and the Chanderpauls. 

"My relationship suffered over the two weeks that I was knocking this bat in."


FROM THE ARCHIVES (9'29): Hollioake bowled Warne 0 (no shot offered)

"This is a proper and very definitive leave. The ball hits middle and off halfway up." 


THE REVIEW (20'32): Feeling is the thing happens in a 1000th of a second - Christian Ryan

"For luck to matter, you had to dream up the possibility of the photo in the first place."


Recorded on 25/2/18