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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

RSR 98 - A Cricket Podcast

February 7th, 2018

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Contemplating a summer without playing and the rare joy of a bowler-friendly test wicket.

"I'm curious and a little bit excited to find out what I'll do with ten to fourteen extra summer Sundays."


FROM THE ARCHIVES (11'56): Toby's Summer of Oz cricket

"All of the wheelie bins have cloth covers." 


THE REVIEW (28'00): Wodehouse at the Wicket

"Mike was oppressed by that leaden sense of moral inferiority which weighs on a man who has turned up to dinner in ordinary clothes when everybody else had dressed." 


Recorded on 7/2/18

RSR 97 - A Cricket Podcast

November 15th, 2017

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Zimbabwe take part in an entertaining series against the West Indies but the future for test cricket in the country is uncertain. The Women's Ashes takes over Down Under. 

"We quickly realised hosting tests is something that costs us a lot of money and that's a commodity we don't have at the moment."


FROM THE ARCHIVES (12'20): Graeme Smith comes in at eleven  

"Doing so with an injured left hand and an injured right elbow is beyond insanity." 


THE INTERVIEW (22'44): Julian Bishop  

“We decided we were going to visit as many county grounds this summer as possible."


THE REVIEW (33'28): Race and Pace  

"A very common tactic was that if you knew you were facing Charlie Griffith that week, you took your holiday that week." 


Recorded on 15/11/17

RSR 96 - A Cricket Podcast

October 1st, 2017

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

RSR 95 - A Cricket Podcast

September 10th, 2017

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

RSR 94 - A Cricket Podcast

August 20th, 2017

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The Dan Lucas Memorial Match, the England mutual appreciation club, the West Indies and international test scheduling. 

"I've just had a flashback to the quiche, a stunning smoked salmon quiche."


FROM THE ARCHIVES (15'27): Galle 

"In the first test at the ground . . . Sri Lanka won by an innings and every single one of their wickets was taken by a spinner." 


THE REVIEW (28'22): Following On - Emma John

“It's just a license to go and get smashed."


Recorded on 20/8/17