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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


RSR 93 - A Cricket Podcast

July 30th, 2017

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


RSR 92 - A Cricket Podcast

June 12th, 2017

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


RSR 91 - A Cricket Podcast

May 7th, 2017

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Zafar Ansari's retirement, the Women's World Cup, struggling to get a team out and a lack of test matches for Australia. 

"A core part of our crowd are at their happiest when the team is taking a thumping."


FROM THE ARCHIVES (12'36): The Massacre at Sabina Park - 4th Test between West Indies and India in 1976 

""Kill him man!""


THE REVIEW (22'36): On Top Down Under: Australia's Cricket Captains - Ray Robinson (with Gideon Haigh)

“When Trott climbed out of the bath and towelled himself the first thing on was his felt hat.” (I actually forgot to bring up this glorious line during the episode but put it here for your enjoyment). 


Recorded on 7/5/17


RSR 90 - A Cricket Podcast

April 17th, 2017

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


RSR 89 - A Cricket Podcast

February 19th, 2017

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


RSR 88 - A Cricket Podcast

January 29th, 2017

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


RSR 87 - A Cricket Podcast

January 8th, 2017

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