20 episodes

Cricket history, cricket book & film reviews and cricket "miscellaneous".

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Cricket history, cricket book & film reviews and cricket "miscellaneous".

    Reverse Swept Radio 127 - A Cricket Podcast

    Reverse Swept Radio 127 - A Cricket Podcast

    THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Stokes going the extra mile, and Sky's coverage of BLM
    "By the end of the second test, Stokes was in such a bad state - mostly because of Joe Root's belief in giving him 11-over spells."
    FROM THE ARCHIVES (07'30): Smokers vs Non-Smokers
    "To amass 803 suggests a degree of bloody-minded ruthlessness not quite in keeping with the occasion."
    THE REVIEW (17'20): Calling the Shots podcast - Dan Norcross and Adam Collins
    "The key thing I learnt was that there was nothing inevitable about cricket commentary's success."
    Recorded on 26 July 2020

    • 25 min
    Reverse Swept Radio 126 - A Cricket Podcast

    Reverse Swept Radio 126 - A Cricket Podcast

    THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Watching the 1984 England v West Indies test at Lord's, and the importance of Vikram Solanki's apppointment as Surrey's Coach
    "Maybe we should spend more time delving into the archives than keeping up with the latest game."
    FROM THE ARCHIVES (09'15): The Cricket Match at Sidmouth by David Jones
    "I thought that was a wheelbarrow, but it's definitely a cannon. Encouragingly pointing away from the field."
    THE REVIEW (19'35): The Great Romantic - Cricket and the Golden Age of Neville Cardus by Duncan Hamilton 
    "Here was a man who proudly proclaimed that he was the son of a prostitute. And yet he also wanted to be a member of an exclusive London club that bought into the traditions of social niceties."
    Recorded on 28 June 2020

    • 29 min
    Reverse Swept Radio 125 - A Cricket Podcast

    Reverse Swept Radio 125 - A Cricket Podcast

    THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Looking ahead to the summer, and celebrating Stephen Fay
    "The relationship between leather and hand sanitiser is something we're going to find out pretty soon."
    FROM THE ARCHIVES (07'48): "The most important figure in Aboriginal sport: Faith Thomas"
    "She was known as the fastest female bowler of her time, in the '50s - which she attributes to growing up throwing stones at galahs."
    THE REVIEW (15'00): The Test - A New Era, episodes 5-8 (Amazon Prime)
    "I learnt much less than I hoped."
    Recorded on 1 June 2020

    • 26 min
    Reverse Swept Radio 124 - A Cricket Podcast

    Reverse Swept Radio 124 - A Cricket Podcast

    THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Reliving Edgbaston 2005, and some cricket poetry
    "A cruel critic could say that this is over-romanticised, but now feels like a perfectly acceptable time for us to be romanticising."
    FROM THE ARCHIVES (09'00): Power Cricket in Cardiff, 2002
    "It will of course remain the only 12 that Shahid Afridi ever hits."
    THE REVIEW (21'05): The Test - A New Era, episodes 1-4 (Amazon Prime)
    "It might just be that Kohli has the most expressive face in world sport."
    Recorded on 10 May 2020

    • 32 min
    Reverse Swept Radio 123 - A Cricket Podcast

    Reverse Swept Radio 123 - A Cricket Podcast

    THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Treasures on YouTube courtesy of robelinda2, and cricketers getting creative in isolation
    "Robelinda2 is providing a vital service to cricket-starved fans in lockdown at the moment."
    FROM THE ARCHIVES (08'10): When bombs stopped play - Lord's, 1944
    "The bowler doesn't go back to the top of his run, but continues as though nothing has happened."
    THE REVIEW (19'45): Through the Remembered Gate by Stephen Chalke 
    "Chalke ends up being invited to talk at many funerals, and his writing becomes the legacy for a host of cricketers that would otherwise be forgotten."
    Recorded on 18 April 2020

    • 31 min
    Reverse Swept Radio 122 - A Cricket Podcast

    Reverse Swept Radio 122 - A Cricket Podcast

    THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The retirement of Ollie Rayner, and cricket under the shadow of pandemic
    "It could be a nice celebration: instead of spraying beer, you spray hand sanitiser"
    FROM THE ARCHIVES (09'00): Hit the ball twice
    "So you sky it to midwicket, and as the batsmen you can run the 30 yards towards the fielder and hit it out of their hands before they catch it?"
    THE REVIEW (18'30): The Cricket Kings of Queens (available here)
    "There's a bit of cheeky film-making when Richie is moaning about fitness training. The documentary then cuts to him drinking a milkshake."
    Recorded on 31 March 2020

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

cricketlover116 ,

Great cricket podcast!

Love this podcast. Fascinating insight and great stories. And the hosts are amazing company.

@KerrynIJ ,

Entertaining and intelligent

This is an excellent podcast - great content, and like all good podcasts, the warm interaction between the presenters shines through. I highly recommend this one for cricket lovers everywhere.

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