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Cricket for everyone – your friendly guide to the world's strangest sport. Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins combine match analysis with irreverence, politics and cricket history as they follow the game they love around the world and run in-depth interviews with guests. You can support the show at patreon.com/thefinalword.

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Cricket for everyone – your friendly guide to the world's strangest sport. Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins combine match analysis with irreverence, politics and cricket history as they follow the game they love around the world and run in-depth interviews with guests. You can support the show at patreon.com/thefinalword.

    Story Time 16, with Matt Renshaw encore

    Story Time 16, with Matt Renshaw encore

    Story Time! Many and varied they are today. Adam can't stop talking about George Headley. Geoff believes that at last, at last, he has caught up to a long-elusive quarry. What does US political analyst Nate Silver have to do with Mahendra Singh Dhoni? Why are we talking about Lionel Richie and a former host of Getaway? Who was the last player to join an exclusive club, and who was the fastest to join another one? Who inspired more love, The Freak or The Rug? And is that actually Daniel Norcross on the CBUS ad?

    Plus we reboot our interview from last year with Matthew Renshaw about his rollercoaster career so far, and how he's tried to keep a handle on it at what is still a tender age.

    Your Nerd Pledge numbers are:

    10.98 – David Nicholls
    5.38 – Satchmo Distel
    4.64 – Anthony Radford & Jeremy Nash
    3.65 – David Bek
    2.23 – Liam Williams
    1.43 – Wayne Holloway

    Thanks as always for playing this ridiculous game and letting us have this much fun on a weekend.

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    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Network 
    Title track by Urthboy 

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Emergency episode: Glenn Maxwell's century

    Emergency episode: Glenn Maxwell's century

    Emergency! Maxi time! The Final Word's fave made one of the best hundreds we've seen in one-day cricket to win a ridiculous run chase and win a series decider in England. No big deal, right? We had to drop everything and record our response.

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    • 19 min
    Channel Seven's big cash heist

    Channel Seven's big cash heist

    Season 8, Ep 28: Two years ago the Seven Network bought TV rights to great fanfare. Now they're refusing to pay. The free-to-air broadcaster has Cricket Australia in a tough spot, by withholding the cash required to run the game unless CA agrees to rewrite the contract. And it all sounded so rosy when both parties were talking up the hundreds of millions to be spent not long ago. We have ESPNcricinfo's Daniel Brettig on to talk the details of what could turn into a legal war – or an old-fashioned stick-up job. Plus the one-day series between England and Australia, a bit of Nerd Pledge, and some dark days too for the ECB.

    Your Nerd Pledge numbers this show:

    1.07 – David Brooks.
    1.45 – Travis Clark.
    2.56 – Mick Flurry

    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword   
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    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Network

    Title track by Urthboy

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Story Time 15, with Jos Buttler encore

    Story Time 15, with Jos Buttler encore

    Heroes and villains. Rational or fair or otherwise, we have them on Story Time. Geoff meets his nemesis, Adam explains the greatest work of the greatest, we solve a Netherlands conundrum, and try to get lateral. Afterwards is a reboot of our conversation with Universe Jos – recorded at Lord’s during last year’s World Cup – to learn about the ridiculous things he does with bat in hand.  

    Your new Nerd Pledge numbers: 

    1.76 – Luke Kneebone 
    2.54 – Deepthi Akila 
    2.94 – Andy Taylor 
    3.10 – Ethan Morgan 
    1.58 – David Nathan & Jesse G 
    1.14 – Alex KP  

    For your two discount Nightwatchman compilations, go to: 
    bit.ly/nwaussie and enter the code tfw10 
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    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword     
    Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 

    Check out CBUS Super at cbussuper.com.au   

    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Podcast Network 
    Title track by Urthboy 

    Support the show: https://patreon.com/thefinalword

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Australia's choke, the Afghan Mankad, and farewell Bell

    Australia's choke, the Afghan Mankad, and farewell Bell

    Season 8, Ep 27: That was quite the choke. Australia's T20 series against England started with a dominant position that somehow turned into a loss. England bossed the second, and Australia got one back via Mitchell Marsh when both teams were changed up for the third. Adam came straight from the comm box to this show via a few wrong turns on the motorway with all the details.

    In other news this week, Dawlat Zadran lit up the Afghan T20 league with some lovely work at the non-striker's end, the last of the class of 2005 in the shape of Ian Bell said goodbye to first-class cricket, the women's Big Bash has a schedule, Yuvraj Singh is looking Australia's way, plus some overdue Happy Birthday Sachin and plenty more.

    Your Nerd Pledge numbers on this show:

    2.04 – Simon Kozlina
    19.97 – Hugh Kenney-Herbert

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    Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 

    For your two discount Nightwatchman compilations, go to:
    bit.ly/nwaussie and enter the code tfw10
    bit.ly/tfwbest and enter the code tfw20

    Check out CBUS Super at cbussuper.com.au  

    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Podcast Network 
    Title track by Urthboy 

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Bad Producer Podcast Network: In the Pocket - NFL

    Bad Producer Podcast Network: In the Pocket - NFL

    Adam and Geoff will have a new episode of The Final Word very soon. In the meantime, if you like NFL or know someone who likes NFL, In the Pocket a weekly take on all things NFL that shares space with The Final Word on the Bad Producer Podcast Network. 

    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword     

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
355 Ratings

355 Ratings

JEGough ,

The Final Word

Brilliant podcast - if you love cricket you will love this and be quickly addicted to Adam and Geoff’s analysis and chemistry.

Matlock2010 ,

Quality podcast

Love this podcast as it reminds me of why I love the game so much.
Great mixture of guests and cricket insights 👌🏻

woody_bee ,

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A fantastic listen! and undoubtedly the best cricket podcast out there. Being someone from Melbourne's leafy bayside suburbs, the 90,s references to slap sticks, marbles, and other school yard fads has been very nostalgic.

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