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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, interviews and history as they follow the game they love around the world. You can support the show at patreon.com/thefinalword.

The Final Word Cricket Podcast Adam Collins, Geoff Lemon

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    • 4.8 • 503 Ratings

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

    Shamar Joseph loves No.11 - England West Indies Daily, Trent Bridge Day 3

    Shamar Joseph loves No.11 - England West Indies Daily, Trent Bridge Day 3

    The 2024 England West Indies Daily, Trent Bridge, Day 3: You never quite know what's going to happen, and after three quick wickets on the third day, another West Indies collapse looked assured. But Shamar Joseph at No11 did it again, combining with Joshua da Silva to put England under pressure, leaving Joe Root and Harry Brook needing to respond. Daniel Norcross joins Geoff Lemon.

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    • 31 min
    Kavem Hodge's maiden ton - England West Indies Daily, Trent Bridge Day 2

    Kavem Hodge's maiden ton - England West Indies Daily, Trent Bridge Day 2

    The 2024 England West Indies Daily, Trent Bridge, Day 2: It was doom and gloom after Lord's and not unreasonably so - the Windies were uncompetitive in London and smashed inside seven sessions. But what a difference a week makes. The visitors have enjoyed splendid batting conditions at Nottingham to be within striking distance of a lead, the highlight of their work a stirring maiden Test ton from Kavem Hodge. Daniel Norcross is at Trent Bridge and called the beautiful century moment on radio, he's chatting with Adam Collins.

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    • 29 min
    Is anyone happy? - England West Indies Daily, Notts Day 1

    Is anyone happy? - England West Indies Daily, Notts Day 1

    The 2024 England West Indies Daily, Notts Test, Day 1: It's a strange day when 400+ runs are smashed but the batting team goes to bed short of satisfied. Who knows, maybe they're chuffed with how they went about it after being sent in? It's all for Daniel Norcross and Cam Ponsonby to ponder at the close of play at Nottingham.

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    • 24 min
    Story Time 193 – The best captains Australia never had

    Story Time 193 – The best captains Australia never had

    It's Story Time, our walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. This week, we might all have ideas about the players who should have captained Australia, but what if you found out that some of them actually did? Get ready for some surprises. Also, remembering five of the best days in Nottingham, a spinner who strolled to the crease but frolicked on tour, and the all-rounder who nearly was.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Euros, assassinations, and no Test cricket

    Euros, assassinations, and no Test cricket

    Season 16, Episode 23: The weekend was enormous, though not due to any Test cricket being played at Lord's. Instead of a close fifth day, Sunday had a gunman shooting at a US presidential candidate before Spain shot England out of the Euros final. But in our small cricket world, Australia gives a glimpse of its white-ball future, Pakistan gets back to infighting, New Zealand has more contract intrigue, and there are two major coaching moves in India.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    James Anderson's last stand - England West Indies Daily, Lord's Day 3

    James Anderson's last stand - England West Indies Daily, Lord's Day 3

    The 2024 England West Indies Daily, Lord's Test, Day 3: It's all over, and Jimmy Week became a shortened Jimmy Three Days. Gus Atkinson had a much bigger say than expected, and is now in a bracket with our faves Father Marriott and Nutty Martin. But it was all about the theatre at the end, as Anderson searched for one last moment. Cam Ponsonby joins Geoff Lemon.

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    • 30 min

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503 Ratings

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