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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.
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    The Final Word with Maeva Douma

    The Final Word with Maeva Douma

    Season 10, Ep 22: She wowed the world last week with her four run-outs of the non-striker while bowling for Cameroon. Now she's chatting with The Final Word: a little bit shy, and just home from school. Maeva Douma is joined by her national vice-captain, Cynerah Dibande, to translate from French.
    Also this week: New Zealand cancels a men's tour of Pakistan at the 11th hour, and (in real time as we were recording the show) England announced they would follow suit for both their men's and women's teams. Yeesh. Virat Kohli quits as T20 captain for India and in the IPL, and there's a big wrap of women's international cricket around the world.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Story Time 62 – The bumper comeback 10-wicket clearance show

    Story Time 62 – The bumper comeback 10-wicket clearance show

    It's Story Time, our weekly walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. Today: Adam is back properly, so we get stuck into the revisits that have been piling up during some otherwise busy weeks. Bags of ten wickets, bags of dodgy cash, and bags with Alex Hales - we've got the whole gamut covered. Then doubling back over pears, plums, and The New Pringle. Plenty of fun in an extra-long show.
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Afghanistan dilemma

    The Afghanistan dilemma

    Season 10, Ep 21: Australia has cancelled on Afghanistan - not formally but in effect - to protest the Taliban's destructive attitudes to women. But identifying the right thing to do is difficult, given that choice also means abandoning Afghanistan's people to extremist rulers. Rather than advocating for one option, we try to look at different aspects to the problem in the hope of understanding it better.
    Also this week: Nagraj Gollapudi joins the show to talk about the ongoing Old Trafford cancellation kerfuffle between the England and India boards. Cameroon teenager Maeva Douma became a cult hero with four run-outs of the non-striker in a match against Uganda. Matthew Hayden will deliver some fresh word salads as coach of Pakistan. Tim Paine gets his bulge addressed, ahead of a pending Ashes that continues being a will-they-won't-they, and Amy Satterthwaite is not able to wind back the clock.
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Story Time 61 – Shane Warne's "sparkling green eyes and glittery grin"

    Story Time 61 – Shane Warne's "sparkling green eyes and glittery grin"

    It's Story Time, our weekly walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. Today: what could be better than Shane Warne describing Shane Warne? You're in for a treat. Also, Norcross is back for another appearance, and going rogue with possible solutions once again. We remember one of South Africa's least enjoyable days, look at the biggest near-misses you can hope to find, locate the very best at a certain position, and try to figure out how a different player had a career at all. All new numbers this week, back to regular operations as of next weekend.
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    7.56 - Graham Hartley
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    TFW Daily: Old Trafford Test cancelled but at least we got this cool book launch

    TFW Daily: Old Trafford Test cancelled but at least we got this cool book launch

    This is The Final Word Daily from the England-India Test series of 2021. Adam Collins and Geoff Lemon sum up the action, name our Player of the Day, and rank entries for our own Hall of Fame.
    It would appear to be a case of top work from Ravi Shastri. It is truly surprising that the guy who decided to rub faces with a few hundred people at a hotel while celebrating himself was also the guy who brought COVID into the team environment. Now the series is cancelled, at 2-1 India. Our thoughts on the sudden end. It probably would have rained anyway.
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    • 19 min
    The week of watching You Guys Are History, with Emma John

    The week of watching You Guys Are History, with Emma John

    Season 10, Ep 20: This week, Guardian writer Emma John joins the show to talk about her recent article drawing together interviews with many of the England team's Black cricketers. This came out alongside the outstanding documentary on Sky presented by Mark Butcher, titled You Guys Are History.
    Before that, India's second Test win on their tour of England wrapped up at The Oval, and our mate Sachin Tendulkar knocked off Adam's iconic photo of the last wicket falling. Finally, some recognition from the King of the Tweets. Also, Virat Kohli's relationship with the Barmy Army, a preview of the Old Trafford Test, the touring fortunes of New Zealand's men and women, and the late-season county rounds.
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    2.61 - Doc Gowler
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    • 1 hr 28 min

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