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Insight and analysis from the Test Match Special team - including interviews with top players and special features.

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Insight and analysis from the Test Match Special team - including interviews with top players and special features.

    Day 4: Late West Indian wickets peg back England

    Day 4: Late West Indian wickets peg back England

    Jonathan Agnew looks back on an intriguing fourth day between England and the West Indies in Southampton. A late flurry of wickets restricted England to a 170 run lead with two second innings wickets remaining. Hear from England batsman Zak Crawley, who says he was frustrated not to make a century, despite reaching a career best Test score of 76. We get an update on the return of the recreational game and hear from a pair of TMS listeners who are celebrating their "un-Wedding Day".

    • 27 min
    Day 3: Dominant West Indies leave England in trouble

    Day 3: Dominant West Indies leave England in trouble

    Jonathan Agnew is joined by former England captain Michael Vaughan and West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite to review the third day's play in the opening Test. With England 99 runs behind at stumps, we hear from bowler James Anderson and West Indies wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, who scored a half-century for the visitors. And ahead of the impending return of recreational and County cricket, Yorkshire CCC chief executive Mark Arthur joins the podcast, along with Matt Mugan from East Molesey Cricket Club, and Phil Johnson from Elstow Cricket Club.

    • 33 min
    Day 2: Holder hammers England as West Indies take charge

    Day 2: Holder hammers England as West Indies take charge

    Jonathan Agnew presents reaction to Day 2 of the opening Test between England and the West Indies. Six wickets from captain Jason Holder saw the visitors move into a strong position, trailing by 147 runs with nine first innings wickets remaining. Hear reaction from Holder, and England fast bowler Mark Wood. And the ECB's chief executive Tom Harrison explains the impact Covid-19 has had on cricket in this country, and how his organisation plans to improve diversity in the game.

    • 42 min
    Day 1: Weather frustrates England on cricket's return

    Day 1: Weather frustrates England on cricket's return

    Jonathan Agnew reflects on a frustrating opening day of the first Test between England and the West Indies. Rain and bad light meant only 17.4 overs could be bowled, with England making 35-1 in the little play that was possible. We hear reaction from West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel and England assistant coach Graham Thorpe. And the ECB's director of events Steve Elworthy explains how the bio-bubble was created to allow cricket to return. And after players and umpires took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, TMS summariser Carlos Brathwaite explains how powerful a gesture it was.

    • 41 min
    Tuffers and Vaughan: "We're so excited for cricket's return"

    Tuffers and Vaughan: "We're so excited for cricket's return"

    As England prepare to begin their cricketing summer, head coach Chris Silverwood joins Eleanor Oldroyd, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan to preview the first Test against the West Indies. Chris tells the podcast about life in the bio-bubble, preparing for his first home series, and how Ben Stokes has taken to being stand-in captain. And the panel also discuss the return of recreational cricket, which was announced last week.

    • 50 min
    Ultimate England Men’s Cricketer

    Ultimate England Men’s Cricketer

    Jonathan Agnew is joined by Isa Guha and Phil Tufnell to reveal the results of an ECB and BBC Sport poll to find the ultimate England men’s cricketer of the 21st century.

    The public have voted on eight batting and eight bowling disciplines to put together the best attributes of everyone to have pulled on the Three Lions since the turn of the century.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

TomasT321 ,

Simply the Best

Just about the most enjoyable broadcasting you can experience, always informative, entertaining and fascinating and often very amusing

RustedChrome ,

Sticky Wickets

This long running series featers Jonathan "Aggers" Agnew who is probably the finest Cricket broadcaster in the world. A great podcast for Cricket fans of English Cricket test matches who want to catch up on a quick summary. For expats, there's few things as nice as this. Put the kettle on and tune in.

I'll add this note from Wikipedia...
TMS has always had a distinctively irreverent style. Whilst it takes its role of describing and commenting on the action seriously, there has also been much light relief. Brian Johnston, who was as happy on the stage and working in light entertainment presentation as he was in the commentary box, was the master of this style which on occasion could lead to hilarity in the box, most notably on one occasion in August 1991 at The Oval when Agnew referred to Ian Botham's dismissal "hit wicket" as Botham "just couldn't quite get his leg over!" This remark led to the total collapse of both in a fit of giggles (which was followed quickly by Johnston's giggle-affected chastening, "Aggers do stop it!") This clip has become a broadcasting classic and is frequently replayed. In 2005 Radio 5 Live listeners voted it the greatest sporting commentary of all time.

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