181 episodes

The Cricket Badger chats cricket with international players, coaches, journalists and some of the biggest names in the game. Recent guests include Sir Garry Sobers, David Gower, David 'Bumble' Lloyd, Joe Root, Joel Garner, Mark Butcher and Brian Lara.
Contact the show on cricketbadger@hotmail.com, follow us on Twitter @cricket_badger.
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The Cricket Badger chats cricket with international players, coaches, journalists and some of the biggest names in the game. Recent guests include Sir Garry Sobers, David Gower, David 'Bumble' Lloyd, Joe Root, Joel Garner, Mark Butcher and Brian Lara.
Contact the show on cricketbadger@hotmail.com, follow us on Twitter @cricket_badger.
Thanks for listening.

    114: Simon Hughes - The Analyst dissects his own life in cricket

    114: Simon Hughes - The Analyst dissects his own life in cricket

    Former Middlesex and Durham pace bowler and now cricket broadcaster and writer, Simon Hughes, joins the Badger, James Buttler, to take on the Cricket Badger 20 Questions.
    A long life in  cricket is discussed as Simon reveals that he would like to be Jos Buttler for a day, cricket on FTA, the 2005 Ashes and the birth of The Analyst and plenty more besides. Always a good read, Simon is planning a new book - it's worth checking out his previous cricket books HERE (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Simon-Hughes/e/B0039ZJCXY/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) .
    Thank you very much for listening and supporting the podcast! 
    Contact the show via Twitter on @cricket_badger or email us at cricketbadger@hotmail.com.
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    • 36 min
    113: An England Test team health-check with Wisden's Phil Walker

    113: An England Test team health-check with Wisden's Phil Walker

    Two guests on the Podcast this week as Phil Walker, Editor in Chief at Wisden Cricket Monthly (https://www.wisden.com/wisden-cricket-monthly) magazine joins the Badger, James Buttler, to assess how good England are in the Test arena. The pair discuss Joe Root's captaincy, the future of Joe Denly at no3 and come to verbal blows on whether Jos Buttler is worth his place in the team. Also, is Jonny Bairstow the answer at first wicket down?
    And the second guest this week is Mark Dexter of the Olicanian Cricket Club in Ilkley. The pavilion there was burned down in an arson attack last August and Mark chats about what the club are doing to get back on their collective feet. If you can help please contact mark@dextermedia.co.uk.
    Thanks again to the Experience Travel Group (https://www.experiencetravelgroup.com/blog/2019/08/england-cricket-tour-sri-lanka-2020/) , offering superb cricket watching holidays to Sri Lanka in March 2020. Get looked after by the best as you see England play Test cricket in a beautiful country.
    And last but not least, thank you very much for listening and supporting the podcast! Contact the show via Twitter on @cricket_badger or email us at cricketbadger@hotmail.com. If you'd like to advertise on the Podcast drop us a line and we will send you our list of very competitive rates.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    112: Ben Sanderson - I'd love to play a Test match for England

    112: Ben Sanderson - I'd love to play a Test match for England

    Northamptonshire bowler Ben Sanderson joins the Badger, James Buttler, to take on the Cricket Badger 20 Questions. They talk Northants success in T20 Blast, bowling at Adam Lyth at Headingley when he made that monstrous 161, the future of smaller counties like Northants, playing with his hero Darren Gough, how he’d love to play a Test match for England and his hopes for Northants in Division One of the Championship in 2020. And plenty more besides.
    Also Nick Clark of the Experienced Travel Group chats about how they can add serious value and culture to a trip to watch England play in Sri Lanka this March.
    And thanks to the Experience Travel Group (https://www.experiencetravelgroup.com/blog/2019/08/england-cricket-tour-sri-lanka-2020/) , offering superb cricket watching holidays to Sri Lanka in March 2020. Get looked after by the best as you see England play Test cricket in a beautiful country.
    Thank you very much for listening and supporting the podcast! Contact the show via Twitter on @cricket_badger or email us at cricketbadger@hotmail.com.
    If you'd like to advertise on the Podcast drop us a line and we will send you our list of very competitive rates.

    • 59 min
    Experience Travel Group taking you to Sri Lanka in March

    Experience Travel Group taking you to Sri Lanka in March

    Do you want to go to Sri Lanka in March to watch England in Test action? Want to enjoy the country too?
    Nick Clark of the Experience Travel Group (https://www.experiencetravelgroup.com/) chats to James Buttler about what you could be enjoying in Sri Lanka in just a few week's time.
    Our partners at Experience Travel Group (https://www.experiencetravelgroup.com/) have a range of packages and options for you.
    Tell them the Cricket Badger Podcast sent you and they'll throw in a slap up meal to help you enjoy your trip even more.

    • 9 min
    111: Paul Smith - A life filled with being a Bear, winning a treble, highs, lows and Pablo Escobar

    111: Paul Smith - A life filled with being a Bear, winning a treble, highs, lows and Pablo Escobar

    Former Warwickshire all-rounder Paul Smith joins the Badger, James Buttler, to chat about his life in and out of the sport of cricket. The former treble winning Bear speaks of the highs and lows of a career that some would suggest was unfulfilled, but others would say saw him take all he could from being a cricketer.
     
    As Paul takes on the Badger 20 Questions this week the conversation jumps from mental health to his work with children, from Pablo Escobar to almost winning four trophies in 1994, from being coached by Bob Woolmer to being inspired by Bob Willis. And everything inbetween!
     
    Book Paul as a speaker at your event by sending him an email to paulsmithauthor@gmail.com.
    Thank you very much for listening and supporting the podcast! Contact the show via Twitter on @cricket_badger or email us at cricketbadger@hotmail.com.
    Also, welcome to the Experience Travel Group (https://www.experiencetravelgroup.com/blog/2019/08/england-cricket-tour-sri-lanka-2020/) , offering superb cricket watching holidays to Sri Lanka in March 2020. Get looked after by the best as you see England play Test cricket in a beautiful country.
    If you'd like to advertise on the Podcast drop us a line and we will send you our list of very competitive rates.

    • 43 min
    110: Tatenda Taibu - death threats, captaincy and Zimbabwe cricket

    110: Tatenda Taibu - death threats, captaincy and Zimbabwe cricket

    Tatenda Taibu became the youngest ever international skipper when he took charge of Zumbabwe aged only 20. He describes that period as the toughest of his life. Tatenda chats with James Buttler about his life in cricket, being a youngster in the side as Andy Flower and Henry Olonga did their death of democracy protest, the inspiration Flower gave him and how he'd change Zimbabwean cricket if given the chance.
    Tatenda answers the Cricket Badger 20 Questions where he wishes he could have met Nelson Mandela and would like to live a day in the shoes of Virat Kohli. He gives some great answers along the way.
    Thank you very much for listening and supporting the podcast! Contact the show via Twitter on @cricket_badger or email us at cricketbadger@hotmail.com.
    Also, welcome to the Experience Travel Group (https://www.experiencetravelgroup.com/blog/2019/08/england-cricket-tour-sri-lanka-2020/) , offering superb cricket watching holidays to Sri Lanka in March 2020. Get looked after by the best as you see England play Test cricket in a beautiful country.
    If you'd like to advertise on the Podcast drop us a line and we will send you our list of very competitive rates.

    • 57 min

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