51 episodes

It's the cricket podcast you've always promised yourself, presented by comedian, writer and cricket super fan Miles Jupp, together with England’s World Cup winning bowler Mark Wood.

Middle Please, Umpire - a Cricket Podcast Miles Jupp, Mark Wood, Electric Sports, Playback Media

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    • 4.9 • 228 Ratings

It's the cricket podcast you've always promised yourself, presented by comedian, writer and cricket super fan Miles Jupp, together with England’s World Cup winning bowler Mark Wood.

    S6 Ep8: Carpe Diem

    S6 Ep8: Carpe Diem

    The last one of our current season, as Miles gets the inside track from Woody about his recent honour as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year, as well as his preparation for the summer. A lovely mailbag rounds off our series. Back soon!

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    Produced by Nathan Kosky with Playback Media
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    • 59 min
    S6 Ep7: Hopes and fears

    S6 Ep7: Hopes and fears

    Keane lead singer Tom Chaplin is a brilliant guest as he shares tales from his cricketing youth and general love of the game. We also unveil some alternate Mark Wood namesakes across the UK.

    Twitter @middleplease
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    Email middleplease@hotmail.com 

    Podcast Sponsored by Spond, Mindful Chef & Step One

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    MindfulChef.com/middleplease - for 25% off your first four boxes.

    Spond - download for free here https://spond.sng.link/D472x/3nti/ukqi

    Produced by Nathan Kosky with Playback Media
    Engineered by Leon Gorman 

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    S6 Ep6 The bowler’s Holding

    S6 Ep6 The bowler’s Holding

    An extended episode as West Indies pace legend, and cricket commentator par excellence, Michael Holding joins us to talk about his career and influence on Woody’s career. Mark and Miles also catch up following the first Test in India. 

    Twitter @middleplease
    Instagram @middlepleaseumpire 
    Email middleplease@hotmail.com 

    Podcast Sponsored by Spond, Mindful Chef & Step One

    Listener offers below (time limited): 

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    MindfulChef.com/middleplease - for 25% off your first four boxes.

    Spond - download for free here https://spond.sng.link/D472x/3nti/ukqi

    Produced by Nathan Kosky with Playback Media
    Engineered by Leon Gorman 

    Copyright 2024 Playback Media Ltd - playbackmedia.co.uk/copyright
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    S6 Ep5 Gravy or nothing

    S6 Ep5 Gravy or nothing

    We get a fascinating glimpse into the backroom of elite cricket as Ben Langley, the man Woody credits with saving his career as England physio, and now Mumbai Indians’ head of sports science, joins for a chat. Miles and Woody catch up, plus another strong mailbag. 

    Twitter @middleplease
    Instagram @middlepleaseumpire 
    Email middleplease@hotmail.com 

    Podcast Sponsored by Spond, Mindful Chef & Step One

    Listener offers below (time limited): 

    www.stepone.life - For a 15% discount, just use the code MP15 

    MindfulChef.com/middleplease - for 25% off your first four boxes.

    Spond - download for free here https://spond.sng.link/D472x/3nti/ukqi

    Produced by Nathan Kosky with Playback Media
    Engineered by Leon Gorman 

    Copyright 2024 Playback Media Ltd - playbackmedia.co.uk/copyright
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    S6 Ep4: Arms and legs all over the place

    S6 Ep4: Arms and legs all over the place

    We are all Isa Guha fans, and she storms in as our very special guest. With the guys now both on tour, Woody explains the importance of gravy to Miles. A memorable mailbag letter drops onto the mat as well. 

    Twitter @middleplease
    Instagram @middlepleaseumpire 
    Email middleplease@hotmail.com 

    Podcast Sponsored by Spond, Mindful Chef & Step One

    Listener offers below (time limited): 

    www.stepone.life - For a 15% discount, just use the code MP15 

    MindfulChef.com/middleplease - for 25% off your first four boxes.

    Spond - download for free here https://spond.sng.link/D472x/3nti/ukqi

    Produced by Nathan Kosky with Playback Media
    Engineered by Leon Gorman 

    Copyright 2024 Playback Media Ltd - playbackmedia.co.uk/copyright
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    S6 Ep3: Free Billy!

    S6 Ep3: Free Billy!

    After a hiatus, we are back to resume season 6. We’re joined by England bowler and Step One ambassador Tash Farrant. Woody and Miles discuss the raging controversy around Phil Salt’s dog!

    Twitter @middleplease
    Instagram @middlepleaseumpire 
    Email middleplease@hotmail.com 

    Podcast Sponsored by Spond, Mindful Chef & Step One

    Listener offers below (time limited): 

    www.stepone.life - For a 15% discount, just use the code MP15 

    MindfulChef.com/middleplease - for 25% off your first four boxes.

    Spond - download for free here https://spond.sng.link/D472x/3nti/ukqi

    Produced by Nathan Kosky with Playback Media
    Engineered by Leon Gorman 

    Copyright 2024 Playback Media Ltd - playbackmedia.co.uk/copyright
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

blueburd_1927 ,

A MUST for the cricket casual or seasoned badger

On the face if it, Sweeper and Owl are an odd couple, but this works brilliantly on this pod. It covers everything from international test cricket to the typically English aspects of the village / amateur game.

Content and features are perfectly pitched, insight from Woody is fascinating, guests are relaxed and open - and all of it kept humorous, light-hearted and genuine. It’s refreshing to see cricket presented in this way unlike the polished BBC TMS or Times podcasts that can come across more stuffy and serious.

Any one i speak to about cricket i recommend this podcast. After listening to this even those who don’t like cricket - they love it.

Thanks Woody, Miles and the team! Please keep the series's coming

Paul Burns71 ,

Newbie

Have got back into cricket in the last year , this podcast is both informative and entertaining,the guest’s are absolutely brilliant

Alan_som_1 ,

Great Podcast

Really enjoyable, great fun and recommended for any cricket enthusiast

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