94 episodes

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They will chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects.

Oborne & Heller on Cricket Peter Oborne, Richard Heller

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They will chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects.

    Dutch cricket – and when it can be dangerous to watch

    Dutch cricket – and when it can be dangerous to watch

    The Netherlands has played organized cricket almost as long as England. Steven van Hoogstraten was chairman of the Royal Dutch Cricket Association for over a decade and is a current member of its supervisory board: he has also had a distinguished career in public service in the Netherlands and with the United Nations. As England play their first one-day international series in the Netherlands, Steven explores the rich history of Dutch cricket and analyses its current state as the guest of Peter Oborne and Richard Heller in their latest cricket-themed podcast.

    Read the full description here: https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/episode-94-dutch-cricket-and-when-it-can-be-dangerous-to-watch/

    Get in contact by emailing obornehellercricket@outlook.com

    • 44 min
    Writing and cricket: two matching crafts for Harold Pinter

    Writing and cricket: two matching crafts for Harold Pinter

    The 2009 edition of Wisden Cricketers’Almanack contains a beautiful tribute to Harold Pinter. It was written by the academic and musician Ian Smith, his friend and teammate in the celebrated Gaieties Cricket Club. Ian traces Pinter’s deep dedication to cricket and its influence on his life and work, as the guest of Peter Oborne and Richard Heller in their latest cricket-themed podcast. In Peter’s absence, Roger Alton is co-presenter.

    Read the full description here: https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/episode-93-writing-and-cricket-two-matching-crafts-for-harold-pinter/

    Get in contact by emailing obornehellercricket@outlook.com

    • 48 min
    Cricket – a prisoner of market forces?

    Cricket – a prisoner of market forces?

    Tim Wigmore and Freddie Wilde won major awards in 2020 for their book Cricket 2.0, tracking the T20 cricket revolution. Tim has now joined forces with one of the world’s leading sports economists, Stefan Szymanski, to write Crickonomics The Anatomy of Modern Cricket. He reveals its essential messages about the inescapable impact of economic and social change on the future of cricket, and surprising conclusions from its data, as the guest of Peter Oborne and Richard Heller in their latest cricket-themed podcast.

    Read the full description here: https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/episode-92-cricket-a-prisoner-of-market-forces/

    Get in contact by emailing obornehellercricket@outlook.com

    • 57 min
    Charles Sale digs deep into the tunnels at Lord’s

    Charles Sale digs deep into the tunnels at Lord’s

    Charles Sale has been a sports journalist for forty years, almost half of them as the incisive sports diarist of the Daily Mail. In his book The Covers Are Off, he excavates the chaotic and costly story of the redevelopment of Lord’s cricket ground, blighted by two decades of unnecessary conflict between the Marylebone Cricket Club and a sharp-witted local property developer. He shares its story and analysis with Peter Oborne and Richard Heller as the guest on their latest cricket-themed podcast.

    Read the full description here: https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/episode-91-charles-sale-digs-deep-into-the-tunnels-at-lords/

    Get in contact by emailing obornehellercricket@outlook.com

    • 53 min
    Non-racial sport: its slow journey with English cricket in the rear

    Non-racial sport: its slow journey with English cricket in the rear

    The former Sports News Editor of the BBC, Mihir Bose, has written with great authority about British and international sport for nearly fifty years. His latest book, Dreaming The Impossible, tracks the slow journey towards a non-racial sports world. It draws on dozens of interviews with leading sportspeople, coaches, managers, administrators, business leaders and campaigners for change. He outlines its vital messages as the guest of Peter Oborne and Richard Heller in their latest cricket-themed podcast.

    Read the full description here: https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/episode-90-non-racial-sport-its-slow-journey-with-english-cricket-in-the-rear/

    Get in contact by emailing obornehellercricket@outlook.com

    • 49 min
    Writer, broadcaster, cricketer Isabelle Westbury celebrates the upward trajectory of women’s cricket

    Writer, broadcaster, cricketer Isabelle Westbury celebrates the upward trajectory of women’s cricket

    After a playing career in the Netherlands, Middlesex and Somerset Isabelle Westbury has become one of Britain’s most acute writers and broadcasters on cricket, in combination with a professional legal career. She is the latest guest of Peter Oborne and Richard Heller in their cricket-themed podcast. In Peter’s unavoidable absence, Roger Alton shares the bowling in this edition.

    Read the full description here: https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/episode-89-writer-broadcaster-cricketer-isabelle-westbury-celebrates-the-upward-trajectory-of-womens-cricket/

    Get in contact by emailing obornehellercricket@outlook.com

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Eclectic podcast - Shatila podcast a highlight

A wonderfully eclectic podcast, particularly enjoy the episodes with stories from outside the Test world. The episode about Shatila CC is outstanding.

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