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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.

    No Balls: The Cricket Podcast - Remember the name!

    No Balls: The Cricket Podcast - Remember the name!

    Kate and Alex are joined by Carlos Brathwaite - T20 World Cup winner, commentary superstar and fellow Manchester Original. And yes, he does talk about the Shipping Forecast...

    • 57 min
    No Balls: The Cricket Podcast - it's only Harmanpreet Kaur on the pod!

    No Balls: The Cricket Podcast - it's only Harmanpreet Kaur on the pod!

    All the usual fun and nonsense plus Harmanpreet Kaur, one of India's greatest players, stops by ahead of playing in the opening game of The Hundred. Oh, and we also discuss spuds.

    • 35 min
    Vince fires England to victory as Edgbaston turns blue for Bob

    Vince fires England to victory as Edgbaston turns blue for Bob

    Charles Dagnall, Ian Bell and Azhar Mahmood react to England’s 3-0 series win against Pakistan. James Vince’s first England century inspired the home side to victory at Edgbaston. We hear from James Vince, as well as the England captain Ben Stokes, and Pakistan captain Babar Azam. The day will also be remembered as the day Edgbaston turned blue for the late great Bob Willis. Willis died of prostate cancer in December 2019 and the Blue For Bob day in Birmingham raised awareness into fighting the disease. Alison Mitchell spoke to his widow, Lauren Clark, about what the day meant to her and also spoke to former Australia cricketer Rod Marsh on his memories of Bob Willis.

    • 45 min
    No Balls: The Cricket Podcast - Captain Crossy, preparing for The Hundred and melted ice cream

    No Balls: The Cricket Podcast - Captain Crossy, preparing for The Hundred and melted ice cream

    As they prepare to become Manchester Originals, Kate and Alex talk ODI catches, who's the better captain and dissect some VERY unusual listener habits.

    • 39 min
    Tuffers and Vaughan: England's new boys smash Pakistan

    Tuffers and Vaughan: England's new boys smash Pakistan

    Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan join Eleanor Oldroyd to pick over England’s thumping 9 wicket victory over Pakistan in the 1st ODI.
    Michael also explains why he thinks England shouldn’t have ruled out the whole of the original one-day squad after three of them tested positive for COVID. They also pay homage to Jimmy Anderson for reaching 1000 first class wickets and preview the T20 women’s match between England and India with Isabelle Westbury.

    TOPICS:
    3.20 – England v Pakistan review
    10.08 – Matt Parkinson’s performance
    11.04 – Ben Stokes' post-match interview
    15.15 – Saqib Mahmood post-match interview
    18.10 – England’s 50 over squad
    22.10 – England Director of Cricket Ashley Giles on Covid-19
    24.40 – Tuffers and Vaughan discuss Covid-19 and isolation
    29.30 – The impact of Covid-19 on cricket
    32.20 – Jimmy Anderson interview after his 1000th first class wicket
    36.30 – Tuffers and Vaughan on Jimmy Anderson
    38.40 – Hashim Amla’s performance for Surrey
    41.50 – Isabelle Westbury previews the weekend’s matches

    • 48 min
    Final domestic push to challenge for Summer glory

    Final domestic push to challenge for Summer glory

    Whether men’s Championship cricket or t20 Blast, along with the women’s RHF Trophy plus Charlotte Edwards Cup this season, it’s all moving towards crunch time to qualify for top divisions, knock out stages and trophies.

    Emily Windsor, Mark Church, Scott Read and Kevin Howells got back together on a rare free night to talk over some of the things taking place in this two week period, where teams get to discover their fate and placings in the end of season battle for titles.

    From Jimmy Anderson taking 1000 first class wickets to Hashim Amal and his mammoth game saving knock for Surrey plus other results and individual stand out performances in both men’s and women’s domestic cricket.

    Plenty of passion and love of the domestic game shared on this podcast.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Steelhead21 ,

Give the man a break

Robinson was a fool but who hasn’t been while a teenager. He has apologised so move in. ECB totally over reacted

davewilk76 ,

Bowlers vs Batsmen

I’d like the producers and the presenters of TMS to listen back to how they have covered this series in terms of criticism of bowlers vs batsmen and then look at the scorecards.

Jack Streuth ,

Hail Michael Vaughn

Michael Vaughn is a rare star in modern day commentary; he has an opinion and he is brave enough to express it, unlike so many commentators who daren't say boo to a goose. Without MV BBC cricket commentary would be beyond dull, now that we have lost the great Boycott. Needless to say Aggers is above reproach and always first class.

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