With his daughter Isabelle having gone back to home schooling, Mark Church has decided to head into the world of podcasting on his own. Each week he will be chatting to somebody from the world of sport be it player, journalist, back room staff or fan. Plus there will be exclusive interviews with the key players from #gardencricket , the back garden Test series that is taking the sporting world by the scruff of its neck.
Producing Test Match Special and Cover-Driving Wasim Akram
Mark is joined by the Test Match Special Producer, Adam Mountford. Adam discusses what it’s like being in charge of an institution, talks about life in the bio-secure bubble and driving Wasim Akram through the covers under the Media Centre at the Ageas Bowl.
The Dream Maker
Surrey CCC Academy Director Gareth Townsend chats to Mark about producing Surrey and England players. Gareth also talks about his break into First Class cricket thanks to Martin Moxon’s testicles.
Talking Women’s Cricket with Raf Nicholson
Mark chats to cricket writer, journalist Raf Nicholson about the Women’s game. Raf discusses how she fell in love with cricket and how she became one of the most authoritative writers on the women’s game.
The Welcome Return Of Women’s Cricket
Richard Bedbrook, the Regional Director of the South East Stars, chats to Mark about the return of the women’s game and the start of the Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Richard also chats about his time as the Performance Manager on the Surrey Academy and Head Coach of the Surrey Stars.
The One With Isabelle And My Mum
The latest episode includes all the best moments of commentary with Mark's daughter Isabelle and his Mum. From Nasser’s coin toss at the Gabba, to David Gower’s first ball in Test cricket, this episode is a reminder of where all this madness started.
Painting Cricketers and Mark Church
Mark chats to artist Paulette Farrell about her wonderful cricket paintings and drawings, and how they have enabled her to become a full-time artist. Paulette’s work is now seen across the world and she has painted the likes of Jofra Archer, Heather Knight, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Tendulkar and our very own Mark Church. In fact, her painting of Mark playing cricket recently won an award from the ICC.
You can see Paulette’s work at her website www.paulettefarrell.com