The best guests and interviews from BBC Radio Somerset’s Cricket Show. Charlie Taylor brings you extra from the county’s cricket scene every fortnight.
Lewis Gregory and Sophie Luff
Lewis Gregory speaks to Charlie Taylor about Somerset's season so far, which sees the side sitting top of group 2 in the County Championship. He also looks ahead to the T20 season as captain. Western Storm captain Sophie Luff looks back at their start to the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Plus we hear from a fan who was back in the County Ground after covid restrictions were loosened and Charlie's been to see a village club struggling after a break-in. There's also a chat with BBC TMS commentator Dan Norcross who was at Lord's to see Somerset's overseas signing Devon Conway make a double hundred on Test debut.
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Western Storm season preview and a wet fortnight
Charlie Taylor previews the Western Storm season with Head Coach Mark O'Leary and Georgia Hennessy. There's a look back on a very wet couple of weeks for Somerset. Plus we hear about the county's visually impaired side who have played together for the first time since before the pandemic. Plus the Somerset CCC chief executive looks forward to welcoming fans back to the County Ground.
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Craig Overton's Midas touch
Craig Overton talks to Charlie about his excellent season so far and the prospect of facing up against his brother Jamie when Surrey visit Taunton this week. There's a chat with Somerset women's captain Sophie Luff after their strong start to the season, plus Nick Dean from the county's disability squad reflects on a strong win to start their year. Frome man Rob Franks explains why he needs to buy a new leg and we hear about a new book written about Somerset's failure to win the County Championship so far. There's also a look at new funding for disability cricket in the UK and we join up with the BBC's LGBT Sport Podcast to hear about the first ever cricket game between two LGBTQ+ teams.
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A mixed fortnight and Monty Panesar
Charlie Taylor reviews Somerset's last two games and the county's women start their season. There's a chat with former England bowler Monty Panesar, who looks at the Covid crisis in India and the impact on the IPL. Australian Andrew Tye talks about going home from the competition. Also on this episode, Somerset fan Abi Slade talks about starting to play cricket again after a gap of ten years.
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It's never over till it's over
Somerset came back from the dead to beat Middlesex. Charlie Taylor reviews the match with Tom Abell, Jason Kerr and Anthony Gibson. There's a look ahead to the Gloucestershire match with Stephen Lamb. Heather Knight reacts to news that England Women have a busy summer of matches this year, including two games at Taunton.
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2021 season preview
The Cricket Show: Extras podcast returns for 2021! Featuring Jack Leach, Tom Abell and Lewis Gregory.