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Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White with an alternative (and sometimes musical) look at cricket...

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    • 4.9 • 79 Ratings

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White with an alternative (and sometimes musical) look at cricket...

    Sophie Ecclestone and Sea Life Cricketers

    Sophie Ecclestone and Sea Life Cricketers

    Sophie Ecclestone - the number one ranked women's bowler in the world - joins us to chat T20 World Cup, the art of spin bowling, Love Island and the state of her beloved Everton FC. Plus Seal Life Cricketers, what happened when Felix met Roy Hodgson and the ‘Jimmy Anderson Clinic’ is open for business.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Mark Wood Episode

    The Mark Wood Episode

    England fast bowler Mark Wood joins Tailenders from the 'top end' to chat garage cricket, the ABC game, Ed Sheeran, injuries, fear of flying, megalodons, whistle offs, stealing food from Ben Stokes and the T20 World Cup win. Plus Mattchin is on hand with a bespoke Mark Wood quiz, complete with new theme tune 'Would Mark Wood?'

    • 50 min
    Back Yourself Into The Future

    Back Yourself Into The Future

    After 12 months, Mattchin’s longest running quiz at last reaches its conclusion - but who successfully 'backed themselves into the future'? Plus predictions for 2023, Felix reveals his men's Test team of the year and 'sea life cricketers'

    • 35 min
    History Makers

    History Makers

    Jimmy’s back in the UK, so time for the Tailenders to assemble for an ‘emergency podcast' to look back and marvel at the history making tour of Pakistan. Plus Sixes, Shades and Stat Bombs.

    • 31 min
    THAT ball to Rizwan. Wow

    THAT ball to Rizwan. Wow

    Greg, Jimmy and Felix reflect on the second men's Test match between Pakistan and England. Plus Felix reveals an unexpected clothing purchase, journalist Sonia Twigg joins us to chat about life on the road as part of the Press Pack in Pakistan, Wayne Madsen news, Joe Root’s impressions of ‘Our Jimmy' and ’Stat-Bombs'

    • 51 min
    Greatest Test Win Ever

    Greatest Test Win Ever

    The inside story of the incredible, extraordinary, record breaking first men's test match between Pakistan and England.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Caspivs ,

Exceptional Value

One of the best cricket podcasts going, guaranteed to tickle your funny bone whilst touching on the pertinent (and impertinent) news in the world of Cricket. Keep 'em coming, lads!

therojay ,

Too mean-spirited at times

I used to listen to this podcasts at times, but the podders - especially Greg James - sometimes allow the edgy banter to veer into mean-spiritedness. In one recent podcast, James read a touching email from a listener who is working two jobs after losing his main job during the pandemic, and how he impulsively decided to watch an amateur cricket match for 15 minutes to lift his spirits.

Shortly after reading the email, however, James mocked the reader with a sarcastic and dismissive remark - it was so needlessly rude that even one of the other podders (I believe it was Jimmy) reacted with a shocked chuckle. That started to turn me off the podcast, and the extended discussion in the next podcast that glorified heavy booze drinking has put me off it for good.

Go well, indeed.

stbarths66 ,

Simply the best

My “go to” podcast each week. Guaranteed to make you laugh, smile and occasionally scratch your head. The blend of all 5 of them is superb and clearly just pure luck - a test cricketer and a shoe sales man on the same show ... who would have thought that would work.

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