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Weekly insight into the cricket world brought to you by The Cricketer Magazine with Simon Hughes, The Analyst and Simon Mann, featuring opinion, comment, analysis, interviews with international players and celebrity guests.

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    • 4.7, 29 Ratings

Weekly insight into the cricket world brought to you by The Cricketer Magazine with Simon Hughes, The Analyst and Simon Mann, featuring opinion, comment, analysis, interviews with international players and celebrity guests.

    Heading into the bio-sphere

    Heading into the bio-sphere

    A preview of the forthcoming England v West indies series behind-closed-doors. West Indies commentator Fazeer Mohammed joins Simon Mann and Simon Hughes
     
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    • 29 min
    Tales of the Unprotected

    Tales of the Unprotected

    Celebrated tailenders Phil Tufnell, Jonathan Agnew and world record-holder Mark Robinson discuss the trauma of being no11
     
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    • 59 min
    EPISODE 230: Scary tales of the unprotected

    EPISODE 230: Scary tales of the unprotected

    Notorious number elevens Phil Tufnell, Jonathan Agnew and Mark Robinson share their traumas of facing extreme fast bowling
     
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    EPISODE: 229: English cricket and race - it's time to listen

    EPISODE: 229: English cricket and race - it's time to listen

    A roundtable discussion about underlying prejudice and unconscious bias in cricket with Dean Headley, Roland Butcher, Ebony Rainford-Brent, ex-Sussex fast bowler Abi Sakande and sports editor of The Voice, Rodney Hinds.
     
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    EPISODE 228: Who's the Greatest? West Indies of the 80s or Australia of the 90s?

    EPISODE 228: Who's the Greatest? West Indies of the 80s or Australia of the 90s?

    Indian great Rahul Dravid joins Simon Hughes and Simon Mann to discuss whether India could become the next cricketing superpower to emulate the great West Indies and Australian teams of the past.
     
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    EPISODE 227: The special sounds of cricket

    EPISODE 227: The special sounds of cricket

    Simon Hughes and Simon Mann amplify and discuss some of the unique sounds of cricket that we are currently missing and hear from blind commentator Dean du Plessis.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Ornry Brit ,

Love you guys

I am English American, living in Texas for my sins. I get limited test match cricket here either television or radio. I love Test Match Special (T.M.S.) it’s awesome and I love this program too, infact usually for reports I will turn you on before T.M.S. Obviously Simon Hughes I know did not play test cricket but your self deprecating approach puts that very much into perspective and as such I very much appreciate the absence of ego and bravado. Simon Mann you are lover of the game as I am and that clearly shows, you to are great.

Keep your partnership and keep doing what you are doing.

For my opinion cricket will never take off in the States, there is little history and modern Americans know nothing of it. We just do not need another sport there is no gap in the sporting market which means it would have to be carved out, that will take an enormous amount of money. The only form of the game that spending money on would be 20 over salami cricket (extending Vic Richards analogy that limited overs cricket is hamburger compared to test match stake) and that is a spectacle that would appeal to the American mind but capturing a slice of that mind is I would suggest almost impossible and enormously expensive.

I love your podcast please keep it up you too are great and my cricket withdrawals would be even worse without you.

Ochtapas ,

Awesome podcast, small suggestion

This is one of my favorite cricket podcasts. Very insightful and good humored. One small suggestion is that you could devote a couple of minutes each podcast or perhaps every other podcast providing some explanations for us that are new-ish to the game. Cricket is a game that has such a steep learning curve, and beautifully odd terminology, that I think this would help to grow the fan base for the game, particularly here in the US. Specially useful would be information on the state of the pitch, and why it matters, as well as bowling lengths and lines. For instance, a mini-lesson on the state of the pitch could have been sneaked in during the discussion of whether Australia should have batted first on the first day of the fifth test at the Oval. Obviously you don’t want to spend too much time and bore the knowledgeable listeners, but just a couple of minutes would do.

England fan US ,

Excellent cricketing insight

This podcast has become one my favorites. Intelligent insight based on many years of playing and reporting on the game. Many of the interviews are with people from the cricketing world that we wouldn’t normally hear from. As an Expat it helps keep me connected and in touch with the game that I really love.

However, sadly I’m unable to give the podcast 5 stars currently due to the sound quality and the insistence of playing the voices in mono through just one ear. Nowadays many people listen to podcasts through in ear headphones whilst doing physical activity. Only hearing voices in one ear makes it hard to hear and concentrate on. Could we please move on from this experiment now and just provide clear stereo playback so that we can all enjoy the podcast to the full like all other podcasts. Thank you so much.

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