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Cricket for everyone – your friendly guide to the world's strangest sport. Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins combine match analysis with irreverence, politics and cricket history as they follow the game they love around the world and run in-depth interviews with guests. You can support the show at patreon.com/thefinalword.

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    • 4.8, 36 Ratings

Cricket for everyone – your friendly guide to the world's strangest sport. Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins combine match analysis with irreverence, politics and cricket history as they follow the game they love around the world and run in-depth interviews with guests. You can support the show at patreon.com/thefinalword.

    Story Time, with Barney Douglas & Felix White encore

    Story Time, with Barney Douglas & Felix White encore

    It's our new show! Or, same show, new name. STORY TIME will be the weekend wander through the weeds, where we get into some of the more obscure and less obscure corners of cricket history to find the stories therein. This weekend, boxers and communists who were not jazz saxophonists, what really happened on Adam's 21st birthday, more info on which cricketers have punched selectors, and plenty more.

    Our encore interview this week is with Barney Douglas, director of brilliant cricket documentary The Edge, which is on the BBC iPlayer right now if you want to watch it, and Felix White of the Maccabees who wrote the musical score.

    So much Nerd Pledge! Your numbers:

    4.45 – Rory Denis & Jack Firth
    3.71 – David Windram
    1.81 – Peter Halton
    6.79 – Anna Forsyth & Jono Baruch
    1.35 – Owen Brasier & datGriffin

    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword    
    Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 

    Help out the Lord’s Taverners isol8 campaign: www.lordstaverners.org

    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Network
    Title track by Urthboy

    Support the show: https://patreon.com/thefinalword

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Green Machines

    Green Machines

    Season 8, Ep 22: As Ireland, one of cricket’s green machines, prepare to leave England, the other, Pakistan are ready to start their Test series at Old Trafford. We speak to Zainab Abbas, journalist and television presenter, about Azhar Ali’s men before looking at her own remarkable rise to fame in recent years. Earlier, we look at the comings and goings at both Cricket Australia and the WBBL while thinking ahead to the likely tour of England that Australia’s men will be making in September.  

    Your Nerd Pledge numbers this week: 

    2.10 – Mark Fenton 

    5.57 – Rob O’Neill 

    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword     
    Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com  

    Message from anywhere on earth with your ZOLEO, at zoleo.com 

    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Podcast Network 
    Title track by Urthboy 

    Support the show: https://patreon.com/thefinalword

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Encore Edition: The Final Word with Urthboy

    Encore Edition: The Final Word with Urthboy

    One of our most heartfelt interviews with the man behind the music of The Final Word, and pioneer of the Australian hip hop scene, Urthboy. Of course, being a weekend edition of the show, you better believe we have a massive round of correspondence and Nerd Pledge to get us in the mood. 

    What should we call our second show each week? Jump into our Patreon DMs and let us know! 

    Your Nerd Pledge numbers are:

    2.07 – Jamo.
    7.54 – Michael Brown.
    9.41 – Mark Henderson.

    Guess away. Our answers are in the episode.

    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword     
    Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com  

    Message from anywhere on earth with your ZOLEO, at zoleo.com 

    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Podcast Network 
    Title track by Urthboy 

     

    Support the show: https://patreon.com/thefinalword

    • 1 hr 34 min
    An Irish episode with no Irish clichés

    An Irish episode with no Irish clichés

    Season 8, Ep 21: The Irish are coming, and what better time than before their games against England to sit down with their CEO Warren Deutrom to tell us their story from St Patrick’s Day at the 2007 World Cup to the present day as a Test nation. The problems and challenges though are as steep as they have ever been. 

    Before that, Stuart Broad takes his 500th Test wicket as England bounce back to beat West Indies 2-1, Ravi Ashwin makes himself the patron saint of this show, and Ian Botham responds to yet another gong in unimpressive style. Winnie is awake, and Adam is soon to be going into the bubble. 

    Your Nerd Pledge numbers this week: 

    7.05 – Alan Edgar. 
    3.76 – Peter Lewis. 
    1.18 – Tobias and Zak. 

    Guess away. Our answers are in the episode.

    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword     
    Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com  

    Message from anywhere on earth with your ZOLEO, at zoleo.com 

    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Podcast Network 
    Title track by Urthboy 

    Support the show: https://patreon.com/thefinalword

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Encore Edition: The Final Word with Jimmy Neesham

    Encore Edition: The Final Word with Jimmy Neesham

    "I certainly want to win this World Cup, but I can live with myself if we don’t," said Jimmy Neesham a few weeks before that famous final. One of the funniest and sharpest minds in cricket, he was also beautifully honest about his perfection and the unhappiness he had put himself through. "It started a downward spiral for me where my expectations were so far beyond reasonable that it wasn't possible for me to have a good day." One of the most perceptive conversations we've had on The Final Word, during a key few weeks in cricket history.

    Our cover image today is Boonie, who recently wrapped up a long and happy life getting on the beers. Best friend of Paul, Melsie, and Alby.

    Also, the weekend show is morphing into The Final Word History Hour, or whatever we end up calling it. That means lots of Nerd Pledge.

    2.14 – Tamra Palmer
    7.40 – Daniel Kelly & Stephen Sargeant
    2.13 – Skye Raye
    2.24 – Desmond Cave
    2.35 – Hamish Colley
    16.50 – FP Hicks

    Plus our Julio pledges from Graham Hartley, Alex Durie, and John Landsell. Thanks everyone, you're the best.

     

    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword    
    Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 

     

    Help out the Lord’s Taverners and their isol8 campaign: www.lordstaverners.org

     

    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Network
    Title track by Urthboy

    Support the show: https://patreon.com/thefinalword

    • 1 hr 17 min
    England level the Windies, and every Cup is on the move

    England level the Windies, and every Cup is on the move

    Season 8, Ep 20: It’s 1-1 and the Wisden Trophy is the series that keeps on giving. Another last-day finish, another good fight, another fine bit of comedic timing from Stuart Broad. We go through the best and and rest. An ICC meet has finally taken place, and it’ll be WorldCuppapalooza in the next three years now the 2020 edition has been delayed. India’s women can’t get to England with travel bans, Sachin has been busy as ever, Barry Jarman left this plane of existence, the deeply crook House of Lords welcomes David Brent as a member, and there’s of course a dash of Nerdism. 

    Your Nerd Pledge numbers are:  

    2.14 – Tamra Palmer 
    3.45 – Nicholas Gordon 
    2.64 – Kerry Sandhu 

    Guess away. Our answers are in the episode. 

    Send us a Nerd Pledge at  patreon.com/thefinalword  
    Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com  

    Get your Wisden Cricket Monthly discount at bit.ly/wcmtfw 
    Check out CBUS Super at cbussuper.com.au

    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Podcast Network 
    Title track by Urthboy

     

     

    Support the show: https://patreon.com/thefinalword

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

A Good 14 ,

Hands down the best cricket podcast

Geoff and Adam are simply the best when it comes to talking all things cricket... with the occasional Australian cultural reference thrown in for more mirth.

Ochtapas ,

Love the podcast, small suggestion.

This is one of my favorite cricket podcasts. Very insightful and super funny. 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.

Pulv30 ,

Very good stuff!

I love their cricket podcasts. Two very good, knowledgeable, and astute minds of the game. They bring the game in a different way, Adam has done work in politics while Geoff was prolific in poetry. This new perspective is fantastic to listen to. They never say anything without good reason, and they are unbiased. I love the longer version, and I love the daily pods. I enjoy the interviews a lot because I can go back when I’m bored and listen to Harsha Bhogle, or Davey Warner, or Ian Chappell. They seem to put a lot of thought into their words and that’s what I enjoy!

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