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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 • 38 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.

    Emergency episode: Glenn Maxwell's century

    Emergency episode: Glenn Maxwell's century

    Emergency! Maxi time! The Final Word's fave made one of the best hundreds we've seen in one-day cricket to win a ridiculous run chase and win a series decider in England. No big deal, right? We had to drop everything and record our response.

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    • 19 min
    Channel Seven's big cash heist

    Channel Seven's big cash heist

    Season 8, Ep 28: Two years ago the Seven Network bought TV rights to great fanfare. Now they're refusing to pay. The free-to-air broadcaster has Cricket Australia in a tough spot, by withholding the cash required to run the game unless CA agrees to rewrite the contract. And it all sounded so rosy when both parties were talking up the hundreds of millions to be spent not long ago. We have ESPNcricinfo's Daniel Brettig on to talk the details of what could turn into a legal war – or an old-fashioned stick-up job. Plus the one-day series between England and Australia, a bit of Nerd Pledge, and some dark days too for the ECB.

    Your Nerd Pledge numbers this show:

    1.07 – David Brooks.
    1.45 – Travis Clark.
    2.56 – Mick Flurry

    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword   
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    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Network

    Title track by Urthboy

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Story Time 15, with Jos Buttler encore

    Story Time 15, with Jos Buttler encore

    Heroes and villains. Rational or fair or otherwise, we have them on Story Time. Geoff meets his nemesis, Adam explains the greatest work of the greatest, we solve a Netherlands conundrum, and try to get lateral. Afterwards is a reboot of our conversation with Universe Jos – recorded at Lord’s during last year’s World Cup – to learn about the ridiculous things he does with bat in hand.  

    Your new Nerd Pledge numbers: 

    1.76 – Luke Kneebone 
    2.54 – Deepthi Akila 
    2.94 – Andy Taylor 
    3.10 – Ethan Morgan 
    1.58 – David Nathan & Jesse G 
    1.14 – Alex KP  

    For your two discount Nightwatchman compilations, go to: 
    bit.ly/nwaussie and enter the code tfw10 
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    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword     
    Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 

    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 

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Australia's choke, the Afghan Mankad, and farewell Bell

    Australia's choke, the Afghan Mankad, and farewell Bell

    Season 8, Ep 27: That was quite the choke. Australia's T20 series against England started with a dominant position that somehow turned into a loss. England bossed the second, and Australia got one back via Mitchell Marsh when both teams were changed up for the third. Adam came straight from the comm box to this show via a few wrong turns on the motorway with all the details.

    In other news this week, Dawlat Zadran lit up the Afghan T20 league with some lovely work at the non-striker's end, the last of the class of 2005 in the shape of Ian Bell said goodbye to first-class cricket, the women's Big Bash has a schedule, Yuvraj Singh is looking Australia's way, plus some overdue Happy Birthday Sachin and plenty more.

    Your Nerd Pledge numbers on this show:

    2.04 – Simon Kozlina
    19.97 – Hugh Kenney-Herbert

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

    For your two discount Nightwatchman compilations, go to:
    bit.ly/nwaussie and enter the code tfw10
    bit.ly/tfwbest and enter the code tfw20

    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

    See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Bad Producer Podcast Network: In the Pocket - NFL

    Bad Producer Podcast Network: In the Pocket - NFL

    Adam and Geoff will have a new episode of The Final Word very soon. In the meantime, if you like NFL or know someone who likes NFL, In the Pocket a weekly take on all things NFL that shares space with The Final Word on the Bad Producer Podcast Network. 

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    • 31 min
    Story Time 14, with Pat Cummins encore

    Story Time 14, with Pat Cummins encore

    Pat Cummins is a special cricketer and a great fella. We had a lovely time talking with him in Derby this time last year, decked out in his skin-tight and long-sleeved Australian jumper - an image you quickly forget. En route to that, it’s a story time with a lesson: age is no barrier for tweakers with mad skills. Some sad tales from the history of the game, some fun ones too - it’s always a mixed bag when we hit record on the weekend.  

    Your new Nerd Pledge numbers: 

    3.83 – Evan Willis 

    2.22 – Geoff Mouritz 

    1.16 – History of the Netherlands 

    4.72 – Chris Arkle 

    1.64 – Jake Schmidt 

    2.99 – Troy Smith  

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

    Check out CBUS Super at cbussuper.com.au  

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

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

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    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 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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