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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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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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    Aussies wheeze, West Indies sink: T20 World Cup Daily #1

    Aussies wheeze, West Indies sink: T20 World Cup Daily #1

    This is The Final Word Daily from the men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Adam Collins and Geoff Lemon sum up all of the action and rank entries for our own Hall of Fame.
    Australia took on South Africa in a low-scoring match, with Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith to the fore. England played a match with even lower scores by bowling out West Indies for their second-worst total in this format. But there was still time for magic from Akeal Hosein.
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    • 22 min
    Story Time 67 – Hello, my name is Flooi du Toit

    Story Time 67 – Hello, my name is Flooi du Toit

    It's Story Time, our weekly walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. Today, back to The Avenue nightclub in Perth, source of such good times. A flick through cricket magazines from before the First World War, some DOB material from Adam, than a contest as to which Test player had the shortest cricket career. JJ Ferris gets amongst it before Aftab Baloch does the same, in a real Old-Timey Story TIme.
    Your new Nerd Pledge numbers:
    19.10 - Anna Forsyth
    2.43 - Simon Ward
    13.90 - Anthony Radford
    5.88 - Max Heaton
    4.28 - Stephen Frith, Crispn Crunch, Nick Marple
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Yes, it most certainly is a double hat-trick

    Yes, it most certainly is a double hat-trick

    Season 11, Ep 4: Four wickets in four balls. The talking point of the cricket week, after Curtis Campher did it for Ireland. Scotland also had a win after a huge comeback, so we got Matt Roller from Cricinfo to make his Final Word debut, telling us all about the early T20 World Cup quallies, warm-ups, and the IPL final. Also on the show this week: Brazil's women start their next campaign, the Mr Sheffield Shield is back, the WBBL beings, the county champo has yet another format, and Cricket Australia are being pointlessly stubborn about making things much harder than they need to be. What a surprise.
    Your Nerd Pledge number this week:
    4.35 - The Rev. Dylan Nichols
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Story Time 66 – The Gentlemen of Philadelphia

    Story Time 66 – The Gentlemen of Philadelphia

    It's Story Time, our weekly walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. Today, it's all about the city of Bruce Springsteen's song and Ben Simmons' nightmares: Philadelphia. Also, get set for the Triple Century Knob Index, and the start of our mission to learn more about Australian pioneer Una Paisley. If you know Val Slater, get in touch!
    Your new Nerd Pledge numbers:
    6.26 - Jack Firth
    2.66 - Richard Jones
    1.56 - Matthew Lusty & Clint
    1.47 - Tony
    3.33 - Bernie Prins
    1.01 - Gnana Subramanium
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    IPL finals and England squads: the Ben Jones analysis version

    IPL finals and England squads: the Ben Jones analysis version

    Season 11, Ep 3: We have a guest co-host! And it's IPL finals time. In that three of the finals have already happened, and the playoff for the title takes place 24 hours after this show goes live. A great time to talk to CricViz maestro Ben Jones, who examines a ream of analytical data on every ball of the tournament. And with Adam on holiday, Ben sticks around for a spot of Nerd Pledge, a look at Shikha Pandey's wonderball, and some measurement of England's Ashes squad.
    Your Nerd Pledge number this week:
    3.12 - Mike Meehall Wood
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Story Time 65 – There has never been a Test match in Adelaide

    Story Time 65 – There has never been a Test match in Adelaide

    It's Story Time, our weekly walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. Let's learn about a whole lot of running without a lot of smiting, by the last person you would expect it from. How many international caps did Morne Morkel win WITHOUT playing for South Africa? Krejza goes Krazy, Gilchrist goes crazy, and there's a triple-header with a whole lot of permutations. But one question persists throughout: has there ever really been a Test at Adelaide?
    Your new Nerd Pledge numbers:
    3.10 – Amelia Vine
    12.34 - Rosie Piper
    1.54 - Shane Fagg
    2.96 - Nick Tewson
    3.83 - Timothy O'Mera, Simon Butcher & Jayaprakash
    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword
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    • 1 hr 2 min

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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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