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Coverage of England’s cricket matches. Insight and analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott, plus interviews with the top players.

Coverage of England’s cricket matches. Insight and analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott, plus interviews with the top players.
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Coverage of England’s cricket matches. Insight and analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott, plus interviews with the top players.

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English


Episodes

I considered quitting red ball cricket – Buttler

5/21/2018
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Jos Buttler joins Tuffers and Vaughan to talk his surprise return to the Test fold and the England team’s new emphasis on fitness. What threat will Pakistan pose in the upcoming series and are the ICC right to potentially scrap the traditional pre-match coin toss?

Duration:00:50:51

Tuffers and Vaughan: Do young people care about cricket?

5/14/2018
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After ECB chairman Colin Graves suggested that young people "weren't attracted to cricket", Phil Tufnell and Nick Compton join Mark Chapman to ask if the new 100-ball competition is the best way to entice a younger audience. The team also look ahead to England's test squad being announced for the series against Pakistan.

Duration:00:32:02

'ECB want to fix their disconnect with South Asian communities'

5/10/2018
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Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by England World Cup winner Isa Guha, the ECB’s head of strategy Vikram Banerjee and BBC Asian Network's Ankur Desai to discuss the news all future coaching jobs for national teams will have to interview at least one black, Asian or minority ethnic candidate.

Duration:00:17:38

Tuffers & Vaughan cricket show

5/7/2018
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Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan discuss Ed Smith’s new role as national selector, impressive performers in the early weeks of the County season, the new 100-ball competition, and why Justin Langer will be a success in charge of Australia.

Duration:00:50:30

Nicholls stars as New Zealand close in on victory

3/25/2018
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Jonathan Agnew is joined by Graeme Swann to review day four of the first test between New Zealand and England. The Black Caps dominated once again thanks in large to an unbeaten 152 from Henry Nicholls as they reached 428-7 declared. England then suffered a huge blow as they attempted to salvage a draw with captain Joe Root dismissed with the final ball of the day leaving the tourists 132-3 at close in their second innings. The team also get the thoughts of Stuart Broad following the day's...

Duration:00:19:47

"Shocked" and "Stunned" Australia wakes up to ball-tampering nightmare

3/25/2018
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Jonathan Agnew brings you reaction from across the globe in the wake of the ball-tampering controversy embroiling Australian cricket. It follows Australia captain Steve Smith admitting that his side's "leadership team" had planned for Cameron Bancroft to try to change the condition of the ball. Bancroft was caught by TV cameras taking what he said was yellow tape out of his trouser pocket before rubbing the ball on the third day of the third test against South Africa in Cape Town. Vic...

Duration:00:30:13

Australia v England ODI Series Review

1/28/2018
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Charles Dagnall is join by Dean Wilson of the Daily Mirror, Vithushan Ehantharajah from and Guardian and the Press Association’s Rory Dollard to review England’s victorious ODI series against Australia

Duration:00:27:18

From ruins to runs

1/14/2018
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Charles Dagnall is joined by James Anderson and James Taylor to look back at the last time England played One-Day cricket in Australia - the disastrous Cricket World Cup of 2015.

Duration:00:30:27

Do England care enough about winning abroad?

1/11/2018
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Matt Prior, Jonathan Agnew and Simon Mann join Eleanor Oldroyd to discuss why England have only won one away series in the last five years and what can be done about it. Plus, after Trevor Bayliss’ announcement that he will leave after the 2019 Ashes we examine the role of a coach in cricket.

Duration:00:50:51

The Art of Pace Bowling

12/15/2017
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Simon Mann led a group including Simon Hughes and BBC Sport’s Stephan Shemilt looking into England's search for quick bowlers. There are also interviews with the most successful pace bowler of all time, Glenn McGrath plus Chris Rogers.

Duration:00:35:32

Is discipline a problem for England?

12/11/2017
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Ahead of the Third Test, Mark Chapman is joined by Nick Compton and Mark Butcher to talk possible changes for Perth, Ben Duckett and asks if England will win a single Test?

Duration:00:51:04

Greatest Ashes XI

11/15/2017
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Over the last 135 years, 819 players have taken to the field in an Ashes Test match. Visitors to the BBC Sport website have been voting for their best eleven players from both England and Australia, based on their Ashes performances. Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by Jim Maxwell and Jonathan Agnew to discuss the results and reveal your greatest Ashes XI.

Duration:01:19:02

Pomnishambles: The Inside Story of the 2013-14 Ashes Whitewash

11/7/2017
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"Pathetic", "humiliating", and "An absolute hammering." These are some of the fairer evaluations of England's 2013-14 Ashes tour of Australia. Officially ranked as their worst ever tour down under, why did it go so horribly wrong? And what lessons can this year's squad learn from the 5-0 whitewash? Michael Vaughan and Tom Fordyce find out from Graeme Swann, Mitchell Johnson, Jimmy Anderson and other key figures from both sides who were there as the disaster unfolded.

Duration:01:49:59

England don’t need to announce vice-captain - Vaughan

11/6/2017
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Former England cricketer Mark Butcher joins Michael Vaughan and Elinor Oldroyd as they dissect and discuss some of England’s issues ahead of the ashes. Ashes winner and Test Match Special’s guest summariser Glen McGrath weighs in on Australia’s hopes for a successful series.

Duration:00:52:37

How to win in Australia

11/2/2017
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Simon Mann is joined by Jonathan Trott and Jim Maxwell to look at what it takes to win the Ashes Down Under. We’ll hear from the last three men to lift the urn as captains in Australia, as well as Graeme Swann, Jimmy Anderson, Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath, Stuart Broad and former South Africa captain Graeme Smith, who is one of only three captains to have won twice there.

Duration:00:53:19

Who could replace Ben Stokes?

10/2/2017
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Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan join Mark Chapman to discuss who could replace Ben Stokes if he is not taken to Australia for the upcoming Ashes Series.

Duration:00:51:24

Hollioake caught up in bomb attack

9/19/2017
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Former England cricketer Adam Hollioake speaks after being caught up in a bomb attack outside a ground in Afghanistan which resulted in three people being killed and more injured. We also hear from Paul Collingwood, who played for the World XI as international cricket returned to Pakistan for the first time since an attack on Sri Lankan team bus in 2009. Plus, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan look ahead to England v West Indies in a one-day international at Old Trafford.

Duration:00:53:28

Essex win the County Championship

9/15/2017
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Essex Chairman John Faragher and chief executive Derek Bowden join Kevin Howells to reveal how they won the County Championship and what plans they have for the club's future.

Duration:00:28:54

The Spirit of Cricket Award and Brian Lara's Cowdrey Lecture

9/11/2017
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Jonathan Agnew presents Anya Shrubsole with the Spirit of Cricket Award at Lord's and West Indies legend Brian Lara delivers this year's Cowdrey lecture.

Duration:00:35:44

'I despise players who sledge' - Curtly Ambrose

8/14/2017
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Sir Curtly Ambrose helps preview England v West Indies and gives his own bowling tips to current England bowler Mark Wood. Michael Vaughan, Paul Collingwood and Sir Curtly Ambrose join Mark Chapman to preview England's three-match Test series against the West Indies. The panel also discuss England selection, the logistics around a day-night Test, and Mark Wood joins to talk fast bowling.

Duration:01:19:09

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