Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan reflect on the final day of the second Test where England had to settle for a draw, but not without giving Australia a huge fright. We’ll bring you reaction from Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jack Leach and Tim Paine. You'll also hear from Steve Smith on why Cricket Australia took the decision to withdraw him from the day’s play, as well as detailed chat with Pavel Florin, the Romanian who went viral thanks to his unusual bowling action.
Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan review an intriguing fourth day at Lord's, with England 104 runs ahead going into the final day's play. Steve Smith was forced to temporarily retire hurt after being struck on the neck during a hostile Jofra Archer spell. The Australian coach Justin Langer gives an update on Smith's fitness, while England all-rounder Chris Woakes tells us he believes England can emerge victorious. And we hear from avid cricket fan, Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke.
Actor, writer and comedian Miles Jupp joins Jonathan Agnew to take a “View from the Boundary” at Lord’s talking about acting in the Crown, opening the batting with Andrew Strauss and being awoken from a fielding mishap by David Soul.
Michael Vaughan says all three results are still possible at Lord's despite another rain affected day. We analyse the quality of England's bowling in the morning session and discuss the continued good form of Stuart Broad. Plus, Aggers chats to Eoin Morgan about whether he'll continue as England captain in the white ball formats.
Michael Vaughan and Alec Stewart analyse another fragile English batting performance and Jonathan Agnew speaks to Andrew Strauss on a very poignant afternoon with Lord's celebrating the life of his late wife on the inaugural Ruth Strauss foundation day.
Mitchell Johnson joins the pod to chat about his first experience of playing international cricket at Lord's when he went at more than 6 an over. He talks about dealing with a lack of confidence, hitting his peak after turning 30, and the highs and lows of one of the most exciting careers in the history of Ashes cricket.
Ahead of the Ruth Strauss Foundation Day at Lord’s, Andrew Strauss sat down with Glenn McGrath to talk about the impact of losing their wives to cancer, but also the foundations they’ve set up in their names, and how cricket can help raise funds and awareness. Jonathan Agnew, whose wife is in remission from cancer, hosts the discussion as Lord’s prepares to turn red for the day.
Jonathan Agnew and Geoff Lemon look ahead to the second Ashes Test at Lord’s. We hear from Joe Root on what Jofra Archer could do on his Test debut. Australia captain Tim Paine explains why they’ve changed a bowler from Edgbaston, and Jack Leach tells us why, after being dropped for the Edgbaston Test, he paid £10 to play club cricket instead.
England coach Paul Collingwood joins the pod to talk putting Edgbaston behind them, a new-look side without Jimmy or Moeen, and whether there's an emotional hang over from the World Cup win. Plus, we hear from Jofra Archer on a potential Ashes debut and his knack for prophetic tweets.
Michael Vaughan, Glenn McGrath and Geoffrey Boycott have their say on a Nathan Lyon-inspired Australia taking a 1-0 lead in the Ashes. We discuss whether some of England's players are experiencing an emotional hangover from their World Cup victory, ask what changes should be made for Lord's, and ponder if Australia are simply the better side if there's not going to be any lateral movement in this series. We also hear from Joe Root and man of the match Steve Smith.
Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan reflect on a good day for Australia, which saw Steve Smith and Matthew Wade score centuries to set England a total of 398 to win the first Test at Edgbaston. You will hear the thoughts of Steve Smith and Graham Thorpe on the day's play. We also bring you a special interview with former Aussie bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Glenn McGrath on answer some of your questions and share some Ashes memories.
Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan reflect on the action which saw England bat well and end the first innings with a lead of 90. Once again though Steve Smith steadied the Australian ship, moving the tourists up to 124 for three, a lead of 34 runs, which leaves things deliciously poised. You will hear from Chris Woakes who describes the day as “Ashes cricket at its best”, plus Aussie bowler James Pattinson heaping praise on Smith the “superstar”. We also bring you a few bonus extras,...
Actor and director Keith Allen joins Dan Norcross during the lunch break at Edgbaston on day three of the first Ashes Test to discuss his love of cricket. Keith reveals the Test that first got him hooked, reflects on his own playing days with ‘The Old Ruffians’ and explains just how he managed to blag his way into an England v West Indies match at The Oval.
Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan reflect on the action which saw Rory Burns score his maiden Test century as England closed play on 267 for four, to trail Australia’s first innings total of 284 by 17 runs. You’ll hear from Burns who admits to having some doubts over whether he could in fact score a Test hundred, plus Australia assistant coach Brad Haddin on a “tough day’s cricket”. We also bring you a few bonus extras, including a chat with various members of the victorious England Ashes...