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The best guests and interviews from BBC Somerset’s Cricket Show. Charlie Taylor brings you extra from the county’s cricket scene every fortnight.

The best guests and interviews from BBC Somerset’s Cricket Show. Charlie Taylor brings you extra from the county’s cricket scene every fortnight.
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The best guests and interviews from BBC Somerset’s Cricket Show. Charlie Taylor brings you extra from the county’s cricket scene every fortnight.




Pride Month and skittling Kent

Somerset player Lorraine Szczepanski talks to Charlie about coming out and the homophobic attitudes she's been the victim of. Somerset captain Tom Abell and bowler Craig Overton review a bizarre game against Kent which leaves Somerset well clear at the top of the County Championship and there's a review of Somerset women's 50 over season. Author Andrew Roberts talks about his new book on the Cricket World Cup and we've been among the fans for Australia against Pakistan in Taunton. There's...


Double success at Lord's

Charlie speaks to James Hildreth and Tom Abell about winning the One Day Cup at Lord's last weekend. Also on the podcast: the victorious under 13s girls' indoor cricket team from Castle School in Taunton, who have won at Lord's too. Plus there are interviews with Somerset hero Sir Viv Richards, Azhar Ali and Phil Tufnell looking ahead to the World Cup.


Somerset at Lord's

Charlie Taylor takes the podcast to the One Day Cup final.


Mental health and cricket

Charlie Taylor looks ahead to the One Day Cup Final where Somerset will take on Hampshire for the title. It's Mental Health Awareness Week, so Charlie speaks to a Somerset club affected by the death of one of their team mates. Anya Shrubsole looks back on a busy winter with England and there's a chat with Ed Hossell, the victorious Somerset captain at the Visually Impaired T20 Finals Day. Plus Phil McCann, author of a new book about cricket teas, looks at some of the best - and worst - teas...


Rajasthan Royalty

Former Somerset player Steffan Jones speaks to Charlie about his experience in the Indian Premier League with the Rajasthan Royals. Somerset's Director of Cricket Andy Hurry reflects on defeat to Middlesex in the One Day Cup and Sophie Luff previews the women's county cricket season. Somerset Disabled Cricket Club says it now has enough players to fill two teams, and Somerset Visually Impaired Cricket Club start their season with a chance to win silverware on the first day! Plus Charlie...


Under the floodlights

Charlie Taylor presents The Cricket Show from the County Ground in Taunton as Somerset play their first evening match under the new floodlights. Fans and players give their reaction to the game and the new lights. We visit Somerset's golden era, as Brian Rose and Vic Marks discuss the late seventies and early eighties: a period where Somerset won five trophies. Plus a girls' cricket team from Castle School in Taunton is heading to Lord's. Charlie meets them and their coaches to find out why....


George Bartlett in the studio

Somerset batsman George Bartlett joins Charlie for the Cricket Show. There's a look back at Championship wins against Kent and Nottinghamshire and a preview to the One Day Cup season. Richard Clark, organiser of the Women's County Cricket Day, talks about why he's set it up and there's a chat with the local league giving away thousands of pounds to town and village clubs. Plus George Bartlett takes part in a new Cricket Show game for 2019 and dishes the dirt on the Somerset players.


2019 season preview and concerns for women's county cricket

Marcus Trescothick, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Tom Abell, Lewis Gregory and Jack Brooks preview the season with Charlie Taylor. BBC Somerset's cricket commentator Anthony Gibson gives his thoughts on what 2019 might hold for Somerset and there's a visit to a Super 1s disability cricket session in Yeovil. Also on the show, Somerset bowler Cassie Coombes talks to Charlie about the issues for players within women's county cricket, while the Somerset Cricket Board says the future for the team is...


The Ball of the Century and break-ins

Former Somerset player and Test match umpire Ken Palmer talks to Charlie Taylor about his career, including the moment he found himself at square leg for the Ball of the Century by Shane Warne to Mike Gatting. Also on this episode, Charlie visits a village club left devastated by a break-in and find out about a road in Yorkshire named after a Somerset legend.


Freya Davies and John Murray

England’s newest player Freya Davies speaks to Charlie Taylor about her career so far and the BBC Football Correspondent John Murray admits he prefers cricket.


Jack Brooks and new jingles

New Somerset signing Jack Brooks joins Charlie on the Extras podcast. Also on the podcast, Western Storm's Smriti Mandhana talks about receiving the ICC Women's Cricketer and ODI Player of the year awards and a look at Super 1s, a new disability cricket scheme. Plus hear how The Cricket Show got on at the BBC Local Radio awards.


Merry Crickmas!

Fresh back from Sri Lanka and a disastrous holiday, Jack Leach tells Charlie Taylor what it's like to be a Test cricketer and what Christmas means for his family. Former England captain David Gower reveals why he didn't always feel well when he played Somerset in Taunton and Peter Trego talks about his time in the UAE and Nepal this winter.


"Caught Buttler, bowled Leach"

Jack Leach and Jos Buttler talk about playing Test cricket in Sri Lanka. Former Somerset chairman Andy Nash discusses the future of county cricket and Sir Viv Richards looks ahead to the Women's World T20 competition. Image: Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP


Winter won't stop us

Jack Leach and Jonathan Agnew join Charlie for the first podcast of the winter. Image: Harry Trump/Getty Images


Andrew Cornish and Andy Hurry Q&A

For the last Cricket Show of the season, Somerset Chief Executive Andrew Cornish and Director of Cricket Andy Hurry take your questions.


Dom Bess in the studio

Somerset and England spinner Dom Bess joins Charlie Taylor for The Cricket Show. Also on the podcast local legend Pete Trego talks about stopping red ball cricket and Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali reflects on his time at Somerset.


The tie and T20 Finals Day(s)

Charlie Taylor reviews the tie between Somerset and Lancashire and looks ahead to three different Finals Days coming up with Somerset teams involved. Image: Harry Trump/Getty Images


Max Waller in the studio

Max Waller joins Charlie Taylor to talk about Somerset's excellent T20 form and there are some tricky questions to answer about his team mates. Also on the show, Sophie Luff reflects on the group stage of the Kia Super League as well as previewing Finals Day which Western Storm are involved in for the third time in a row. Can they retain their title? Plus Charlie's Axbridge Cricket Club team mate Phil slates Charlie's umpiring abilities and find out why there might be a lot of farmers at one...


Live from the County Ground with Freddie Flintoff

BBC Somerset's Cricket Show comes from the County Ground in Taunton as Western Storm take on Lancashire Thunder in the Women's Super League, where Andrew Flintoff drops by unexpectedly! Also on the show Johann Myburgh looks at Somerset's good T20 form and tells Charlie why he's chosen to retire. There's also a chat with Western Storm player Lissy Macleod and a visit to the Bunbury Cricket Festival which took place at Millfield School in Street this year. Here, Charlie met David English,...


The cricketer who cut off his leg

Also on the podcast, Western Storm players Heather Knight and Smriti Mandhana speak about the new Kia Super League season and why is Somerset County Cricket Club getting through 30 litres of seaweed every year? Plus Marcus Trescothick talks about his comeback from injury, a charity bike ride he's taking part in and looks ahead to the England v India Test series.