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The Cricket Badger chats cricket with international players, coaches, journalists and some of the biggest names in the game. Recent guests include Sir Garfield Sobers, David Gower, David 'Bumble' Lloyd, Joe Root, Joel Garner, Mark Butcher, Jack Russell, Mark Wood and Brian Lara. Contact the show on cricketbadger@hotmail.com, follow us on Twitter @cricket_badger. Thanks for listening.

The Cricket Badger chats cricket with international players, coaches, journalists and some of the biggest names in the game. Recent guests include Sir Garfield Sobers, David Gower, David 'Bumble' Lloyd, Joe Root, Joel Garner, Mark Butcher, Jack Russell, Mark Wood and Brian Lara. Contact the show on cricketbadger@hotmail.com, follow us on Twitter @cricket_badger. Thanks for listening.

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United Kingdom

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The Cricket Badger chats cricket with international players, coaches, journalists and some of the biggest names in the game. Recent guests include Sir Garfield Sobers, David Gower, David 'Bumble' Lloyd, Joe Root, Joel Garner, Mark Butcher, Jack Russell, Mark Wood and Brian Lara. Contact the show on cricketbadger@hotmail.com, follow us on Twitter @cricket_badger. Thanks for listening.

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English

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447799964812


Episodes

168: PREVIEW: A look ahead to the England v Pakistan 3-Test series 2020

8/3/2020
Cricket continues a return into a bio bubble as the England v Pakistan three-match series gets underway at old Trafford on Wednesday. After beating West Indies 2-1, Joe root will be keen to see his Test side maintain momentum, but the touring Pakistan team has some real stars. It should be a belter. Cricket journalist Graham Hardcastle joins the Badger, James Buttler, to assess the series ahead and the pair assess the betting markets and start a competition between themselves as they make...

Duration:00:30:33

167: REVIEW - England comeback triumph but still a work in progress

7/30/2020
Oh badgers, how good has it been to have cricket back and it's been a good series between England and West Indies too. Thanks to West Indies for coming, thanks to both sets of players and big praise for the ECB who put on the first bio bubble Test series very proficiently. Cricket journalist Graham Hardcastle joins the Badger, James Buttler, to look back at the series, find the results of their prediction competition and give England a health check after their first post lockdown series. The...

Duration:00:34:57

166: Former West Indies coach Toby Radford assesses Jason Holder's side in England Tests

7/29/2020
Former West Indies batting and assistant coach Toby Radford has spent a decade in and around the West Indies coaching setup and established the Academy that Jason Holder and the majority of his squad graduated from. So, no surprise that Toby has been a keen onlooker over the last few weeks. On this podcast, Toby joins the Badger, James Buttler, to look back at the series and chat about certain players' performances and the current state of West Indies cricket. Toby has also been head coach...

Duration:00:42:12

165: Author Duncan Hamilton - One Long And Beautiful Summer

7/26/2020
"Author Duncan Hamilton has a new book out" usually provokes a charge from sports lovers to their nearest book retailer. And his latest is the perfect celebration of English county cricket and the red ball game. In this edition of the podcast, Duncan joins James Buttler to talk about his new book 'One Long and Beautiful Summer - A Short Elogy for Red-Ball Cricket'. As expected the winner of William Hill Sports Book of the Year Pries and two British Sports Book Awards nails his latest...

Duration:00:45:04

164: PREVIEW: England's momentum, West Indies' pride - who takes the Wisden Trophy?

7/21/2020
It's all to play for ahead of the 3rd Test between England and West Indies. The men from the Caribbean outplayed England at the Ageas Bowl, the hosts bounced back at Old Traffford and the sides face off again in Manchester to decide the destination of the Wisden Trophy. Holders West Indies require at leads a draw but have a rampant Ben Stokes to deal with as England take the confidence into the decider. Cricket journalist Graham Hardcastle joins the Badger, James Buttler, to look back at the...

Duration:00:36:19

163: James Bracey - From Bristol into an England bio bubble and beyond

7/17/2020
It's been a different summer for all of us but James Bracey had envisaged scoring runs for Glioucestershire in Division One of the County Championship and pushing his clains for England selection. Covid-19 seemed to have halted those plans, but with the return of international cricket, James was names in England's 55, 30 and is now in the bio bubble as part of England's 22 for the series against West Indies. James talks us through his summer, which included an impressive 85 in the...

Duration:00:45:20

162: Chris Nash - "I've had an absolute belter, loved playing the game" and not done yet PART TWO

7/15/2020
Nottinghamshire opener Chris Nash joins James Buttler to talk about his life in cricket and to take on the Cricket Badger 20 Questions. The former Sussex man is in good form and can't wait to get on the pitch this season and his answers are well worth a listen. As always with the format, some dafter and some in-depth. This interview is brought to you in two parts. The Podcast is brought to you in association with TVSportsBlog.com (http://tvsportsblog.com/) . Thank you very much for listening...

Duration:00:28:48

161: Chris Nash - "I've had an absolute belter, loved playing the game" and not done yet PART ONE

7/15/2020
Nottinghamshire opener Chris Nash joins James Buttler to talk about his life in cricket and to take on the Cricket Badger 20 Questions. The former Sussex man is in good form and can't wait to get on the pitch this season and his answers are well worth a listen. As always with the format, some dafter and some in-depth. This interview is brought to you in two parts. The Podcast is brought to you in association with TVSportsBlog.com (http://tvsportsblog.com/) . Thank you very much for listening...

Duration:00:31:52

160: PREVIEW: Can England peg back buoyant West Indies in 2nd Test at Old Trafford

7/14/2020
Congratulations to West Indies who outplayed England at the Ageas Bowl to take a four-wicket win in the 1st Test. The series moves to Old Trafford with Joe Root returning after the birth of his second child. Cricket journalist Graham Hardcastle joins the Badger, James Buttler, to look back at Southampton and ahead to the action in Manchester. They also continue their competition as they make their predictions on the 2nd Test using the betting markets. If you decide to follow their tips, or...

Duration:00:44:53

159: Colin Babb - '1973 and Me - The England v West Indies Series and a Memorable Childhood Year'

7/9/2020
Author Colin Babb is the guest on this edition of the Cricket Badger Podcast as he joins James Buttler to talk about his new book '1973 and Me - The England v West Indies Test Series and a Memorable Childhood Year'. To write the book, Colin spoke to Dennis Amiss, Clyde Best, Harold ‘Dickie’ Bird, Keith Fletcher, Maurice Foster, Lance Gibbs, Colin Grant, Frank Hayes, Ron Headley, Bernard Julien, Alvin Kallicharan, Simon Lister, Professor Joe Moran, Deryck Murray and Professor Clem Seecharan....

Duration:00:49:24

Club Cricket is returning - the FREE Slate App a great way to collect match day subs

7/7/2020
Less contact than contactless. Slate. The smart and safe way to collect weekly match fees and more. Matthew Jackson explains all. Download the app FREE at SlateApp.co.uk (https://slateapp.co.uk/) Safe and less contact than contactless Plus contactless doesn’t allow tracking of who has played and who has paid Collect more money for the club Increase revenue for your club by reducing unpaid match fees Finding treasurers isn’t easy Slate makes the job much easier for treasurers No sign-up fees...

Duration:00:07:37

158: PREVIEW: A look ahead to the England v West Indies 3-Test series 2020

7/6/2020
Finally, cricket is back as the England v West Indies three-match series gets underway at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday. The bio bubble appears to be working it's magic as the tourists look to defend the Wisden Trophy in a behind closed doors setting. Cricket journalist Graham Hardcastle joins the Badger, James Buttler, to assess the series ahead and the pair assess the betting markets and start a competition between themselves as they make their predictions on the series and...

Duration:00:39:36

157: Dougie Brown - If you work hard you take a certain amount of luck out of the game PART TWO

7/3/2020
Dougie Brown is a proud Scot who played for Scotland and England and was a part of that great Warwickshire side in the mid 1990s. He joins James Buttler to talk about his life in cricket and to take on the Cricket Badger 20 Questions. He also chats about his time as UAE head coach and discusses matchfixing and whether the game can ever eradicate it. Dougie now lives in Dubai and, although it has been halted by Covid-19, is setting up a sports coaching business in the UAE to take sport to all...

Duration:00:42:18

156: Dougie Brown - If you work hard you take a certain amount of luck out of the game PART ONE

7/3/2020
Dougie Brown is a proud Scot who played for Scotland and England and was a part of that great Warwickshire side in the mid 1990s. He joins James Buttler to talk about his life in cricket and to take on the Cricket Badger 20 Questions. He also chats about his time as UAE head coach and discusses matchfixing and whether the game can ever eradicate it. Dougie now lives in Dubai and, although it has been halted by Covid-19, is setting up a sports coaching business in the UAE to take sport to all...

Duration:00:44:03

Dougie Brown on a rather unsuccessful England triathlon pairing with Phil Tufnell

7/2/2020
Dougie Brown is the guest on the next edition of the Cricket Badger Podcast and here is a sneak preview. A time when during an England training camp he was paired with Phil Tufnell to take on the rest in a end of trip triathlon.

Duration:00:03:07

155: Waqar Younis - Once I started bowling fast I left everything else behind

6/23/2020
Legendary Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis is James Buttler's guest on this edition of the Cricket Badger Podcast as he takes on the 20 Questions and chats about the upcoming Pakistan tour of England. He talks about his love of Lord's. his disappointment at missing the 1992 World Cup success for his country, bowling with Wasim Akram, how he has always looked up to Imran Khan and plenty more besides.. The Podcast is brought to you in association with TVSportsBlog.com...

Duration:00:34:14

154: Paul Edwards - Cricket writer, county lover, outground aficionado and bookworm

6/22/2020
By popular demand we have Paul Edwards, one of the best cricket writers around, as a guest on this edition of the Cricket Badger Podcast. Paul chats to James Buttler about cricket writing, his assessment of the current health of the county game and why the 18 county structure is invaluable to the sport. The pair also debate how the county game can move with the times to survive. Paul is also a huge lover of club cricket and the outgrounds and talks passionately on that subject. An enjoyable...

Duration:00:47:14

153: FAMOUS FAN: Graham Lambert, Inspiral Carpets guitarist and cricket nut PART TWO

6/18/2020
Graham Lambert was a founder member of the band Inspiral Carpets that was a huge part of the late 1980s and early 1990s Madchester music movement. The sounds that came out of Manchester were a theme of the times and also included The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, New Order, The Fall, The Smiths.... the list is almost endless. In addition to a life in music, Graham is also a massive cricket fan that gets along to Old Trafford to support Lancashire as often as he can. He's penned songs on his...

Duration:00:34:48

152: FAMOUS FAN: Graham Lambert, Inspiral Carpets guitarist and cricket nut PART ONE

6/18/2020
Graham Lambert was a founder member of the band Inspiral Carpets that was a huge part of the late 1980s and early 1990s Madchester music movement. The sounds that came out of Manchester were a theme of the times and also included The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, New Order, The Fall, The Smiths.... the list is almost endless. In addition to a life in music, Graham is also a massive cricket fan that gets along to Old Trafford to support Lancashire as often as he can. He's penned songs on his...

Duration:00:37:42

151: 150th Edition - TEN things that would improve cricket, with Dan Norcross - PART TWO

6/15/2020
It's the 150th Cricket Badger Podcast and we welcome back our traditional landmark guest Dan Norcross. Thank you so much for listening to the podcast! When the Badger and Norkers get together the chat always overruns and this edition comes in two parts. Dan begins by explaining how BBC Test Match Special will be operating in a bio bubble for the England v West Indies Test series. Then, the pair combine to pick 10 things they would do to change cricket for the better. SPOILER ALERT - they are...

Duration:00:38:24