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From Richmond-upon-Thames to Barking and Dagenham: a lanky medium pacer and a leg-spinning all-rounder give their two cents on all things cricket.


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From Richmond-upon-Thames to Barking and Dagenham: a lanky medium pacer and a leg-spinning all-rounder give their two cents on all things cricket.






S4 E9 - Ashes Review

Was it a moral victory for England? Is Zak Crawley one of the all times greats? Should they ever play Test cricket in Manchester again? When will Jimmy call it a day? Is the Foakes-Bairstow debate over? There is so much for Michale, Rob and their Aussie mate Alex to dissect following this all time classic Ashes series!


S4 E8 - “The view from Down Under”

3 down, 2 to go. Australia may lead 2-1 but could it be that England are about to complete one of the greatest cricketing comebacks ever? Michael and Rob are joined by Melbourne's own Alex Brebner-Griffin to get an Australian perspective on the Ashes so far. Was stumping-gate out of order? How popular is Pat Cummins? Why are we called "Whingeing Poms"? All this and more as we preview the final two Tests.


S4 E7 - ”Same old Aussies, always cheating?”

It’s been a while since their last pod… but the Hit for Six boys are back to discuss that stumping, that Long Room altercation and that Ben Stokes innings. Were Australia fair enough to claim the wicket? Or was it just not cricket? There’s also plenty more to discuss from the opening two tests. Should England really be 2-0 down? Can they come back or have the Ashes gone? Plenty to discuss and there’s still three tests to go!


S4 E6 - Cricket’s the Winner!

Michael and Rob reflect on a sensational finish to the second and final Test of England's tour in New Zealand. Did England bottle it? Where New Zealand worthy winners? Or was it simply that "cricket was the winner"?


S4 E5 - Jofra’s back!

Another bi-lateral ODI series, another defeat for England. Have England lost their touch or are they saving their best from for the World Cup? Michael and Rob discuss who played well, who didn't and how Jofra being back good be a game changer! They also look ahead to the Test series in New Zealand


S4 E4 - Bazball goes on tour!

Wow! What a series victory for England in Pakistan... There is plenty for Michael and Rob to discuss as they dissect two remarkable Test Matches. How good is England's middle order now? Will Jimmy Anderson play forever? And just how old is Rehan Ahmed's Dad? Also, if you do want to know more about Rob's thoughts on the sacking of Eddie Jones, you can read about it here: https://robstileman.wordpress.com/2022/12/07/why-it-was-right-for-the-rfu-to-say-goodbye-to-eddie-jones/



Double World Champions! Michael and Rob react to England's 5 wicket victory over Pakistan in the T20 World Cup Final and reflect on the fact we are now officially the best white ball side there is!


S4 E2 - We’re in the Semis and the Aussies out!

Michael and Rob catch-up to review the T20 World Cup group stages and look ahead to two evenly matched semi finals.


S4 E1 -T20 World Cup Preview

Rob and Michael are back after a 12 month hiatus with "Hit for Six Unfiltered"! In the first episode of this their 4th series, they're joined by Freddie Larkins and Dom Wood to preview the T20 World Cup in Australia. Who makes their England XI and which nation is going to claim the crown?


S3 E6 - World T20 Preview with Hundred Star Jake Lintott

The World T20 is finally here - a year later than originally planned and in a different part of the world! Michael and Rob are joined by Southern Brave and Warwickshire's Jake Lintott - fresh off his breakthrough Summer - to discuss the tournament, who the star players will be and who may end up as Champions.


S3 E5 - England vs India Wrap-up

Did India forfeit the final Test because they wanted to stay COVID free for the IPL? Should the series be declared a 2-2 draw? Michael and Rob dissect the controversial ending to the England India series, as well as pay tribute to Moeen Ali and reflect on Warwickshire's victorious end to the County Championship season.


S3 E4 - England vs India - Midseries Review!

After a two month hiatus, Michael and Rob are back to discuss England's series with India so far. There have been highs, lows, an agonising defeat, a dominant victory and a few bits of controversy to boot! Plenty for the pair to get stuck into after a couple of months apart.


S3 E3 - Defeat to the Black Caps, Robinson Tweets and the WTC Final

After a temporary hiatus, Michael and Rob are back to continue Series 3. In this episode they review England's disappointing series defeat to New Zealand, discuss the controversy around Ollie Robinson's suspension and briefly look ahead to the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand.


S3 E2 - England Cricket and Olympic Chaplain: Rev Andrew Wingfield-Digby

This week Michael and Rob are joined by former England Cricket and Olympic Chaplain Rev Andrew Wingfield-Digby. A fine cricketer in his own right, Andrew played first class cricket for Oxford University and the Combined Universities XI, and also captained Dorset in the Minor Counties Championship. He later went on to be a chaplain for the England Cricket team, as well as chaplain at three Olympic Games! All of this and more is recounted in a wide ranging interview, as the trio speak about the time he brought Minor Counties cricket into disrepute to how identity and sport interlink.


S3 E1 - County Cricket Matters Editor: Annie Chave

Lockdown 3.0 is slowly coming to an end, the county cricket season has started and Hit for Six is back for a third series! To kick things off, Rob and Michael are joined by County Cricket Matters Editor Annie Chave as they discuss the merits of the 4 day game, watching cricket alone and the Hundred.


S2 E13 - India Test Series Review

It all started so well... but alas it wasn't to be... England succumbed to a chastening 3-1 series defeat at the hands of India! To review it all, and look ahead to the T20 Series, Michael and Rob are joined by friend (and Indian fan) Jaimin Patel.


S2 E12 - TMS Commentator Daniel Norcross

This week Michael and Rob are joined by TMS commentator Daniel Norcross as they discuss England's ignominious defeat in Ahmedabad. Was it the pitch, the ball, good bowling or poor batting? How biased are the Indian commentators and is that a bad thing? Is the World Test Championship a worthy enterprise? And how did Daniel make it all the way from Test Match Sofa to Test Match Special? All this and much more is discussed in this wide-ranging conversation about the sport we all love.


S2 E11 - India vs England Mid-Series Review with Guardian Sports Writer Jonathan Liew

It's been an excellent series so far and with things evenly poised at 1-1, Michael and Rob are joined by Guardian Sports Writer and (Countdown Octochamp!) Jonathan Liew. They discuss who has shone for England, the dropping of Dom Bess, the poorly handled departure of Moeen Ali and much, much more!


S2 E10 - India vs England Series Preview

Michael and Rob are joined by Indian fan Jaimin as they look ahead to the 4 match Test Series between India and England.


S2 E9 - The Analyst: Simon Hughes

This week Michael and Rob are joined by former Middlesex fast bowler and cricket broadcasting legend Simon Hughes. They discuss Simon's autobiography (and Michael's favourite ever cricket book) "A Lot of Hard Yakka", how he came to be "The Analyst" for Channel 4's cricket coverage and the virtual cricket club he's been involved in during lockdown.