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Reverse Swept Radio 113 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Wedding cricket, and a world cup final "We made the World Cup come alive by losing games, and for that alone we deserved to win it." FROM THE ARCHIVES (10'40): Wilfred Rhodes, and the first great Ashes comeback "After four drawn tests, they decide they are going to have a result: it's a timeless test." THE REVIEW (19'30): The Grade Cricketer by Sam Perry, Ian Higgins and Dave Edwards "Rig was a new word to me. The idea of being well muscled and well toned -...


Reverse Swept Radio 112 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Washed out cricket at The Oval; remembering Seymour Nurse "At one moment we were worried about sunburn; ten minutes later there was a full-blown hailstorm." FROM THE ARCHIVES (06'55): Viv Richards' fielding hat-trick in the first-ever World Cup final "Richard is a lone figure, sauntering cooly back to his position, rolling his sleeves back up like a gunslinger holstering a six-shooter, having shot a cigarette from between a rival's lips." THE REVIEW...


Reverse Swept Radio 111 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Coming into possession of a hoard of Wisdens; rediscovering the joys of The Twelfth Man "Before you even open a page, they are a joyous sight with their legion of smart yellow covers." FROM THE ARCHIVES (07'45): A brief history of Australian cricket on TV "There was suddenly this idea that the nation would grind to a halt because cricket could be watched on TV." THE REVIEW (18'45): Sherlock Holmes and the Birth of the Ashes - Arunabha Sengupta "If you're...


Reverse Swept Radio 110 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Ireland and Afghanistan in a memorable Test encounter; a particularly Australian form of cheating; and the 2019 English county season "The next county season feels out-dated before it's even begun" FROM THE ARCHIVES (10'55): From Scorpions to Falcons: the curious tale of a cricketing nickname "The Telegraph went in with perhaps the cruellest assessment: 'It was appropriate that the club should have named its Sunday League side after an animal famed for...


Reverse Swept Radio 109 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Peter Oborne and Mike Brearley talk cricket in London, while in Sydney the ABC is on a rare winning streak. "It was a life highlight when he described my question as 'extremely interesting'" FROM THE ARCHIVES (12'55): The Toss: A brief history of a cricketing institution "When things aren't going your way on the pitch, and then you lose every toss, you start to fear the world has it in for you more generally. Nasser Hussain always had the aura of 'him against...


Reverse Swept Radio 108 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The primary school cricket world record attempt in London, and the Kiwis show off their sportiness with a new cricket v rugby trophy. "The reality is that we'll crash out in the group stages and Hackney Marshes will suffer a monsoon" FROM THE ARCHIVES (08'35): Arjuna Ranatunga - his runners, and the end of running "Graeme Smith said 'I don't know if I want to be likened to Arjuna. I've worked quite hard in the winter.'" THE REVIEW (17'45): Chasing Shadows:...


RSR 107 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Sri Lanka's improbable escape and the joys of holiday cricket watching. "You swear you won't leave the computer again or there will be another England collapse." FROM THE ARCHIVES (08'55): Weaving a cricket pitch - the world of matting wickets "We need to organise a matting wicket at some point and test this all out." THE REVIEW (20'25): The Good Murungu: A Cricketing Tale of the Unexpected - Alan Butcher "How do you get your team to focus on their best...


RSR 106 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Zimbabwe win their first overseas test for 17 years and in praise of Guerrilla Cricket "The production line just somehow keeps going." FROM THE ARCHIVES (10'27): Tales from an accidental wicket-keeper "A combination of being bored in the field along with that smug sense that I could probably be quite good at it." THE REVIEW (21'28): Test Cricket: An Unauthorised Biography - Jarrod Kimber "An underdog's history of the game." Recorded on 11/11/18


RSR 105 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Travels in Sri Lanka and reassessing Jonathan Trott "They were leaping around moving cars to take spectacular catches." FROM THE ARCHIVES (11'47): Memorable exits from the game "He said it was his intention to hit every ball for 4 or 6." THE INTERVIEW (23'33): Ashwin Garg from the Sledges and Edges Podcast "I'd love to see a more sophisticated transfer window in the IPL, where teams trade players." THE REVIEW (39'41): The Plan - Steve James "Ravi Bopara...


RSR 104 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: That 5th day at Trent Bridge "We cricket fans have to revel in these absurdities." FROM THE ARCHIVES (10'15): Bryan "Bomber" Wells "He explained his decision by saying “beautiful surroundings and lovely big lunches.” THE REVIEW (19'21): Another Bloody Tour - Frances Edmonds "I kept chortling out loud." Recorded on 27/8/18


RSR 103 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Remembering Don Oslear and why the football world cup got Toby thinking. "He went to the pharmacist looking for something for his sore shins." FROM THE ARCHIVES (7'15): A history of ball tampering "He had this very curious thing on his head." THE REVIEW (16'16): Connie: The Marvellous Life of Learie Constantine - Harry Pearson "They spent most of their time trying to keep warm." Recorded on 17/6/18


RSR 102 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Guerilla Cricket and Ireland make test history together and Toby discovers the chilly pleasures of winter cricket. "He stands at square leg and chews tobacco." FROM THE ARCHIVES (9'53): When Shiv Chanderpaul batted for 25 hours and 13 minutes "It's the length of almost seventeen football matches." THE REVIEW (18'38): The Meaning of Cricket - Jon Hotten "He's able to be several different cricket writers simultaneously." Recorded on 13/5/18


RSR 101 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Pakistan move on from Wahab Riaz, while Australian cricket moves on from Channel 9. "Once you get over a billion, it all merges into one." FROM THE ARCHIVES (12'21): Cricket Whites "Your straw hat must be good and shapely and not fit your head like a beefsteak pudding." THE INTERVIEW (19'57): Dean Du Plessis "If I was put in charge, I would have to approach the ICC with my cap firmly in my hand." THE REVIEW (38'15): On Pietersen - Simon Wilde "Can't...


RSR 100 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Cricket's biggest celebrity is heading for the County Championship (at least for a little bit) and (inevitably) we give our tuppence worth on the events in Cape Town. "Both terrifying and incredibly flattering." FROM THE ARCHIVES (11'18): Timed Out "Presumably Yadav was just having a very good natter." THE REVIEW (24'07): The Kings of Summer - Duncan Hamilton "The first cup of tea, the second, a slice of afternoon coffee cake." THE INTERVIEW (33'51):...


RSR 99 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Toby's new bat (including the knocking in saga) and the Chanderpauls. "My relationship suffered over the two weeks that I was knocking this bat in." FROM THE ARCHIVES (9'29): Hollioake bowled Warne 0 (no shot offered) "This is a proper and very definitive leave. The ball hits middle and off halfway up." THE REVIEW (20'32): Feeling is the thing happens in a 1000th of a second - Christian Ryan "For luck to matter, you had to dream up the possibility of the...


RSR 98 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Contemplating a summer without playing and the rare joy of a bowler-friendly test wicket. "I'm curious and a little bit excited to find out what I'll do with ten to fourteen extra summer Sundays." FROM THE ARCHIVES (11'56): Toby's Summer of Oz cricket "All of the wheelie bins have cloth covers." THE REVIEW (28'00): Wodehouse at the Wicket "Mike was oppressed by that leaden sense of moral inferiority which weighs on a man who has turned up to dinner in...


RSR 97 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Zimbabwe take part in an entertaining series against the West Indies but the future for test cricket in the country is uncertain. The Women's Ashes takes over Down Under. "We quickly realised hosting tests is something that costs us a lot of money and that's a commodity we don't have at the moment." FROM THE ARCHIVES (12'20): Graeme Smith comes in at eleven "Doing so with an injured left hand and an injured right elbow is beyond insanity." THE INTERVIEW...


RSR 96 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Zimbabwe gets a couple of star players back while Ashes anticipation builds. "I remember going to down to the bar and they'd hung out a whole lot of white underwear on washing lines." FROM THE ARCHIVES (12'14): The Dukes v The Kookaburra "We got back to my flat and decided that a game of indoor cricket was in order." THE REVIEW (25'39): Save Your Legs! “In this world, there are the Stavs and the Stav-nots." Recorded on 1/10/17


RSR 95 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Affordable cricket, the Refugee Cricket Project, failing to explore new cricket grounds and the Pembrokeshire cricket controversy. "I obviously stymied these plans by moving to the other side of the world." FROM THE ARCHIVES (15'26): Bert Sutcliffe and Bob Blair's heroic stand "They return to the middle, arm in arm." THE REVIEW (25'46): Over and Out: Albert Trott - The Man who Cleared the Lord's Pavilion by Steve Neal “People would just decide whether he...


RSR 94 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The Dan Lucas Memorial Match, the England mutual appreciation club, the West Indies and international test scheduling. "I've just had a flashback to the quiche, a stunning smoked salmon quiche." FROM THE ARCHIVES (15'27): Galle "In the first test at the ground . . . Sri Lanka won by an innings and every single one of their wickets was taken by a spinner." THE REVIEW (28'22): Following On - Emma John “It's just a license to go and get smashed." Recorded...