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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 93 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Triumph for a Toby, triumph for England women’s team, the weather gods wreak havoc and the YouTube blackhole. “You are also supposed to predict the weather more accurately than the Met Office.” FROM THE ARCHIVES (11′56): When KP became captain “At that point, it was the start of a brave new era.” THE REVIEW (21′58): Amazing Grace: The Man who was W.G. - Richard Tomlinson “He finds the trout fishing too easy so he decides to go bear tracking.” Recorded...


RSR 92 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: ODI upsets, a bigger Oval, a resignation letter and Joe Root’s facial hair. “I had a couple of beers and was looking at Joe Root, particularly at his chin.” FROM THE ARCHIVES (11′47): The History of Streaking “He decided with his spare hand to give this young gentleman a wrap around the buttocks with his bat.” THE REVIEW (23′29): A Bat, A Ball and A Boy “The bowling machine is a real Heath Robinson-esque contraption with a propeller that looks like it...


RSR 88 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Making peace with ODIs, Ricky Ponting shoots from the hip, Bangladesh get close but not close enough and the sacrilege of replacing the coin toss with an app. “Tossing a coin shouldn’t really be beyond people who are about to throw cricket balls at one another.” FROM THE ARCHIVES (11′05): Lawrence Rowe “One of those batsmen who was all about the timing.” THE REVIEW (23′32): Laughter at the Wicket by Harry East “I’m told they play cricket in other places...


RSR 86 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The MCC World Cricket Committee, a day at the SCG, Scotland’s captain retires in the face of indifference to the Associates and Toby suffers a cricketing existential crisis. “You suddenly think to yourself “why do I do this?”" FROM THE ARCHIVES (13′12): The Victor Trumper photo “I was in the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, turned a corner and there it was, possibly the most iconic cricket image of all time.” THE REVIEW (22′29): Resilient - Mitchell...


RSR 81 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: “Writing Cricket” at the London Library’s Words in the Square festival, the imminent start of the summer test series’, the ECB annual report and remembering Tony Cozier. “He gets up and dedicates his Oscar to Dennis Compton.”


RSR 80 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Ben Duckett’s breakthrough, James Taylor’s dignity and courage in the face of his premature retirement, Grant Flower’s frank assessment of Pakistan’s lack of professionalism and a bong in the shape of Shane Warne’s head. “I don’t personally know what a speed dealer looks like.” FROM THE ARCHIVES (12′13): The joy of cricket board games (including Owzthat, Calculator Cricket, Book Cricket, Armchair Cricket and the Test Match Game) “These games are only as...


RSR 78 - A Cricket Podcast

TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: “You’re not getting a sense of the game being developed; you’re getting a sense of “one in, one out”.”


RSR 77 - A Cricket Podcast

TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The joy of short leg brilliance, Toby’s Big Bash love affair, farewell to the mighty Shiv and the misery of being out of form. “There was always something wonderfully tragic hero about him.” FROM THE ARCHIVES (13′24): Time for Tea “After two dozen oysters and a bottle of the Chablis, our performance in the game became a little laboured.” THE REVIEW (24′01): Warriors “For cricket evangelists, it’s wonderful to see the sport be taken up with gusto.”


RSR 75 - A Cricket Podcast

TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Nostalgia and a steam train at All Star Series Cricket, the utter brilliance of Kane Williamson, the frustrating impossibility of an India v Pakistan test series and the pain of a rained off cricket game.


RSR 72 - A Cricket Podcast

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Australia’s men have been an inadvertent boost for Australia’s women, not mentioning the Ashes to Australians and the football season getting in the way. FROM THE ARCHIVES (8′30): Indigenous Australian Cricket - Part 2: 1870 to the Present Day


RSR 70 - A Cricket Podcast

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT : Ben Stokes’ improbable 100, Worcestershire’s no wicketkeeper experiment, Chanderpaul’s dropping by text message and Craig Kieswetter’s retirement. “Is Kool-Aid something that Ben Stokes does?” FROM THE ARCHIVES (10′32):