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Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White take an alternative (and sometimes musical) look at cricket... Tailenders is now on Discord! If you've not used Discord before, it's like our own member's enclosure - a community space where fans of the show can hang out together online. Mattchin's a regular, propping up the bar. Come and join in the conversation here: https://discord.gg/NnzE3vdnnq

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United Kingdom

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BBC

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Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White take an alternative (and sometimes musical) look at cricket... Tailenders is now on Discord! If you've not used Discord before, it's like our own member's enclosure - a community space where fans of the show can hang out together online. Mattchin's a regular, propping up the bar. Come and join in the conversation here: https://discord.gg/NnzE3vdnnq

Language:

English


Episodes

He plays Cricket Dhoni?

2/22/2024
A full review of the 3rd Men's Test between India and England, Dibbly Dobbly chat, more cricketing birds plus Mattchin has created a quiz format that somehow manages to combine an Indian cricket legend with the West country dialect.

Duration:00:49:52

Jimmy’s back in the wickets!

2/7/2024
The extension is going to get built in the 'house that wickets bought'! We hear the full inside story of the second Men's Test between India and England including how a former coach helped with Jimmy’s run up, praise for England’s young spinners, THAT wicket of Sharma, the new ‘Nighthawk', how India were 'on edge' and the perils of facing England’s batters in the nets. Plus Mattchin reveals how he became cricket’s premier influencer.

Duration:00:54:49

The Country of Test Cricket

1/30/2024
Sunday was arguably the greatest day of Test Cricket ever so we’ve brought together an ensemble cast including England bowler Issy Wong, Cricinfo Writer Vithushan Ehantharajah and Tom Hartley’s former teacher for an emergency podcast! We have all the expert analysis you’d expect from Tailenders including cheese, cats, mice, mouthwash, drunken nights out, Latin phrases, Troy Deeney, GPS, McDonalds and Whitney Houston. Plus Greg has a very special message for Felix.

Duration:01:07:40

The Monopod

1/23/2024
It was supposed to be a ‘Minipod’, was renamed a ‘Monopod’ and then became a ‘Pod but without Jimmy' who was travelling. Featuring cricketing father and sons, Mattchin’s football tips, ‘General Scarf Sadness’, a preview of the first India v England Men's Test, Mattchin makes The Sunday Times and the remarkable story of Shamar Joseph.

Duration:00:31:42

The Rob Key Special

1/16/2024
Rob Key, Managing Director of England Men's Cricket (aka Jimmy’s boss), is our special guest to discuss, amongst other things, the World Cup, The Ashes and the future of Test cricket. Plus Felix goes all ‘Dragon’s Den’, Mattchin turns into Laura Kuenssberg, and a guide to making ‘Keysie Pizzas’.

Duration:01:00:50

Dodgy Pitches, Dave and Dumps

1/9/2024
Less than two weeks into 2024 and there is already loads of cricket to discuss. S.A v India, Australia v Pakistan, David Warner’s retirement, and random stuff from commentators and batters mic’d up. Plus predictions for 2024 and Felix has regrets about what he said on ‘Football Focus’.

Duration:00:44:20

The Christmas Special 2023

12/24/2023
Pull up a chair and grab a mince pie as everyone is welcome around our metaphorical festive table for our ‘Christmas Special 2023’. Mattchin is on hand to supply the music and quizzes, special guest Shaun Keaveney provides some unexpected poetry and find out what cricketers do at Xmas. Ho Ho Well! This episode is available exclusively on BBC Sounds, head to the free app to listen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/p02pcb4w

Duration:00:00:34

Mattchin The Mindreader

11/30/2023
Who knew that Mattchin doesn’t just do ’stolen/inspired by others’ quizzes but he is also a cricketing mindreader extraordinaire? Plus Jimmy gives us an update from the England camp in Abu Dhabi and Freddie is back!

Duration:00:40:03

The Final, Fantasy League and Foul Language

11/20/2023
A review of the Men's World Cup final, plus the winner of the Tailenders World Cup Fantasy League is revealed and an important language clarification from the last podcast.

Duration:00:44:55

Was The World Cup Good?

11/17/2023
Greg, Jimmy and Felix discuss if the Men's World Cup has actually been any good. Plus a brand new quiz from Mattchin, breaking football news, Limp Bizkit and ‘Great Train Journeys with Chris Tarrant'.

Duration:00:41:03

Tour Tales, Timed Out and Timmy

11/8/2023
Tales from the recent Tailenders Tour, the Angelo Mathews ’Timed Out' affair, can anyone stop India, and meet ’Timmy Banderson’. Plus Mattchin returns with a ‘dismissal edition’ of a quiz favourite and what is your favourite ever LBW?

Duration:00:54:55

On the Fun Bus

10/26/2023
Recorded 'live’ on the Tailenders Tour Fun Bus as we travelled from Sheffield / Nottingham to Manchester. All the latest from the tour, a review of recent matches in the men's ODI World Cup, plus Martin Keown, gym work outs, tennis and Timmy Banderson.

Duration:00:41:09

World Cup Preview

10/2/2023
Greg, Jimmy and Felix preview the Men's ODI World Cup which starts in India later this week. Plus Mattchin is back for another round of arguably the best quiz he’s ever invented/stolen. This episode is available exclusively on BBC Sounds, head to the free app to listen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0ghx03z

Duration:00:00:32

The Romance Special (The Fourth Date)

9/29/2023
An episode that proves Felix’s assertion that 'cricket equals love’. Plus Greg and Felix’s County Cricket Draft rivalry is going down to the wire. On Wednesday, 4 October at 19:00 BST, Mattchin will be hosting a LIVE quiz night, exclusively on Discord, featuring special guests. Follow this link to put your loosely cricket-based knowledge to the test! https://discord.gg/YHN89hrQ2w?event=1156939182426566787

Duration:00:43:24

Holland

9/22/2023
In this episode of 'The loosely cricket based podcast’ we cover golf, Spiderman, touring, ferries, customs, rugby and eventually some cricket. Plus Mattchin has come up with the greatest quiz ever!

Duration:00:54:00

The Cricketing Gods

9/5/2023
Jimmy has advice on how to keep the Cricketing Gods happy, Mattchin is on the road to recovery and Greg and Felix are lost in a world of 'Stone Cold Steve Austin'. Plus Issy Wong is back on the pod, a review of England's latest white ball matches and some very random tour ideas.

Duration:00:52:53

Live from The Hundred Finals Day

8/29/2023
The Co-Chairs of the Oval Invincibles celebrate their inaugural win in the men's Hundred at Lord's.

Duration:00:37:29

Courtney, Cobain and Codeine (Part 2)

8/25/2023
After taking time out to compose themselves following Mattchin’s medical update (and the photo he sent to the group), the Tailenders discuss the Men's World Cup Squad and The Hundred.

Duration:00:29:26

Courtney, Cobain and Codeine (Part 1)

8/23/2023
West Indian fast bowling legend Courtney Walsh is our very special guest, plus Mattchin is in a race against time to be fit for the live tour.

Duration:00:42:56

An Important Message From Mattchin

8/11/2023
New to Tailenders, but can’t be bothered to listen to 200 previous episodes? Don’t worry, help is at hand! In a series of mini-episodes available exclusively on BBC Sounds, Mattchin Tendulkar guides you through the weird and wonderful world of the podcast. Head over to the free app now to listen to the first episode.

Duration:00:00:40