The Broken Wicket
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Episode 11 - Down with the kids
Running through this week's news stories - contemporaneous Currans, awesome Abbas, hobbled Herath - Tim Part and Andrew Mizner spot a common thread. The Broken wicket returns to discuss whether there is a changing of the guard happening in the cricket world, and how we might measure greatness in future. Tim and Andrew also receive their first viewer letter, attempt to pronounce "Labuschagne", and contemplate crackers.
Episode 10 - Enquiring Politely
Tim Part and Andrew Mizner look forward to England's first engagement of the winter, a full house of ODI, T20 and Tests in Sri Lanka. Andrew also caught up with Jarrod Kimber, esteemed journalist and broadcaster, on everything from governance to data analytics in our feature interview.
Episode 9 - Super Surrey Special
A very special edition of The Broken Wicket, running the rule over Surrey's title win. How did they do it? Where do they go from here? Does the County Championship still matter? Featuring on-pitch interviews straight after the best game of the season and the trophy presentation, with Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Morne Morkel, Ollie Pope, Mark Stoneman, Amar Virdi, Ryan Patel and Alec Stewart. We also chat to members of the public in the crowd, including friends-of-the-show Guerilla Cricket.
Episode 8 - Winner Winner Touring Spinner
Following England's surprisingly thumping Test series victory over India, Tim Part and Andrew Mizner chew the fat. Have England answered any questions, who will go to Sri Lanka, and how much of a decent international career is down to luck?
Episode 7 - Viva Cricket Espana
The Broken Wicket goes on tour! Tim Part interviews Cricket Spain's CEO John Howden on location in La Manga about efforts to develop the sport on the Iberian Peninsula. Warning - may contain some hackneyed cultural appropriation via some generic Spanish guitar idents...
Episode 6 - Mystic Miz
Tim Part and Andrew Mizner return to preview the 1st Test of the England vs India series. Featuring Rash decisions, Deep Thought (a computer rather than the hosts) and the usual insightful commentary, cricket continues to receive the tough love it needs in these harsh modern times.
Episode 5 - 2,782 Seconds of Summer
The Broken Wicket is back! After a few weeks away, we return just in time for the England India Test series. What better way to tee that up than by reviewing the international summer so far? Tim Part, Andrew Mizner and Ed Benson reprise the Pakistan series, and special guest Assistant Sports Editor of the Times Nick Randall gives his thoughts on the limited overs matches. The team also discuss Virat Kohli, fail at a quiz, and chat beige food. As you do.
Episode 4 - When the crowd say bo selection
This week, The Broken Wicket reviews the Ireland Pakistan Test and looks forward to England's first game of the summer. Andrew Mizner and Ed Benson join Tim Part for another romp through the cricket news. Also with a special feature on the mechanics of selection itself, with expert insight from former England players, and current county coaches, Matthew Maynard and Anthony McGrath.
Episode 3 - Magical Malahide
Tim Part and Andrew Mizner return to preview Ireland's inaugural Test versus Pakistan, including a chat with Nakul Pande of Guerilla Cricket, the exclusive audio rights holder for the match. We also discuss the Rooney Rule, Kohli, Langer, and Siddle's beanie.
Episode 2 - The Three Stooges
Your new cricket fix is back for more - still giving the game the tough love it needs in these harsh modern times. Tim Part is joined by Ed Benson and the returning Andrew Mizner to discuss a busy couple of weeks in the cricket world: 100 balls, TMS and Ed Smith. Also featuring an interview with Surrey Slam's Matt Camp and the Cricket Coffin creaks into action once again.
Episode 1 - Bloody Katy Perry
Your new cricket fix - giving the game the tough love it needs in these harsh modern times. For this first episode, Tim Part is joined by Andrew Mizner to discuss the winter tour, Australian cheating, and the season ahead. Also featuring an interview with sports psychologist Victor Thompson and the first Cricket Coffin feature.