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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...

Duration: 00:40:17

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...

Duration: 00:35:22

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...

Duration: 00:33:36

RSR 91 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Zafar Ansari’s retirement, the Women’s World Cup, struggling to get a team out and a lack of test matches for Australia. “A core part of our crowd are at their happiest when the team is taking a thumping.” FROM THE ARCHIVES (12′36): The Massacre at Sabina Park - 4th Test between West Indies and India in 1976 “”Kill him man!”" THE REVIEW (22′36): On Top Down Under: Australia’s Cricket Captains - Ray Robinson (with Gideon Haigh) “When Trott climbed out of...

Duration: 00:32:06

RSR 90 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: The survival of the defiant blockers, cricket at the Olympic Stadium, the futility of winter nets and the demise of camaraderie between professional sides. “There’s not the sense of perspective that allows you to step back and say “now is the moment for us to have a beer.”" FROM THE ARCHIVES (10′20): Cricketing Etymology “If you “pull Yorkshire”, you’re deceiving someone.” THE REVIEW (21′32): The Test by Simon Jones (with Jon Hotten) “The fast bowler’s...

Duration: 00:32:28

RSR 89 - A Cricket Podcast

THE TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: When the fans saved Alistair Cook, Zimbabwe v Afghanistan, ECB’s All Star Scheme and the worrying rise of head injuries. “Their noise made absolutely clear that he was their man.” FROM THE ARCHIVES (13′46): Cricket Posters on the London Underground “On the left is a kangaroo, on the right is a lion and they are smiling at each other.” THE REVIEW (22′08): Stroke of Genius by Gideon Haigh “W.G. Grace had to be convinced that there was such a thing as a...

Duration: 00:32:16

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...

Duration: 00:33:36

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...

Duration: 00:32:34

RSR 85 - A Cricket Podcast

TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: “He squared up to one of the meekest members of our team and asked him if he wanted a fight.” FROM THE ARCHIVES (14′52): “Mankad did have a defender of considerable repute on his side, a certain Don Bradman.”

Duration: 00:32:24

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.”

Duration: 00:49:49

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...

Duration: 00:35:36

RSR 79 - A Cricket Podcast

TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: “The pitch had been dug up at both ends and this kind of oily substance had been poured all over it.” FROM THE ARCHIVES (14′03): “Credit must be go to Hamish Marshall for livening up his benefit season with an invitation to “Spend an evening with two hookers”.” [...]

Duration: 00:31:58

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”.”

Duration: 00:29:45

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.”

Duration: 00:31:37

RSR 76 - A Cricket Podcast

TEN MINUTE FORTNIGHT: A glorious blockathon in Delhi, James Pattinson deciding to “stuff it”, the Craig Overton controversy and the West Indies plumb the depths.

Duration: 00:34:47

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.

Duration: 00:28:56

RSR 73 - A Cricket Podcast

FIVE MINUTE FORTNIGHT: Saluting two country cricket stalwarts, Brad Haddin’s dignity in FROM THE ARCHIVES (10′27): “His bat, helmet and gloves were all stolen.”

Duration: 00:46:03

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

Duration: 00:31:35

RSR 71 - A Cricket Podcast


Duration: 00:37:17

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):

Duration: 00:25:25