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Coverage of England’s cricket matches. Insight and analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott, plus interviews with the top players.

Coverage of England’s cricket matches. Insight and analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott, plus interviews with the top players.
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United Kingdom

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BBC

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Coverage of England’s cricket matches. Insight and analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott, plus interviews with the top players.

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English


Episodes

From ruins to runs

1/14/2018
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Charles Dagnall is joined by James Anderson and James Taylor to look back at the last time England played One-Day cricket in Australia - the disastrous Cricket World Cup of 2015.

Duration: 00:30:27


Do England care enough about winning abroad?

1/11/2018
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Matt Prior, Jonathan Agnew and Simon Mann join Eleanor Oldroyd to discuss why England have only won one away series in the last five years and what can be done about it. Plus, after Trevor Bayliss’ announcement that he will leave after the 2019 Ashes we examine the role of a coach in cricket.

Duration: 00:50:51


Australia seal Ashes with 4 nil win

1/8/2018
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As Australia wrapped up a four nil win over England in Sydney Simon Mann led the review of the Test and the series. Australian winning the 5th and final test by an innings and 123 runs. He talks to Michael Vaughan with interviews from England Vice captain James Anderson, Australian captain and man of the series Steve Smith along with man of the match Pat Cummins.

Duration: 00:26:38


TMS ASHES MEDIA PANEL – SERIES REVIEW

1/7/2018
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Simon Mann talks to three cricket writers looking at the Ashes series and Australian victory. Joining Simon were Melinda Farrell of ESPN Cricinfo, John Etheridge, Cricket Correspondent of the Sun and Stephan Shemilt of the BBC Sports Website. Where did it go wrong for England? And should the Ashes be played over fewer Tests are just some of the many issues they discuss.

Duration: 00:34:41


England battle to avoid 4 nil Ashes defeat

1/7/2018
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Australia appear on course to complete a 4 nil Ashes win at the SCG. Entering the 5th day England are 93-4 in their second innings, still 210 runs short of making the hosts bat again. Joe Root is 42 not out. Earlier both Shaun and Mitchell Marsh reached their centuries in an Australian first innings total of 649-7 dec. Simon Mann talks to Michael Vaughan and Ed Smith about the day and the series. Also we hear interviews with England assistant coach, Paul Farbrace and Australia’s Shaun Marsh.

Duration: 00:25:56


Ed Cowan – Australian cricketer.

1/6/2018
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Ed Cowan, 18 test caps and still playing for New South Wales joins Simon Mann in the TMS commentary box. They talk Ashes, Shield Cricket and his views on the game both sides of the world. He also explains his part in the making of the film ‘ Death of a Gentleman’.

Duration: 00:36:14


Australia dominate at the SCG

1/6/2018
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Usman Khawaja made 171 as Australia took control of the 5th and final Ashes test at Sydney. Shaun Marsh is 98 not out with a score of 479-4, a lead of 133 runs. We hear the views of Graeme Swann and Ed Smith talking to Simon Mann with interviews with Usman Khawaja and Jonny Bairstow.

Duration: 00:21:53


England Looking For Wickets In Sydney

1/5/2018
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Australia closed the second day of the 5th and final Ashes test on 193-2 first innings and trail England by 153 runs. Khawaja is 91 not out and Smith on 56. We hear what Michael Vaughan and Ed Smith had to say about the day along with interviews with England test debutant Mason Crane and Australian batsman David warner.

Duration: 00:28:22


Andrea Catherwood

1/4/2018
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Broadcaster and Journalist Andrea Catherwood joins TMS and talks to Simon Mann. Watching the Ashes in Sydney she tells us about her families love and passion of cricket and her career including life as a former foreign correspondent with ITN.

Duration: 00:15:22


How can England get it right next time in Australia?

1/4/2018
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So the Ashes have gone and the post mortem is well underway. But rather than just focus on what has gone wrong, what do England need to do to win the Ashes in Australia 4 years from now. We hear what Joe Root and Michael Vaughan think plus Stephan Shemilt talks to Graeme Swann and Simon Katich who were on opposite sides the last time England won the Ashes in Australia 7 years ago.

Duration: 00:31:37


Late Wickets Spoil England’s day in Sydney

1/4/2018
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At the SCG England closed the opening day of the 5th and final Ashes Test on 233-5. They lost the wickets of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow in the last 5 minutes of play after Australia took the 2nd new ball. Simon Mann looks back on the day in the company of Ed Smith and we hear interviews with England assistant coach, Paul Farbrace and not out batsman Dawid Malan 55* plus Australian Mitchell Marsh.

Duration: 00:23:35


Adil Ray (Citizen Khan) in conversation

1/3/2018
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TMS talks to cricket fan and creator of the BBC One comedy Citizen Khan, Adil Ray. He talks about his love of cricket and views on England and Moeen Ali plus how he came to create and perform the lead role in Citizen Khan.

Duration: 00:22:42


Another Smith Century In Draw

12/30/2017
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Simon Mann and Michael Vaughan lead the review of the 4th Ashes test at the MCG. The game was drawn with Australian captain Steve Smith reaching another ton. He was unbeaten on 102 as England managed only two more wickets on the final day. We also hear interviews with Joe Root, Alastair Cook and Steve Smith.

Duration: 00:25:24


TMS - What the writers think – Journalists panel

12/29/2017
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Simon Mann welcomes three writers to the TMS commentary box at lunch on the final day of the fourth Test. Peter Lalor of the Australian, George Dobell – senior correspondent from ESPN Cricinfo and Phil Walker, Editor in Chief of the new Wisden Cricket Monthly. They discuss not only the action from the series but also the kind of coverage given the game and England’s players during the tour by the Australian media.

Duration: 00:34:19


Warner, Smith And Rain Frustrate England

12/29/2017
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A day shortened by rain left Australia second innings 103-2, still 61 runs behind England with a day to go at the MCG. David Warner is 40 not out and Steve Smith on 25 not out. Simon Mann and Michael Vaughan look at the day including England denying ball-tampering claims.

Duration: 00:25:57


Glenn Maxwell – the modern day cricketer

12/29/2017
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During a break in play at the MCG, Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell popped into the TMS box to talk with Michael Vaughan and Ed Smith. They talked about life as a modern day cricketer across all formats……they discuss what makes the perfect T20 player and what can England learn from other T20 competitions as it develops its own new tournament from 2020.

Duration: 00:14:31


Ask Glenn McGrath – your questions to the Aussie legend

12/28/2017
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During lunch on the 4th day of the 4th Ashes test Simon Mann talked to Glenn McGrath on his life in the game and his views now. He takes your questions such as who was the best captain he ever played under? The player he most enjoyed playing alongside plus many more.

Duration: 00:33:11


Cook Double Hundred

12/28/2017
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Alastair Cook is unbeaten 244 as England closed the 3rd day of the 4th Ashes Test at the MCG on 491-9. That is a lead of 164 runs. We hear from Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad after the pair added a 100 runs stand for the 9th wicket. Broad was out on 56. Also the Australian coach, Darren Lehmann spoke to ABC giving his views of the days play. Simon Mann and Michael Vaughan talk about the magnificent innings from Cook and the state of the match with two days to go.

Duration: 00:20:42


The MCG Centenary Test Match remembered

12/28/2017
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During the lunch and tea intervals of Test Match Special we marked the 40th anniversary of the Centenary Test Match being played at the MCG. On the field a motorcade took players around the ground with the likes of Bob Willis, Greg Chappell, Rod Marsh, Dennis Lillee and Ray Bright all involved. There have been so many memorable matches played at this famous old ground, but that game is perhaps the most remarkable. Not just for the cricket played, but for the whole occasion. One of the...

Duration: 00:47:33


Cook Century for England

12/27/2017
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Simon Mann leads a review into a good day for England at the MCG. England close day 2 of the 4th Test on 192-2 with Alastair Cook not out 104 and Joe Root on 49 not out. They trail by 135 runs. Earlier Stuart Broad took 4-51 as Australia collapsed. They were 327 all out. We hear from Michael Vaughan and Ed Smith plus interviews with Stuart Broad and Josh Hazlewood.

Duration: 00:23:35

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