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




Greatest Ashes XI

Over the last 135 years, 819 players have taken to the field in an Ashes Test match. Visitors to the BBC Sport website have been voting for their best eleven players from both England and Australia, based on their Ashes performances. Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by Jim Maxwell and Jonathan Agnew to discuss the results and reveal your greatest Ashes XI.

Duration: 01:19:02

Tuffers & Vaughan Ashes Preview: ‘England are down to the bare bones’

It’s the last show before Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan head to Australia so the pair offer up their predictions for the series. We also go inside the England women’s Ashes camp and speak to batswoman Georgia Elwiss, plus Tuffers and Vaughan name their Ashes all-time starting eleven.

Duration: 00:49:12

Pomnishambles: The Inside Story of the 2013-14 Ashes Whitewash

"Pathetic", "humiliating", and "An absolute hammering." These are some of the fairer evaluations of England's 2013-14 Ashes tour of Australia. Officially ranked as their worst ever tour down under, why did it go so horribly wrong? And what lessons can this year's squad learn from the 5-0 whitewash? Michael Vaughan and Tom Fordyce find out from Graeme Swann, Mitchell Johnson, Jimmy Anderson and other key figures from both sides who were there as the disaster unfolded.

Duration: 01:49:59

England don’t need to announce vice-captain - Vaughan

Former England cricketer Mark Butcher joins Michael Vaughan and Elinor Oldroyd as they dissect and discuss some of England’s issues ahead of the ashes. Ashes winner and Test Match Special’s guest summariser Glen McGrath weighs in on Australia’s hopes for a successful series.

Duration: 00:52:37

How to win in Australia

Simon Mann is joined by Jonathan Trott and Jim Maxwell to look at what it takes to win the Ashes Down Under. We’ll hear from the last three men to lift the urn as captains in Australia, as well as Graeme Swann, Jimmy Anderson, Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath, Stuart Broad and former South Africa captain Graeme Smith, who is one of only three captains to have won twice there.

Duration: 00:53:19

Lack of pace in England attack concerns me - Vaughan

With England's players flying out to Australia later this week Mark Chapman is joined by Michael Vaughan, Toby Roland-Jones and Ebony Rainford-Brent to preview the upcoming series. Features interviews with Aussie vice-captain David Warner and paceman Mitchell Johnson.

Duration: 00:49:10

2017 - women's cricket's greatest year

A record-breaking World Cup and new Australian pay deal have pushed the women's game to new heights. Charles Dagnall is joined by former international captains Charlotte Edwards and Lisa Sthalekar as well as ABC journalist Geoff Lemon to discuss an historic few months.

Duration: 00:32:51

Who could replace Ben Stokes?

Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan join Mark Chapman to discuss who could replace Ben Stokes if he is not taken to Australia for the upcoming Ashes Series.

Duration: 00:51:24

Hollioake caught up in bomb attack

Former England cricketer Adam Hollioake speaks after being caught up in a bomb attack outside a ground in Afghanistan which resulted in three people being killed and more injured. We also hear from Paul Collingwood, who played for the World XI as international cricket returned to Pakistan for the first time since an attack on Sri Lankan team bus in 2009. Plus, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan look ahead to England v West Indies in a one-day international at Old Trafford.

Duration: 00:53:28

Essex win the County Championship

Essex Chairman John Faragher and chief executive Derek Bowden join Kevin Howells to reveal how they won the County Championship and what plans they have for the club's future.

Duration: 00:28:54

The Spirit of Cricket Award and Brian Lara's Cowdrey Lecture

Jonathan Agnew presents Anya Shrubsole with the Spirit of Cricket Award at Lord's and West Indies legend Brian Lara delivers this year's Cowdrey lecture.

Duration: 00:35:44

'I despise players who sledge' - Curtly Ambrose

Sir Curtly Ambrose helps preview England v West Indies and gives his own bowling tips to current England bowler Mark Wood. Michael Vaughan, Paul Collingwood and Sir Curtly Ambrose join Mark Chapman to preview England's three-match Test series against the West Indies. The panel also discuss England selection, the logistics around a day-night Test, and Mark Wood joins to talk fast bowling.

Duration: 01:19:09