The Analyst Inside Cricket

By Simon Hughes

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Larry
 Apr 18, 2020
Your episode covering DRS technology didn't touch on the pernicious influence of gambling firms and broadcasters. In order for degenerate gamblers to engage with cricket the umpire had to be demoted to hat stand. Gamblers care only about the 'correct' result. Broadcasters need the gambling firms.

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Sharp analysis and opinion from the cricket world with Simon Hughes, The Analyst and the BBC's Simon Mann, featuring comment, analysis, interviews with international players and celebrity guests. Find us on the Sport Social website: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/podcast/the-analyst-inside-cricket/

Episode Date
Too Much Data...or Not Enough?
3344
The use of data in short form cricket is now universal. But not everyone gets it right says Dan Weston, statistics and data expert now working for a number of high profile teams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
"A stronger force for good than its ever been"
3681
Jos Buttler, James Vince, The Hundred, the South African T20 and losing the championship off the last ball: Mark Nicholas joins Simon Hughes and Simon Mann to pontificate on the present and future of the game Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
A hero of South Africa old and new
2695
South African Vincent van der Bijl was one of the finest cricketers never to play Test cricket. Now he is involved in a sporting scheme which has transformed a poor, crime-ridden Cape Town community. He tells his story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
Are we Killing the Game?
2519
In a month during which England will compete in a five day Test and twelve T20is and odis we ask when is enough really enough? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
India's potency underlined by Pant
2314
The three T20s and three odis between England and India reviewed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2022
New Kid on the Block
2405
Plans are now far advanced to launch Major League Cricket - a franchise-based T20 tournament in the US featuring Liam Plunkett amongst others - this time next year. Tom Dunmore, VP of marketing, tells Simon Hughes all about cricket in the US. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
What a Ball Ache
1983
The complexities of hand-making cricket balls is explained by Dukes balls MD Dilip Jajodia who suggests the poor standard of the balls this summer could have been caused by the pandemic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2022
The History Men
2069
A sensational turnaround becomes almost an anti-climax as Root and Bairstow drive the Indians into total submission at Edgbaston Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
England Enter Fantasyland
1843
A brilliant unbroken partnership between England's two Yorkshiremen - Bairstow and Root - takes them to the verge of a remarkable Test record Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2022
Here's Jonny! (Again.)
1767
A spirited Indian side show a little more class and depth than England at Edgbaston despite more brilliance from Jonny Bairstow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2022
Bumrah Batters England
1660
Simon Hughes and Simon mann analyse Stuart Broad's astonishing 35-run over and England's struggles against India at Edgbaston Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2022
Pant On Fire
1883
India replicate New Zealand's ability to recover form top order failure with a stunning double century sixth wicket partnership on the first day at edgabston Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2022
What's become of King Kohli?
3230
Can Rohit Sharma recover from Covid in time? Can Virat Kohli rediscover his mojo? That and many questions answered on our live show Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
The Power of Positive Thought
2201
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann celebrate England's amazing reinvention with a 3-0 series victory against New Zealand and also consider Eoin Morgan's transformative effect on the world game Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
England's Juggernaut rolls on
1595
The pulsating Headingley Test heads into a fifth day with Joe Root poised to secure a third thumping victory over the increasingly battered Kiwis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2022
Pure Unadulterated Enjoyment
1983
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on England's extraordinary revival from 55-6 in the 3rd Test and how much the crowd have played a part in another compelling Headingley Test Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2022
Wild West (Yorkshire) Cricket
1908
A review of another dramatic day of Test cricket at Headingley featuring Yorkshires second favourite son and a debutant twin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
After the Lord Mayor's show
2194
A review of a slightly more workmanlike day of Test cricket at Headingley and some interesting observations on England's Surrey contingent from Alec Stewart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2022
You score 553. You're not safe.
2528
The rejuvenated England team produce one of the great Test match run-chases at Trent Bridge, orchestrated by Ben Stokes and delivered with bells on by Jonny Bairstow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
England steal a winning position
1836
Sharper fielding and absent-minded running leave the second Test tantalisingly poised with New Zealand 238 runs ahead but only three wickets in hand Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
All Guns Blazing
1911
A fastest Test hundred by Joe Root, Ollie Pope's first Test century in England and a blitz from Ben Stokes set up an intriguing fourth day at Trent Bridge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2022
Fill yer boots England.
1828
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann praise New Zealand's staying power at Trent Bridge and wonder if Stokes's England can match it Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2022
England blown off course
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report on a day of unexpectedly poor catching and consequent hard labour for England's bowlers in the second Test at Trent Bridge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2022
Root Stops the Rot
2436
An assessment of England's first Test success which despite Joe Root's brilliance hung on a couple of decisive moments earlier in the match Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
A nervous England tails awaits
1769
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess whether the Root-Stokes partnership has done enough to earn England a victory at Lord's that at the start of day three was remote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2022
New Zealand wrestle the initiative
1669
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess the second day from Lords during which New Zealand's middle pair give the visitors the upper hand Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2022
Seamers Rule The Lord's Roost
2094
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report on a first day at Lords which defied explanation and featured 17 batsmen walking to and from the wicket, only the second time that has happened at Lord's since 1896 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
Recognise The Moment
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess England's strengths, weaknesses and philosophies as they take on New Zealand in the first Test at Lord's. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2022
The Last Hour Ep1 - Jimmy and Monty deny Australia
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With as-live commentary and the memories of Monty Panesar and Marcus North, Simon Hughes and Simon Mann relive the amazing defiance of England's last pair, and the hugely vocal crowd, at Cardiff in 2009 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2022
England: the new and the old
2994
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann analyse England's new players and coaches with former England coach Peter Moores Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Can 'Baz' re-energise England?
3126
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess the assets of the man who has hit the most sixes in Test cricket as England's new coach and examine why batsmen are prospering and seamers floundering in this year's County Championship Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2022
Mr Happiness - Bumble Speaks
3197
David Lloyd pronounces on restructuring county cricket, players to watch out for and a lager lunch on Test match debut Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
We Have Ways (of making runs)
2381
Simon Hughes discusses the state of amateur cricket and painful World War 2 deaths with the village cricket chairman and historian James Holland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Two Strong Men (and us)
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess the potential for Ben Stokes as new England captain and hear the ambitions of David Lawrence to revive Gloucestershire Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
What Do We Do Now?
3179
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss the future direction of English cricket with input from Sussex CEO and former rugby international Rob Andrew and England's new director of cricket Rob Key Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
Joe Root resigns but the game kicks on (in Australia)
2842
The decision by Joe Root to step down is analysed, while Australia and ICC's ventures into the crypto-world are explained and assessed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2022
The Data Decade
2350
Can data really evaluate talent? How much further can it penetrate cricket? Here's Nathan Leamon and the man who pioneered data use in sport - Billy Beane - to answer that and other questions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2022
Shane, you will never be forgotten
4271
England women crush South Africa in their world cup semi final on the day that the public say goodbye to Shane Warne Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Triumph and Trauma
2122
Simon hughes and Simon Mann review a lively and almost inexplicable day of cricket in the West indies England Test series and the women's world cup Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2022
Australia triumph, West Indies dig in
1877
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann congratulate Pat Cummins and Australia for their resilient series triumph in Pakistan and try to predict the winner of the third Test in Grenada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2022
Truly Topsy Turvy
1900
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review a bizarre first day in Grenada in which England's last pair of Jack lech and Saqib Mahmood put the rest of the batsmen to shame Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
No way past Brathwaite
1975
A second stalemate in the Caribbean frustrates Joe Root's team but at least his female counterparts chances in the World Cup are still alive after Pakistan beat West Indies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Groundhog Day
1515
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann seek life from a dead Barbados pitch and compliment England women on keeping their World Cup campaign alive Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2022
No Calypso collapso
1908
A day of frustration for the England bowlers in Barbados as the West Indian fourth wicket digs in and Saqib Mahmood is denied a first test wicket by overstepping Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2022
Stokes fires at last
2001
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann praise Stokes' assault and celebrate the first Test wicket of debutant Matt Fisher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Runs, runs, runs
2127
A review of another Root hundred in the first day's play in the second WI v Eng Test, Pakistan's amazing fightback and a run feast in the Ranji trophy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
Is racism endemic in amateur cricket?
3486
Four people steeped in recreational cricket in England discuss whether racism is endemic in the game and suggest some possible solutions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Marginal Gains from a Bore Draw
1947
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann analyse the benefits to both teams of five days of hard labour on an unforgiving surface Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2022
Crawley drives England forward
1824
Zak Crawley and Joe Root coax the first test into life on the fourth day in Antigua Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2022
A contest not yet quite awake
1856
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann sympathise with labouring England bowlers on a third day pitch in Antigua which seems half asleep Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
Slow Rumba in Antigua
1797
A review of the second day of the first Test in Antigua with Simon Hughes and Simon Mann and Curtly Ambrose on bass. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
Bluey stands tall
2066
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report on the first day of the Richards-Botham Test series and debate cricket's most valuable highlights clip that will become an NFT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
Everlasting Passion: Shane Warne
2273
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann relay the shock of the cricket world that not one but two Australian legends - Shane Warne and Rod Marsh - pass away within 24 hours of each other Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2022
Destination West Indies
3235
The England captain discusses the challenges of the three Tests in the West indies and his self-promotion to no3 and the legendary Michael Holding reflects on his fast bowling career and his brilliant new book inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
The Chosen Ones
3457
Stuart Broad's reaction to his England omission, Sam Billings on being sledged by Pat Cummins and being picked up in the IPL auction and Rajasthan Royals owner Manoj Badale discusses auction strategy and why more England players don't get bought Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
All Change Please
3154
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess the dropping of Anderson and Broad for the Tests in the West indies as well as other changes and also hear from Reece Topley about the forthcoming IPL auction Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
A ray of sunlight for England fans
2958
The Chris Silverwood sacking, England U/19s nervewracking (but victorious) world cup semi final, and Roland Butcher on diversity Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
Red Ball Reset - the Debate
3454
The members of the Worlds Best Cricket (virtual) Club have their say on how English cricket can recalibrate itself Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
Can England rediscover their swagger?
2991
Eoin Morgan joins Simon Hughes and Simon Mann to look ahead to the T20 series in the west indies and explains his captaincy philosophies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
A hopeless end to a hapless Ashes campaign
2352
England collapse in an embarrassing heap in Hobart to gift the Aussies a 4-0 hammering. Simon Hughes and Simon Mann lament England's inability to stay in Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2022
Test cricket on fast forward
2213
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on the second day of the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart when 17 wickets fell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2022
Flattering to deceive - England start superbly and fade rapidly in Hobart
2641
Paul Farbrace joins the Simons to assess England's familiar failings and an erratic first day in Hobart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
England find some new (and old) heroes
1625
Simon hughes and simon mann report on a dramatic final day in Sydney as England cling on for a nailbiting draw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2022
England's walking wounded soldier on
2075
England have a slim chance of drawing the fourth Test after their openers had their best stand of the tour. Who will be an Ashes Hero tomorrow? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2022
England show some fighting spirit (belatedly)
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A bruising but slightly more encouraging third day for England in the 4th Test but who will still be standing by the fifth?! Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
England recover some pride...but
2371
England's openers survive to the close in Sydney but the Analyst's podcast's special guest Nick Compton says there are fundamental problems in English batting with technique and coaching Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
A day for the underdogs - England and Bangladesh!
1867
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review the first day in the fourth test in Sydney and celebrate Bangladesh's first ever Test win against New Zealand Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
Total Sacrifice: England relinquish the Ashes in 13 days
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report on England's pitiful performance at the MCG to relinquish the urn and ponder on the fallout of an Ashes mismatch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
England in the last chance saloon
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A devastating final hour from Australia's fast bowlers undoes much of the good work of the England bowlers through the second day in Melbourne. Simon Hughes and Simon Mann ponder whether there is any hope left Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
Groundhog Day - again
1967
Another depressing first day performance by England in the Ashes. Simon Hughes and Simon Mann try to 'find the positives.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2021
An Ashes Heroes Christmas special
2028
Ashes heroes Chris Broad and Bill Athey offer advice to the current England side and Simon Hughes discusses the Ashes heroes NFT collection with its co-creator Richard Norton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2021
England crushed in the gonads
1910
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report on England's inevitable and depressing demise in Adelaide and assess what to do next Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
Is this the 'inevitable' Ashes?
1613
Australia continue to assert their authority and supremacy on day four in Adelaide, while Simon Mann is confined to his hotel room Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2021
England frollick then falter
1895
England's initial hopes of a recovery in Adelaide are dashed by Nathan Lyon - Simon Hughes and Simon Mann lament Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2021
England looking down the barrel in Adelaide
1930
Everything has gone perfectly for Australia so far in the second Test, until lightning intervened...Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess England's escape routes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
A day of attrition in Adelaide
1995
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess the first day in Adelaide as Australia get stuck in and England miss more chances Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Mike Hussey optimistic on England's prospects
1787
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann listen in on the excellent Mike Hussey's assessment of the Ashes series so far Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
Potent Australia reassert their supremacy
1846
Joe Root manfully shoulders the blame for England's defeat at the Gabba, but in reality England were simply overrun by a superior outfit. Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2021
Root and Malan give England hope
1659
A superb third wicket stand between Joe Root and Dawid Malan give England some substance on the third day at the Gabba Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
A touch of inevitability in Brisbane?
1986
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on a day of missed opportunities for England on the second day at the Gabba Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
FIRST DAY DISASTER
1817
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann lament England's poor showing on the first day in Brisbane Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
ENGLAND ENTER THE GABBATOIR
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The final Ashes preview on the eve of the series, with thoughts from Michael Atherton and Joe Root Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Shooting in the dark - Ashes predictions
2607
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann try to decipher the signs ahead of the Ashes with help from Nasser Hussain, Jack Leach and Dean Headley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
Could bat could bowl could field!
4064
Looking back at the 1986/7 Ashes series with the TV presenter Mark Pougatch who was watching it from the bleachers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2021
We must do better
1469
A reflection on Azeem Rafiq's harrowing story with special guest Dean Headley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
A Trans-Tasman final, and the No Balls girls speak out
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann examine where England (and Pakistan) went wrong in the T20 World Cup and hear from Alex Hartley and Kate Cross on how the women's game is progressing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
Crisis in the corridors - the Azeem Rafiq story
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Simon Hughes talks to the investigative journalist George Dobell and Huw Turbervill about the scandal engulfing Yorkshire cricket and the problems at the ECB Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
Buttler and England reigning supreme
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A look at England (and Jos Buttler's two stunning performances over Australia and Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
England's T20 campaign and Liam Plunkett's reinvention
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England's (former) middle-overs enforcer joins us to talk about the world cup winning team and his own futurehis next move See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
Morgan's future and England's chances - with Nasser Hussain
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Sky's forthright commentator joins Simon Hughes and Simon Mann to look ahead to the World T20 after the qualifying round See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
The Game Expands to far off lands
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As the World T20 begins with Oman v Papua New Guinea we explore cricket's development in unexpected locations See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2021
The Ashes squad, Liam Livingstone and maths gurus
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Liam Livingstone, Billy Beane and Nathan Leamon are the guests See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
Never a boring week in the cricket world
2310
Cancellations, resignations, confrontations, inaugurations across the cricket world See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
The red ball episode with special guest Chris Benjamin
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Simon Hughes and Huw Turbervill explore England's red ball woes and celebrate Chris Benjamin's arrival See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
A bizarre end to a captivating series: player power rules
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss the dramatic cancellation of the Old Trafford Test See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
Bumrah too hot for England
1659
India secure a brilliant win at the Oval. Where did they win it? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2021
An epic Test so far: all results possible
1509
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann consider the possibilities for the fifth day at The Oval on one of the flattest pitches of all time See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2021
Rohit leads India towards the promised land
1520
A resilient batting performance by India spearheaded by Rohit Sharma turns the tables on England See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2021
Another topsy-turvy Test that is keeping everyone guessing
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England recover from 62-5, then squander a potential lead of 150 and cede some ground back to India See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
England's unsung hero returns
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess another day of seam bowling dominance at the Oval and an excellent return for England's Chris Woakes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
A total rout - England win by an innings
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A superb bowling and catching performance by England on the fourth morning at Headingley puts the series at 1-1 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2021
Tenacious India prick England's confidence
1612
A very sturdy fightback by India on the third day of this Headingley Test has again made all results possible... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
Joe Root's homage to Ted Dexter
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann lament the passing of England legend Ted Dexter but agree he would have approved of Joe Root's performance See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
The beauty of cricket's unpredictability
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann explore the bizarre turnaround in the fortunes of the two teams in the 3rd LV=Insurance Test See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
The Hundred assessed
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Simon Hughes and Huw Turbervill debate the pros and cons of the new tournament and discuss the new Cricketer magazine See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
India triumph - against most odds...
2025
A spectacular turnaround at Lord's gives India a brilliant and unexpected victory. Simon Hughes and Simon Mann were there See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
A Test tantalisingly poised
1416
England marginal favourites to win the second Test but all results possible See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2021
Joe Root - the best batsman England have ever produced
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An appreciation of a compelling day's cricket and the unique genius of Root See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2021
Is it Root v India again?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report on an intriguing second day from Lord's which still sees India on top, despite Joe Root's efforts See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
India's openers irresistible
1474
A top-class opening stand by Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul puts India in an almost impregnable position at Lord's See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Did England dodge a bullet?
1582
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann bemoan the loss of the 5th day at Trent Bridge - unlucky for the spectators but lucky for England? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2021
Root can't stifle Indian spirit
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann applaud Joe Root's brilliant hundred but predict an India victory See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2021
India in the lead but the rain may win
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann applaud enterprising lower-order batting from India and a first five-wicket haul for Ollie Robinson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
Another Anderson-led fightback
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report on the truncated but still eventful second day from Trent Bridge See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2021
India start with a bang and England with a whimper
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review the first day of the LV= Insurance Test series and are joined by Kane Williamson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2021
A hard series to call. India marginal favourites?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann preview the LV=Insurance Test series between England and India and Joe Root reflects on Ben Stokes' decision to take a break See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
The severe mental demands of international cricket
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Ben Stokes is the latest star player to request a break to address mental health issues. We explore the issues with current players, coaches and psychologists See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
Seven days of The Hundred
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A review of the first week of the new competition and an interview with Jofra Archer (who has yet to appear See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
A pivotal moment for English cricket
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With The Hundred about to be launched Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess the pros and cons with special guests and key participants Katherine Brunt and Chris Jordan See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
The white ball talent in England!
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on the news of the week - England's superb demolition of Pakistan and talk to Jos Buttler about keeping to Jimmy Anderson, new entrant to the 1000 wicket club See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
Jason Roy - England's firestarter
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review the England v Sri Lanka mismatch and look ahead to England's forthcoming matches with fearless opener Jason Roy See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2021
Jason Roy - Weds June 30th 7pm LIVE
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Jason Roy is our special guest in the virtual cricket club on Wednesday night and you can join us on zoom by clicking on this link https://tinyurl.com/3y8e5t3f See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
Kiwis Worthy Winners of the Ultimate Test
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New Zealand finally win a major ICC tournament. Simon Hughes and Simon Mann were there to witness their triumph See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Is anyone going to buckle?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann admire the 'boa constrictor' cricket on day 5 of the World Test Championship final and are joined by west indies Ian Bishop to run the rule over the two sets of high class seam bowlers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
The Kiwis fight back
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Inspired by the bowling of the towering Kyle Jamieson, New Zealand get back on level terms in the World Test Championship final See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2021
Kohli versus New Zealand
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Virat Kohli's genius shines through on the first actual day's play of the World Test Championship final, analysed by Sunil Gavaskar, Dinesh Karthik and the two Simons See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2021
The Final Reckoning: India v New Zealand
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Kiwi commentator Simon Doull and India's Dinesh Karthik join the two Simons to preview New Zealand v India for the World Test Championship, a game being billed as the biggest Test match ever. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
How bad is it?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann debate if England are in crisis and hear Joe Root's assessment of England's batting See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2021
Last Rites upon England
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on a demoralising third day for England in the second LV= Insurance Test at Edgbaston See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2021
An old head on Young's shoulders
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann watch Kane Williamson's obdurate replacement Will Young eek out a strong position for New Zealand on Day 2 at Edgbaston See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
Lawrence's heart and skill gives England the edge
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on a topsy turvey first day in the second LV= Insurance Test at Edgbaston See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
A very unsatisfactory end
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann bemoan England's lack of enterprise on the final day at Lords and debate the Ollie Robinson suspension See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Burns saves England from combusting
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann praise Rory Burns for his dedication to save England's blushes in the 1st test against New Zealand See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2021
Woody leads the fight back
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report on a better contested second day at Lords. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Conway debut blunts England's chances
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Simon Mann and Simon Hughes review the first day at Lords dominated by Devon Conway from Wellington via Johannesburg See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Will Ben Stokes become England's greatest all-rounder ?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann hear from Ben Stokes on the eve of his 30th birthday and compare his career so far to his famous all-round predecessors See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
England's opportunity to experiment
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann debate the selection options for England in the 1st Test with injuries and IPL repercussions ruling some regulars out See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Jimmy closes in on 1000 and Colly gets 10/10
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A review of the latest county championship action during which Jimmy Anderson takes his 992nd first class wicket, and Paul Collingwood tells us his greatest catch and reflects on the advances in that field See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2021
Some cricketers are not so lucky
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Simon Hughes hears from Professional Cricketer's Trust president David Graveney the harrowing story of one former player's battle for mere survival and the essential work of the PCT See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2021
Dramatic finishes at home and abroad
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review some exciting games in the County Championship and the IPL and hear from Darren Gough about England's summer prospects See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
Should the IPL be suspended?
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As various players fly out of a Covid-ravaged India Simon Hughes and Simon Mann ask whether the IPL should be suspended and also hear from Mark Wood and Jonathan Agnew See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Get Outta Here! Is new terminology necessary?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss the new cricketing vernacular proposed for The Hundred, with typically forthright comment from Sir Geoffrey Boycott See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2021
Episode 330: The batsmen's cup runneth over...
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Some big score draws registered in the first round of the 2021 County Championship. David Gower and Essex's Tom Westley talk runs and starting seasons (and Test careers) well. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
The County Championship and the IPL previewed
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The new captain of Durham Scott Borthwick and the owner of the Rajasthan Royals Manoj Badale preview their respective tournaments See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
The Cricketer 100 not out - complete history
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A special podcast to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of The Cricketer Magazine (parts 1 and 2 combined) with special guests including Piers Morgan, Mark Nicholas, Vic Marks and Nasser Hussain. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2021
Chris Woakes - still locked down but raring to go
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An in depth interview with Chris Woakes, England's player of 2020 who hasn't had a game since, exploring how he has dealt with the winter and endless quarantine, who he'd really like to dismiss in the IPL and why he's called Captain America See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
India 3 England 0 (in trophies) - but cricket was the winner
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End of India tour assessment with Simon Hughes and Simon Mann and special guest Rob Key after an exciting end to an intriguing tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2021
The Cricketer Magazine 100 not out: Part 2
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The second episode of the 100 year history of one of the world's oldest magazines with special guests including Vic Marks, Mark Nicholas and Nasser Hussain See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
The Cricketer Magazine: 100 not out - Part 1
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A special podcast series chronicling 100 years of The Cricketer, featuring the great events it has covered and the fascinating characters associated with it See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
England's batting coaches - past and present - speak
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Fascinating insights into the art of batting with former England batting coach Mark Ramprakash and his successor eMarcus Trescothick See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
A tame end to an intriguing series
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess India's 3-1 triumph, analyse the individual performances and contemplate the future for both teams See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2021
Pant takes England's breath away
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England fight hard in Ahmedabad but the brilliant Rishabh Pant steals the show See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
Groundhog day in Ahmedabad
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England fail to capitalise on winning another toss on the first day of the 4th Test and make some familiar mistakes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
The Full Monty - Panesar unplugged
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Monty Panesar talks lucidly about his career, his 'hold' over Sachin Tendulkar, misreading Indian pitches and burning omelettes. With Simon Hughes and guest 'interviewer' Richard Norton See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2021
The shortest Test match for 86 years
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England left red faced by the pink ball and india's spinners - Simon Hughes and Simon Mann try to explain the inexplicable See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
England humbled in world's biggest stadium
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann lament a lousy England batting performance at the opening of the spectacular new stadium in Ahmedabad See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
England dusted up by Indian spinners
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on the lessons England can learn from their drubbing in Chennai and get an Indian perspective from journalist Anand Vasu See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Ashwin century compounds England's misery
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess the 3rd day from Chennai where Ravi Ashwin took toll of some tired bowling to ram home India's advantage See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2021
England sink in the Chennai sandpit
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann applaud India's cricket but bemoan the state of the Chennai pitch in the second day of the second Test and hear Steven Finn extolling on the art of reverse swing See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2021
The Rohit Sharma show
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann applaud the brilliance of the enigmatic Indian opener on a difficult first day pitch in Chennai See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2021
One of England's finest overseas performances
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review England's exceptional victory in Chennai with Indian journalist Anand Vasu See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
Were England too cautious?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann wonder whether England allowed recent runchases to inhibit their progress on the 4th afternoon in Chennai See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
A day of Test match cricket that had everything
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on a captivating third day in the Chennai Test as England get on top and India then counter attack See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2021
Root and Stokes make India toil
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A review of the second days play from Chennai as Joe Root and Ben Stokes help England take the ascendency See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2021
England put down deep Roots
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A review of a brilliant Joe Root inspired day for England in Chennai with Root and Ravi Ashwin's input See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
England to win in India? Improbable but not impossible.
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Vic Marks, part of the England squad that won the 1984/5 series in India, joins Simon Hughes and Simon Mann to assess England's chances this time See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
The Heather and Tammy show
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England World Cup winners Heather Knight and Tammy Beaumont join us from their quarantine in New Zealand to preview their tour and assess the state of women's cricket See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2021
The Root to Success
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A dramatic match and series win for England and a triumph for Joe Root who reflects on the excellent progress of an emerging team See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
Sri Lanka v Joe Root Episode 3
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Another epic performance by Joe Root keeps England in the game. Graham Gooch joins the two Simons to talk about the mindset of playing monumental innings See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2021
Galle 2/2 - Anderson and Root lead England's fightback
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England legend Graham Gooch joins Simon Hughes and Simon Mann to assess the brilliance of Joe Root against spin See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2021
Galle Take Two - Jimmy's immaculateness, Woodys relentlessness
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann praise the forensic accuracy of Jimmy Anderson and Mark Wood's perennial optimism See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
India's greatest Test series triumph?
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Simon Hughes and Prakash Wakankar analyse India's extraordinary record-breaking win and series heist in Brisbane See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Episode 300a: England triumph in Galle and Andrew Strauss talks captaincy, World Cup and Warne
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on England's victory in Galle and an in-depth interview with Sir Andrew Strauss on the Ashes, captaincy and the World Cup See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
Episode 300: England victorious in Galle and Andrew Strauss on his cricketing career
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England make short work of the victory chase in Galle and Andrew Strauss reflects on his life in cricket and dealing with Shane Warne See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
Two Test matches (and one series) tantalisingly poised
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review an exciting day in Galle and a series still in the balance at the Gabba See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2021
Milestone for Root but tougher day for England
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Sri lanka fight back in the first Test - Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2021
Root's conversion, Lawrence's immersion and England dominant
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Joe Root explains how he has tried to improve his conversion rate of 50s to 100s to Simon Hughes and Simon Mann after a strong 2nd day in Galle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
Sri Lanka capitulate in Galle
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on Sri Lanka's abject bating performance on day 1 in Galle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
The Indians survive and Ian Bell predicts
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review India's epic survival in the Sydney Test, look ahead to Sri Lanka vs England and hear Ian Bell making positive noises about the future of Test cricket. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
World Test Championship update
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News from the Test match arena and a preview of Ian Bell in the virtual cricket club See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Good riddance 2020 - well it wasn't all bad...
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A look back at a weird year and a transformative decade, and highlights of our interviews with Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann, Jos Buttler and others See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 01, 2021
Review of the year Part 1 - with Root, Broad, Wood and Tufnell
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann look back on a bizarre and challenging year of cricket with extracts from interviews with Joe Root, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood and Phil Tufnell See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
India's worst innings, and Jos Buttler talks tents, ramps and World Cups
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India's capitulation for 36 in Adelaide analysed, and Jos Buttler expresses his love for self-expression and AB de Villiers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2020
Australia v India, Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad
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A preview of the forthcoming day/night Test between Australia and India and some thoughts on batting and bowling from two England greats See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
Isa Guha - breaking down barriers
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Isa Guha, the popular cricket presenter, reflects on her experiences as the first woman of Asian extraction to play for England and then thriving in the male domain of sports commentary See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2020
Surviving - and escaping - the bio bubbles
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann consider the players and commentators experiences in the various bio secure environments and celebrate the work of the Professional Cricketers Trust See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
Graeme Swann - I really want to help the spinners
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As England wind up their one day tour of South Africa and prepare for six tests in Sri Lanka and India in the New Year, Graeme Swann believes he could seriously help their cause. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
Cook on batting and life, Buttler on secret messages
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An in depth interview with Alastair Cook on the Ashes, batting, and his life now, and Jos Buttler explains England's secret messaging service See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
Jonny Bairstow reflects on the special inspiration of Newlands
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A look back at England's first T20 victory in Cape Town, seized by Jonny Bairstow, and a look ahead to the cricket week See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2020
Botham at 65 (and what Kath really thinks of him...)
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A celebration of the career of Ian Botham as he reaches 'retirement' age (for some.) Features him talking to Huw Turbervill about the Hundred and Ben Stokes, Kath Botham revealing what he's like to live with and Simon Hughes regaling stories of being with Beefy on the road. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Sophie Ecclestone and Jack Leach - left arm spin special
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Could Sophie Ecclestone play in a men's county side? Yes says Jack Leach, but not for Somerset "I might not get a game!" See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2020
The winter and beyond - Daryl Mitchell and Moeen Ali
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Worcestershire's Daryl Mitchell, chairman of the Professional Cricketers Association, talks about the challenge of keeping county cricketers engaged and sane during the winter, while Moeen Ali talks about his and England's plans. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
Phil Tufnell and Rahul Dravid - the fun past and the serious future of cricket
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Phil Tufnell reflects on the thrills and spills of his diverse career and Rahul Dravid examines the impact of a record breaking IPL on the players and looks at how the game might grow further See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2020
Mumbai champions but cricket (and India) the winner
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Simon Hughes and Prakash Wakankar see Mumbai Indians to their fifth IPL title and reflect on the tremendous social and financial impact of the tournament See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
Mark Wood - The Ashington Express - can he get faster?
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Mark Wood joins Simon Hughes and Simon Mann in the virtual cricket club to talk IPL, World Cup final, diet and nutrition and duels with Jofra See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2020
Wood in, Watson out
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on the career of the retired Shane Watson, and look ahead to a virtual appearance of the greater spotted Mark Wood See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Stuart Broad talks candidly about past learnings and future expectations
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An in-depth interview with Stuart Broad in the virtual cricket club on improving with age, motivation psychology, headbands, Jimmy's inspiration and next year's Ashes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2020
Broad and Wood are virtually here
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review the IPL table towards the end of the group stages, predict who might win and look ahead to Stuart Broad and Mark Wood being in our midst See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Joe Root talks bio bubbles, the Big Three and Buttler
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Special guest in the The Analysts Virtual Cricket Club, Joe Root discusses the unusual pressures of playing in a bio-secure environment, what he can learn from his major batting rivals - Kohli, Williamson and Smith, England's Ashes plans, and the exciting prospects for Jos Buttler See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2020
Joe Root is in the house...
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The news that England will tour South Africa for some white ball cricket in November and December will excite our special guest in the Analyst virtual cricket club - Joe Root See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
Geoffrey Boycott at 80 Part 2
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England greatest living run-getter reminisces about first ballers, hundredth hundreds, commentary traits and how many golf majors he might have won. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
A very Middlesex (early 1990s) reunion
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Angus Fraser and John Emburey join Simon Hughes and Simon Mann in the virtual cricket club live stream to talk blunt dressing rooms and mutual respect See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Stokes and Archer shine but the Royals flop
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A brief review of the latest IPL game featuring Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler and advance about an event with Angus Fraser See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
The little lad in glasses that made good
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In the first part of an interview to commemorate his 80th birthday, Sir Geoffrey Boycott looks back on his formative years in Fitzwilliam, his fledgling career as a Leeds Utd footballer and batting with Garfield Sobers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Surviving in the Biosphere
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Steve Elworthy, whose ECB team designed English cricket's bio-bubble, talks about its success and how other sports snd countries might benefit See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
A live episode on ball tampering and the art of commentary
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Live and in-vision show on Crowdcast - Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss ball tampering, T20 and the art or commentary and answer participants questions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2020
Our Crowdcast debut - join the club!
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Simon Hughes announces the launch of The Inside Cricket Club - Sunday 4th October 6pm. Please join us at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ipl-watchalong See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2020
IPL Watchalong with guest appearances from Jos Buttler and Ashley Giles
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Simon Hughes, Simon Mann and Prakash Wakanke follow the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI with comment from Jos Buttler and Ashley Giles See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Essex champions, Cook the King and some special Royals
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review the climax of the English county season during the course of a remarkable IPL match. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2020
A live look at the IPL - KKR v MI
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Simon Hughes and Prakash Wakankar sample the thrills and spills of Kolkata Knight Riders against Mumbai Indians and hear from Tom Curran and Steve Smith. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
A New Innings - the future of cricket post-Covid
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The owner of the Rajasthan Royals Manoj Badale and Simon Hughes discuss their new book about the cricket economy and the future of the game with Simon Mann See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
Cricket writing - art or science?
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Father and son Simon Wilde (Sunday Times) and Freddie Wilde (CricViz) discuss the way cricket coverage has evolved from stylish prose to statistical analysis See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
The Old Rivalry reignited
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Chris Woakes and Adam Gilchrist join Simon Hughes and Simon Mann to preview the Royal London one day series between England and Australia See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
England's special one reaches his Nirvana
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann hear from Jimmy Anderson and his first coach Mike Watkinson the secrets of his art See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Jimmy on tenterhooks
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A uneventful day which nevertheless saw Jimmy Anderson experience the full gamut of emotions.. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Azhar cannot deny Anderson
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Jimmy Anderson has now taken 118 Test wickets since his 35th birthday, the second most (for a quick) of all time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2020
England's best day this decade
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The record breaking dominance of Zak Crawley and Jos Buttler and Jimmy Anderson's perennial potency make it a miserable day for pakistan See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2020
Crawley stands tall
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Have England at least found a no3 - Zak Crawley's is the first 100 by an England no 3 since Joe Root in 2016 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
Steve Smith unplugged
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In an exclusive interview with Simon Hughes, Steve Smith reveals how he emerged from confused beginnings to become the world's best batsman, how he lies awake planning his innings and how his essential companion now is his guitar. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
Test cricket should be in the pink...
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Simon Hughes and Simon mann discuss the solutions to the crazy loos of playing time in the 2nd Test See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Pakistan refuse to surrender and Steve Smith is on the horizon
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Pakistan's tail wags at the Ageas bowl and with the Australian odis announced, Steve Smith tells us how he's been preparing See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
Pakistan under the Ageas cloud
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Simon Hughes and Simon mann fear for Pakistan with England eeamers looking predatory See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
A victory for unsung heroes
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann celebrate an unexpected England victory engineered by two of England's more self effacing characters See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2020
Delicately poised - have Pakistan squandered their advantage?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann have a bet on who'a going to win the first test between England and Pakistan after 14 wickets fall for 264 runs on day 3. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2020
Pakistan make the running
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Simon Hughes and Simon mann celebrate some stunning and smart cricket by Pakistan on the first two days of the Test series See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
Series done and dusted
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by the 'clairvoyant' Faz Mohammed to review England's series win See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
Broad on the brink
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Stuart Broad dominates another day and is on the verge of a major landmark as England take control See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2020
A Broadside against the West Indies
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A Broadly dominant day for England See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2020
Pope wrests control
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Faz Mohammed joins Simon Hughes and Simon mann to eulogise about Ollie Pope and query west indies tactics at Old trafford See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2020
Mr Incredible does it again
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Joe Root hails Ben Stokes as the superman of modern times See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
Broad thrust promises compelling final day
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A typical Insistent burst from Stuart broad has set up an intriguing final day at old trafford See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2020
The challenges of running a local cricket club
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With no play at Old Trafford, Simon Hughes visits his local cricket club in Teddington to see the amateur game back up and running See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2020
England revived by the SAS (Sibley And Stokes)
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The dedication of Dominic Sibley and the commitment and versatilty of ben Stokes on ther 2nd day at Old trafford See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2020
Where's Jofra? England without their errant spearhead for Old Trafford
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report on an attritional first day of the second Test with Jofra Archer in forced isolation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
The Sachinization of Middlesex
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Middlesex's chief executive Richard Goatley talks about how the association with Sachin Tendulkar will transform Middlesex into a truly community club. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
West indies triumph in the Bubble
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West Indian commentator Faz Mohammed questions English selection and general attitudes after a determined West indies side take an early lead in the Wisden Trophy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2020
Can West Indies pull off a hugely emotional victory
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Simon Hughes and Faz Mohammed discuss the possibilities for the final day of an intruigng Test See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2020
Tough day at the deserted office
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England conceded a lead of 114 to West Indies but Dom Sibley avoids the dreaded pair. Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
Cricket's back, but the weather wins
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Simon Mann reports from the bio-secure bubble in Southampton on a day when more happened off the field than on it See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
Heading into the bio-sphere
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A preview of the forthcoming England v West indies series behind-closed-doors. West Indies commentator Fazeer Mohammed joins Simon Mann and Simon Hughes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2020
Tales of the Unprotected
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Celebrated tailenders Phil Tufnell, Jonathan Agnew and world record-holder Mark Robinson discuss the trauma of being no11 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
EPISODE 230: Scary tales of the unprotected
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Notorious number elevens Phil Tufnell, Jonathan Agnew and Mark Robinson share their traumas of facing extreme fast bowling See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
EPISODE: 229: English cricket and race - it's time to listen
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A roundtable discussion about underlying prejudice and unconscious bias in cricket with Dean Headley, Roland Butcher, Ebony Rainford-Brent, ex-Sussex fast bowler Abi Sakande and sports editor of The Voice, Rodney Hinds. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2020
EPISODE 228: Who's the Greatest? West Indies of the 80s or Australia of the 90s?
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Indian great Rahul Dravid joins Simon Hughes and Simon Mann to discuss whether India could become the next cricketing superpower to emulate the great West Indies and Australian teams of the past. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2020
EPISODE 227: The special sounds of cricket
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann amplify and discuss some of the unique sounds of cricket that we are currently missing and hear from blind commentator Dean du Plessis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
EPISODE 226: The World Cup preview - 12 months on
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the peerless New Zealand commentator Ian Smith makes his prescient predictions for the World Cup exactly 12 months ago... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
EPISODE 225: Mike Brearley discusses The Art of Captaincy - and other great cricket books
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss the best ever cricket books with the author of one, Mike Brearley, and the Daily Telegraph's Nick Hoult, the co-writer of the forthcoming Morgan's Men. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
EPISODE 224: County cricket's future and lockdown learnings
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann forecast some harsh decisions will have to be made in the shires, but when the game returns it will be leaner and reinvigorated See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2020
EPISODE 223: Groundbreaking moments PART FIVE - the batting revolution
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A mini galaxy of batting stars - Kumar Sangakkara, Brendon McCullum and Justin Langer - assess how and where the power and range of modern batting evolved with Simon Hughes and Simon Mann. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
EPISODE 222: Groundbreaking Moments PART FOUR - the technology revolution
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess the impact of Hawkeye and DRS on the game with its originators, plus Sir Andrew Strauss and popular umpire Ian Gould. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2020
EPISODE 221: Groundbreaking moments PART THREE - The Ball of the Century
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann consider the vast influence of Shane Warne with a phalanx of guests. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
EPISODE 220: Groundbreaking moments - PART TWO
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South African great Barry Richards tells Simon Hughes and Simon Mann what an amazing experience World Series Cricket was and Sam Billings thanks Dennis Amiss for pioneering helmets. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
EPISODE 219: Groundbreaking moments - PART ONE
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss the major impact of Garfield Sobers and Yuvraj Singh hitting six sixes off an over. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
EPISODE 218: The immediate future for county cricket
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a discussion of how Covid 19 will affect the county season See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
EPISODE 217: The past, present and future of cricket commentary
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess the principles of cricket commentary with its modern master Ian Smith. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2020
EPISODE 216: England's prospects - men and women - and a new cricket A-level
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss England's prospects in Sri Lanka, the Women's World Cup semi-final and an inspiring idea at a state school. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2020
EPISODE 215: Tom Harrison - on the preservation of five-day Tests and the expansion of The Hundred
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Simon Hughes and Huw Turbervill analyse the details of Tom Harrison's exclusive interview covering the protection of five-day Tests, the expansion of The Hundred and the improvement of Championship scheduling. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2020
EPISODE 214: Extreme pressures - cricket's mental health issues
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Simon Hughes talks to Essex's Tom Westley, Middlesex coach Stuart Law and two sports psychologists about cricket's hot topic - identifying and solving mental health issues. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2020
EPISODE 213: England's first Test series win since 2018
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review England's 3-1 defeat of SA and identity the pluses and minuses. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2020
EPISODE 212: New England expose the cracks in South Africa
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A celebration of Joe Root's England going 2-1 up in Port Elizabeth and an assessment of on-field behaviour. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2020
EPISODE 211: Botham vs Stokes vs Flintoff - who's the greatest?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss with various guests who is the greatest allrounder of them all... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2020
EPISODE 210: Triumph in Cape Town
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on England's brilliant victory and how it will influence the 4-day Test debate See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2020
EPISODE 209: Is this England's worst Test team of the century?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review England's Test year and ponder on the increasing likelihood of 4-day Tests See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2019
EPISODE 208: Review of the year and a special book
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann look back on a momentous year and consider the books of the year with Duncan Hamilton. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
EPISODE 207: Bob Willis remembered and turmoil in South Africa
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann offer some personal recollections of the inimitable Bob Willis and assess the current chaos in South African cricket as they await England's imminent arrival. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2019
EPISODE 206: Dropped dollies and beleaguered bowlers
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review the two-Test series between England and New Zealand and Australia and Pakistan which were dominated by the bat. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
EPISODE 205: Why didn't Warner go for the world record?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review the two Test matches in New Zealand and the record-breaking game in Adelaide. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2019
EPISODE 204: England humbled in New Zealand and the Ashes urn goes to Australia
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A review of the three Tests last weekend and packing the Ashes urn up for a rare trip to Australia. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
EPISODE 203: Another opponent about to be hung, drawn and quartered at the Gabbatoir
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England get into a healthy position against New Zealand as David Warner gives Australia dominance in Brisbane. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2019
EPISODE 202: Mount Maunganui and the Gabbatoir
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report on two contrasting days of cricket in New Zealand and Australia. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2019
EPISODE 201:Test cricket's back - NZ v England and Australia v Pakistan previewed
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann preview the upcoming Test series from opposite sides of the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2019
EPISODE 200: The T20 international form book and how to engage minorities better
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review the recent T20 internationals featuring England, New Zealand, Australia and India and consult two experts from ethnic minorities on how to engage their communities better. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
EPISODE 199: T20 fever spreads across the globe
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review the T20 activity around the world with particular reference to England in New Zealand. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2019
EPISODE 198: The pros (and cons) of The Hundred
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Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Ravi Bopara discuss the Hundred with Simon Hughes and Simon Mann. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2019
EPISODE 197: Analysing the Chris Silverwood promotion and the start of the World Test Championship
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Ashley Giles explains why Silverwood was the right choice and the man himself explains his philosophy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2019
EPISODE 196: A Bendelicious, Stoketastic summer
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess an amazing summer with help from their friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2019
EPISODE 195: Who's got the power?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann consider The Cricketer magazine's 2019 Power List with a little assistance from Mark Ramprakash. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2019
EPISODE 194: What a summer to say goodbye!
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The two Simons give an end of term Ashes report, consider some departed friends and look ahead to the winter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2019
EPISODE 193: A fitting end to a fabulous international summer
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Simon Hughes is joined by the Australian cricket writer Gideon Haigh to look back at the Ashes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2019
EPISODE 192: A day for a new dad - The Oval day three
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Joe Denly helps give England a match-winning advantage on a gorgeous September day. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2019
EPISODE 191: Steve Smith is mortal
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on the battle between the tired legs of the bowlers and the tired minds of the batsmen. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2019
EPISODE 190: After the Lord Mayor's two shows..
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann sense a slight lack of intensity from a set of exhausted players at The Oval. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2019
EPISODE 189: The Ashes retained
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann concede that Australia got what they deserved and ponder how England can improve. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2019
EPISODE 188: The incredible Mr Smith says its a tall order for England
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann suggest that England need another Stokes miracle. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2019
England clinging on
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It is all down to Ben Stokes again...after a disappointing end to the third day - for England anyway See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2019
Oh Mr Smith, please have mercy upon us!
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Simon Hughes is joined by ian healy to try and explain Aussies dominance at Old Trafford See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2019
England's Ashes hopes blown backwards
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Steve Smith v Jofra Archer is a damp (and windy squib) report Simon Hughes and Simon Mann See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2019
EPISODE 184: Psychoanalysing Stokes
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Ben Stokes' coach for the Rajasthan Royals Paddy Upton gives us some insight into the player's psyche. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2019
EPISODE 183: Ben Stokes = Superman
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann debate whether Stokes hundred at Headingley is the greatest innings ever played and hear what his father Ged thought of it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2019
More fight from England but can they make history? i
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Ashes day 3 at headingley reviewed See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2019
England plumb the Headingley depths
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England capitulate to 67 all out. The Ashes are surely remaining Down Under See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2019
Archer slings some more piercing arrows - Headingley day 1
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann look back on a erratic but ultimately satisfying day for England in Leeds See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2019
Can England make the psychological upper hand count?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann consider if England can now regain the Ashes. Plus why no English coaches in The Hundred? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2019
X- certificate ; Jofra Archer v Steve Smith
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann look back on a highly charged day's play, Steve Smith again the central figure See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2019
a day of dressing room games and taking balls
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann still find some things to talk about despite only 2 hours play See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2019
Lords day 2 - Australia in control?
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It was a fabulous launch of the Ruth Strauss Foundation but there was no charity from the Australian bowlers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2019
A Lords washout but lots to look forward to
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Andrew Strauss talks about a special day in prospect at Lord's See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2019
Bowl for run outs? Steve Smith 1 England 0
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Steve Smith's first batting coach Trent Woodhill and Liam Plunkett offer suggestions as to how to get the maestro out See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2019
Steve Smith v England - Ashes day 3
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Former Australian captain Mark Taylor discusses the state of play and Steve Smith's extraordinary technique after the third day at Edgbaston See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2019
The Ashes previewed - Episode 172
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Cricket's Greatest Rivalry previewed by Simon Hughes, Geoff Boycott, Mike Gatting, Derek pringle and Andy Csddick with special guest former Australian player Andrew Macdonald See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2019
Episode 171: The aftermath and legacy of England's World Cup win
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Matt Dawson, England's Rugby World Cup winning scrum half, joins the Simon's to discuss how to deal with the euphoria and the legacy of a major triumph. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2019
Episode 170: Champions! Just...
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A review of the greatest one-day cricket match ever with Simon Hughes, Simon Mann, Ian Smith and Liam Plunkett. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2019
Episode 169: England v New Zealand - World Cup final preview
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann agree that this is England's best chance of our life times to win a 50-over World Cup. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2019
Who's going to win the cup?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess the tournament so far and the likely winners with Pakistani great Waqar Younis See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2019
Episode 168England triumph over a strangely becalmed India
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann applaud England's brave defeat of India and hear from West Indian great Courtney Walsh. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2019
Australia win the Lords bragging rights - epjsodwe 167
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Michael Slater tries to explain Australia's Lord's triumph to simon hughes and simon mann See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2019
Episode 167: The best game of the World Cup so far, and a Six God
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A trio of Simons admire Kane Williamson and Eoin Morgan. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2019
Episode 166: India diffuse Pakistan passion - with Wasim Akram
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Simon Hughes discusses the rather anti-climatic India vs Pakistan tussle. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2019
Episode 165: England rough up West Indies
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Simon Hughes discusses West Indies' disappointing showing at Southampton with Ian Bishop. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2019
Episode 164: Triumphant India and England and problems for Australia - Sourav Ganguly on the World Cup
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on the power and skill of India and England with former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2019
Episode 163: Short pitched bowling and the pressure of the World Cup run chase with Brendon McCullum
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Ex-New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum assesses England and the World Cup so far... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2019
Episode 162: Wakey wakey England - a little jolt to their World Cup mission
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Former Worcester keeper Steve Rhodes - now Bangladesh coach - joins Simon Hughes and Simon Mann to look back at the first five days of the World Cup. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2019
England look well Stoked - Episode 1
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Simon Hughes, Sam Morshead and former South African great Shaun Pollock review England's slick performance in the first world cup match See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2019
England annihilate Afghanistan as their big moment beckons
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Simon Hughes is joined by New Zealand commentator Ian Smith to discuss handling the pressure of expectation See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2019
Episode 160: England's final World Cup squad assessed
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann analyse England's final World Cup squad and ask "are they finally going to do it?" See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2019
Episode 159: The World Cup previewed, every team analysed
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Simon Hughes is joined by Sam Morshead from The Cricketer and Will Gunn from Sporting Index to assess the runners and riders ahead of the Cricket World Cup 2019 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2019
Episode 158: The Hundred - the lowdown and your questions answered
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by Dean Wilson of the Daily Mirror to explore the rationale behind and prospects for The Hundred. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2019
Episode 157: The Hales storm and cricket on the 'inside'
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A discussion of the rights and wrongs of the Alex Hales situation and cricket in unusual places. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2019
Episode 156: The Mental game - with Paddy Upton
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann hear from Rajasthan Royals coach Paddy Upton who shares some pioneering thoughts on how sportsmen can handle pressure. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2019
Episode 155: Global Cricket: The Indian Premier League, the Pakistan Super League and the World Cup
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by Ali Khan, owner of the Multan Sultans in the PSL, to talk World Cup squads, MS Dhoni and Pakistan's future. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2019
Episode 154: A week at the IPL with the Rajasthan Royals' Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer
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The start of the County Championship season always clashes with the IPL so this year Simon Hughes went to India to follow it for a week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2019
Episode 153: Cricket - the juxtaposition of new and old: how the game is evolving in front of our eyes
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by Mike Gatting to look at good and bad innovations in cricket and how to preserve the Test format. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2019
Episode 152: Jos Buttler and the future of batting practice
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A look ahead to the IPL, the English summer and tomorrow's world with Jos Buttler, Simon Hughes and Simon Mann. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2019
Episode 151: Rollercoaster: Mark Ramprakash on five years as England's batting coach
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The (former) England batting coach Mark Ramprakash talks about the modern challenges of being a top order Test batsman. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2019
Episode 150: England hit by Gayleforce Windies
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Pondering England and west indies world cup chances with Simon Hughes and Simon Mann See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2019
Episode 149: Trooble at top: Who are England best top three?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann consider the lessons learned - and not learned from the three Tests in the Caribbean See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2019
Episode 148: England's batsmen lost in translation, but an ex-soldier has a solution
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England's batting debacles assessed by Simon Hughes and Simon Mann who also hear about a new innovation in bat technology See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2019
Episode 147: Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd vents his spleen on preparation
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England looked ill-prepared for the first in the Caribbean. Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd thinks the ICC should take action. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2019
Episode 146: Richards, Lara, Gooch, KP: the Greatest innings ever seen
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We discuss the listeners and our suggestions for the greatest innings ever seen and analyse England's prospects in the Caribbean See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2019
Episode 145: Dhoni, a sixes record and the new man at Lords
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Does MS Dhoni still merit a place in the Indian one day team? And an interview with the new head groundsman at the Home of Cricket See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2019
Episode 144: The King of Spain begins his rule - Ashley Giles talks about his new director of cricket role
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Will he split the England coaching role, will he outlaw pre-match football? Ashley Giles takes charge and Australia vs India reviewed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2019
Episode 143: Review of the year with special guests Jimmy Anderson, Michael Slater and Rahul Dravid
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann look back on a highly eventful year of cricket and choose their podcast highlights featuring Jimmy Anderson and Rahul Dravid See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2018
Episode 142 Sledges, porn movies and lost urns
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review the Australia-India series, Derek Pringle's book and the strange case of the missing Ashes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2018
Episode 141: India's triumph and keepers sledging
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Simon Mann and Simon Hughes analyse India's tremendous Test win in Adelaide and the best innovations this week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2018
Episode 140: How good is Jofra Archer and can India win in Australia?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann evaluate Jofra Archer's chances of playing in the World Cup and discuss with Michael Slater Australia's prospects in the Tests against India See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2018
Episode 139: Foakes tale of a whitewash
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After England achieve their first ever overseas whitewash, Simon Hughes and Simon Mann analyse the reasons and assess how good England actually are. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2018
Episode 138: England sweep all before them
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann analyse England's series win against Sri Lanka and talk to batting coach Mark Ramprakash about how they did it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2018
Episode 137: A Gallant victory
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss England's first overseas victory in 13 attempts, Australia's performances against South Africa and the best amateur sledge ever. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2018
Episode 136: Jones the steam
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann return from their travels on the subcontinent and talk spin and speed and a Welshman in a strange location. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2018
Episode 135: Football, chess and occasional cricket - England in Sri Lanka
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review England's watery tour of Sri Lanka and hear from Sam Billings how important pre-match football is to the England team. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2018
Episode 134: No Stone unturned - England's new pace bowler and Shane Warne reveals all
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss England's new pace discovery and hear Shane Warne's views on leg spin, captaincy and himself... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2018
Episode 133: Get your masks and snorkels ready England
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann preview the one-day series between Sri Lanka and England played, bizarrely, in Sri Lanka's wettest month. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2018
Episode 132: The Year of the Ball...and the Currans
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann look back on a compelling season and hear from Sara Curran about life looking after three first-class cricketers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2018
Episode 131: Paul Collingwood - the ultimate survivor
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The retiring Paul Collingwood assess the way cricket has changed through his tremendous 22-year career. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2018
Episode 130: Listeners questions answered and The Hundred on trial
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Simon Hughes is joined by Guy Evans-Tipping and James Coyne from The Cricketer to review the season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2018
Episode 129 : Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy!
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann celebrate Jimmy Anderson's wicket-taking record and review a fabulous and fascinating international summer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2018
Episode 128: Thank you Chef
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann celebrate the phenomenal Alastair Cook. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2018
Episode 127: Savouring the Chef's final dish
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann celebrate the incredible contribution to English cricket of Alastair Cook See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2018
Episode 126: England turn the screw
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann identify the turning points of an intriguing second day at the Oval See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2018
Episode 125: An old-fashioned day at the Kia Oval
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann reflect on a strangely lopsided day at The Oval. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2018
Episode 124: Moeen seals the series for England
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England win a gripping Test match at Southampton and defeat the No.1 Test team in the series. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2018
Episode 123: A bit of nip and tuck at the Ageas Bowl
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review another engrossing day at the Ageas Bowl See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2018
Episode 122: The Beard to be Feared is back
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review a topsy turvy day when the Indian batsmen collapsed against Moeen Ali - the one bowler you thought they would fear least See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2018
Episode 121: Why can't anyone stay in?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review another day of batting woes for England and try to find reasons... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2018
Episode 120: England are in a contest!
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by the legendary Sunil Gavaskar to look at India's success, England's failings and the art of staying focussed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2018
Episode 119: An Indian song for sorry England
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Simon Hughes is joined by former Indian batsman and singer-songwriter Sanjay Manjrekar to assess India's remarkable comeback and sooth England's supporters pain. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2018
Episode 118 A harrowing day for England
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Simon Hughes and James Coyne lament England's stunning collapse and review the new issue of The Cricketer magazine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2018
Episode 117 India won't lie down
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Simon Hughes is joined by the Indian cricket expert Prakash Wakankar to celebrate an unexpectedly good day for the visitors at Trent Bridge See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2018
Episode 116 England steamroller India at Lord's
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England v India becomes a 3 day mismatch and India look shot say simon Hughes and Simon Mann See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2018
Episode 115: England drive India into submission at Lord's
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review the first two days play at Lord's in which England have already built an impregnable position. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2018
Episode 114 A nail biting England win at fortress Edgbaston
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review England's nervy win at Edgbaston but hear from India's Ravi Ashwin that they are not too despondent See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2018
Episode 113 A genius innings
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SiMon Hughes and Simon mann assess the brillaince of Virat Kohli's maiden 100 in England. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2018
Episode 112 England miss a trick
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Simon Hughes and Simon mann refview the first day of England's 1000th Test See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2018
Episode 111: The India Tests previewed with Stuart Broad
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Stuart Broad adds his insight on how England are preparing for the India series and the Simons argue about the selection of Adil Rashid. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2018
Episode 110: The Hundred in the 'dock'
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Judge Hughes gives his verdict on the Hundred after representations from The Cricketer team and Mike Gatting, and Darren Gough recounts his favourite Test. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2018
Episode 109: Rahul Dravid on the art of modern batting
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann analyse whether England's one-day series win over India is a pointer to the Test series and hear from the legendary Rahul Dravid about coaching modern batsmen. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2018
Episode 108 Can Kohli's India be the next great cricketing dynasty?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann talk to IPL team owner Manoj Badale about the origin and destiny of this Indian team. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2018
Episode 107 Blast Off! Previewing the Vitality Blast with Jade Dernbach
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by Surrey captain Jade Dernbach to assess the runners and riders in the Vitality Blast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2018
Episode 106: Who's in England's all-time best one-day XI?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by former England off-spinner John Emburey to select England's best-ever one-day team. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2018
Episode 105 England bludgeon Australia to smithereens
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss with former England batsman Bill Athey whether the balance is right between bat and (white) ball as England's batsmen destroy Australia's bowlers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2018
Episode 104 Angus Fraser on selection and stats
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A specially elongated interview With England selector and Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser about how statistics are used to select and recruit players See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2018
Episode 103 A victory that doesn't paper over the cracks
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review England's series-levelling victory and hear from new spinner Dominic Bess of his excitement at being part of an evolving team See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2018
Episode 102 England on the charge
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In the second Test at Headingley England go on the march - down the pitch - against Pakistan. Simon Hughes and Simon Mann also hear from Kent's Daniel Bell-Drummond about an excellent South London initiative. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2018
Episode 101 A change of English mindset
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The first day of the second test at Headingley was a mirror image of the first day at Lords. England are in the ascendancy this time. Simon Hughes and Simon Mann analyse why. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2018
Episode 100 England in disarray
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann conduct a post mortem on England's ailing body and hear from Pakistan legend Waqar Younis how they keep producing fabulous performances See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2018
Episode 99 The Westcountrymen bail England out
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann watch Jos Buttler and Dom Bess rescue England from total disaster and demonstrate how not to bat in a vurtual reality See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2018
Episode 98 Another attack of dropsy
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann try to find reasons for England's drop catches and try out some virtual reality batting See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2018
Episode 97 New team, old problem.
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review the first day's play at Lord's featuring a customary England batting collapse. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2018
Episode 96 A real plan for the survival of cricket
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann conclude that ECB's chairman Colin Graves' motives are more sensible than some of his comments and hear from ICC chief executive Dave Richardson on plans to really globalise the game See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2018
Episode 95 How do you pick an England team?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann consider the process of England selection with former chairman of selectors Geoff Miller and hear from data expert Dan Weston who should be picked this time See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2018
Episode 94 Ireland's first Test and bringing the Asians in from the cold
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann talk to Tim Murtagh about to make his (irish) Test debut and assess how English cricket can better harness the cricket-mad South Asian community See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2018
Episode 93 'Hit the bloody thing!' Nick Compton reflects on the advice of his grandfather Denis
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by Nick Compton at Lord's in the centenary year of his famous grandfather Denis See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2018
Episode 92 The Hundred: inspired or Crazy?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann consult some county fans at The Kia Oval and the MCC chief executive Guy Lavender about the new doemstic tournament announced by the ECB and debate the awarding of the winter cricket rights to TalkSport See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2018
Episode 91 The science of selection
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by cricket data expert Dan Weston who dispels a few myths about selelction policy See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2018
Episode 90 The english season - men and women - starts here
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simon hughes and Simon Mann are joined by Jack Brooks and Isabelle Westbury to preview the domestic season and ask if there is ball tampering in county cricket See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2018
Episode 89 Review of The Eternal Winter
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Simon Hughes, Simon Mann and New Zealand commentator Ian Smith suggest that the long winter has raised more issues than it has solved as England lose another away series See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2018
Episode 88 Why don't they use a pink ball?
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Simon Mann goes off his long run to point out the absurdity of losing crucial time in the 2nd Test because the NZ clocks went back... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2018
Episode 87 England rise again
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England in sight of their first win overseas in 13 attempts. Simon Hughes and Simon Mann report See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2018
Episode 86 Pitch it oop! The penny finally drops for England's attack
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess one of England's bets days of the winter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2018
Episode 85 The humiliation of Australia and the humility of New Zealand
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After the dramatic fall out of events in Cape Town, Simon Hughes and Simon Mann consider England's first day performance in Christchurch and Australia conceding they need to play like New Zealand See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2018
Episode 84 England at the crossroads
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann analyse England's latest Test match defeat, and suggest that change is imperative See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2018
Episode 83 Australia's cricketers reveal themselves as deluded cheats
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by Australian cricket writer Greg Baum to assess Australia's extraordinary admission of cheating in Cape Town. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2018
Episode 82 Cricket grounds need a roof..
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The rain interruptions and interminable delays in Test cricket have got to be solved somehow otherwise the game will die. Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2018
Episode 81 England Boulted out for 58!
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In association with the Cricketer Magazine Simon Hughes and Simon Mann bemoan England's complete lack of batting technique on the first day In Auckland See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2018
Episode 80 What makes a good commentator
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by one of the best sports commentators in the world to discuss the New Zealand Test series and the art of commentary See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2018
Episode 79 Seize the Moment says Mike Brearley
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review England's one day triumph over New Zealand and hear from Mike Brearley how they could be a little more adventurous in the forthcoming Test series See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2018
Episode 78 Fighting to the Death
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Argy bargy on and off the field in South Africa, a last gasp victory for England and Steven Finn considers his future. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2018
Episode 77 England caught in the 'wopwops'
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New Zealand is a country where beauty and sporting skill can take your breath away in equal measure. Simon Hughes and Simon Mann consider how it can take you all by surprise See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2018
Episode 76 How the Duke can save Test cricket
1899
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann unearth news from Australia where the locals approve of the English made Dukes ball and believe it will help preserve the game See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2018
Episode 75 How will the English summer look in two years time?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by former rugby international Rob Andrew, now chief executive of Sussex, to look at the future structure of the domestic game See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2018
Episode 74: Why don't cricket coaches have more power?' asks Sir Clive Woodward
1994
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann talk to Sir Clive Woodward about the relative anonymity of international cricket coaches and ponder cricket as an Olympic sport See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2018
Episode 72 Under the Hammer: the winners and losers in the IPL auction, and the man who could be the next Ben Stokes
2003
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann hear from IPL insider Zubin Bharucha of the Rajasthan Royals why they spent $2.6m on Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer. And England's one day series success reviewed... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2018
Episode 71 England's one day supremacy and what is 'the spirit of the game'?
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann agree on England's one day excellence and disagree on an U/19 batsman being given out for lobbing the ball back to an opponent See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2018
Episode 70 Do England really need pace?
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Commemorating the first birthday of The Analyst Inside Cricket, Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss England's one day supremacy and the need for genuine pace See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2018
Episode 69 The Ashes Autopsy
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann pore over the last rites of the Ashes as Australia seal their 4-0 triumph, and look at how England could prepare better next time See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2018
Episode 68 The Ashes Day 23 Australia honing in on 4-0
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Simon Hughes and Simon Mann try to find 'the positives' in England taking (only) two wickets on the third day at the SCG See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2018