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Headingley Day Three: England finally show fight, but is it too late?
Test Match Special BBC
access_time16 hours ago
Jonathan Agnew is joined by Michael Vaughan, Sir Alastair Cook and Glenn McGrath to look back on a much-improved England batting performance on Day Three of the Third Test at Headingley. Joe Root led the resistance as England closed on 156-3, needing 203 more runs for a record-breaking victory. Hear from Joe Denly, who scored his second Test half century, and Australia's Marnus Labuschagne, who continued his fine form with the bat. Former Australia head coach Darren Lehmann discusses his new role with the Leeds-based team in The Hundred, and Mark Wood gives us an insight into the dressing room during England's World Cup final win.
View from the Boundary: Joe Simpson
Test Match Special BBC
access_time23 hours ago
Mountaineer Joe Simpson joins Jonathan Agnew to talk about climbing some of the World's greatest peaks, including a near-death experience in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Joe also explain his fondness for the game of cricket, and has some advice for England's current Test side.
Headingley Day 2: The Day England lost the Ashes?
Test Match Special BBC
access_time2 days ago
Michael Vaughan says the Ashes are heading back to Australia as a dismal English total of 67 looks to have gift wrapped victory for the tourists at Headingley. Alastair Cook and Geoffrey Boycott have their say on why England's batting has been so bad for so long and what needs to change. You'll also hear from batting coach Graham Thorpe and Australian quick Josh Hazlewood who took 5-30.
Headingley Day 1: Archer stars again as Australia lose 8 wickets in a session
Test Match Special BBC
access_time3 days ago
Michael Vaughan and Sir Alastair Cook react to a day of a huge momentum swings at Headingley. Rain, bad light, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne frustrated England until a wild last session with Archer tearing through Australia's lower order. You'll hear from Archer himself and David Warner after his best innings of the series by far. Plus, Michael Vaughan has some strong opinions on the lack of English coaches in next summer's inaugural Hundred competition.
Headingley preview: Can Australia cope without Steve ‘Gandalf’ Smith?
Test Match Special BBC
access_time4 days ago
Jonathan Agnew and ABC’s Geoff Lemon look ahead to the third Ashes Test at Headingley where England have an opportunity to level the series – which Australia lead 1-0. You’ll hear from England captain Joe Root on why he thinks Jofra Archer made such in impact in the second Test at Lord’s with his “unique bowling style.” Australia captain Tim Paine also comes on to the TMS podcast to talk about how they are preparing ahead of the third Test after Steve Smith was ruled out with concussion. You’ll find out why Geoff Lemon thinks Steve Smith is like a particular Lords of the Rings character and we get an update on England bowler James Anderson – will he recover from his calf injury in time to make the fourth Test at Old Trafford?
Awesome Archer fires up Ashes
Switch Hit Podcast ESPNcricinfo
access_time5 days ago
The Switch Hit team discuss Steve Smith's concussion, Jofra Archer's performance in the second Ashes Test and look ahead to the third Test at Headingley in Leeds.
Tuffers and Vaughan: Jofra has shifted the momentum
Test Match Special BBC
access_time6 days ago
Phil and Michael talk about the momentum shift in the Ashes series after Jofra Archer’s hostile bowling at Lord’s, which will ‘send shivers down the rest of the Australian batting unit’. Michael has a warning for Joe Root over how much he uses Archer, and says that facing him in the nets should be banned for English batsmen. Plus we speak to brain injury association Headway, who have some strong words for Cricket Australia over their decision to allow Steve Smith to bat again after being struck by Archer.
Lord’s day 5: 'Winning draw for England'
Test Match Special BBC
access_time7 days ago
Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan reflect on the final day of the second Test where England had to settle for a draw, but not without giving Australia a huge fright. We’ll bring you reaction from Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jack Leach and Tim Paine. We also hear from Steve Smith on why Cricket Australia took the decision to withdraw him from the day’s play, as well as detailed chat with Pavel Florin, the Romanian who went viral thanks to his unusual bowling action.
Lord's Day 4: Archer and Smith help set up exciting finish
Test Match Special BBC
access_time8 days ago
Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan review an intriguing fourth day at Lord's, with England 104 runs ahead going into the final day's play. Steve Smith was forced to temporarily retire hurt after being struck on the neck during a hostile Jofra Archer spell. The Australian coach Justin Langer gives an update on Smith's fitness, while England all-rounder Chris Woakes tells us he believes England can emerge victorious. And we hear from avid cricket fan, Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke.
View from the Boundary: Miles Jupp
Test Match Special BBC
access_time8 days ago
Actor, writer and comedian Miles Jupp joins Jonathan Agnew to take a “View from the Boundary” at Lord’s talking about acting in the Crown, opening the batting with Andrew Strauss and being awoken from a fielding mishap by David Soul.
Lord's Day 3: All three results still possible?
Test Match Special BBC
access_time9 days ago
Michael Vaughan says all three results are still possible at Lord's despite another rain affected day. We analyse the quality of England's bowling in the morning session and discuss the continued good form of Stuart Broad. Plus, Aggers chats to Eoin Morgan about whether he'll continue as England captain in the white ball formats.
Australia have the upper hand as Lord's turns Red for Ruth
Test Match Special BBC
access_time10 days ago
Michael Vaughan and Alec Stewart analyse another fragile English batting performance and Jonathan Agnew speaks to Andrew Strauss on a very poignant afternoon with Lord's celebrating the life of his late wife on the inaugural Ruth Strauss foundation day.
Lord's Day 1: Archer gets his cap & Mitchell Johnson's Ashes memories
Test Match Special BBC
access_time11 days ago
Mitchell Johnson joins the pod to chat about his first experience of playing international cricket at Lord's when he went at more than 6 an over. He talks about dealing with a lack of confidence, hitting his peak after turning 30, and the highs and lows of one of the most exciting careers in the history of Ashes cricket.
Talking T20: Somerset's three musketeers and Ackermann's hidden weapons
Switch Hit Podcast ESPNcricinfo
access_time11 days ago
Dan Norcross and Matt Roller recap all the Blast action you may have missed as the race for the quarters heats up.
Andrew Strauss and Glenn McGrath on the devastating impact of cancer
Test Match Special BBC
access_time11 days ago
Ahead of the Ruth Strauss Foundation Day at Lord’s, Andrew Strauss sat down with Glenn McGrath to talk about the impact of losing their wives to cancer, but also the foundations they’ve set up in their names, and how cricket can help raise funds and awareness. Jonathan Agnew, whose wife is in remission from cancer, hosts the discussion as Lord’s prepares to turn red for the day.
Lord’s Preview: Can England bounce back?
Test Match Special BBC
access_time12 days ago
Jonathan Agnew and Geoff Lemon look ahead to the second Ashes Test at Lord’s. We hear from Joe Root on what Jofra Archer could do on his Test debut. Australia captain Tim Paine explains why they’ve changed a bowler from Edgbaston, and Jack Leach tells us why, after being dropped for the Edgbaston Test, he paid £10 to play club cricket instead.
Tuffers and Vaughan: The Second Test Preview
Test Match Special BBC
access_time13 days ago
England coach Paul Collingwood joins the pod to talk putting Edgbaston behind them, a new-look side without Jimmy or Moeen, and whether there's an emotional hang over from the World Cup win. Plus, we hear from Jofra Archer on a potential Ashes debut and his knack for prophetic tweets.
Switch Hit Podcast: The Redemption of Rainman Smith
Switch Hit Podcast ESPNcricinfo
access_time19 days ago
Alan Gardner is joined by Osman Samiuddin, Mark Butcher and Dan Brettig on the phone to discuss the 1st Test of the Ashes.
Lancashire fly high, and KSL gets underway
Switch Hit Podcast ESPNcricinfo
access_time19 days ago
Alan Gardner and Matt Roller wax lyrical about Lancashire's all-round talents, and Dan Norcross and Henry Moeran preview the new Kia Super League season
Tuffers and Vaughan: The First Test Inquest
Test Match Special BBC
access_time19 days ago
Michael Vaughan, Phil Tufnell, Mitchell Johnson and Eleanor Oldroyd analyse England’s 251 run defeat to Australia in the first Ashes Test.
Edgbaston Day 5: Epic Aussie victory and a McGrath 5-0 prediction
Test Match Special BBC
access_time20 days ago
Michael Vaughan, Glenn McGrath and Geoffrey Boycott have their say on a Nathan Lyon-inspired Australia taking a 1-0 lead in the Ashes. We discuss whether some of England's players are experiencing an emotional hangover from their World Cup victory, ask what changes should be made for Lord's, and ponder if Australia are simply the better side if there's not going to be any lateral movement in this series. We also hear from Joe Root and man of the match Steve Smith.
Edgbaston day 4: Smith stars again as England face battle to save Test
Test Match Special BBC
access_time21 days ago
Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan reflect on a good day for Australia, which saw Steve Smith and Matthew Wade score centuries to set England a total of 398 to win the first Test at Edgbaston. You will hear the thoughts of Steve Smith and Graham Thorpe on the day's play. We also bring you a special interview with former Aussie bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Glenn McGrath on answer some of your questions and share some Ashes memories.
Edgbaston day 3: England will hope ‘Steve Smith has a dodgy breakfast’
Test Match Special BBC
access_time22 days ago
Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan reflect on the action which saw England bat well and end the first innings with a lead of 90. Once again though Steve Smith steadied the Australian ship, moving the tourists up to 124 for three, a lead of 34 runs, which leaves things deliciously poised. You will hear from Chris Woakes who describes the day as “Ashes cricket at its best”, plus Aussie bowler James Pattinson heaping praise on Smith the “superstar”. We also bring you a few bonus extras, including a chat with actor, director and musician Keith Allen on blagging his way into the Oval dressing room, as well as England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones, who is a big fan of the Edgbaston atmosphere.
View from the Boundary: Keith Allen
Test Match Special BBC
access_time22 days ago
Actor and director Keith Allen joins Dan Norcross during the lunch break at Edgbaston on day three of the first Ashes Test to discuss his love of cricket. Keith reveals the Test that first got him hooked, reflects on his own playing days with ‘The Old Ruffians’ and explains just how he managed to blag his way into an England v West Indies match at The Oval.
Edgbaston day 2: Burns batting something ‘Alastair Cook would be proud of’
Test Match Special BBC
access_time23 days ago
Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan reflect on the action which saw Rory Burns score his maiden Test century as England closed play on 267 for four, to trail Australia’s first innings total of 284 by 17 runs. You’ll hear from Burns who admits to having some doubts over whether he could in fact score a Test hundred, plus Australia assistant coach Brad Haddin on a “tough day’s cricket”. We also bring you a few bonus extras, including a chat with various members of the victorious England Ashes side from 2005, and Geoffrey Boycott exacting some well overdue revenge.
Ask the Umpire: John Holder
Test Match Special BBC
access_time23 days ago
Former international umpire John Holder joins Jonathan Agnew and Vic Marks during the lunch break on day two at Edgbaston to answer your questions about the laws of cricket. Top of the pile is the extra run given to England after the ball deflected off Ben Stokes’ bat in the World Cup win over New Zealand. You’ll also find out why you can’t walk backwards or sideways at the crease, whether or not a non-striking batsman can wear running spikes, and identify what bearded players can and can’t do with their facial hair.
Edgbaston day 1: Superb Smith with ‘one of the greatest Test innings’
Test Match Special BBC
access_time24 days ago
Jonathan Agnew and Eleanor Oldroyd reflect on a remarkable opening day which saw former Australia captain Steve Smith score a first Test century since his return from a one-year ban for ball-tampering, helping his side recover from a potential collapse to finish on 284 all out. You’ll hear from Smith himself on an emotional return to Test action, a “pretty happy” Stuart Broad despite Australia being 122-8 at one point, as well as the thoughts of former internationals Michael Vaughan and Mark Ramprakash.
The Ashes Preview Podcast
Test Match Special BBC
access_time24 days ago
Elly Oldroyd and Jonathan Agnew are joined by former England Test batsman Geoffrey Boycott, Australian cricket writer Peter Lalor and the Daily Mirror's Dean Wilson to preview the first Ashes test between England and Australia. We hear from England captain Joe Root and Australia's Tim Paine on their side's respective chances going into the series. Aussie fast bowlers past and present, Glenn McGrath and James Pattinson also give their view. And what will be the famous McGrath prediction this time?
Women's Ashes: Consolation for England, series victory for Australia
Test Match Special BBC
access_time25 days ago
The Women's Ashes has finished with a 12-4 victory for Australia. Henry Moeran is joined by Isabelle Westbury and Ebony Rainford-Brent to discuss the series, plus we hear from England coach Mark Robinson and ECB Director of Women's Cricket Clare Connor.
Talking T20: Hat-tricks galore, Carey's Geneva jaunt and more
Switch Hit Podcast ESPNcricinfo
access_time25 days ago
Dan Norcross and Matt Roller reflect on another riveting week of action in the Blast, as crowds continue to flock in after the World Cup
Root manoeuvres
Switch Hit Podcast ESPNcricinfo
access_time26 days ago
Alan and Butch are joined by Switch Hit debutant Matt Roller to discuss the build-up to The Ashes.
Inside the Mind of an Ashes Captain
Test Match Special BBC
access_time26 days ago
Michael Vaughan speaks to Sir Alastair Cook, Andrew Strauss, Allan Border and Ian Chappell about what it's like captaining in cricket's oldest rivalry. Andrew Strauss reveals how being insulted in a lift by a member of the Barmy Army fuelled his desire to win the Ashes in 2010-11, whilst for Allan Border it was being sledged by the Australian Prime Minister on TV.
Tuffers and Vaughan: Ben Stokes Special
Test Match Special BBC
access_time27 days ago
England’s Ben Stokes talks to us in depth about winning the World Cup, regaining the vice-captaincy and the Ashes series ahead. He goes into detail about the final few balls of THAT Super Over, how he chose each shot and the pressure of having the win resting on his shoulders. And what did he actually say to the New Zealand team and umpire? He also reflects on missing the last Ashes, his feelings going into this series and how this England side desperately wants the Ashes back. No Tuffers this week, but Eleanor Oldroyd and Michael Vaughan are joined by former England number two, Paul Farbrace. Also up for discussion is where Joe Root should be batting and they get an Australian perspective from journalist and TMS commentator Jim Maxwell.
Ireland out for 38 as England win on “substandard” pitch
Test Match Special BBC
access_time30 days ago
Jonathan Agnew, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan, Michael McNamee and Dan Norcross analyse England’s 143-run win over Ireland and hear from key figures in the Test - including England skipper Joe Root, who describes the pitch as "substandard".
Jack Leach makes 92 before hosts collapse in Lord's Test
Test Match Special BBC
access_time1 month ago
Elly, Michael, Jonathan and Niall discuss day two of the four-day Test between England and Ireland at Lord's. Thunder, lightning, then rain stopped play today. On Friday England will resume on 303-9, leading by 181 runs and trying to avoid a chastening defeat to Ireland. Also joining the TMS team on the podcast is Jack Leach and Mark Adair who give their thoughts on their team's performances so far.
England out for 85 as 20 wickets fall on dramatic day at Lord's
Test Match Special BBC
access_time1 month ago
Sir Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan and Niall O'Brien are alongside Eleanor Oldroyd at Lord's to reflect on a dramatic day at the home of cricket. England were bowled out by Ireland for just 85 runs as 20 wickets fell on the first day of their Test match.
Talking T20: Blast basks in World Cup buzz
Switch Hit Podcast ESPNcricinfo
access_time1 month ago
Daniel Norcross and Matt Roller run the rule over the early runners in the T20 Blast, plus Harry Gurney joins the pod
View from the boundary: Martin O'Neill
Test Match Special BBC
access_time1 month ago
Legendary football manager Martin O'Neill joins Aggers at Lord's after Ireland bowled England out for 85 on the first day of the historic Test. Plus, Martin reveals he once bought a flat off Aggers when he moved to Leicester.
England v Ireland - the big preview
Test Match Special BBC
access_time1 month ago
Jonathan Agnew is joined by Vic Marks, as the pair preview the four-day Test from Lords between England and Ireland. Joe Root and William Porterfield also join the TMS podcast to give the latest on their squads. England are back at Lord's, a little more than a week on from lifting the World Cup for the first time following an incredible final victory over New Zealand - so will there be more excitement this week? We will find out tomorrow.
Wood's World Cup wonders and the Downing Street menu
Test Match Special BBC
access_time1 month ago
Fast bowler Mark Wood joins Elly Oldroyd, Ebony Rainford-Brent and Mark Ramprakash to tell us about the aftermath of England’s World Cup win, and give us the inside scoop of the menu at Downing Street. With Test cricket taking centre stage, former Ireland international Niall O’Brien looks ahead to his old side’s first Test match at Lords. Rory Burns tells us his Surrey teammate Jason Roy is ready to make his Test debut. And as Australia retain the women’s Ashes, the panel look at where it went wrong for England.
Can Ireland crash the after-party?
Switch Hit Podcast ESPNcricinfo
access_time1 month ago
Mark Butcher, Alan Gardner and Andrew Miller look ahead to England's return to Test cricket, with Ireland and The Ashes on the horizon.
Australia retain Women's Ashes after draw
Test Match Special BBC
access_time1 month ago
Henry Moeran presents reaction to Australia’s retention of the Women’s Ashes after the Test petered out into a draw on day four, Eoin Morgan gives his verdict on England’s World Cup success and Somerset's Lewis Gregory reveals his surprise at being called up to the squad for the Ireland test.
Talking T20: The Blast is back!
Switch Hit Podcast ESPNcricinfo
access_time1 month ago
Daniel Norcross and Matt Roller return to discuss all things T20 Blast ahead of the start of the tournament. Plus, former Middlesex coach Daniel Vettori joins the pod.
England's World Cup runneth (Super) Over
Switch Hit Podcast ESPNcricinfo
access_time1 month ago
The Switch Hit team sit down to discuss an extraordinary World Cup final and why it was the Lord's slope what won it.
Tuffers and Vaughan: England are World Champions
Test Match Special BBC
access_time1 month ago
Did that really happen? Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan are back together after the most incredible cricket match that saw England crowned as World Champions. We go through the last 20 balls of the match, ball-by-ball, to relive the most incredible drama Lord's has ever seen. And Tuffers suggests that Jofra Archer 'roll his trousers up'. Us neither.
CWC Day 46: Cricket’s coming home
Test Match Special BBC
access_time1 month ago
Jonathan Agnew presents all the reaction from Lords as England have won their first ever Cricket World Cup by scoring more boundaries than New Zealand in a super over after it ended as a tie. Michael Vaughan, Jimmy Anderson, Phil Tufnell, Alec Stewart, Jeremy Coney and Simon Mann all reflect on England’s dramatic victory. Eoin Morgan, Trevor Bayliss, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler all come onto the TMS podcast to celebrate an historic day.
CWC Day 45: The Final Countdown
Test Match Special BBC
access_time1 month ago
The day before the World Cup final, Eoin Morgan joins Jonathan Agnew to explain just what winning the tournament would mean to him, and to the game in this country. We hear from Mark Wood, who promises that he’ll bring his horse back if England win, and from Brendon McCullum, the man who has heavily influenced both sides. Jeremy Coney compares the final to Agincourt, with Kane Williamson as Henry V, and Jimmy Anderson talks us through England’s last World Cup failure in 2015, and we look at why it could be so different this time.
CWC Day 44: Team of the tournament
Test Match Special BBC
access_time1 month ago
Jimmy Anderson, Isa Guha, Andy Zaltzman and Prakash Wakankar go through their team of the World Cup so far. Plus Eleanor Oldroyd and Simon Mann reveal the results of a BBC Sport online poll to find out who has been selected by the public.
CWC Day 43: Is cricket coming home?
Test Match Special BBC
access_time1 month ago
Did it really happen? Michael Vaughan and Sir Alastair Cook join Jonathan Agnew to relive England’s emphatic win over Australia that puts them into Sunday’s final, where they’ll meet New Zealand. Eoin Morgan exclusively reveals to us that this win is ‘definitely one of the better days’ that he’s had. In another understatement, Jofra Archer tells us that the world cup has gone ‘pretty alright’ for him.
CWC Day 42: England prepare for Aussies, as New Zealand stun India
Test Match Special BBC
access_time2 months ago
Jonathan Agnew speaks to England captain Eoin Morgan ahead of their World Cup semi-final against Australia at Edgbaston - we're also joined by former Australia captain Steve Waugh, who possibly isn't the type of man to walk around a ground barefoot. But the current captain has gone to see The Queen's Corgi at the cinema in preparation for the match. Meanwhile, New Zealand stun India to reach the World Cup final - we hear from Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, and a very happy Jeremy Coney.