Test Match Special

Test Match Special

United Kingdom

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


England win dramatic tight First Test in Bangladesh  

It took just over 20 minutes of the final day for England to take the final two wickets to beat Bangladesh in a tight First Test by 22 runs. Jonathan Agnew and Ebony Rainford Brent look back at the Test and talk over England’s options for the second Test. We also hear from Man of the match Ben Stokes plus England captain Alastair Cook and Coach Trevor Bayliss.

Nail biting finish ahead in Chittagong  

Bangladesh need 33 runs with two wickets left to beat England at the close of day 4 of the first test In Chittagong. If they were to win it would be a maiden test win over England. They closed the day on 253-8. Sabbir who was dropped on 34 is unbeaten on 59. Jonathan Agnew and Ebony Rainford Brent look back on the day. We also hear from England bowler Stuart Broad.

TMS talks to ECB chief executive Tom Harrison  

Jonathan Agnew discusses international and domestic cricket issues with the ECB. From Chittagong to Durham including the future of international and domestic cricket. That includes day/night cricket and ideas of a new T20 domestic competition.

Ben Stokes leads England fight back in Bangladesh  

A brilliant all round display from Durham’s Ben Stokes helped England take a lead of 273 runs in their second innings over Bangladesh. Thirteen wickets fell on the third day. It began with Stokes bowling a spell of 3-9 in the morning. He then went on to add 127 runs with Jonny Bairstow as Stokes made 85. England closed on 228-8. We hear from Ben Stokes and get the thoughts of Correspondent Jonathan Agnew and Ebony Rainford Brent.

When The Eye Has Gone – we look at a play telling the story of Colin Milburn  

This week sees the official start of a touring one man play called WHEN THE EYE HAS GONE. It's the tragic story of former Northants and England cricketer and TMS commentator Colin 'Ollie' Milburn. It’s set in the bar of the North Briton Pub in Newton Aycliffe in his native County Durham. It was there on the 28th of February in 1990 that Colin passed away, suffering a heart attack in the pub car park. He was aged just 48. Colin's life and career was dramatically changed when he lost one eye in a car accident in 1969. He had played 9 tests for England. The play is first performed on Thursday October 27th at Northampshire County cricket club, Milburns old club. We talked to the author of the play, former Kent and Derbyshire all rounder, James Graham Brown and the actor, Dan Gaisford.

Bangladesh move closer to England total in tight first Test  

Bangladesh closed day 2 of the opening Test in Chittagong on 221-5. They trail England by 72 runs. Tamim Iqbal scored 78. Jonathan Agnew and Ebony Rainford Brent review the days play. We also hear from Gareth Batty, who took his first test wicket after an absence of 11 years and 137 days.

Family Affair - Graham Duckett, father of Ben in conversation.  

Cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew talks to Graham Duckett about his son Ben making his Test debut against Bangladesh. The two men actually played together as teenagers and recall those days. They also talk about the relationship between parents and their children entering professional sport.

England fight back on Day One of Bangladesh test Series  

England won the toss and had to recover from a shaky start at 21-3 to finish the first day of the first test against Bangladesh on 258-7. The host nation gave a debut to off spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz who claimed 5 for 64. We hear the thoughts of Jonathan Agnew and Ebony Rainford Brent and an interview with Moeen Ali who scored 68. England gave a debut to Ben Duckett and a recall for spinner Gareth Batty.

Mark Robinson reflects on a transitional 12 months  

Almost a year after his appointment, England women's coach Mark Robinson assesses how the side have developed under the first months his stewardship. Subjects up for discussion include next year's World Cup, how he's had to learn as a coach, and the developing professionalism of the women's game.

Pakistan easily win T20 to end tour on a high  

Alison Mitchell, Ebony Rainford-Brent and Graeme Swann review Pakistan's emphatic win and series as a whole.

TMS: Andrew Strauss on Bangladesh tour concerns  

Jonathan Agnew is joined by England Director Andrew Strauss to discuss the state of English cricket.

TMS: The Journalists' panel  

Jonathan Agnew is joined by cricket journalists Lawrence Booth, Dean Wilson and John Etheridge to review England's successful summer.

England beat Pakistan to take 4-0 series lead  

Alison Mitchell is joined by Graeme Swann and Isa Guha to review England's victory over Pakistan at Headingly to clinch the Super series and take a 4-0 lead into the final ODI.

TMS:The project to celebrate Asian cricket leagues  

Simon Mann talks to Nasser Hanif and Mobeen Butt about a project to celebrate Asian cricket leagues.

Record breaker Hales inspires England to victory  

Jonathan Agnew, Graeme Swann, Isa Guha and Andy Zaltzman review England's record breaking victory over Pakistan. Features interviews with Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan and Azhar Ali.

TMS: The inspirational story of Hassan Khan  

Hassan Khan, who plays for England's blind cricket team tells Jonathan Agnew his inspirational story while Ian Martin from the ECB discusses player participation

TMS: The future of technology in Cricket  

The ICC general manager Geoff Allardice joins Jonathan Agnew to talk technology trials, DRS and day night tests.

Kia Super League Final Review  

Charles Dagnall, England bowler Kate Cross and Surrey Director of Cricket Ebony Rainford Brent review the inaugural Super League Final.

Pakistan hammer England to end the series level  

Simon Mann and Geoffrey Boycott review England's final test of the summer with Pakistan at the Oval as the tourists level the series 2-2.

England V Pakistan: Test series review  

Simon Mann is joined by two former captain's, England's Alec Stewart and Pakistan's Aamer Sohail to review the summer test series.

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