World Cricket Show

World Cricket Show

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Imagine a podcast about cricket, and you’re halfway there. From their studio deep beneath the English Channel, Adam Bayfield and bumbling co-host/top pundit Tony Curr bring you a weekly dose of light-hearted discussion on all the burning issues of the moment. With more comment, analysis and lively debate than you’ll know what to do with, the World Cricket Show is your one-stop shop for colourful insight into the global game.

Episodes

Episode 281 - Lord's Report  

As a heatwave descends, Adam and Tony drag themselves off the beach to discuss an absorbing first Test at Lord's. Were England a bit unlucky, or have they finally been found out now they're up against a good team? And could Yasir Shah be about to break one of the oldest records in Test cricket? Plus, Tony becomes obsessed with 'sosh', and Adam narrowly avoids a shoe-related disaster. All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - support what we do at patreon.com/cricketshow

Episode 280 - ENG v PAK Preview  

Adam and Tony ask (and occasionally answer) all the big questions ahead of England v Pakistan. How will Amir do on his return to Test cricket? Should he even be there? Will England's batting be able to cope? And have they got the right ballance? Plus, more thoughts on 2 division Test cricket, another installment of Adam's Entirely Justified Gripes, and Tony gets well into Pokemon Go. All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - support what we do at patreon.com/cricketshow

Episode 279 - Two Division Test Cricket  

Qu'est-ce que ca veut dire, le World Cricket Show? On the pod this week, Adam and Tony discuss the latest proposal for two division Test cricket. A viable idea? Or could it end up making things worse? Plus, thoughts on Compton's break and the 'mini-IPL' idea, Tony brushes up his French, and Adam airs his bonkers Brexit views. All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - support what we do at patreon.com/cricketshow

Episode 278 - Leeds & Durham Report  

A short time ago in the galaxy you're in... On the pod this week, Adam and Tony reflect on a winning (if chilly) start to England's international summer. Sri Lanka haven't been tremendous - but could anyone live with Anderson in this form? And Cook's got 10,000 runs - is he an all-time great? Plus, we discuss all the big tournaments like World Cricket League 5 and something called the IPL, while Tony spots a big flaw in Star Wars. All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - support what we do at patreon.com/cricketshow

Episode 277 - ENG v SL Preview  

Cricket! Right ahead! On the pod this week, Adam and Tony deliver a comprehensive preview of the first Test series of the English summer. It's always dangerous to write Sri Lanka off - but should we actually write them off this time? And what about England? Are they quite the team that recent results might suggest? Also this week, we pay tribute to Tony Cozier, look ahead to the T20 Blast, and Adam reviews a film from 1997. All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - support what we do at patreon.com/cricketshow

Episode 276 - Underachievers Forever  

T-SHIRTS T-SHIRTS T-SHIRTS On the pod this week, Adam and Tony answer more of your questions as Got A Questions returns with another bang. After a good start to the county season, could Jonathan Trott have an England future? Plus, Adam selects another composite XI - this time, it's a team of people he identifies with pretty strongly: underachievers. Hick & Ramprakash are givens, but who else? Also this week, an insight into Associate cricket as we talk to two of the leading lights from the Guernsey team. What's the life of an Associate cricketer like? And why are some Associate players now moonlighting as detectives? All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - get your T-shirt at www.cricketshow.net

Episode 275 - Helmetgate  

Spot of cricket, ma'am? On the Queen's 90th Birthday Special, Adam and Tony answer loads of listener questions as cultural touchstone Got A Question returns. The great helmet debate - who's right, Cook or the ECB? Are the radical plans for the Sri Lanka series a good idea? And, most pressingly of all, what's cricket? All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - support what we're doing at patreon.com/cricketshow

Episode 274 - County & IPL Kickoffs  

On the pod this week, Adam and Tony enlist the help of cricket broadcaster Lizzy Ammon (@legsidelizzy) to preview the summer of county cricket. Can anyone stop Yorkshire in the Championship? Who are the young players to watch out for? And what to make of the new plans for the county schedule? Plus, we pay tribute to James Taylor, and look ahead to the unfolding season of IPL, trying to establish if we're excited,

Episode 273 - World T20 Review  

Carlos Brathwhaaaat? On the pod this week, Adam and Tony reflect on an extraordinary World T20 Final. Did that last over really happen? Did Stokes bottle it, or is that harsh? And how long did his Shower Of Regret last? England fell at the last - but can they still be proud of themselves? And West Indies are champions – will that help ease the problems in Caribbean cricket? Plus, the overall tournament verdict on our trademark segment The Verdict. Have the ICC got something right at last? And is this now the pinnacle of cricket? All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show – support what we do at patreon.com/cricketshow

Episode 272 - World T20 #2  

Let's go cricket show. On the pod this week, Adam and Tony discuss a cracking couple of World T20 semi-finals, reflect on the tournament as a whole, and look forward to the final. Can England clear that last hurdle? Also this week: Tony is the world's greatest host Adam's extensive fantasy league research really pays off Sammy v Morgan - clash of the titans Tony lifts his holiday embargo Adam misses the end of Come Dine With Me (and is furious) All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - support the show at patreon.com/cricketshow

Episode 271 - World T20 #1  

More cricket! On the pod this week, Adam and Tony talk to Jonathan Liew from the Daily Telegraph, who's in India to cover the World T20. Together they discuss England's chances, how the format of the tournament can be improved, and the way T20's transforming cricket's landscape. Plus, heartbreak at the latest pub quiz, and Tony leaves it so late to change his fantasy team it's arguably inappropriate. All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - support what we're doing at patreon.com/cricketshow

Episode 270 - World T20 Preview  

It's pod time! On our blockbuster World T20 Preview, we preview the World T20. Are India justified as favourites? Who else will be in the shake-up? Could Bangladesh spring a surprise? And how will England do? Vague answers to all these questions, plus semi-final predictions. Also this week: Tony lets Leo have his moment/ The fantasy league gets off the ground/ Patreon subscribers aren't being fleeced as much as they could be/ Nobody's seen Brendan Fraser/ Tony's Facebook feed drives Adam mad All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - support what we do at patreon.com/cricketshow

Episode 269 - World T20 Countdown  

I don't wanna wait...for our lives to be over... On the pod this week, Adam and Tony start the World T20 countdown with a look at some of the squads that have been announced. Mohammad Amir's back in the fold - good or bad thing? West Indies players might not turn up - what can be done about it? And England have their most exciting squad for years, possibly ever - can they live up to the billing? Also this week: Tony panics that he might be down to host the Oscars Adam podcasts with a 90s teen heartthrob A small amount of chat about Patreon All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - sign up to support us at patreon.com/cricketshow

Episode 268 - Centurion Report  

We deliver for you! On the pod this week, Adam and Tony discuss a limp England display in Centurion, and assess the series as a whole. It was a triumph for England - but do they actually have a lot of problems? Or is it harsh to criticise a team that wins in South Africa? As for the home side, do the Centurion efforts of Rabada and Bavuma and young Stephen Cook point to a brighter future than first thought? Also this week: Tony embarks on a strictly Petit Filous-based diet Adam delivers some biting US Election satire Tony doesn't like the Oscars There's one or two mentions of some sort of Mailing List All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - support what we're doing at patreon.com/cricketshow

Episode 267 - Johannesburg Report  

I don't like (blue) Mondays, tell me why. On the pod this week, Adam and Tony discuss the Stuart Broad Show as England win in South Africa. Is Broad a genuinely great bowler now? Are England the real deal? And is South African cricket in crisis? Also this week: Tony ate a worrying amount of Nando's at university/ Adam isn't allowed to talk about Blue Monday/ A cricketer tries to go pro in baseball/ Afridi can't pay for his McDonald's/ Tony tries to explain Snapchat to Old Man Bayfield All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - want to support the show? Do your Amazon shopping through www.cricketshow.net

Episode 266 - Cape Town Report  

New year, same idiots. On the pod this week, Adam and Tony discuss an eventful first half of the South Africa/England series. What on earth happened in Cape Town, and what does it mean for the rest of the series? Will England ever catch a cricket ball again? And is Stokes the new Gilchrist? Also this week: Tony resents people asking him what he got for Christmas/ Adam has a go at a schoolboy for scoring runs/ The Mormons move in/ Tony won't take his new coat off. EVER. All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - do your Amazon shopping through cricketshow.net and we'll love you forever.

Episode 265 - Christmas Special 2015  

Christmas christmas christmas On this bumper Christmas Special, Adam and Tony talk to Sam Collins, one of the filmmakers behind Death of a Gentleman. Sam expands on some of the points made in the film, discusses the reaction from the cricketing authorities, puts forward a clear argument for cricket's inclusion in the Olympics, and explains why, despite everything, he's still optimistic for the future of the sport. In addition, there's a full preview of South Africa v England. After a hiding in India, the home side are very much in transition - but is that enough to give England an opening? As if that wasn't enough, there's even time for another guest! Daily Telegraph cricket journalist Jonathan Liew talks about life on the road, and why Joe Root's SPOTY snub is a big fuss about nothing. All this and more on this very special Christmas Special - merry Christmas everyone.

Episode 264 - DOAG Review  

For he's a jolly good fellow, and so say...well, a couple of people at the back. On the pod this week, Adam and the Birthday Boy share their thoughts after a (chocolate button-heavy) screening of the cricket documentary, Death of a Gentleman. A powerful film, to be sure - but are the filmmakers right to be as worried as they are? What can be done about the Big Three? And why is Giles Clark such a prat? Also this week: Tony keeps his birthday low-key Mitchell Johnson stalks off into the sunset Ian Bell is Not Selected This Time Adam gets things horribly wrong at Tony's paintball party All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - shopping on Amazon? Support the show by following the link from cricketshow.net

Episode 263 - Sharjah Report  

Players gonna play play play. On the pod this week, Adam and Tony discuss another gripping Test in Sharjah, and look back on England's UAE efforts as a whole. Will they feel hard done by to leave empty-handed? Or were Pakistan ultimately just the better team? Plus, discussion of Tests in Mohali and Brisbane, and cricket's old men take on America. Also this week: Tony lives the good life in London Adam upsets his physio (and also the people of Northern Ireland) Tony gets depressed by YouTubers The John Lewis Christmas ad arrives!!!!! All this and more on the latest edition of the World Cricket Show - haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate hate hate.

Episode 262 - Dubai Report  

Boo! With grinding inevitability, another World Cricket Show Halloween Special rolls around. Adam and Tony discuss a frighteningly good Test match in Dubai. England almost pulled off a draw - but in the end was it a fair result? Can they bounce back in Sharjah? And is it the end of the road for Ian Bell? Also this week: Tony's latest bonkers business scheme The Stuart Broad Tram sets sail Back to the Future Day passes unacknowledged Adam buys a spiralizer, and there's blood in the carrots All this and more on this World Cricket Show Halloween Special - check out our new website at www.cricketshow.net

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