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This week Michael and Rob are joined by former England Cricket and Olympic Chaplain Rev Andrew Wingfield-Digby. A fine cricketer in his own right, Andrew played first class cricket for Oxford University and the Combined Universities XI, and also captained Dorset in the Minor Counties Championship. He later went on to be a chaplain for the England C…
 
This week Michael and Rob are joined by TMS commentator Daniel Norcross as they discuss England's ignominious defeat in Ahmedabad. Was it the pitch, the ball, good bowling or poor batting? How biased are the Indian commentators and is that a bad thing? Is the World Test Championship a worthy enterprise? And how did Daniel make it all the way from T…
 
It's been an excellent series so far and with things evenly poised at 1-1, Michael and Rob are joined by Guardian Sports Writer and (Countdown Octochamp!) Jonathan Liew. They discuss who has shone for England, the dropping of Dom Bess, the poorly handled departure of Moeen Ali and much, much more!By hitforsix
 
This week Michael and Rob are joined by former Middlesex fast bowler and cricket broadcasting legend Simon Hughes. They discuss Simon's autobiography (and Michael's favourite ever cricket book) "A Lot of Hard Yakka", how he came to be "The Analyst" for Channel 4's cricket coverage and the virtual cricket club he's been involved in during lockdown.…
 
It was one of the most remarkable Test Series victories of modern times. A depleted India side chasing over 300 on the final day at the Gabba to clinch the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. But how has it gone down in Australia? Rob and Michael catch-up with Alex Brebner-Griffin, an Australian friend of theirs based in Melbourne, who gives his thoughts on it…
 
This week Michael and Rob chat with Middlesex batsman and red-ball captain Steve Eskinazi who spoke very openly about his journey to becoming a pro-cricketer, the thrilling finale to the 2016 season, and Middlesex's struggles since then. Of course, after the events at the Gabba in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the pair also have a quick dig a…
 
Michael and Rob are joined by current Stumped Podcast producer and former BBC Live Text writer Sam Sheringham. The trio chat about what makes the Live Text on BBC so successful, reminisce about the disastrous 2007 Cricket World Cup, and discuss the challenges of balancing the international cricketing calendar in a world of franchise T20 leagues.…
 
Injuries, nerves, cricket and yoga - four things this week's guest knows all about! Michael and Rob are joined by former Sussex seamer Lewis Hatchett to hear about his remarkable journey to becoming a professional cricketer, and to find out how he hopes to help current athletes tackle both the physical and mental challenges of sporting competition.…
 
Episode 2 of the new series sees Michael and Rob speak to fellow University of Warwick alumni and TMS Producer Adam Mountford. Tales from the summer's International Cricket bubble, the lucky break that got him into broadcasting, and reflections on the free-to-air television debate are all served up in this lively and good-natured interview with the…
 
It certainly wasn't the summer we were expecting but, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, it's been a fine summer of cricket to reflect back on! In this penultimate episode of the season, Rob and Michael pick over England's disappointing series defeat to Australia before discussing their player and moment of the summer, and briefly previewing the Bob…
 
Following a highly entertaining series victory over Australia in the T20s and with the ODI series in full swing, Michael and Rob spent Saturday morning reviewing England's white ball success. From the outstanding form of David Malan to who should be picked for the T20 World Cup next year, and of course how good Adil Rashid really is, the pair cover…
 
Earlier this year, Rob and Michael selected their England Test XI of the 21st century. A team full of some of the biggest and best names English cricket has ever produced. But what about some of those lesser known and quickly forgotten players? Those one test wonders and stop-gap selections? Joined by Nick Harris and Linus Pardoe, Rob and Michael g…
 
Michael and Rob are joined by cricket lover and Pakistan fan, Murtaza, to review a thrilling first test between England and Pakistan. The trio reflect on who played well, who underperformed, and how that leaves the rest of the series. Michael also finds time to make yet another plug for Adil Rashid to return to the test arena, and there is also a b…
 
It's safe to say that cricket in 2020 is now in full swing! Domestic cricket has returned in the form of the Bob Willis Trophy, recreational cricket is up and running, and England have finished one Test series and are about to start another. In this episode, Rob and Michael review England's 2-1 series win over the West Indies, briefly chat about th…
 
This time around Rob and Michael are joined by cricket writing, playing and broadcasting legend Vic Marks! After a very successful playing career with Somerset and England, Vic became the cricket correspondent for the Observer, and has remained writing for both them and the Guardian ever since. A much-loved contributor to Test Match Special as well…
 
This week, Rob and Michael are joined by former England opener and Worcestershire legend Tim Curtis. Tim scored over 20,000 First Class runs in a hugely successful professional career in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and until recently held the position of Vice President at Worcestershire CCC. Highlights and lowlights of his own career, and the s…
 
Former England Test Captain, Sky Sports Pundit, and Times Cricket Correspondent. Our special guest for this week needs no introduction... He's watched every player we've selected in our XI on countless occasions and so was perfectly placed to review our dream England side from the past 20 years. In this episode, he gave his thoughts on our selectio…
 
This is the one you've all been waiting for! Rob and Michael are joined by their respective fathers, Anthony Stileman and David Kynaston, both lifelong cricket lovers and strongly opinionated on all matters relating to the English Test side. It's the middle-order up for discussion this time around, who will join Kevin Pietersen in the "Boiler Room"…
 
Number 4, traditionally the place of the best batsman in a Test side, is the place up for discussion in this episode. Joined by Aldershot fan and Jonathan Trott enthusiast Sean, Rob and Michael have a number of potential candidates to weigh up. But there can only be one player selected in this most crucial of positions in their fantasy England side…
 
Hit for Six is BACK!! In these dark and isolating times, Rob and Michael have returned (now in podcast form) to chat about the best sport in the world - cricket. In this comeback episode, the two discuss how much of a cricket season we're going to get, debate the joys of Cricket Captain 2019 and reflect back on Stokes' miracle at Headingley last su…
 
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