Giving cricket the tough love it needs in these harsh modern times. The Broken Wicket brings you the latest news from the cricket world, getting under the skin of the story.
Postcards from The Edge
1:12:19Cricket on film special: Barney Douglas, director of The Edge and Warriors, on how to make a cricket documentary and the challenges of portraying the sport on the big screen. Then film expert Joe Ursell reviews The Edge and looks over cricket's other cinematic outings. Thebrokenwicket.com Twitter.com/brokenwicket Instagram.com/brokenwicket Facebook.com/brokenwicket
Lies, damned lies and statistics (part 1)
1:23:14New year, new season, same old tough love for cricket; Tim Part and Andrew Mizner return to discuss the latest cricket news. To start the year, your hosts discuss goings-on in Australia. How bad is Tim Paine's sledging? Is Steve Smith a scuffing idiot? Then the ICC's Test team of the decade gets the treatment as the TBW supercomputer whirrs into action again. What if no minimum Test criteria were applied? And, if not a Broken Wicket experimental EDM side project, what exactly is The Voges Method...?
1:23:09Even sub-par years deserve a round up. Tim Part and Andrew Mizner return to chew the cud on 2020. After digging into India's 36 run shocker and contemplating what they would put on Lord's new Father Time Wall, your hosts take a look back at a unique year, offering up some highlights and lowlights, plus handing out some team and individual TBW gongs. It's also time for the by-now-traditional TBW Cricketmas Quiz. Six questions each, can Andrew claim his first title at the third time of asking?
Storm in a teacup
53:37Tim and Andrew return to discuss the latest pressing issues in cricket. Your co-hosts run the rule over England's T20Is in South Africa, pondering whether Chris Jordan is chronically underrated and getting into an existential crisis over Dawid Malan being anointed the best T20I batsman of all time. Elsewhere, Tim goes on a fun 5 minute rant, this time about tea provision in Sussex, Andrew assesses Spurs' cricketing creds, and a dubious clothing item makes an appearance. Like we said, pressing.
1:03:36Stats to the fore in the latest episode of The Broken Wicket as Tim rises to Andrew's most recent challenge: to find the greatest one-cap wonder of all time. From tales of dodgy contact lenses to a Hollywood star unknowingly playing a Test, the topic throws up some great stories. Your co-hosts also receive a listener letter about unusual physical features of cricket grounds, and discuss the winners of an exciting albeit truncated season. And an Aussie has been caught cheating.
Let's get ready to grumble!
1:16:56Richard Clarke, author of Last-Wicket Stand: Searching for Redemption, Revival and a Reason to Persevere in English County Cricket, joins Andrew Mizner to talk about mid-life crises, the meditative qualities of cricket, the future of the counties, The Hundred and more. Follow Richard on Twitter: Twitter.com/The_Grumbler Remember to follow us at: Twitter.com/BrokenWicket Instagram.com/BrokenWicket Facebook.com/BrokenWicket And visit the website: thebrokenwicket.com
1:30:56Regular hosts Tim and Andrew reunite to chew the fat over a wide range of cricketing topics this week, including Babar Azam's ludicrous CV, a flat in a scorebox, and some surprising stats about the follow-on courtesy of the latest Stats Challenge. There is also an interview with affordable bat-making upstarts The Village Cricket Co, and your hosts discuss their respective grass-roots playing returns, which yielded mixed results.
Having a Ball, North of the Wall
31:57Andrew Mizner gets an update on Scottish cricket from author and podcaster Jake Perry (twitter.com/jperry_cricket). Plus some recommendations of cricket documentaries and one drama currently available on streaming. Remember to follow us at: Twitter: /BrokenWicket Instagram: /BrokenWicket Facebook: /BrokenWicket And sign up for our newsletter at thebrokenwicket.com