Episode 38: What happened to the magic of Sri Lankan cricket?

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

Episode 37: The United States: Paradise Regained For Cricket?

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

Episode 36: The man who changed cricket for ever: Peter Hain

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

Episode 35: “Absent, caught fire” and other great moments from Scotland’s cricket heritage

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

Episode 34: “To take us to tea – and beyond”: the incomparable Henry Blofeld

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

Episode 33: New Zealand cricket’s long journey to success

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

Episode 32: The thrill returns of Ted Dexter at the crease

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

Episode 31: South African cricket and the poisoned legacy of apartheid

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

Episode 30: John Cleese shares his lifelong love of cricket

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

Episode 29: Jill Rutter on watching cricket with Prime Ministers and others

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. Jill Rutter had many high-profile roles in British public se

Episode 28: Talking with Pakistan Women’s Cricket former captain Sana Mir

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. Sana Mir played in 226 international matches for Pakistan, a

Episode 27: The glorious social and cultural heritage of Irish cricket with Charles Lysaght

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. Besides being a celebrated student debater, who replaced Ken Clarke and handi

Episode 26: Cricket’s growth in remarkable places: the man who knows

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. James Coyne, Assistant Editor of The Cricketer magazine, ha

Episode 25: Talking with human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. Clive Stafford-Smith OBE  is a cricket-lover who is also

Episode 24: Talking with Historian and Author, Dr Prashant Kidambi

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. In 1911 the first cricket team to represent all of India made a l

Episode 23: Talking with ECB’s Managing Director of Women’s Cricket Clare Connor

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. The rise of women’s cricket, in England and worldwide, is the biggest story

Episode 22: Talking with MCC’s Head of Heritage and Collections Neil Robinson

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. Neil Robinson is the MCC’s Head of Collections and Heritag

Episode 21: Talking with Huw Turbervill and Simon Hughes of The Cricketer

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. The Cricketer, on the edge of a well-deserved century, is the oldest survivin

Episode 20: Talking with Former First-Class Pakistani Cricketer Qamar Ahmed

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. Qamar Ahmed is a legend in global cricket. He reported 450 Test

Episode 19: Talking with Journalist and Author Mihir Bose

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. Mihir Bose, author of over 30 books and the BBC’s first sports

Episode 18: Talking with Sports Writer and Radio Broadcaster Pat Murphy

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. For well over forty years, as author, reporter and commentator with the highest s

Episode 17: Talking with Lord Jeffrey Archer

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. An ebullient Jeffrey Archer shares his lifelong passion for cric

Episode 16: Talking with Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. Ehsan Mani, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board since 2018, i

Episode 15: Talking with ICC Umpire Simon Taufel

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. Simon Taufel, for five years in a row the ICC’s Umpire of the Year and author of 

Episode 14: Talking with Cricket Historian Stephen Chalke

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. Stephen Chalke has given deep personal service to the oral history of English cricket, weaving together the persona

Episode 13: Talking with West Indian Commentator Fazeer Mohammed

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. Fazeer Mohammed has been delighting global audiences since 1987 as a cricket commentator combining ebullience, eloq

Episode 12: Talking with Mickey Arthur, Sri Lanka’s National Coach

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. Mickey Arthur has been Sri Lanka’s national coach since February this year. He has resumed his work there with th

Episode 11: Peter Gibbs on his County Career

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. In their eleventh podcast to help the cricket-deprived Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have a fascinating conversat

Episode 10: The First Nets & More Cricketing Novels

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects. Great excitement this week. The first cricket of the season has been played, and Richard has even been out to pract

Episode 9: Afghan cricket with Dr Sarah Fane OBE

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occasional wides into other subjects.

In this episode they are joined by Dr Sarah Fane OBE, who founded the charity Afghan Connectio