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Cricket for everyone – your friendly guide to the world's strangest sport. Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins combine match analysis with irreverence, politics and cricket history as they follow the game they love around the world and run in-depth interviews with guests. You can support the show at patreon.com/thefinalword.

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    Running out the non-striker, with the MCC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 21:11


    Season 13, Ep 20: Because it remains very much the cricketing topic de jour, it's time for another visit to the non-striker's end to take off the bails. This week the Marylebone Cricket Club, as custodians of the Laws, updated the relevant clause with extensive additional clarification as to when a bowler could attempt this kind of dismissal. We got hold of the man in charge, Fraser Stewart, to talk through what has changed and why. Join the Lord's Taverners mailing list at bit.ly/tavssignup Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Round the world via Bridge on the River Kwai

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 70:49


    Season 13, Ep 19: The cricket world was teeming this week, and so was our show. Everything from the Cherry Tree's first ever victory in Melbourne pub cricket to $100million for the Women's IPL. Rwanda produced a massive upset in the Under-19s World Cup, Shimron Hetmyer became Dennis Rodman in the most forensic scrutiny of a bridge since the River Kwai, Steve Smith dropped the hammer in the Big Bash and is on his way to Sussex to become a Duke, Ross Adair becomes a fine Irish story, Gary Ballance forms an odd pair with Zimbabwe, South Africa have one chance to dodge World Cup elimination, Ash Gardner says her piece on January 26, cricket has an Olympic Games setback, Shubman Gill makes a one-day double, and Iftikar Ahmed is Pakistan's favourite uncle. Out of breath? Your Nerd Pledge number for this week: 3.16 - Helen Wilson Join the Lord's Taverners mailing list at bit.ly/tavssignup Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Afghanistan and fading hope

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 49:57


    Season 13, Ep 18: A special episode. First we speak to Homaira Mershedi, Afghan community leader and veteran of humanitarian work, to get some sense of the current situation on the ground in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover. Then we talk through the tangled thicket of political ramifications around Australia withdrawing from a series against the Afghanistan men's team, while the women's team remains in exile in Melbourne with no support from the Afghan board or the ICC. You can donate to the Afghan Australian Development Organisation at aado.org.au, or when in Melbourne get a meal at the Afghan Gallery Restaurant, 327 Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Archive ep: The Best & Worst of 2016

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 71:17


    Season 3, Ep 6: Reloading lost episodes from the early Final Word. It's the end of December 2016. Happy New Year! Our first year doing Best & Worst. Admittedly it is a short segment at the end of the show, and we only covered our Best things. But before that we had to talk about a wonderful Boxing Day Test. Mitchell Starc has missed a lot of those, but he reserved his best all-round performance for this one against Pakistan, despite the best efforts of Azhar Ali. This ep also contains what must be our first references to Gusatvo Kuerten, Thomas Muster, and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, some early work on Steve O'Keefe at Revolver, and what may be the inaugural Final Word use of the Dream Dinner Party concept. Plus with Matthew Wade struggling with the gloves, this foresight: "If we want to go really left field, is Tim Paine starting to lurk again?" This season was originally recorded for the ABC. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find more episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Archive ep: Warner's century in a session, Younis Khan the batting god

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 76:52


    Season 3, Ep 7: Reloading lost episodes from the early Final Word. It's January 2017, Pakistan have wrapped up in Sydney, and we're spending a moment on the great undersung career of Younis Khan: on the occasion of his 34th Test ton, reaching the rare club with more hundreds than fifties. David Warner made his own in the first session of a Test, and backed it up with the fastest Australian fifty, while we made some wildly inaccurate predictions about his future. Matt Renshaw was trying to get to India, Peter Handscomb had never been dismissed short of fifty, Hilton Cartwright debuted. Plus an early Adam use of "private collection" and a sitcom starring Viv Richards and Misbah-ul-Haq. In T20s, Deandra Dottin was the Terminator, the Beth Mooney and Kirby Short partnership was growing, and we got in early demanding that Michael Klinger captain the Australian side - which he did. This season was originally recorded for the ABC. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find more episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Test Part II, with director Adrian Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 81:04


    Season 13, Ep 17: With the second season of The Test documentary out in the world, Adrian Brown joins the show for a second time to talk through the differences and complexities of repeating the dose while keeping the recipe fresh. Also this week, Kohli's ton run continues, India's Test squad is out, Australia's women play Football Manager against Pakistan, the Women's Under-19s World Cup is underway with Pakistan front and centre, and Peggy Collins has a middle name. Your Nerd Pledge number for this week: 4.89 - Edward Greggs Join the Lord's Taverners mailing list at bit.ly/tavssignup Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Story Time 119 – The tale of Lord Ram and Bharat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 72:03


    It's Story Time, our weekly walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. This week Bharat Sundaresan joins Geoff on babysitting duty, and is the perfect guide through Indian mythology and princely states. Does any of it relate to cricket? You'll find out. We also try to unravel some cryptic clues and the movie Tenet, which are equally confusing. Your Nerd Pledge numbers this week: 1.30 - Mark Dixon & Daniel Price. 8.16 - Ramaswamy 3.76 - Dan O'Sullivan 5.78 - Jack Rule 2.56 - Ajay & Simon Ward 5.67 - Jon Rees & Bala Sivaraman 2.12 - Mike Brader & Alan Edgar Get on the Lord's Taverners mailing list here. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find other episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Welcome to Peggy Antonio Collins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 86:39


    Season 13, Ep 16: Ok, that's not really her middle name (yet) but we're working on it. The Final Word family has grown by one. Who knew when we told that great story about 1930s leg-spinner Peggy Antonio on Story Time 100 that Rachel and Adam would have a Peggy of their own? Well, they probably did, but it's a nice surprise for the rest of us. Also this week, squads for the next women's World Cup and the Australian men's India tour, farewell to Norma Whiteman as she was when she played for Australia, umpiring on low catches, bad light problems, and a lot more action with run-outs at the non-striker's end. Your Nerd Pledge number for this week: 4.46 - George Pearson Join the Lord's Taverners mailing list at bit.ly/tavssignup Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v South Africa, Sydney Day 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 21:10


    Australia v South Africa, Sydney Day 5: It's all over! We watched the rain for four days but it was all worthwhile for this thrilling... draw. Oh well, what do you do? Luckily there were many fun moments for us to tell you about. Go on. And the sun came out. Win, win, win. (Draw.) 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v South Africa, Sydney Day 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 21:13


    Australia v South Africa, Sydney Day 4: After a full day of rain, we got back on the field again. Meaning we recorded the show again: on the politics of declaring near milestones, umpiring consistency, and some otherworldly bowling spells. 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Story Time 118 – The one we made while going into labour

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 54:21


    It's Story Time, our weekly walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. This week, Adam's baby may be arriving before the end of the show, but podcasting has to be done. We have important facts about Teddy Hoad and the 1911 Test in Adelaide to relate! Some triumphs and disasters, some bookends, and a long-pursued answer is run to ground. Got any baby names? Your Nerd Pledge numbers this week: 1.49 - Jason Wilkins & The Real Patch Clapp 1.55 - Bill Apter 16.10 - James Ralston 2.79 - Scot Munroe 16.43 - Francis Keepfer 17.70 - Ben Woolgar Get on the Lord's Taverners mailing list here. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find other episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v South Africa, Sydney Day 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 20:44


    Australia v South Africa, Sydney Day 2: Steve Smith day! Yet another one of them. The guy who just kept making hundreds has started being almost as relentless as he once was. Here was another, on the day that Usman Khawaja sauntered towards a double, and Travis Head cut sick. 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v South Africa, Sydney Day 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 22:47


    Australia v South Africa, Sydney Day 1: Lots of rain, but a fair bit of cricket, and two life's constants were on show: Labuschagne runs, and Labuschagne luck. And eventually some bad luck too. The wind tunnel that we plunged into in the second half of this episode was to show you what conditions were like outside the SCG when we recorded. (Also the primary audio failed.) 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Archive ep: In Spanish, this show is La Palabra Ultima

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 56:05


    Season 3, Ep 8: Reloading lost episodes from the early Final Word. Stop us if this sounds familiar: it's January, around Sydney Test time, there's a tour to India coming up any minute, and we're wondering whether Mitchell Swepson is good enough to feature. Matthew Renshaw is coming into the side, Glenn Maxwell is vying for a spot with Travis Head. But this was 2017. Were we on the mark with anything? Will we say the same things in a couple of weeks in 2023? Also on this episode: Minty Panesar, the first TFW mention of Javed Miandad and his I Love New York hat, Kim Garth arrives in the Big Bash, and the most runs you could score and wickets you could lose in the same Super Over. This season was originally recorded for the ABC. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find more episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Best & Worst of 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 73:34


    Season 13, Ep 15: It's New Year's Eve! And as per Final Word tradition, we gather for a look back at the year that was. The good, the bad, the highs, the lows. It was an eventful one. Also this week we wrap up the many Test matches that were happening round the world, and give you an explainer of the Australian cricket broadcast rights negotiations and their ramifications, as well as the scenarios that could happen in the World Test Championship. Your Nerd Pledge number for this week: 11.32 - Fake Patch Clapp Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v South Africa, Melbourne Day 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 24:13


    Australia v South Africa, Melbourne Day 4: It's all over, and so is the result of the series, with one match yet to play. Temba Bavuma had what you could call a mixed day, and at least South Africa made more than 200. Just. 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v South Africa, Melbourne Day 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 24:37


    Australia v South Africa, Melbourne Day 3: Some more Nortje snorters to start the day, but it turned into another long one for South Africa. A Test century for Alex Carey and some real surprises on the injury front, but on we go into day four. 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v South Africa, Melbourne Day 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 19:43


    Australia v South Africa, Melbourne Day 2: David Warner Day. Under pressure, stinking hot day, unbeaten double hundred. Just David Warner things. Also Nortje bowling fire, very few wickets but very many batting injuries, and other peculiarities. With Geoff Lemon and Bharat Sundaresan. 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v South Africa, Melbourne Day 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 21:00


    Australia v South Africa, Melbourne Day 1: Big day, big occasion, and an effort that wasn't up to it. South Africa's batting fell over once again, but it was a special day for Cameron Green. With Adam home in England, Geoff Lemon and Bharat Sundaresan have you covered. 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Scott Boland, Unaaramin, and the Mullagh Medal

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 18:50


    Season 13, Ep 14: A Boxing Day special. You may know that within three days in 2021, Scott Boland became the second Aboriginal man to play Test cricket for Australia, and then the first Australian to win the Johnny Mullagh medal, awarded to the best player in the Boxing Day Test and named after the great Aboriginal cricketer who toured England in 1868. You may not know the story of Unaaramin, the man who became known as Johnny Mullagh, or the story of how the medal reached the MCG in 2021. Josie Sangster is the manager of the Johnny Mullagh Interpretive Centre, a museum about the 1868 tour in the Victorian country town of Harrow, where most of the players were from. She takes us through an illuminating and inspiring Final Word. Plan your visit to Victoria at VisitVictoria.com Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Final Word Christmas with Simon Katich

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 98:42


    Season 13, Ep 13: It's Christmas! And as is now tradition, we sit down for a long conversation with a person who we like and respect, and who has been a good friend to the show. Previous years had Harsha Bhogle, Jim Maxwell, Mel Jones and Michael Atherton. This year it is Simon Katich, after a long career batting and bowling for Australia, and a good number of years now working alongside us as a broadcaster. Once described as the conscience of Australian cricket, Simon is a wonderful guest at our Christmas lunch. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Story Time 117 – Made in heaven

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 48:30


    It's Story Time, our weekly walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. This week, a searing injustice with a divine tinge gets another look. As does one of the greatest of the greats, and one at the other end of the spectrum. Plus, have you ever wanted to know about every player who debuted in a Sheffield Shield match against Alan Mulally? Well it's your lucky day. Your Nerd Pledge numbers this week: 6.00 - Eric Pritchard 3.76 - Peter Lewis 1.94 - Reverend Nicholls 9.10 - Panos 3.55 - Vijay, Joseph Brookshaw & Jake Sheedy Get on the Lord's Taverners mailing list here. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find other episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Riding the Test rollercoaster from Brisbane to Karachi

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 61:00


    Season 13, Ep 12: An unexpected weekly show given the two-day Test, but we probably have to talk about the two-day Test. Also, English writer Cameron Ponsonby joins us from the hotel in Karachi where we spent way too much time in March, with thoughts on the truly wild 3-0 series that he has just watched, and more broadly the experience of touring Pakistan. Meanwhile, Australia's women rack up a huge score against India as we record, and ponder the 58th coming of Ellyse Perry and the consistent menace of Grace Harris. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v South Africa, Brisbane Day 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 14:46


    Australia v South Africa, Brisbane Day 1: Two day Test! What the hell? We haven't seen one of those in Australia since 1931. Which we did not see personally. Wickets galore, 19 of them, and a wild conclusion - go through it all with us. (Forgive the wind sound, we're still working on the audio set-up for these.) 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v South Africa, Brisbane Day 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 24:47


    Australia v South Africa, Brisbane Day 1: What a day of Test cricket! South Africa were overwhelmed while batting, then fought back while bowling, either side of Travis Head producing another wild counterattack. Don't miss this one. 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Story Time 116 - Are we human or are we dancer?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 73:54


    It's Story Time, our weekly walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. Back in Melbourne with Adam and Geoff sitting across the coffee table together, neither of us on the brink of hospitalisation, it was a rare pleasure and privilege. This time, back to the streets of Philadelphia, a possible clerical error of historic importance, Crazy Chester, nicknames that never go away, becoming the optimum indie rock snob, and the correct soundtrack for drives around Iceland. Your Nerd Pledge numbers this week: 8.97 - Jeffrey Gabriel 16.10 - James Ralston 1.75 - Thomas Melia 6.21 - Not That Tim Minchin 5.50 - Joel Burton 4.06 - Simon Butcher 2.71 - Richard L. 4.18 - Leigh Couchman Get on the Lord's Taverners mailing list here. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find other episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    England back it up, Warner backs out

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 102:43


    Season 13, Ep 11: A huge news week. England have done it again - another bonkers victory after careening like a 70s car chase through the second Test in Multan. Let's look at the carnage of the past fortnight while we've been doing Daily episodes on the wrong series. David Warner bails on his ban appeal after the process goes sideways. Cricket Australia make more predictably bad administrative appointments. Kim Garth debuts for Australia after leaving Ireland, and we look at the gloom around Caribbean cricket. Also this week, friend of the show Dan Liebke comes by for a chat at our spiritual home, the Commercial Club Hotel on Nicholson Street, Fitzroy. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Story Time 115 – This episode is cursed

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 69:00


    It's Story Time, our weekly walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. Well, it's supposed to be weekly, when the forces of evil themselves don't conspire to destroy the entire operation. So Bharat and Geoff have been into the fiery pit to take back what is ours. We have faced God and walked backwards into hell. We have kicked down its gates and returned intact, with this: Story Time 115. Your Nerd Pledge numbers this week: 3.12 - Sukrit Munjal 2.55 - Pushkar Godbole 3.66 - Alex Linsley & Erin Kane 2.43 - Bulldog Belly 2.14 - Harsha G. & Toby Trumper Get on the Lord's Taverners mailing list here. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find other episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v West Indies, Adelaide Day 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 18:37


    Australia v West Indies Day 4 at Adelaide: Sadly, it was always going to be this way. The West Indies are a rabble and unless this is taken seriously by administrators across the world, they won't be playing Test cricket for much longer. Oh, and Australia hammered them by 419 runs, winning the Test inside 90 minutes on the fourth afternoon at Adelaide. 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v West Indies, Adelaide Day 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 17:20


    Australia v West Indies Day 3 at Adelaide: A Scott Boland triple wicket maiden is it? Of course it is. Australia have set the West Indies 497 but all eyes are on the Victorian, who has his average under 10 again. Absurd scenes in Adelaide. What a guy.   20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v West Indies, Adelaide Day 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 12:45


    There was only one way Travis Head was getting out - run out. And so it was when cruising towards his first Test double. Australia still had the runs to declare when they wanted before taking four West Indian wickets before the close, with Michael Neser bowling a treat - much to Bharat and Adam's delight!   20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20   Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v West Indies, Adelaide Day 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 18:21


    Australia v West Indies Day 1 at Adelaide: It's Marnus yet again, a hat-trick of tons for him, this time against the pink ball. Meanwhile, Travis Head becomes the first South Australian to hit a Test century at Adelaide Oval since 1995.   20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20   Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Final Word with Robert DiPierdomenico

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 100:31


    Season 13, Ep 10: Yes, this is a cricket podcast and Dipper was a footballer - a mighty one at that. But at this time of year, we turn our attention to the MCG and each September for over a decade, it was the big man's backyard. Even if you don't know who he is, you'll be drawn in by his stories and impersonations - a ripper. Before that, Bharat joined Adam for a chat in Adelaide ahead of the 2nd Test before drifting to Rawalpindi to reflect on one of the greatest wins of all. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v West Indies, Perth Day 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 16:18


    Australia v West Indies Day 5 at Perth: the Australians notch a win to start the series after Nathan Lyon bagged six wickets. But it was not without some resistance from West Indies, notably Roston Chase and Alzarri Joseph. 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v West Indies, Perth Day 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 17:30


    Australia v West Indies Day 4 at Perth, marked by twin tons for Marnus Labuschagne as his team set up a declaration, before Kraig Brathwaite made his first century against Australia. 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v West Indies, Perth Day 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 20:16


    Day 3 at Perth, and Australia had to work hard against some dogged West Indies resistance. The hosts are still well on top though. 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v West Indies, Perth Day 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 19:51


    Day 2 of the Australian Test summer, and the run twins went absolutely crazy. But perhaps not everything will go Australia's way after a good West Indies response? 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v West Indies, Perth Day 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 16:04


    Day 1 of the Australian Test summer, with a building West Indies team arriving in the city of Perth that their predecessors used to own. Catch up on everything you might have missed. 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'No cowards in the Australian cricket team'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 68:24


    Season 13, Ep 9: With Australia's Test summer against West Indies about to start, captain Pat Cummins had some strong answers to the inevitable questions about Justin Langer's past week of activity. And after eight years of waiting, the Adelaide Strikers won their first WBBL trophy. Also this week, Tanya Aldred and Matt Oldfield talk about writing cricket books for kids, and we loop back to the Australian captain via Tanya's expert subject of how cricket relates to climate change. Your Nerd Pledge number for this week: 1.84 - Joel Emonsen Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Story Time 114 – Rahul Dravid didn't want it bad enough

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 41:47


    It's Story Time, our weekly walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. This week, the universe bends us unerringly back towards Rahul Dravid - but what was really his motivation? What was cricket's greatest period of stability? What really went on in the year before Billy Corgan wrote his hit, and what does the current Swedish coach have to do with anything? Find out from the only place tackling the big questions. Your Nerd Pledge numbers this week: 76.00 - Peder Roberts 3.30 - Jim Robertson 19.78 - Kagey 6.02 - Gopal 4.74 - Matthew Evans Get on the Lord's Taverners mailing list here. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find other episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Final Word with Sam Billings

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 102:22


    Season 13, Ep 8: The day before the Melbourne ODI, England batter and sometime keeper Sam Billings sits down with us in the big seating bowl to talk life, opportunity, long road trips, posh schools, public perception, the sense of home, and the liberation of letting go. A great conversation with an eloquent player. Also this week: the crowded schedule, the women's Big Bash versus AFLW, and some local cricket fun with running out the non-striker. The Final Word LIVE in Melbourne with Chris Rogers is about to happen: get your tickets here. Your Nerd Pledge number for this week: 2.91 - George Alsworth Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com Plan your Melbourne moment at visitmelbourne.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Story Time 113 – Live from the bath

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 65:52


    It's Story Time, our weekly walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. This week, we've never recorded a show in the bath before, so why not change things up? That was after starting the episode at Reid Oval in Warrnambool, where Adam used to play cricket as a teenager. On the show, the dancefloor antics of Dodger Whysall, some Scott Boland detours on our way to Harrow, perfect squares, the GM Diamond, and some good Scottish times. As a one-off, this episode is also available as a video shot by Cam Fink. And it also begins with one of Cam's signature bizarre stories, which took place in front of us this very same day. Your Nerd Pledge numbers this week: 4.44 - Patrick McKeon & Matt 3.11 - Max Gillespie 2.23 - Shane Fagg 2.82 - Sam Brown 11.78 - Ciaran O'Kane Get on the Lord's Taverners mailing list here. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find other episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFW Daily - Australia v England, Adelaide ODI

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 22:01


    A bonus Daily! Our road trip ended in Adelaide, so we shot one more video show with Cam Fink which is also an audio show here. Australia and England played in the not very highly anticipated ODI series, in which a number of interesting things did in fact happen. The Final Word LIVE is happening Melbourne with Chris Rogers: tickets are here. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find us at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The triumph of the Pomborneit Bulls

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 50:26


    Season 13, Ep 7: A lot to get through in a short time: he ICC sponsorship with crypto has collapsed along with the FTX exchange, Glenn Maxwell breaks his leg, David Warner talks about his future, the T20 World Cup washes up, there's a sprinkling of domestic cricket. And we are on our road trip through country Victoria, recording the first half of this show in Port Fairy, then stopping by Pomborneit to find out how a tiny district of 191 people is building one of the most successful cricket clubs in Australia. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com Plan your Melbourne moment at visitmelbourne.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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