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The Broken Wicket
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.
24 May 2021
Postcards from The Edge
Cricket 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
1 hr 12 mins
10 May 2021
Years and years
The final part of The Broken Wicket's look at the ICC's teams of the decade, considers the women's ODI and T20 teams, and the associate cricketers of the decade.
29 Apr 2021
Lies, damned lies and statistics (part 2)
After some delay, Tim Part and Andrew Mizner return with the second part of their look at the ICC teams of the decade. This time it is the men's ODI and T20 teams under the microscope.
17 Jan 2021
Lies, damned lies and statistics (part 1)
New 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 hr 23 mins
22 Dec 2020
Even 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?
1 hr 23 mins
4 Dec 2020
Storm in a teacup
Tim 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.
14 Oct 2020
Stats 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.
1 hr 4 mins
28 Sept 2020
Let's get ready to grumble!
Richard 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 hr 17 mins
2 Sept 2020
Regular 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.
1 hr 31 mins
20 Aug 2020
Having a Ball, North of the Wall
Andrew 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
28 Jul 2020
It's not easy being green
Ahead of this week's one day international series between England and Ireland, Andrew Mizner catches up with Cricket Europe correspondent and Irish cricket expert Barry Chambers (twitter.com/irishcricket1). Listen to Barry update us on the state of the game in Ireland and the fortunes of both men's and women's teams. We've also got a preview of the three-match series itself. Remember to follow us at: Twitter: /BrokenWicket Instagram: /BrokenWicket Facebook: /BrokenWicket And sign up for our newsletter at thebrokenwicket.com
15 Jul 2020
Skill, Commitment, Emphatic, Winning
Tim Part and Andrew Mizner return to discuss the Windies' impressive victory over England in the first Test, including how the statistical omens don't look good for Joe Denly. To get the West Indian perspective, Andrew talked to Barbadian commentator and analyst Nikhil Uttamchandani. Tim, on the other hand, has been playing a lot of Cricket Captain and gives his verdict on the newly released 2020 edition of the game.
1 hr 13 mins
7 Jul 2020
Praise be! Cricket returns in earnest this week as England and West Indies start their three-Test battle. Tim Part and Andrew Mizner size up the teams and make some bold (and inevitably incorrect) predictions for the series. Otherwise, your hosts discuss the impact on the recreational game, we an interview with cricket author Colin Babb on the relationship West Indies fans have with the game, and after too much time without playing Tim starts to think cricket is played on horseback.
27 Jun 2020
As cricket prepares to return from its hiatus, the Broken Wicket also makes its comeback on your airwaves. Regular hosts Tim Part and Andrew Mizner round up the news from around the game, including the game's response to racism, the ongoing absence of recreational cricket, and the convoluted T3 format. We also have Andrew's interview with Cricket Mexico's Craig White (not that one) and the results of Tim's first stats challenge - who has the most Test caps without ever playing consecutive games?
1 hr 13 mins
1 Jun 2020
Andrew Mizner is joined by Jake Perry, author of The Secret Game: Tales of Scottish Cricket, and Colin Babb, author of 1973 and Me: The England v West Indies Test Series and a Memorable Childhood Year, to hear about their new cricket books. Remember to follow us at: www.twitter.com/BrokenWicket www.Instagram.com/BrokenWicket www.facebook.com/BrokenWicket
25 Mar 2020
Covid-19 Not Out
Tim and Andrew return after a few months away, to be greeted by... a likely few more months without cricket. Where else to start other than the fundamental threat to the game posed by the current pandemic? Your hosts chew the fat over the implications from the top to the bottom of the sport. But it's not all doom and gloom - there is also an interview with County Cricket Matters editor Annie Chave, a new stats challenge feature, and a dissection of Cricket Australia's shirt design competition.
1 hr 8 mins
20 Dec 2019
Review of 2019
Tim and Andrew return for the final time in 2019 to look back at a packed year in cricket. They reappraise the World Cup and men's and women's Ashes series and discuss the outlook for the year ahead, the final time (thank god) that anyone can talk about 2020 vision. It wouldn't be a TBW Christmas without a head-to-head quiz ruckus. 12 months, 6 questions each - which of the hosts will prevail this year?
11 Sept 2019
Women's Cricket Special
The winds of change are blowing through the women's game. Two years on from England winning the 2017 World Cup, the domestic system is being reinvented - it's goodbye to the Kia Super League, hello to The Hundred. Tim talks to Raf Nicholson (CricketHer), Richard Clark (Women's County Cricket Day), and Katie Levick (Yorkshire Diamonds) to understand the potential impact of the new structure, find out what else needs to be done, and ask how healthy the women's game is overall.
16 Aug 2019
Oh hey, EU again!
Picking up where we left off in Episode 21, The Broken Wicket returns to the continent for its cricket fix this week. This week sees Spain and Finland begin a three-match T20I series, the first to be played in Finland since the ICC granted Associate games full T20I status. Andrew talked to Juan Carlos Rodriguez Martinez and Christian Munoz Mills, President and Captain respectively of Cricket Spain, and to Andrew Armitage, Chairman of Cricket Finland, about the series and their hopes for the future.
31 Jul 2019
This one's a keeper
Having (just about) recovered from the World Cup, Tim Part and Andrew Mizner return to the airwaves. Our hosts look back at the final reacting to unreleased audio recorded on tour the day after the game. They also preview the Ashes series - after all, like Ben Stokes on Red Bull, cricket never sleeps... Andrew also gets out of the studio to talk to former pro WK Michael Bates and journalist Tom Huelin, co-authors of the newly-released book Keeping Up, to discuss the role of glovemen in the modern game.
1 hr 18 mins
18 Jul 2019
Bonus: Fantasy T20 Blast 2019
Like Ben Stokes after too many Red Bulls, cricket never sleeps. Hot on the heels of the World Cup, the 2019 edition of the Vitality T20 Blast is barging its way into the summer, so it's time for Tim Part to get his fantasy league hat on again. Tim talks to last year's Telegraph league winner Rob Graham to find out what it takes to win and has cranked up the TBW supercomputer again to give some player recommendations of his own.
5 Jul 2019
CWC19 Update 4 - It's a knockout
It's all over bar the shouting for the World Cup group stage... which means it's business time! Tim and Andrew return to discuss the (probable) semi-finals, the merits of the round robin format, and the spate of golden ducks. They also answer the hard-hitting questions such as "is spider-cam rubbish", "what's with vertical celebratory throws", and "would you poke Brad Haddin in the eye?"
28 Jun 2019
CWC19 Update 3 - Hot hot heat
Humidity has replaced rain and it's heating up in the World Cup kitchen. Tim and Andrew run the rule over all 10 teams, propose an XI of the tournament so far, and discuss a large pachyderm that has entered the recording studio. As a special feature, Andrew consulted Dr David McCabe who has completed a Monte Carlo analysis of the remaining group stage fixtures, which is a lot less glamourous than it sounds. Also featuring fantasy league chat, other (non-CWC19) news, and a reference to a sweaty armpit.
16 Jun 2019
CWC19 Update 2 - And another thing...
It's been a wet week in the World Cup, but The Broken Wicket's enthusiasm remains undiminished. So much so in fact, that Tim goes on one of his fun rants about the state of the game prompted by the media coverage of the tournament thus far. Andrew joins Tim to discuss all the rest of the news - including heavy bails, Michael Holding, Alec Stewart and England Women's dominance over the Windies.
8 Jun 2019
CWC19 Update 1 - The Gloves are Off
After the first week of the World Cup, Tim Part and Andrew Mizner pore over the tasty cricketing dishes (and the washed out semolina) that have been served up so far by the globe's best. News, reviews, discussing the fan experience, and plating up our latest power rankings - this is the first course of your regular diet of Broken Wicket CWC19 updates.
27 May 2019
It's quadrennial-ophenia. As the ten teams of the 2019 Cricket World Cup assemble, Tim Part and Andrew Mizner take a look at the prospects for each side. Our hosts also take a closer look at the anatomy of the tournament. Who should you put in your fantasy XI? What the hell is the official song about? Why is there no mascot? Help is also at hand from local experts Nakul Pande (@NakulMPande, India), Tim-CricketGuy (@Tim32_cricket, South Africa) and Adam Bell (@cricketeersnz, New Zealand).
1 hr 28 mins
29 Apr 2019
Bonus - Now That's What I Call Cricket 2018/19
The Broken Wicket is 1 year old! To celebrate here are some of our greatest hits including interview excerpts, a couple of previously unheard clips, and 17 different Ed Sheeran songs. (Not really.) (Thank god.) Includes such classics as: Why cricketers cheat, Which Curran is best?, How data is changing cricket, How to pick & build a team, Which World Cup was best and What did Durham ever do for us? Featuring: Jeremy Snape, Matthew Maynard & Anthony McGrath, Jarrod Kimber and many more. Please rate and review the podcast on your app of choice Follow us on tbw.cricket/twitter & tbw.cricket/insta Read more at thebrokenwicket.com
19 Apr 2019
It's a World Cup and Ashes year, but we think the most exciting development in cricket in 2019 comes from an unexpected source. Tim Part interviews European Cricket League founder Daniel Weston, and discusses the new league’s potential impact with regular co-host Andrew Mizner and European cricket expert Bertus de Jong. Tim also interviews Marcus Andersson, CEO of Wicket Gaming the company developing Cricket Tycoon, and Andrew runs through the news. All without mentioning the B-word a single time.
12 Apr 2019
Bonus - Cricket Charity
Roving reporter Andrew Mizner interviews Dave Terrace of Cricket Without Boundaries and Saima Mohsin of the Street Child Cricket World Cup. Tim Part joins to discuss their work. Cricket Without Boundaries uses cricket as a vehicle for delivering health and social messages in sub-Saharan Africa. www.cricketwithoutboundaries.com The first Cricket World Cup for street-connected children will take place ahead of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. www.streetchildunited.org
4 Apr 2019
Bonus - Fantasy County Cricket Guide
Geeks assemble! The start of the County season heralds the return of the Telegraph Fantasy Cricket County Challenge. Join Tim Part and Tasneem-Summer Sadiq Khan to recommend the best value players to select in your squad and to throw up some unexpected contenders.
2 Apr 2019
The clocks are forward, and Easter eggs are in the shops... County Cricket must be back! Everyone's favourite social justice wicket keeper Tasneem-Summer Sadiq Khan joins Tim Part and Andrew Mizner to discuss the county season ahead, and make some inevitably woeful predictions. The team also pore over Mankadding, Amy Jones and the Nigerian Men's U19 team. Plus there are interviews with Richard Clark of the Women's County Cricket Day, and Stuart Rayner, author of Five Trophies and a Funeral.
1 hr 41 mins
22 Mar 2019
In which our heroes, faced with a dastardly challenge, rise to the challenge with a mixture of bravery, cunning, and a computer scientist in Brooklyn. This week Andrew and Tim talk to Englishman in New York Jamie Gray, whose Test match simulation model helps them work out what would happen if the best bowlers in the world played the best batsmen. The team also discuss England Women in Asia, MCC rule changes, and declaring on 14/1.
7 Mar 2019
In a bumper episode we debate England's high-octane batting style, ponder Dwaan Ollifeer (right-arm phonetic-medium) Kolpakking in his Test career, and get into a deep discussion about the point of cricket via Kusal Perera's wonder-innings. Tasneem Sadiq Khan also pops her head in to discuss the first half of the PSL and to give her take on the India-Pakistan cric-political beef. DISCLAIMER: may contain traces of Star Trek, no Slovakian handball players were harmed in the making of this podcast.
1 hr 32 mins
22 Feb 2019
Class of '92
Regular hosts Tim Part and Andrew Mizner cast their mind back to the 1992 World Cup, one of the classics. Andrew talks to Jonathan Northall, author of Ruling the World: The Story of the 1992 Cricket World Cup, the tale of the time of legendary kits, even more legendary players, and awesome mullets. The team also chew the fat over the West Indies - England Test series and debate the Jason Holder ban. They even manage to squeeze in several plugs for the new website - www.thebrokenwicket.com. Visit. Visit now! Thanks.
1 hr 11 mins
8 Feb 2019
Andrew, Tim and Ed return with a special episode on the associate nations and what their path to success looks like. This includes a segment on location at Lord's and some more words of wisdom from Jarrod Kimber. The team also discuss the fluctuating fortunes of England, Australia, West Indies and Sri Lanka, ponder the regularity of international tournaments, and uncover a surprising stat about English and Australian selectorial whims.
1 hr 3 mins
23 Jan 2019
The Broken Wicket returns from winter hibernation - and what better way to start than with an interview with Jeremy Snape? The international cricketer turned leading sports psychologist talks about the increasing pressures on professional players, how to foster a team culture in the gun-for-hire era, and the return of the Sandpaper Three. Tim and Andrew also discuss the Big Bash and fantasy league as a barometer of a well-structured sport. A great way to start 2019!
1 hr 3 mins
18 Dec 2018
We wish you a punny Xmas
As 2018 draws to a close as swiftly as an England collapse, Tim Part and Andrew Mizner look back at the year in cricket. They pick their highlights, lowlights and everything in between. This episode features some elite punning (honestly), and the hosts go mano a mano in the first annual TBW 12 Days of Cricketmas Quiz of the Year. Plus some sensible-but-passionate stuff about the state of the game and whatnot. Obvs.
1 hr 11 mins
6 Dec 2018
The wrong optics
On the surface you wouldn't think that the TBW hosts care about what things look like, but they really do! This week Tim Part and Andrew Mizner discuss the optics (yuck) of England's win in Sri Lanka and the Jofra Archer Rule (it will catch on). Tim also inflicts some more statistical geekery on Andrew and the show receives TWO letters from listeners. Plus we 'throw shade' on Ed Sheeran and Gary Ballance. Standard.
18 Nov 2018
Men of means
The Broken Wicket supercomputer returns! This week we go on a mission to find not the best, not even the worst, but the most statistically average Test XI of all time. Tim has crunched the numbers, armed only with Excel, Statsguru and caffeine, while Andrew tells the stories behind the players. The massive dorks.
1 hr 5 mins
24 Oct 2018
Down with the kids
Running through this week's news stories - contemporaneous Currans, awesome Abbas, hobbled Herath - Tim Part and Andrew Mizner spot a common thread. The Broken wicket returns to discuss whether there is a changing of the guard happening in the cricket world, and how we might measure greatness in future. Tim and Andrew also receive their first viewer letter, attempt to pronounce "Labuschagne", and contemplate crackers.
11 Oct 2018
Tim Part and Andrew Mizner look forward to England's first engagement of the winter, a full house of ODI, T20 and Tests in Sri Lanka. Andrew also caught up with Jarrod Kimber, esteemed journalist and broadcaster, on everything from governance to data analytics in our feature interview.
30 Sept 2018
Super Surrey Special
A very special edition of The Broken Wicket, running the rule over Surrey's title win. How did they do it? Where do they go from here? Does the County Championship still matter? Featuring on-pitch interviews straight after the best game of the season and the trophy presentation, with Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Morne Morkel, Ollie Pope, Mark Stoneman, Amar Virdi, Ryan Patel and Alec Stewart. We also chat to members of the public in the crowd, including friends-of-the-show Guerilla Cricket.
28 Sept 2018
Winner Winner Touring Spinner
Following England's surprisingly thumping Test series victory over India, Tim Part and Andrew Mizner chew the fat. Have England answered any questions, who will go to Sri Lanka, and how much of a decent international career is down to luck?
22 Aug 2018
Viva Cricket Espana
The Broken Wicket goes on tour! Tim Part interviews Cricket Spain's CEO John Howden on location in La Manga about efforts to develop the sport on the Iberian Peninsula. Warning - may contain some hackneyed cultural appropriation via some generic Spanish guitar idents...
1 Aug 2018
Tim Part and Andrew Mizner return to preview the 1st Test of the England vs India series. Featuring Rash decisions, Deep Thought (a computer rather than the hosts) and the usual insightful commentary, cricket continues to receive the tough love it needs in these harsh modern times.
24 Jul 2018
2,782 Seconds of Summer
The Broken Wicket is back! After a few weeks away, we return just in time for the England India Test series. What better way to tee that up than by reviewing the international summer so far? Tim Part, Andrew Mizner and Ed Benson reprise the Pakistan series, and special guest Assistant Sports Editor of the Times Nick Randall gives his thoughts on the limited overs matches. The team also discuss Virat Kohli, fail at a quiz, and chat beige food. As you do.
20 May 2018
When the crowd say bo selection
This week, The Broken Wicket reviews the Ireland Pakistan Test and looks forward to England's first game of the summer. Andrew Mizner and Ed Benson join Tim Part for another romp through the cricket news. Also with a special feature on the mechanics of selection itself, with expert insight from former England players, and current county coaches, Matthew Maynard and Anthony McGrath.
1 hr 1 min
11 May 2018
Tim Part and Andrew Mizner return to preview Ireland's inaugural Test versus Pakistan, including a chat with Nakul Pande of Guerilla Cricket, the exclusive audio rights holder for the match. We also discuss the Rooney Rule, Kohli, Langer, and Siddle's beanie.
29 Apr 2018
The Three Stooges
Your new cricket fix is back for more - still giving the game the tough love it needs in these harsh modern times. Tim Part is joined by Ed Benson and the returning Andrew Mizner to discuss a busy couple of weeks in the cricket world: 100 balls, TMS and Ed Smith. Also featuring an interview with Surrey Slam's Matt Camp and the Cricket Coffin creaks into action once again.
15 Apr 2018
Bloody Katy Perry
Your new cricket fix - giving the game the tough love it needs in these harsh modern times. For this first episode, Tim Part is joined by Andrew Mizner to discuss the winter tour, Australian cheating, and the season ahead. Also featuring an interview with sports psychologist Victor Thompson and the first Cricket Coffin feature.