March 4, 2010

World Cricket Podcast

'One-over cricket is the future'

Andy Zaltzman

The reincarnation of Phil Tufnell, the age at which cricketers average the highest, a super one-question quiz, more stats than you can shake a stick at, lies about cricketers, and the first in the Annoying Things About Cricket series. Truly, we are blessed

Read the transcript of the podcast here

Download the podcast here (mp3, 6669kb, right-click to save).

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on the BBC Radio 4, and a writer

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Posted by freedomofspeech on (March 9, 2010, 15:38 GMT)

Frikkin' hilarious..."Hearing that he's been hitting fewer sixes than Kallis is like hearing that Warren Beatty has been sleeping with fewer women than Elton John. Roughly." - epic.

"Smith called legs" - hahaha!!

Posted by pete on (March 7, 2010, 8:20 GMT)

ha ha "smith called 'legs'"--oh, that SA tournament jinx... priceless; I disagree with a comment above--no need to "keep it short"--no question of exhausting us listeners--the quality of your podcasts stays very high always, regardless of length--I end up listening to each podcast multiple times because they're all packed with so much good stuff.

Posted by David on (March 5, 2010, 6:32 GMT)

Instead of the hassle of teams having to come out again for a super-over, why can't we make it much simpler and much more entertaining: get the two umpires to pick a team each out of a hat, and then let the umpires have a bowl off. First one to land it on the pitch wins (as long as Paul Reiffel chooses my team!!).

Posted by David on (March 5, 2010, 6:29 GMT)

Love the idea of 2 world championships in the one day ... that means the defending champions would actually be the defending champions, not a team of 11 different players who happen to be wearing a similar uniform.

Posted by Sambitesh on (March 5, 2010, 3:44 GMT)

"is like hearing that Warren Beatty has been sleeping with fewer women than Elton John. Roughly. " .. got me crackling. Yet another podcast filled with intelligence,wit and slapstick humor.

Posted by govind on (March 4, 2010, 19:55 GMT)

Awesome Andy! your the best. I never miss your confectionery stall posts or podcasts.

Posted by Girish on (March 4, 2010, 17:17 GMT)

Why stop at 1 over -- how about 1 ball or even half a ball ??

Ridiculous -

Posted by Raw on (March 4, 2010, 15:39 GMT)

good stuff mate, I laughed out loud at some of the stuff. but try to keep it short and sweet. that way you maintain the most quality stuff and don't exhaust the listener

Posted by Tim Easton on (March 4, 2010, 15:01 GMT)

Where do I find your podcast on iTunes?

Posted by shamim on (March 4, 2010, 14:56 GMT)

39???????????? i hope kanhai, sobers and gooch are those

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Andy Zaltzman
Andy Zaltzman was born in obscurity in 1974. He has been a sporadically-acclaimed stand-up comedian since 1999, and has appeared regularly on BBC Radio 4. He is currently one half of TimesOnline's hit satirical podcast The Bugle, alongside John Oliver. Zaltzman's love of cricket outshone his aptitude for the game by a humiliating margin. He once scored 6 in 75 minutes in an Under-15 match, and failed to hit a six between the ages of 9 and 23. He would have been ideally suited to Tests, had not a congenital defect left him unable to play the game to anything above genuine village standard. He writes the Confectionery Stall blog on Cricinfo.

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