World Cricket Podcast March 4, 2010

'One-over cricket is the future'

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
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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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  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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!!).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • govind on March 4, 2010, 19:55 GMT

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

  • Girish on March 4, 2010, 17:17 GMT

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

    Ridiculous -

  • 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

  • Tim Easton on March 4, 2010, 15:01 GMT

    Where do I find your podcast on iTunes?

  • shamim on March 4, 2010, 14:56 GMT

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

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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!!).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • govind on March 4, 2010, 19:55 GMT

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

  • Girish on March 4, 2010, 17:17 GMT

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

    Ridiculous -

  • 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

  • Tim Easton on March 4, 2010, 15:01 GMT

    Where do I find your podcast on iTunes?

  • shamim on March 4, 2010, 14:56 GMT

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

  • philp Kaye on March 4, 2010, 14:09 GMT

    Im not sure about one over cricket - what about those boring middle balls. I think 2 ball cricket would be much better. And if that gets boring we could just do the toss.

  • ss on March 4, 2010, 8:19 GMT

    hi andy - i am interested in the stats u gave abt the highest % of runs made in 6s (the cairns' & mikey holding).....where can i get the full list?

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  • ss on March 4, 2010, 8:19 GMT

    hi andy - i am interested in the stats u gave abt the highest % of runs made in 6s (the cairns' & mikey holding).....where can i get the full list?

  • philp Kaye on March 4, 2010, 14:09 GMT

    Im not sure about one over cricket - what about those boring middle balls. I think 2 ball cricket would be much better. And if that gets boring we could just do the toss.

  • shamim on March 4, 2010, 14:56 GMT

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

  • Tim Easton on March 4, 2010, 15:01 GMT

    Where do I find your podcast on iTunes?

  • 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

  • Girish on March 4, 2010, 17:17 GMT

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

    Ridiculous -

  • govind on March 4, 2010, 19:55 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!!).