April 9, 2010

World Cricket Podcast

The best apples, Pakistan’s latest bans, and an interview with Sir Scruton Wole

Andy Zaltzman

Why legspinners will rule this county season. The cricketer with a collection of fruit preserves in his garden. The great IPL Loyalty Auction. A little chat with the world’s oldest living first-class cricketer, aka the man behind Bodyline. And, of course, more lies about cricketers. In this the last World Cricket Podcast before it goes on a break. Sob.

Read the transcript here

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

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Posted by Dush on (May 11, 2010, 8:47 GMT)

Andy! where are ya mate! been waaaaaaaaaaay too long.

Posted by punkedge on (May 6, 2010, 13:18 GMT)

where art thou andy ? been too long !

Posted by niels on (April 12, 2010, 15:42 GMT)

Come on, this is the best thing on Cricinfo.

Posted by lolling on (April 10, 2010, 4:05 GMT)

Yea Andy, don't dwell on things that "The Coder" says. IPL has both pros AND cons. What's scary is that persons like him (or her) have successfully convinced themselves that cons don't exist (when the IPL is involved of course). So convinced in fact that they have counted "100 or so articles" on Cricinfo that ONLY bash the IPL?? 100 or so?? Maybe when I'm retired from all forms of work, I will take up the task of trying to count the 100 or so articles which apparently serve no other purpose than to bash the IPL. lol

Posted by Pankaj on (April 10, 2010, 1:18 GMT)

Scruton Wole bit--hilarious! "live rhinocerous for wedding cake..." and "bowling bouncers at myself..." self-reflexive ridiculousness--more please. Whose voice is it? Who wrote that piece? Tell, tell--dying of curiosity.

Posted by JMike on (April 10, 2010, 0:45 GMT)

I'm Freddy Flintoff, and I hope that this break in the Confectionary stall podcast is only temporary.

Howzat? That's how!!

--JMike

Posted by Atul Bhogle on (April 9, 2010, 18:31 GMT)

Andy, is that your kid who does the kid voice, or is it you? :)

Posted by Atul Bhogle on (April 9, 2010, 18:27 GMT)

Jamshed..... has a jam shed!!! LOL!!!!

You shouldnt have responded to some coder griping against your gripes Andy, you are too good for that.

To fellow Indians, have a sense of humour please.

Posted by Karadi on (April 9, 2010, 18:26 GMT)

"A general uneasy feeling about the future of something that I truly love"

:) Love it.

Posted by Rahul on (April 9, 2010, 17:30 GMT)

Nice article as always. Please write more frequently like daily would be nice. And don't mind but you need a haircut dude. You look like einstein without moustache.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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