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Debbie Hockley

'I was shocked when I first got picked for New Zealand'

Jan 25, 2017: Debbie Hockley talks about her 21-year New Zealand career, the joys of club cricket, and winning a World Cup final on the third attempt

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

John Hampshire

'I've never been so embarrassed as on my Test debut'

Jan 7, 2017: John Hampshire talks about nicking his way to a hundred, and his years with Yorkshire - Closey, Illy, Freddie, Boycs and the rest

Interview by Scott Oliver

Jeff Hammond

'WSC was the greatest thing that ever happened to cricket'

Dec 3, 2016: Jeff Hammond looks back at the late '70s, and playing in the West Indies on his only Test tour with Australia

Interview by Crispin Andrews

Alan Mullally

'My autobiography won't be boring, because I'm not boring'

Nov 20, 2016: Alan Mullally tells it like it is about why England were rubbish in his time, and talks about playing the Australians

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'The wrist is a forgotten area of spin bowling'

Nov 3, 2016: Former England offspinner Pat Pocock recalls his career: escaping rioters in Guyana, being mentored by Jim Laker, and captaining Sylvester Clarke

Interview by Scott Oliver

'Walk into a dressing room today and you'd have trouble finding a place to sit'

Oct 11, 2016: Former Australia batsman Alan Turner talks about the 1975 Ashes, his only World Cup, and rejecting World Series Cricket

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'I had opportunities to leave but I didn't want Zimbabwe to go downhill'

Sep 24, 2016: Dave Houghton talks about playing alongside Fletcher and Hick, upsetting big teams, and the team's early Test days

Interview by Scott Oliver

'I got more wickets through swing than bowling quick'

Sep 15, 2016: Mike Procter talks about being an allrounder, WSC, and dealing with The Oval forfeiture and Monkeygate controversies as a match referee

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'Footwork is the most important thing for a keeper'

Sep 2, 2016: Former Australia player Len Maddocks talks about growing up in Melbourne, being Laker's tenth, and dinners with the Don

Interview by Brydon Coverdale

'I found international cricket easier than domestic matches'

Aug 10, 2016: Former Bangladesh captain Akram Khan talks about his early days in cricket, winning the 1997 ICC Trophy, and his nephew Tamim Iqbal

Interview by Mohammad Isam

'I was the type who would be very, very good or not so good'

Jul 30, 2016: Former England batsman John Crawley talks about playing against Australia, his best innings, highs and lows with Lancashire, and teaching history

Interview by Scott Oliver

'I think we had a little bit more fun on and off the field in our time'

Jul 13, 2016: Former Australia fast bowler and TV host Mike Whitney on the 1992 World Cup, Desmond Haynes' box, and his one perfect day of bowling

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'The Packer thing kind of broke the Australian team'

Jul 3, 2016: Former Australia batsman Gary Cosier recalls the World Series days, his century on Test debut, and his bowling skills

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'I think I've been underrated as a bowler'

Jun 4, 2016: Ryan Sidebottom talks about his England and county achievements, his dad, and choosing between football and cricket

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'I brought middle-order stability to West Indies' limited-overs teams'

May 23, 2016: Shivnarine Chanderpaul talks about batting long, batting with his son, and batting against Australia

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'I wanted my career bests to be at Lord's, not Derby or Leicester'

May 13, 2016: Former England fast bowler Phil DeFreitas looks back at his career highlights, his batting, and talks about the pain of being dropped repeatedly

Interview by Scott Oliver

'For fast bowling you need an environment that helps you go wild'

Apr 29, 2016: Former Pakistan international Aaqib Javed talks about his growth as a fast bowler, the influence of Imran, and coaching UAE

Interview by Alagappan Muthu

'If I'd stayed in Tasmania, I might have played another 18 months for Australia'

Apr 18, 2016: Colin Miller, the former Australia offspinner who also bowled pace, talks glory days and glorious hair

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'Not being super talented helped me understand what it takes to be an international cricketer'

Mar 21, 2016: Former England offspinner Geoff Miller talks about how the challenges he faced in international cricket shaped him as a player and later as a selector

Interview by Crispin Andrews

'I wasn't fast-fast, but I could be slippery'

Feb 25, 2016: Former England bowler Neil Foster looks back on his Test career, selection in the '80s, and playing with Gooch

Interview by Scott Oliver
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