Oborne & Heller on Cricket

Oborne & Heller on Cricket

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Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have launched a new podcast to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They will chat regularly about cricket topics – hoping to keep a good line and length but with occas?


Talking with Lord Jeffrey Archer
Jul 27 • 44 min
An ebullient Jeffrey Archer shares his lifelong passion for cricket as the latest guest of Peter Oborne and Richard Heller on their regular cricket-themed podcast.He describes his earliest memories of watching his beloved English county Somerset at the…
Talking with Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani
Jul 20 • 64 min
Ehsan Mani, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board – on Pakistan’s tour of England, on making cricket grow worldwide, on Pakistan v India, on Imran Khan – and the future Lord BothamEhsan Mani, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board since 2018, is the…
Talking with ICC Umpire Simon Taufel
Jul 13 • 55 min
Simon Taufel, for five years in a row the ICC’s Umpire of the Year and author of Finding The Gaps, is the latest guest of Peter Oborne and Richard Heller in their regular cricket podcast, joining them from Don Bradman’s home town of Bowral, NSW,…
Talking with Cricket Historian Stephen Chalke
Jul 3 • 42 min
Stephen Chalke has given deep personal service to the oral history of English cricket, weaving together the personal stories of cricketers past into a unique social tapestry of the game. His publishing house, Fairfield Books, published 42 titles, 19 by…
Talking with West Indian Commentator Fazeer Mohammed
Jun 26 • 53 min
Fazeer Mohammed has been delighting global audiences since 1987 as a cricket commentator combining ebullience, eloquence and erudition. In anticipating the coming West Indies series, he comments powerfully on support for the BlackLivesMatter agenda not…
Talking with Mickey Arthur, Sri Lanka’s National Coach
Jun 19 • 45 min
Mickey Arthur has been Sri Lanka’s national coach since February this year. He has resumed his work there with the players after a strict lockdown. Before Sri Lanka, he coached three other national sides – his native South Africa, Australia, and…
Peter Gibbs on his County Career
Jun 12 • 43 min
In their eleventh podcast to help the cricket-deprived Peter Oborne and Richard Heller have a fascinating conversation with Peter Gibbs. With imposing initials as PJK Gibbs he appeared on first-class cricket scorecards for Oxford University and…
The First Nets & More Cricketing Novels
Jun 5 • 48 min
Great excitement this week. The first cricket of the season has been played, and Richard has even been out to practice in the nets. Peter and Richard talk about that and cricketing novels they missed out the first time round. We always love to hear from…
Afghan Cricket with Dr Sarah Fane OBE
May 29 • 45 min
Afghan cricketers have burst onto the international scene making a huge impression in recent years and even establishing the sport in Germany. Peter Oborne and Richard Heller talk to Dr Sarah Fane OBE, who founded the charity Afghan Connection about how…
The Impact of T20 with Tim Wigmore
May 22 • 47 min
Peter Oborne and Richard Heller are joined by Tim Wigmore, cricket correspondent of the Daily Telegraph and author (with Freddie Wilde) of Cricket 2.0­ a comprehensive history and analysis of T20 cricket which was chosen as Wisden’s best book of 2019.
Cricket and Literature
May 15 • 45 min
Peter and Richard vent their spleen over the absence of cricket in the government’s fifty page document outlining what sports can now be played. Then turning to literature where again, cricket has been overlooked.
Analysis with Nathan Leamon
May 8 • 46 min
Peter Oborne and Richard Heller talk to Nathan Leamon, performance analyst for the England cricket team for ten years and author of the cricket novel The Test: an insider’s view of the stresses and strains at the top of the game.How in lockdown are…
British Politics and Cricket Entwined
May 1 • 40 min
In their fifth podcast to help the cricket-deprived journalists Peter Oborne and Richard Heller reveal a series of astonishing stories, which show the importance of cricket in British politics.They argue that cricket wrecked Boris Johnson’s chances of…
Cricket anyone? Anywhere?
Apr 24 • 41 min
In their latest cricket podcast Peter Oborne and Richard Heller discuss the prospects of seeing or playing any cricket in season 2020, in Britain and worldwide. They analyse the health and political obstacles that must be overcome for cricket and other…
Unpacking more of this year’s Wisden
Apr 17 • 44 min
In the first two episodes they previewed and then reviewed the new Wisden Cricketers Almanack. In this one they find they’re not yet done mining the rich seams of gold within its pages, talking about cricketing and the environment – how some of the most…
Publication of Wisden 2020
Apr 10 • 39 min
In their second podcast Peter Oborne and Richard Heller root for truffles in the rich soil of the new Wisden Cricketers Almanack.
A Preview of Wisden 2020
Apr 3 • 39 min
In the first, they anticipate the imminent joyous arrival of Wisden Cricketers Almanack, all the more joyous for recalling the most glorious English summer of cricket in living memory. They guess at its nominees for Five Cricketers of the Year and the…