Once Upon a Time in the Ashes is the podcast that celebrates the English and Australian cricketers who played in just one Ashes test match.

There are 134 in total who hold this claim to fame. 89 of them have sadly passed away, including Eric Hollies who bowled the Don for that famous duck to deny Bradman his perfect average of 100.

45 of them are still with us – 24 from England and 21 from Australia. On the English side this ranges from Ken Taylor, who played his one Ashes test in 1964, to Sam Curran in 2019. For Australia, the span is Keith Slater in 1959 to Ed Cowan in 2013.

Stay tuned to Once Upon a Time in the Ashes for interviews and features with them all.

Available on Spotify, Apple and Google now.

Episode 23 – Mike Smith Once Upon a Time in the Ashes

Mike Smith played his only Test for England in the 4th Test of the 1997 Ashes at Headingley. Find out the inside story of that Test, including Graham Thorpe’s dropped catch, the controversy around Mike’s selection ahead of Andy Caddick and why his captain, Mike Atherton, took a shine to his bowling in the Headingley nets. Plus he shares his memories of his trophy-laden career with Gloucestershire.
  1. Episode 23 – Mike Smith
  2. Episode 22 – Jo Angel
  3. Episode 21 – Peter McIntyre
  4. Episode 20 – Steve Watkin
  5. Episode 19 – John Stephenson & Alan Igglesden
  6. Episode 18 – Greg Campbell
  7. 1984-85 Women’s Jubilee Series Special
  8. Episode 17 – Dave Gilbert
  9. Episode 16 – Murray Bennett
  10. Episode 15 – Jonathan Agnew

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