Episode 23 – Mike Smith

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qmkhs-138cb2a 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 theContinue reading “Episode 23 – Mike Smith”

Episode 22 – Jo Angel

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ip5wg-133f0f6 Jo Angel, of Midland Guildford  and Western Australia, replaced Peter McIntyre in the Australian side for the 5th Test of the 1994-95 Ashes series in Australia. It was to be his 4th and final Test for the national side and it would come at his home ground, the WACA in Perth. Jo tells usContinue reading “Episode 22 – Jo Angel”

Episode 21 – Peter McIntyre

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5vdnx-1307832 Peter McIntyre played his one and only Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval in the 4th Test of the 1994-95 series. Peter tells us about his cricketing rivalry and friendship with Shane Warne, his restorative trip to Magic Mountain after a South Australia Sheffield Shield win and the ‘real’ ball of the century whenContinue reading “Episode 21 – Peter McIntyre”

Episode 20 – Steve Watkin

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zudfa-12f3c5e Steve Watkin was unbeaten in his three Tests for England. In his one and only Ashes Test at the Oval in August 1993, he ripped through the Australian top 3 in the second innings to set up a famous England win. Steve tells all about etching his name into Ashes history, playing with and againstContinue reading “Episode 20 – Steve Watkin”

Episode 19 – John Stephenson & Alan Igglesden

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-d7v2g-12dffff John Stephenson and Alan Igglesden were the 28th and 29th players selected by England for the 1989 Ashes series. John tells all about his one Ashes Test at the Oval and his subsequent near misses in terms of international selection. Alan, who played his one Ashes Test alongside John in that game, tragically passedContinue reading “Episode 19 – John Stephenson & Alan Igglesden”

1984-85 Women’s Jubilee Series Special

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ic2d5-1284623 Australian team manager, Ann Mitchell and one Ashes Test wonders, Annette Fellows and Karen Read, join us for a special episode celebrating the Jubilee series between Australia and England in 1984-85. The only 5 match Test series in the history of the women’s game. And what a dramatic, see-saw series it was, culminating inContinue reading “1984-85 Women’s Jubilee Series Special”

Episode 17 – Dave Gilbert

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-69jaf-11d6d0e Like our previous guest, Murray Bennett, Dave Gilbert played his one Ashes Test at the Oval in the 6th Test of the 1985 series. Dave reveals how he went from a 10 year old boy in the crowd at the SCG during the 1971 Ashes to playing on the biggest stage for his country.Continue reading “Episode 17 – Dave Gilbert”

Episode 16 – Murray Bennett

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-p2gyf-1183e0f Murray Bennett was selected for the 1985 Ashes tour to England under the captaincy of Allan Border. He played his one Ashes Test in the final game of the series at the Oval. This was his third and final Test for Australia, following two against the West Indies in 1984-5. From St George, SydneyContinue reading “Episode 16 – Murray Bennett”

Episode 15 – Jonathan Agnew

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-9k6uf-1149a07 It’s a delight to welcome Jonathan Agnew of Leicestershire, England and TMS to the show. Jonathan played his one and only Ashes Test at Old Trafford in 1985. His Test debut againt the indomitable West Indies side during the ‘Blackwash’ series of 1984; his late call up to the tour of India the followingContinue reading “Episode 15 – Jonathan Agnew”