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Author: Simon Hughes

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Sharp analysis and opinion from the cricket world with Simon Hughes, The Analyst and the BBC's Simon Mann, featuring comment, analysis, interviews with international players and celebrity guests.


Find us on the Sport Social website: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/podcast/the-analyst-inside-cricket/

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Thank God Jofra's Back

Thank God Jofra's Back

2024-05-2540:20

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann review England's T20 against Pakistan at Edgbaston which saw the welcome return of Jofra Archer - fit and firing - also dip into some county cricket action and preview the IPL final. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Melissa Story (Gloucestershire & TMS) and Nikki Chaudhuri (Surrey & TMS) are back to analyse England's T20 series against Pakistan and the Charlotte Edwards Cup but get sidetracked by Nikki's obsession with the test and Melissa's recent Bridgerton binging. Aside from lots of telly the pair find time to chat with Matthew Ellis of Not Out Mental Health - a great cause highlighting the importance of speaking about mental health in cricket. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Arise Sir Jimmy...

Arise Sir Jimmy...

2024-05-1559:071

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann consider Jimmy Anderson's impending departure and how it was decided, and discuss with West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder the legacy he has left and some ideas to help beleaguered bowlers in the shorter formats which Jimmy has wisely avoided. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Conflict of Interests

Conflict of Interests

2024-05-0842:11

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann discuss the difficulty of scheduling county cricket to anyone's - never mind everyone's - satisfaction and hear about the real (10th century) origins of cricket - with fairly brutal consequences - from a most unexpected source. This podcast is sponsored by www.visitbarbados.org/cricket Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Big Deal

The Big Deal

2024-05-0346:45

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann analyse this month's big talking point, the potential sale of the Hundred franchises to private investors and what it might mean for the 18 counties and MCC. PCA chief executive Daryl Mitchell and Leicestershire CEO Sean Jarvis offer their views. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Melissa Story (Gloucestershire & TMS) and Nikki Chaudhuri (Surrey & TMS) return to the massive plan to return the women's game to the counties and the impacts of this move. Reading listener concerns and speculating on the game before Surrey CC Women's Captain Amy Gordon describes the uncertainty the plans have had on her life. She also talks about how commendable work in founding teh charity "Pad Up" an organisation delivering period products to girls in Kenyan schools to keep them engaged in education and sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
One of England's truly great players, David Gower, joins our virtual cricket club to discuss the future of Test cricket, his most embarrassing dismissals, which modern player he'd most like to be and why he loves Icelandic cricket. Join our virtual club at worldsbestcc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Melissa Story (Gloucestershire & TMS) and Nikki Chaudhuri (Surrey & TMS) dissect the ECB's latest plans to expand the professional women's game with 00 Child Podcast host Polly Starkie and the Independent's sports writer, Sonia Twigg, who makes her second appearance on the pod. Whether the new announcement will grow or harm women's cricket is down to natural selection but the panel left no stone unturned with a critical and passionate debate on how to develop the domestic game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Simply The Best

Simply The Best

2024-04-1943:24

Special guest Tino Best recounts the tale of playing in the Test match when Brian Lara broke the world record Test score with his 400 not out, twenty years ago this week. Its also 30 years to the day since Lara's epic 375 not out in Antigua. Simon Hughes was there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann celebrate the life of the incomparable Derek Underwood, Kent and England's prolific spinner and hear from Rob Key, also a Kent legend, about his ethos in charge of England, why he chose Brendon McCullum as coach and what Harry Brook said to Ben Stokes . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The sportswriter Ben Bloom discusses his new book Batting for Time - the fight to keep English cricket alive - and Simon Hughes and Simon Mann assess his findings and evaluate the solutions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Melissa Story (Gloucestershire & TMS) and Nikki Chaudhuri (Surrey & TMS) celebrate Melissa's remarkable achievement in winning the Christopher Martin-Jenkins Broadcaster of the Year award before turning their attention to England's tour of New Zealand. The girls then spoke to the brilliant Estelle Vasudevan to get her insight into all things Sri Lanka Women's Cricket ranging from this year's world cup to the domestic leagues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Only Way is Up

The Only Way is Up

2024-04-0438:44

On the eve of the new County Championship season, Simon Mann and Simon Hughes talk to the optimistic Mark Alleyne, newly installed head coach of Gloucestershire who failed to win one first class match in 2023 and finished bottom of Division 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Lottie - the most decorated-ever female cricketer is in the house to talk with Melissa Story and Simon Hughes about her life in the game, both as star player and now as trophy-winning coach, her fears for (women's) international formats and what its like to win the cup bearing her own name. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
International Handyman

International Handyman

2024-03-2651:14

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann talk to the former Warwickshire player and current Rajasthan Royals coach Trevor Penney about the art and science of fielding and how it has evolved from the butterfingered days of Yozzer's 20th century efforts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
All-Round Gun for Hire

All-Round Gun for Hire

2024-03-2048:33

Simon Hughes and Simon Mann talk to franchise globetrotter David Wiese about life on the franchise circuit, what are the best and worst T20 leagues to play in, why the US has got it made and what is a travelling cricketer's favourite form of relaxation these days. And its not golf. David's own podcast is called Hitman for Hire Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Melissa Story (Gloucestershire & TMS) and Nikki Chaudhuri (Surrey & TMS) discuss the final stages of the 2024 WPL as RCB take home their first trophy as a franchise. Nikki makes her TMS debut, correcting some false advertising from the producer, and does brilliantly. The girls round up by looking forward to England's white-ball tour of New Zealand. Nikki is STILL doing some research on women's cricket and we need you! If you are a female player or ex-player please fill out this survey, it takes around 2 minutes and will help us immensely. Thank you https://forms.gle/Fv6FbQNPBstU3qJj6 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Melissa Story (Gloucestershire & TMS) and Nikki Chaudhuri (Surrey & TMS) return as the WPL moves towards its finale in 2024. Melissa describes a soggy weekend away before examining Sophie Ecclestone's rather brutal assessment of her teammates' fielding. Nikki is doing some research on women's cricket and we need you! If you are a female player or ex-player please fill out this survey, it takes around 2 minutes and will help us immensely. Thank you https://forms.gle/Fv6FbQNPBstU3qJj6 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Former England great Graham Gooch, who made more runs in all competitions than any player in history, tells Simon Hughes and Simon Mann some home truths about batting and offers some sage suggestions about how might England progress after their Indian ordeal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann celebrate the remarkable achievement of Jimmy Anderson reaching 700 Test wickets in Dharamsala and congratulate superb India on completing an innings drubbing and a 4-1 series result. They assess where and why England's inevitable demise occurred and what's next for Ben Stokes's team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Comments (12)

Mayhem

Please! Don't mix Ashes chat with the Hundred... You must realise that they're like chalk & cheese to most cricket fans.

Aug 2nd
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Andrew

FFS no one wants to know about women's cricket. literally. no one. they can't get crowds unless tickets are given away or shown right after a men's game. stop it. boring as f***.

Mar 20th
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Rope

Would be nice if you covered major series like aus v ind instead of obsessing over unimportant tours like eng vs sl. Would get more local and international listeners.

Jan 18th
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James Jakob

It's too soft, especially Simon.

Jan 2nd
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Sapien1994

Great podcast but the sound mix is terrible. The adverts are so much louder than the presenters. I have to have the volume up 100% to hear them but then an advert comes on and is deafening!

Dec 20th
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Simon Turner

the audio mix on this podcast episode is awful.

Sep 23rd
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Andrew

didn't take Sky long to jump on this crank fest of a bandwagon that everybody outside the bubble thinks is freaky. can't have twitter cranks upset can we.

Jun 22nd
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Rhys Temby

the best podcast on cricket thoroughly enjoyed their take on a memorable summer

Sep 15th
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James Jakob

Please change the music. It's terrible!

Jun 11th
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James Jakob

A very interesting and sensible podcast, humorous without being silly. I enjoy it!

Apr 11th
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SHANKAR KRISHNAN

this is a very good show on everything cricket. the Simons are respected names in the cricket world , with their TMS role. this show has the TMS kind of authentic feel. keep it up gentlemen. You are my regular companians from my drive back from office in Riyadh, KSA.

Mar 29th
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