Episodes
Lewis Moody is our special guest, and it’s a VERY special guest for Mark as he chats to one of his childhood heroes. He and Miles uncover Lewis’s journey from school team to Leicester Tigers and onto an England World Cup glory, as well as his love of cricket.  Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Step One. www.stepone.life - For a 30% discount, just use the code MP30 (offer is time limited) Produced by Nathan Kosky with...
Published 05/26/22
It’s definitely Derek Pringle, and he is our esteemed guest this week as we chat about the 1992 World Cup final, his love of Test cricket, and whether he has ever been mistaken for Angus Fraser. Plus loads more in a really cracking chat. Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Step One. www.stepone.life - For a 30% discount, just use the code MP30 (offer is time limited) Produced by Nathan Kosky with Playback Media Engineered...
Published 05/19/22
A corker of an episode as the brilliant Lockie Ferguson joins us direct from the IPL to ramp us up to 190mph of pace in one episode; and we enjoy a great chat! Miles shares his love of Lockie’s homeland while Mark exclusively reveals his post-cricket career path.  Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Step One. www.stepone.life - For a 30% discount, just use the code MP30 (offer is time limited) Produced by Nathan Kosky with...
Published 05/12/22
Season Four is here, and it’s our first ever live show; held in Monmouth, the home of 4th XI  legend and co-host Miles Jupp. There’s lots of current affairs to catch up on, and we also chart Mark’s relationship with club cricket though to England’s World Cup glory. Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Step One. www.stepone.life - For a 30% discount, just use the code MP30 (offer is time limited) Produced by Nathan Kosky with...
Published 05/05/22
Bonus episode to finish Season 3. Well, the Ashes didn’t go to plan but Miles and Woody catch up as Mark reflects on the experience, and Miles makes an unconventional bid to become England head coach for the Windies tour. Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code CRICKET (Over 18 only) Produced by Nathan Kosky with Playback Media Engineered by Leon...
Published 02/19/22
(Probably) the final episode of Season 3 sees England and Somerset super spinner Jack Leach join Woody and Miles as we discuss bowling, THAT innings, and a rather amusing deep dive into his choice of sandwich. Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code CRICKET (Over 18 only) Produced by Nathan Kosky with Playback Media Engineered by Leon...
Published 12/02/21
A glorious hour with the seminal voice of cricket on the radio, Jonathan Agnew. He reveals why Woody has become rather a household name at chez Aggers, plus we discuss the art of commentary and much more in a memorable interview. Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code CRICKET (Over 18 only) Produced by Nathan Kosky with Playback Media Engineered...
Published 11/25/21
Let’s try and cheer ourselves up after that t20 semi final, as rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood joined Giles and Wark last summer and revealed the best way to get him out at cricket. He also tells us his ‘Guess Who?’ rival alongside a passionate chat on grass roots sport.  Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code CRICKET (Over 18...
Published 11/11/21
An hour-long treat as Mark and Miles update one another on injuries and other less serious tales before England and Lancashire star Kate Cross joins us for a great chat on her England career, the Hundred, and the growing profile of the Women's game. No idea why Cilla Black seems to be ever-present however!   Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]    Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the...
Published 11/04/21
5-time ICC Umpire of the Year, Simon Taufel is our special guest and becomes our very first umpire on the pod. The legendary Aussie official gives a fascinating and unique perspective of the sport. Meanwhile, Miles puts Woody into bat for a brilliant Super Over. Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code CRICKET (Over 18 only) Produced by Nathan...
Published 10/28/21
Paul Collingwood, T20 World Cup 2010 winning captain in and fielding guru, joins Miles and Mark as our first guest of the season. Plenty of great chat as he talks catching drills, the evolution of T20 and shares a remarkable Boyzone connection that takes us down a strange path! Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code CRICKET (Over 18...
Published 10/21/21
Season 3 is here at last! Miles and Woody reunite and catch up on all things, ranging from preparing for the T20 World Cup, being Joe Root’s Deliveroo, blackberry picking season, and the correct etiquette at public urinals. Welcome back! Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code CRICKET (Over 18 only) Produced by Nathan Kosky with Playback...
Published 10/14/21
We close Season 2 in style and welcome talisman of the podcast and Miles’s hero, Mike Atherton, as this week’s very special guest. Mark and Miles enjoy an extended chat with Athers and end up laughing a lot (as usual!).  We’ll be back later in the summer for Series 3.  Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code CRICKET (Over 18 only) Produced...
Published 05/13/21
Pointless host, author, comedian and Sussex CCC fan Richard Osman joins the gang for some cricket conversation. Mark reveals how he was nearly sick in Eoin Morgan’s hat in India, while Miles tells of an eventful afternoon umpiring for Monmouth 3rd XI.  Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code CRICKET (Over 18 only) Produced by Electric Sports...
Published 05/06/21
West Indies legend and current director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, joins us from Antigua and delivers an extraordinary ‘Super Over’ alongside some great conversation. Mark also talks about his return to club cricket for Ashington CC.  Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code CRICKET (Over 18 only) Produced by Electric Sports & Playback...
Published 04/29/21
England Women’s superstar, and World Cup winner, Dannielle Wyatt is our special guest. She talks about her career highs and the challenges she’s faced. Meanwhile Miles reveals his piano moving disaster at home, as well as suggestions for what to do when you meet a cricketer at your local Esso. Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code CRICKET...
Published 04/22/21
This week’s very special guest is Sir Sam Mendes; Oscar-winning director of films such as American Beauty, 1917, Skyfall, but mainly a huge cricket fan. Enjoy a glorious hour of fascinating conversation covering everything from 007 to T20.  Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code CRICKET (Over 18 only) Produced by Electric Sports &...
Published 04/15/21
Mark is back from India and feeling much better as he and Miles welcome England legendary wicketkeeper Jack Russell. We find out some amazing things about THAT hat and much more on a stellar career. We also begin the great ‘cricketer in a petrol station’ campaign.  Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code CRICKET (Over 18 only) Produced by...
Published 04/08/21
Barmy Army legend Deco tells Mark and Miles some incredible tales of his astonishing 93 away Test matches on tour with England, including several robberies and the special connection between fans and players. Mark talks about snagging Virat Kohli’s wicket in India, plus everyone gets to sing a song! Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code...
Published 04/01/21
Mark and Miles are back with a very special guest, England Test captain Joe Root. They discuss the skipper’s duels with Woody as a teenager, and now their experiences together in the England squad. The mix of genuine cricket insight and fooling around you’ve (hopefully) been missing.  Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount, just use the code CRICKET (Over 18...
Published 03/25/21
We are coming back! Mark Wood and Miles Jupp are padding up for another innings of top cricket chat, alongside some brilliant guests who we simply can’t wait to chat with and share with you. Season 2, Episode 1 is released on Thursday 25th March. Subscribe now and don’t miss a delivery. Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire Email [email protected] Founding sponsor: Cricketers Gin www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special discount use the code CRICKET (Over 18...
Published 03/18/21
The last one in the current series. Jonny Bairstow is our special guest; discussing Mark and Jonny’s 20-year cricket relationship, facing mystery spin, Miles’s fielding mishaps and plenty more besides in a fascinating chat. Thanks to everyone that has listened to our first series...we’ll be back soon!  Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special 10% discount, just use the...
Published 01/21/21
The Times cricket reporter Lizzie Ammon joins us with a great insight on the ways of the press box, and her love of County cricket; while Miles and Mark discuss the merits of catching drills and bathroom basketball. Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special 10% discount, just use the code POD (Over 18 only) Produced by Electric Sports & Playback Media Engineered by...
Published 01/14/21
Mark and Miles talk to legendary Aussie paceman Merv Hughes direct from Melbourne and enjoy a fascinating chat about when the Australian’s got tough, growing moustaches, drinking ouzo and much more.  Twitter @middleplease Instagram @middlepleaseumpire  Email [email protected]  Podcast Sponsored by Cricketers Gin. www.cricketersgin.com/  For a special 10% discount, just use the code POD (Over 18 only) Produced by Electric Sports and Playback Media. Engineered by Leon...
Published 01/07/21