Episodes
Published 02/22/24
A full review of the 3rd Men's Test between India and England, Dibbly Dobbly chat, more cricketing birds plus Mattchin has created a quiz format that somehow manages to combine an Indian cricket legend with the West country dialect.
Published 02/22/24
The extension is going to get built in the 'house that wickets bought'! We hear the full inside story of the second Men's Test between India and England including how a former coach helped with Jimmy’s run up, praise for England’s young spinners, THAT wicket of Sharma, the new ‘Nighthawk', how India were 'on edge' and the perils of facing England’s batters in the nets. Plus Mattchin reveals how he became cricket’s premier influencer.
Published 02/07/24
Sunday was arguably the greatest day of Test Cricket ever so we’ve brought together an ensemble cast including England bowler Issy Wong, Cricinfo Writer Vithushan Ehantharajah and Tom Hartley’s former teacher for an emergency podcast! We have all the expert analysis you’d expect from Tailenders including cheese, cats, mice, mouthwash, drunken nights out, Latin phrases, Troy Deeney, GPS, McDonalds and Whitney Houston. Plus Greg has a very special message for Felix.
Published 01/30/24
It was supposed to be a ‘Minipod’, was renamed a ‘Monopod’ and then became a ‘Pod but without Jimmy' who was travelling. Featuring cricketing father and sons, Mattchin’s football tips, ‘General Scarf Sadness’, a preview of the first India v England Men's Test, Mattchin makes The Sunday Times and the remarkable story of Shamar Joseph.
Published 01/23/24
Rob Key, Managing Director of England Men's Cricket (aka Jimmy’s boss), is our special guest to discuss, amongst other things, the World Cup, The Ashes and the future of Test cricket. Plus Felix goes all ‘Dragon’s Den’, Mattchin turns into Laura Kuenssberg, and a guide to making ‘Keysie Pizzas’.
Published 01/16/24
Less than two weeks into 2024 and there is already loads of cricket to discuss. S.A v India, Australia v Pakistan, David Warner’s retirement, and random stuff from commentators and batters mic’d up. Plus predictions for 2024 and Felix has regrets about what he said on ‘Football Focus’.
Published 01/09/24
Pull up a chair and grab a mince pie as everyone is welcome around our metaphorical festive table for our ‘Christmas Special 2023’. Mattchin is on hand to supply the music and quizzes, special guest Shaun Keaveney provides some unexpected poetry and find out what cricketers do at Xmas. Ho Ho Well! This episode is available exclusively on BBC Sounds, head to the free app to listen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/p02pcb4w
Published 12/25/23
Who knew that Mattchin doesn’t just do ’stolen/inspired by others’ quizzes but he is also a cricketing mindreader extraordinaire? Plus Jimmy gives us an update from the England camp in Abu Dhabi and Freddie is back!
Published 11/30/23
A review of the Men's World Cup final, plus the winner of the Tailenders World Cup Fantasy League is revealed and an important language clarification from the last podcast.
Published 11/20/23
Greg, Jimmy and Felix discuss if the Men's World Cup has actually been any good. Plus a brand new quiz from Mattchin, breaking football news, Limp Bizkit and ‘Great Train Journeys with Chris Tarrant'.
Published 11/17/23
Tales from the recent Tailenders Tour, the Angelo Mathews ’Timed Out' affair, can anyone stop India, and meet ’Timmy Banderson’. Plus Mattchin returns with a ‘dismissal edition’ of a quiz favourite and what is your favourite ever LBW?
Published 11/08/23
Recorded 'live’ on the Tailenders Tour Fun Bus as we travelled from Sheffield / Nottingham to Manchester. All the latest from the tour, a review of recent matches in the men's ODI World Cup, plus Martin Keown, gym work outs, tennis and Timmy Banderson.
Published 10/26/23
Greg, Jimmy and Felix preview the Men's ODI World Cup which starts in India later this week. Plus Mattchin is back for another round of arguably the best quiz he’s ever invented/stolen. This episode is available exclusively on BBC Sounds, head to the free app to listen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0ghx03z
Published 10/02/23
An episode that proves Felix’s assertion that 'cricket equals love’. Plus Greg and Felix’s County Cricket Draft rivalry is going down to the wire. On Wednesday, 4 October at 19:00 BST, Mattchin will be hosting a LIVE quiz night, exclusively on Discord, featuring special guests. Follow this link to put your loosely cricket-based knowledge to the test! https://discord.gg/YHN89hrQ2w?event=1156939182426566787
Published 09/29/23
In this episode of 'The loosely cricket based podcast’ we cover golf, Spiderman, touring, ferries, customs, rugby and eventually some cricket. Plus Mattchin has come up with the greatest quiz ever!
Published 09/22/23
Jimmy has advice on how to keep the Cricketing Gods happy, Mattchin is on the road to recovery and Greg and Felix are lost in a world of 'Stone Cold Steve Austin'. Plus Issy Wong is back on the pod, a review of England's latest white ball matches and some very random tour ideas.
Published 09/05/23
The Co-Chairs of the Oval Invincibles celebrate their inaugural win in the men's Hundred at Lord's.
Published 08/29/23
After taking time out to compose themselves following Mattchin’s medical update (and the photo he sent to the group), the Tailenders discuss the Men's World Cup Squad and The Hundred.
Published 08/25/23
West Indian fast bowling legend Courtney Walsh is our very special guest, plus Mattchin is in a race against time to be fit for the live tour.
Published 08/23/23
New to Tailenders, but can’t be bothered to listen to 200 previous episodes? Don’t worry, help is at hand! In a series of mini-episodes available exclusively on BBC Sounds, Mattchin Tendulkar guides you through the weird and wonderful world of the podcast. Head over to the free app now to listen to the first episode.
Published 08/11/23
After an epic Men's Ashes series, the Tailenders salute Stuart Broad - one of England’s greatest ever players - as he signs off from cricket in the way only he can. Plus, Greg and Fe have an important, if somewhat surprising, announcement, and an appeal to the Tailenders listeners for help with a new ’spin off’ show.
Published 08/03/23
We're ‘live’ from The Oval for an Old Trafford debrief and preview of the final men's Ashes Test, including - what song was Zak Crawley singing in his head during his amazing innings? What happened when Jimmy left Jonny Bairstow stranded on 99 not out? Is Cameron Green taller than Mattchin? What’s been on the England team ‘boombox’? Which England cricketer texts Greg with traffic updates? Plus the launch of a new feature ‘Rage against the Mattchin’.
Published 07/27/23
After another Headingley adventure Jimmy shares his insights on England’s series-saving win in Leeds. Plus, reaction to England’s women winning the T20 series, Mattchin compares The Ashes to reality TV and Felix returns from Leeds with some new-found appreciation for The Kirkstall Lane end. Tailenders is now on Discord! If you've not used Discord before, it's like our own member's enclosure - a community space where fans of the show can hang out together online. Mattchin's a regular,...
Published 07/11/23
Aussie commentator Mel Jones is on the pod to try and make sense of an extraordinary five days of cricket at Lord's during the Men's 2nd Ashes Test. Plus, what happened when Fe and Greg met Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, and Mattchin has discovered the next England bowler set to grab the headlines. Tailenders is now on Discord! If you've not used Discord before, it's like our own member's enclosure - a community space where fans of the show can hang out together online. Mattchin's a regular,...
Published 07/05/23