Episodes
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
Record breaker Tammy Beaumont relives her incredible innings in the women’s ashes test at Trent Bridge including her secret to fighting cramp, her new song and what it’s like to bat for nearly 9 hours. Plus a preview of the men’s second Ashes Test and reaction to the ICEC report into cricket. 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 06/28/23
A '360 degree review' of five days of extraordinary cricket in Birmingham as we witnessed arguably one of the Greatest Test Matches of all time. Jimmy was of course on the pitch, Matt was in The Hollies, Fe, when not in the press room, was hanging out with Rob Key and G Force was listening from afar. From the Declaration to dropped catches, reverse scoops to golden ducks…it’s all covered. Tailenders is now on Discord! If you've not used Discord before, it's like our own member's enclosure...
Published 06/23/23
The Double Ashes are upon us and - to quote Felix - everyone is ‘fizzing with adrenaline’. Jimmy and Issy take us into the heart of England’s men's and women's teams as they prepare for a summer of cricket like no other. 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, propping up the bar. Come and join in the conversation here:...
Published 06/13/23
The 2023 Ashes are nearly here, so the Tailenders have assembled to preview the men's series which starts next week. Plus Jimmy’s Ashes memories, a history lesson and some predictions... but not from Felix after the last time! 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, propping up the bar. Come and join in the conversation here:...
Published 06/06/23
Ahead of the first Men's Test of the summer, the Tailenders are at Lord's and are joined by Jonathan Agnew and Isa Guha. Plus why Felix didn’t answer John McEnroe’s call, Mattchin has a new ‘plastic bag’ based quiz and tour news. 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, propping up the bar. Come and join in the conversation here:...
Published 06/01/23
Don’t Fret, Jimmy is OK - plus teaching cricket to Americans, an update on Mattchin’s end, cricketing substitutes and listeners give their feedback to ‘Egg Stories’.
Published 05/17/23
More from Manoj Badale, lead owner of the Rajasthan Royals, plus we are joined by a very special guest - NZ legend and Mattchin lookalike Colin de Grandhomme.
Published 05/04/23
Lead owner of the Rajasthan Royals, Manoj Badale, joins The Tailenders to discuss all things IPL - including what’s it like to play 'real' Fantasy Cricket, working with Shane Warne and the future of franchise cricket. Plus Felix goes full ‘Dragon’s Den’ and re-pitches his World Test Championship idea.
Published 05/04/23
The return of Mattchin’s most (only) original quiz ‘Don’t Fret’ plus ‘Egg Stories’, the Tailender who got a lift from a NZ cricketer’s Auntie, live (ish) grass cutting and bone cracking.
Published 04/25/23
Mattchin embraces cutting edge technology to drag Tailenders into the brave new world of AI (spoiler - it didn’t go well). Plus, which cricketer refused to give up his hotel suite for Pep Guardiola, why spectators at The County Ground in Chelmsford might have seen more of the Lancashire team than they bargained for, and what happened when ‘Our Jimmy’ got Alastair Cook out twice last week?
Published 04/19/23
Aussie bowling legend Glenn McGrath joins us to discuss Bazball, The Ashes and memories of bowling in tandem with the late, great Shane Warne. Plus County Cricket Week 1, Colin de Grandhomme and what pants does Mattchin wear?
Published 04/12/23
A celebration of all things County Cricket, including a very special guest, the return of the ‘Quizzical Butler’ in ‘County House’ and everything you wanted to know about groundskeeping.
Published 04/04/23
Felix manages to grab an exclusive interview with WIPL winner - and Tailender - Issy Wong just before she jumped on a plane back home. Plus, The Hundred draft, Mattchin has a new game - which surprisingly doesn’t appear to have been stolen from an existing format - and with the clocks going forward everyone is beginning to get excited about the summer.
Published 03/28/23
All the news from the two sell out shows at the London Palladium, plus Issy Wong is on to talk through the early stages of the WIPL, Jimmy makes an important career announcement, who is better tall or short batters and can you break an egg in one hand?
Published 03/14/23
A jet-lagged Jimmy relives the extraordinary second Test match between NZ and England in Wellington. Plus India v Australia, pre-Palladium nerves, Stat Bombs, Issy Wong checks in from India, Greg pitches a new sports series, world rankings and the extraordinary story behind Mattchin’s football ‘career’.
Published 03/07/23
All the reaction from England men’s record-breaking win in the first Test against NZ, plus the joy that is watching Stuart Broad bowl, why Ben Duckett is like Brian Lara and does Jimmy now like the pink ball?
Published 02/23/23
Some serious ‘Mellow Magic’ vibes as the Tailenders assemble across time zones to preview the first men's Test between England and NZ. Plus Mattchin is back with part two of ‘Bazball or Nothing’, an update on Jonny Bairstow and the ‘wrong trousers’ and which sport would Jimmy like to play if he wasn’t a cricketer?
Published 02/14/23
Jimmy’s getting ready for the NZ series, Greg is inspired by ‘Wallace and Gromit’, Mattchin is in full quiz mode and Fe is probably still holding Roy Hodgson’s hand. Plus International Spymaster Issy Wong joins us to look ahead to the Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa and more Sea Life Cricketers.
Published 02/10/23
Sophie Ecclestone - the number one ranked women's bowler in the world - joins us to chat T20 World Cup, the art of spin bowling, Love Island and the state of her beloved Everton FC. Plus Sea Life Cricketers, what happened when Felix met Roy Hodgson and the ‘Jimmy Anderson Clinic’ is open for business.
Published 01/31/23