Freelance Cricket Club

Synopsis

Hosted by Vithushan Ehantharajah and Will Macpherson: cricket writers with free time. And guests.

Episodes

  • Episode 10: A Bio-Secure Test  County Crickets Return

    Episode 10: A Bio-Secure Test & County Cricket's Return

    15/07/2020 Duration: 37min

    Cricket is back and so are Vish, Will and Sam. They look back at England's first Test against the West Indies and look forward to the second. Also on the agenda is the return of county cricket next month. Enjoy!

  • Episode 9: Inside the England bubble with Lewis Gregory

    Episode 9: Inside the England bubble with Lewis Gregory

    02/07/2020 Duration: 58min

    Cricket is very nearly back and the Two Hacks, One Pro team are excited. Sam and other county players are back in training, while England are playing each other, then the West Indies next week. Joining the boys is Lewis Gregory, from the England camp at the Ageas Bowl. He talks them through life in the biosecure bubble. Enjoy!

  • Episode 8: West Indies cricket with Jimmy Adams

    Episode 8: West Indies cricket with Jimmy Adams

    26/06/2020 Duration: 01h40s

    With England's Test series against West Indies just around the corner, the Two Hacks, One Pro team are joined by Jimmy Adams, the former Windies captain and Director of Cricket. They talk about pulling this series together, the challenges of running cricket in the Caribbean, and the even greater challenge of coaching Sam Northeast at Kent. Enjoy! Jimmy Adams interview - 09:50

  • Episode 7: The English cricket media with George Dobell

    Episode 7: The English cricket media with George Dobell

    17/06/2020 Duration: 01h17min

    On the Two Hacks, One Pro agenda this week is the cricket media with ESPNcricinfo’s George Dobell joining Vish, Will and Sam. They debate whether the media has any influence, and Sam turns the tables on the three journos, offering player feedback and telling them what could be done better, and are they just chances who sit around eating cake all day... George Dobell interview – 21:30mins

  • Episode 6: English T20 cricket with Harry Gurney

    Episode 6: English T20 cricket with Harry Gurney

    08/06/2020 Duration: 56min

    On the agenda this week is t20 cricket. Where does the Blast sit in the World game? What makes it different? Harry Gurney, death bowler extraordinaire for Nottinghamshire and countless others, joins Vish, Will and Sam this week to discuss his itinerant life as a freelancer, the development of his bowling, and stoking the fire on social media. Harry Gurney interview - 12:35mins

  • Episode 5: Kolpaks with Kyle Abbott

    Episode 5: Kolpaks with Kyle Abbott

    01/06/2020 Duration: 01h35min

    This week's episode is all about the Kolpak ruling. Hampshire's Kyle Abbott joins Vish, Will and Sam to chew the fat on one of county cricket's most controversial topics. Sam also reacts to missing out on England's 55-man training squad for this summer's internationals, and a county pros' desire to get training again. KYLE ABBOTT INTERVIEW – 35:08

  • Episode 4, part ii: Cricket  Mental Health with Luke Sutton

    Episode 4, part ii: Cricket & Mental Health with Luke Sutton

    26/05/2020 Duration: 55min

    In part two of this week's cricket and mental health special, Luke Sutton joins Vish, Will and Sam. Luke is a former cricketer for Derbyshire and Lancashire who now works as a player agent across a range of sports. Last year he wrote Back From The Edge, a memoir about his alcoholism. He discusses that book, lockdown and the lessons to be learned from his struggles.

  • Episode 4, part i: Cricket  Psychology with Michael Caulfield

    Episode 4, part i: Cricket & Psychology with Michael Caulfield

    25/05/2020 Duration: 53min

    Hampshire and Ireland sports psychologist Michael Caulfield joins the team to discuss cricket's unique mental challenges in the first installment of a two-part episode on the sport and mental health. He also spills the beans on working with the inscrutable Sam Northeast, much to Vish & Will's amusement. iTunes – https://apple.co/2z58jWw Spotify – https://spoti.fi/35r5NGi SoundCloud – https://bit.ly/3fiA0vG

  • Episode 3: Red  white ball with Graham Onions

    Episode 3: Red & white ball with Graham Onions

    19/05/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    On the agenda this week is format specialism. We are joined by Lancashire and England quick Graham Onions to discuss where the game is headed. Is there a future for red ball specialists? Will county squads have to get smaller? Our resident multi-format batsman Sam Northeast weighs in with his thoughts too, while Vithushan Ehantharajah and Will Macpherson share their thoughts on where the game might be in the future.

  • Episode 2: English spin with Dom Bess  Mason Crane

    Episode 2: English spin with Dom Bess & Mason Crane

    11/05/2020 Duration: 01h26min

    This week Two Hacks, One Pro tackles the subject of spin bowling with two of England's brightest prospects, Somerset's Dom Bess and Hampshire's Mason Crane. Together with Vithushan Ehanthrajah, Will Macpherson and Sam Northeast, they discuss the state of their craft and what the future holds. Enjoy!

  • Episode 1: Early season  England with Rory Burns

    Episode 1: Early season & England with Rory Burns

    04/05/2020 Duration: 57min

    Welcome to Two Hacks, One Pro – a new cricket podcast brought to you by journos Vithushan Ehantharajah and Will Macpherson, and Hampshire batsman Sam Northeast. The aim is to examine the English cricket season week-by-week, while it should be happening, from both sides of the boundary. In the first episode, we catch up with Surrey and England opener Rory Burns to talk about the start of the county season’s narratives and challenges (for batsmen). Enjoy!

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