Hosted by Vithushan Ehantharajah and Will Macpherson: cricket writers with free time. And guests.
Episode 10: A Bio-Secure Test & County Cricket's Return15/07/2020 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 Gregory02/07/2020 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 Adams26/06/2020 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 Dobell17/06/2020 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 Gurney08/06/2020 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 Abbott01/06/2020 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 Sutton26/05/2020 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 Caulfield25/05/2020 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 Onions19/05/2020 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 Crane11/05/2020 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 Burns04/05/2020 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!