Following On Cricket Podcast

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The Following On Podcast is the very best of talkSPORT's cricket output with original programming, features, big name guests and immediate reaction whenever the England cricket team plays.  


Every Tuesday, 'The Cricket Collective' brings you a world view of the game with Neil Manthorp and Ashes star Steve Harmison.  


Every single time England play, talkSPORT's Cricket Editor Jon Norman presents the show from the ground shortly after play has finished with a rotating cast of guests.  


And whenever talkSPORT go on tour with the England cricket team a daily show is brought straight to your podcast feed.


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Following On - Pakistan v England four T20's in

Jon Norman and Steve Harmison run their eye over how well England's players have been performing after four matches of their seven game T20 series with Pakistan. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

21m
Sep 25
Following On - Two Yorkshiremen telling it like it is

Two exclusive no-nonsense interviews as Sir Geoffrey Boycott and Gareth Batty are invited onto talkSPORT Radio. Sir Geoffrey talks about the proposed Sir Andrew Strauss cricket reforms & Gareth Batty discusses the challenge he faced taking over at Surrey. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

20m
Sep 23
The Cricket Collective - England's Historic Return to Pakistan; Kent Win The One-Day Cup, And What Next For Franchise Cricket?

Neil Manthorp and the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison preview England's upcoming T20 series against Pakistan, and look at how important it is for them to return to the country for the first time since 2005. The former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail looks at the hosts' preparation for the series, and we look back at the latest round of County Championship action. As well as this, we discuss Kent's victory over Lancashire in the Royal London One-Day Cup final and look at Mark Boucher's move to the Mumbai Indians and what the future holds for coaches in franchise Cricket. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

54m
Sep 19
Following On - County Cricketer EP16: Harmison On Selector's Job, Surrey & Hampshire Battle It Out And What Spinners Go To Pakistan?

Jon Norman is joined by two-time County Championship winner Steve Harmison and The Cricketer Magazine's George Dobell to review the latest round of County Championship action. They discuss Steve's interest in the vacant position of England selector, debate who should England's second spinner be for the upcoming Test tour of Pakistan, and discuss the ongoing title race in Division One of the County Championship. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

44m
Sep 17
Following On - BOOK REVIEW with Ed Smith

Jon Norman sits down with former England National Selector Ed Smith to talk about the use of data alongside conscious thought, thinking outside the box, innovation, ingenuity, the recalling of Buttler, the selection of Sam Curran and whether a batsman who scores a century is ever droppable. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

37m
Sep 16
The Cricket Collective - England's Special Sign Off To The Summer; Mark Wood's New Book & Pollock On The Proteas' Problems

Neil Manthorp and the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison look back at a very special Test Match at The Oval, as England make it 6 wins from 7 games this summer and secure a series win over South Africa in the process. They hear from both Ben Stokes and Dean Elgar, and debate what changes need to be made ahead of the Test tour to Pakistan in December. As well as this, England bowler Mark Wood looks ahead to next month's T20 World Cup, and South Africa legend Shaun Pollock assesses a tough tour for the Proteas, and how they can improve. Finally, Aaron Finch discusses his retirement from ODI Cricket. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

1h 2m
Sep 13
Following On - When will Umpires see the light?

Jon Norman and Steve Harmison look back at England's amazing ten wicket win over South Africa at The Oval. Or at least they would be if the umpires hadn't taken the players off the field with England only needing 33 runs to win. Argh! * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

27m
Sep 11
Following On - God Save the King

Jon Norman and Neil Manthorp try and put into words the majesty of the pre match build up as The Oval crowd rose as one to commemorate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

29m
Sep 10
The Cricket Collective - Bairstow's Freak Injury; Jason Roy Dropped & Andy Flower Reviews The Hundred

Neil Manthorp and the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison discuss Jonny Bairstow's 'freak' injury and whether that means the door is still open for Alex Hales to return. The Managing Director of England Men's Cricket Rob Key discusses Jason Roy's omission from the T20 World Cup squad, and the Trent Rockets Head Coach Andy Flower joins us to reflect on their victory in the Hundred. As well as this, we preview the upcoming series decider between England and South Africa at The Oval, and look at some coaching changes within County Cricket. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

54m
Sep 06
The Cricket Collective - Stokes Stars As England Level The Series; Heather Knight Exclusive & England's Performance Review

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to look back at England's dominant victory over South Africa in the second Test at Old Trafford. They hear from both Ben Stokes and Dean Elgar, praises Stokes' heroic performance with both bat and ball, and discuss Ollie Robinson's return to the Test side. As well as this, Ben Foakes discusses scoring his first Test Century in England, we debate how long Jimmy Anderson can keep playing at the highest level, and we speak exclusively to the England Women's captain Heather Knight. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

1h 5m
Aug 30
Following On - It's one apiece with one to play

Steve Harmison and Jon Norman reflect on a huge win for England where Stokes, Foakes, Robinson and Anderson shone but ask whether Stokes body will be able to hold up for much longer if he continues bowling 13 over spells. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

25m
Aug 27
Following On - Stokes & Foakes don their cloaks

England needed a couple of batting heroes and they duly found them with centuries apiece for the two Ben's. Steve Harmison and Jon Norman reflect on all the action from day two at Old Trafford. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

23m
Aug 26
Following On - Did anyone say two day Test?

South Africa's decision to bat first is kinda like what Joe Root did at Brisbane, discuss......Steve Harmison and Jon Norman do exactly that following a 13 wicket day at Old Trafford which saw South Africa bowled out for 151 and then Zak Crawley withstand all the fire and brimstone it's possible to withstand this side of Hades. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

22m
Aug 25
Following On Special: Ben Stokes: Phoenix From The Ashes!

Sam Ellard speaks exclusively to the England Test captain Ben Stokes about the release of his documentary Ben Stokes: Phoenix From The Ashes - which comes out this Friday. They discuss his battle with mental health, that infamous incident in Bristol in 2017, and his rise to the England Test captaincy. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

10m
Aug 24
The Cricket Collective - England Thrashed At Lord's; Record-Breaking Rabada And The Future Tours Programme Released!

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to look back at England's heavy defeat to South Africa in the first Test at Lord's. They hear from England Test captain Ben Stokes and Assistant Coach Paul Collingwood, who defends Zak Crawley after another miserable Test Match for the opener. Stuart Broad praises Jimmy Anderson after he continues to take wickets at 40, and we hear from both Dean Elgar and Anrich Nortje. As well as this, they discuss the new Future Tours Programme, hear from Graeme Smith on the new T20 league in South Africa, and discuss more England players going to the new UAE T20 league. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

56m
Aug 22
Following On - So what are everyone's plans for the weekend?

Jon Norman and Steve Harmison dissect England's first Test defeat of the summer, worry about Ben Stokes knee, work out where England go from here, decide Zak Crawley's immediate fate and applaud some stunning fast bowling. Also hear from Ben Stokes, Dean Elgar and Anrich Nortje. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

40m
Aug 20
Following On - "I fear for Stokes career"

Jon Norman and Steve Harmison talk about whether Stokes insistence to lead from the front may bring a premature end to his Test career. They also discuss whether this may be Broad's last summer as an England player, the re-emergence of Jack Leach and the brilliance of Kagiso Rabada. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

24m
Aug 18
Following On - Enjoy South Africa pulverising England while you can

Jon Norman and Neil Manthorp delight in South Africa's bowling brilliance while despair at the fact it's unlikely to ever happen again. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

22m
Aug 17
The Cricket Collective - England Prepare For South Africa; Simon Harmer Exclusive & What Does Boult's Release Mean For International Cricket?

Neil Manthorp and the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison build-up to England's three-match Test series against South Africa, which starts at Lord's on Wednesday. They hear from South Africa fast bowler Lungi Ngidi, and speak exclusively to the South Africa spinner Simon Harmer. As well as this, they speak with the Somerset batter Will Smeed after he became the first batter to score a Hundred in the Hundred, and they discuss what Trent Boult's decision to be released from his New Zealand contract means for the future of the International game. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

53m
Aug 15
The Cricket Collective - Ben Stokes & Eoin Morgan Exclusives; Thompson Appointed ECB Chair & Robinson Returns!

Neil Manthorp and the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison discuss England's Test squad for the first 2 Tests against South Africa, and hear exclusively from the England Test captain Ben Stokes and fast bowler Stuart. The former England World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan discusses life after international Cricket, and Huw Turbervill from The Cricketer Magazine joins us to discuss the appointment of Richard Thompson as the new ECB Chair. And Team England captain Nat Sciver discusses what next for Cricket after their appearance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 1m
Aug 09
Following On Special - Steve Harmison's 7-12!

Mark Nicholas is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to look back at the 2004 Test series against the West Indies, which saw him record his career best figures of 7-12. They go through all the wickets and how he felt at the time, and look back at some of the other key moments from their 3-0 series victory in the Caribbean. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28m
Aug 05
The Cricket Collective - Should We Be Concerned About England; Mickey Arthur Exclusive & The Hundred Preview

Neil Manthorp and the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison round up the week's biggest stories. They discuss England's white-ball form ahead of the T20 World Cup later this year and ask whether fans should be worried heading into the tournament. The Derbyshire Head of Cricket Mickey Arthur discusses his first few months in the role, and how Cricket could change in the future when it comes to franchise tournaments. We'll hear exclusively from Southern Brave captains James Vince and Anya Shrubsole ahead of the second season of the Hundred, whilst Welsh Fire Jonny Bairstow joins us to look ahead to their season. As well as this, Tim David talks about his remarkable 2 years in franchise Cricket, and there's more injury problems for England's fast bowlers. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 7m
Aug 02
Following On - County Cricketer EP15: Surrey, Hampshire & Lancashire All Win & Derbyshire Building Under Mickey Arthur

Jon Norman and the two-time County Championship winner Steve Harmison look back at the latest round of County Championship games. They discuss wins for Surrey, Hampshire and Lancashire as the Division One title race is nicely poised heading into the summer break. They also praise the job that Mickey Arthur has done at Derbyshire, ask where it's gone wrong for Somerset, and answer your questions! * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

41m
Jul 30
The Cricket Collective - What Will The Game Look Like; Qasim Sheikh Speaks Out About Racism At Cricket Scotland & Ollie Pope Exclusive!

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to look back at England's rain-affected ODI series against South Africa, and debate whether England should fans should be worried heading into the T20 World Cup. Jos Buttler criticises the way the schedule has hampered their preparations, Phil Salt discusses breaking into that top order, and Sam Curran talks about potentially replacing Ben Stokes in the ODI side. The former Scotland international Qasim Sheikh speaks out after Cricket Scotland was found to be institutionally racist, and we debate what the game will look like in years to come following the IPL influence in the new T20 competition in South Africa. Also, we'll hear exclusively from the England batter Ollie Pope. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 11m
Jul 26
Following On - County Cricketer EP14: What Does The Future Tours Programme Mean For English Cricket?!

Jon Norman is joined by The Cricket Magazine's George Dobell and Nick Friend to discuss how the new cycle of the Future Tours Programme will affect English Cricket. They discuss the ECB and Sky extending their broadcast deal, and look at whether that is a good thing for the sport. As well as this, Nick discusses his experience of being in the Mascot Race at the Vitality Blast Finals Day - and we discuss who can replace Ben Stokes in England's ODI side. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48m
Jul 21
The Cricket Collective - Ben Stokes Retires From ODIs; Hampshire Win The Blast & Kerrigan Spins Northamptonshire To Momentous Win

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England bowler Steve Harmison to discuss Ben Stokes' retirement from ODI Cricket and what they means for the England side. They also look back at England's recent white-ball series' against India, and hear from both Jos Buttler and David 'Bumble' Lloyd. Hampshire Hawks' bowler Chris Wood reflects on a brilliant T20 Blast Final's Day which saw them win their 3rd title, and the Northamptonshire spinner Simon Kerrigan looks back at the county's first County Championship Division One win in 18 years! * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51m
Jul 19
Following On - County Cricketer EP13: T20 Blast Quarter-Finals & Should Gleeson Play At The World Cup?

Jon Norman is joined by the former England bowler Steve Harmison and The Cricketer Magazine's George Dobell to discuss the week's biggest stories. They reflect on the T20 Blast quarter-finals, as Surrey somehow lose to Yorkshire, and there were wins for Somerset, Hampshire and Lancashire. We discuss whether Dom Sibley still has a future in Test Cricket, and argue whether Richard Gleeson has done enough to put his name in the hat for a spot in England's T20 World Cup squad later this year. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46m
Jul 14
Following On - IRE v NZ - 2nd ODI - New Zealand Go 2-0 Up In The Series

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former Ireland international Cath Dalton and the former New Zealand all-rounder Iain O'Brien to look back at New Zealand's three-wicket win over Ireland in the 2nd ODI. They hear from both captains Tom Latham and Andrew Balbirnie, as well as New Zealand's Michael Bracewell. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Jul 13
The Cricket Collective - Gleeson Reflects On England Debut; T20 Blast Finals Day Preview & Silverwood's Sri Lanka Thrash Australia

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to look back at England's T20 series defeat to India. They are joined live by the England bowler Richard Gleeson who reflects on his memorable debut, and discusses his incredible story from Minor Counties to International Cricket. We also look back at last week's T20 Blast quarter-finals, and preview Saturday's Finals Day with the Hampshire Hawks' wicket-keeper batter Ben McDermott. As well as this, we praise Chris Silverwood for the job he's done as the new Head Coach of Sri Lanka, and hear from the South Africa Head Coach Mark Boucher ahead of the tour to England. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56m
Jul 12
Following On - IRE v NZ - 1st ODI - Brilliant Bracewell Blasts New Zealand To Memorable Win!

Jon Norman is joined by the former New Zealand all-rounder Iain O'Brien and the former Ireland batter Cath Dalton to look back at New Zealand's memorable one-wicket win over Ireland in the first ODI in Malahide. They discuss a brilliant century from Michael Bracewell, who's unbeaten 127 helped the visitors go 1-0 up in the series. They also wax lyrical about Harry Tector following his maiden ODI century, and they hear from both captains, Andrew Balbirnie and Tom Latham. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25m
Jul 10