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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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
The Cricket Collective - England Ease To Record-Breaking Win & Moeen Ali Moves To Warwickshire!

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to look back at England's record-breaking 7-wicket win over India at Edgbaston. They laud the brilliance of Joe Root & Jonny Bairstow after their centuries helped England complete their highest ever run chase in Test Cricket, whilst they also hear from Joe Root, Alex Lees and the India Head Coach Rahul Dravid. As well as this, they preview England's T20 series against India, look at the England Lions squad that'll take on South Africa, and discuss the latest transfer news, with Dom Sibley and Moeen Ali on the move. They end the show by reviewing the Women's Test and discuss the story about equal match fees for New Zealand's cricketers. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49m
Jul 05
Following On - England on the verge of greatness

Well what the hell is going on? England set a score they've never managed to chase down in over a century of Test cricket are 7 wickets away from doing exactly that. Bairstow BOOM Root BOOM but Lees? And Crawley? BOOM BOOM. Someone on Twitter said Stokes was playing like Afridi, maybe the whole team are! Steve Harmison and Jon Norman in the hot seat for this one. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25m
Jul 04
Following On - Bairstow battles to keep the good times alive

Steve Harmison and Jon Norman discuss Jonny Bairstow who reeled off his third successive century, England's shot selection, overly aggressive fielding positions and eventually decide that England have too much to do to get back into this Test * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27m
Jul 03
Following On - We need to talk about THE OVER

Forget it all, forget Jadeja's hundred, Anderson's five-fer, Bumrah's first three wickets, Bairstow's sore finger, Root's working over, the rain and the delays today's show is just about THE OVER. And Jon Norman and Jarrod Kimber are your hosts. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14m
Jul 02
Following On - India counter attack the counter attackers

Jon Norman and Steve Harmison look back at ANOTHER ridiculous day of Test cricket. Honestly, where has this format been hiding since 1877? * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

19m
Jul 01
Following On - County Cricketer EP12: Gleeson's England Call-Up & Sussex Win A Championship Game!

Jon Norman and The Cricket Magazine's Nick Friend discuss England's limited overs squads for the upcoming T20s and ODIs against India, and reflect on Richard Gleeson's maiden call-up. They also look at how Eoin Morgan's retirement will affect the one-day side, and they look back at a busy round of County Championship, as Essex spin their way to victory inside 3 days, and Sussex finally win a County Championship game! * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39m
Jul 01
The Cricket Collective - Eoin Morgan Retires; England's Emphatic Win & India Return For A Series Decider

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison for another busy show. We hear exclusively from the England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan, who has announced his retirement from International Cricket with immediate effect, whilst his former England team-mate and World Cup winner Mark Wood pays tribute to him. We also hear from the England Test captain Ben Stokes and Head Coach Brendon McCullum following their 3-0 series clean sweep over New Zealand, whilst England spinner Jack Leach discusses the competition he faces in that spin department. As well as this, the former IPL batter Abhishek Jhunjhunwala previews this week's fifth Test between England and India at Edgbaston. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 8m
Jun 28
Following On - Ten reasons how (and why) England turned it around

Jon Norman and Jarrod Kimber give ten reasons (actually it turns into twelve) how England have gone from the laughing stocks of world cricket to the one everyone wants to emulate. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39m
Jun 27
Following On - Even Jack Leach taking ten wickets seems normal these days

Jack Leach taking ten wickets, Zak Crawley running Alex Lees out, Joe Root ramp scooping Neil Wagner, Darryl Mitchell getting out for less than a hundred, England running rampant and did we mention Jack Leach? Jon Norman and Jarrod Kimber discuss. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26m
Jun 26
Following On - Every time NZ think they've got out, ENG pull them back in

Jon Norman, Jarrod Kimber and Eke Kimber get automated, animated but not aggravated as they run their eye over all the Headingley happenings. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

16m
Jun 25
Following On - New Zealand get punched in the mouth

Jon Norman compares changing the ball with the recent vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson, how New Zealand are suffering from Mike Tyson syndrome and why Test cricket is going to finish after Baz Ball comes to an end. Jarrod Kimber seizes upon Darryl Mitchell's three over spell as proof of something or the other and gets chilly as he's enveloped by the Jos Buttler shaped cloud over Headingley. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39m
Jun 24
Following On - Nicholls d Mitchell c Lees b Leach 19

Jon Norman and Jarrod Kimber are reunited and to celebrate bring back 'Anodyne Press Conference Moment of the Day'. Henry Nicholls gets into the party spirit by providing a 'Moment of the Day' for the ages. And then Mitchell and Blundell continue their love affair and all is right with the world. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31m
Jun 24
Following On in Amsterdam - England End Tour With Convincing Win, But What Now For the Netherlands?

Jon Jackson brings you all the best reaction from England's 3-0 series victory over the Netherlands in Amstelveen. England batter Jason Roy reflects on scoring his 10th ODI century in yesterday's third ODI, whilst Head Coach Matthew Mott assesses his first series as the new Head Coach. The former Netherlands captain Pieter Seelaar discusses his retirement from the game, and the former Netherlands captain Peter Borren talks about what this series has done for Cricket in the Netherlands. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20m
Jun 23
Following On - County Cricketer EP11: Could The Championship Be Played Overseas?!

Jon Norman is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison and The Cricketer Magazine's Nick Friend to round up the latest news in County Cricket. They discuss the idea of the County Championship being played overseas, and look back at the week's T20 Blast action. They also briefly discuss England's options ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia, and they answer your questions. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43m
Jun 23
Following On - NED v ENG - 3rd ODI - Roy Hundred Blasts England To Clean Sweep

Mark Nicholas is joined by the former England spinner Gareth Batty and the former Netherlands captain Ryan ten Doeschate to look back at the third ODI between the Netherlands and England in Amstelveen. We look back at Jason Roy's blistering century, assess how the tour has gone from a Netherlands point of view and hear from both Jos Buttler and Scott Edwards. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28m
Jun 22
The Cricket Collective - How Long Can Eoin Morgan Continue & Brunt Retires From Test Cricket!

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to look back at a busy week of Cricket. They review England's ODI series against the Netherlands, and debate how long Eoin Morgan can continue as captain amid his recent run of form. We'll also hear exclusively from the England all-rounder Sam Curran, and discuss the changes the Netherlands side could make in tomorrow's third and final game. As well as this, we preview the third Test between England and New Zealand, hear from England Head Coach Lisa Keightley on Katherine Brunt's retirement from Test Cricket, and we hear from the Netherlands Head Coach Ryan Campbell. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56m
Jun 21
Following On - County Cricketer EP10: Jamie Overton For England & Harmy's Interest In The Selectors Role

Jon Norman is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison and the Cricketer Magazine's George Dobell and Nick Friend to look back at the latest round of County Championship action. They discuss Jamie Overton's call-up to the England Test side & how effective he will be. Harmy also discusses his links with the vacant role as one of the Selectors at the ECB, and we review the week's County Championship action. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

41m
Jun 21
Following On in Amsterdam - England Seal The Series & Ryan Campbell On His Road To Recovery

Jon Jackson brings you all the fallout from England's six-wicket victory in the second ODI against the Netherlands in Amstelveen. They hear from the England batter Jason Roy, bowler Brydon Carse, and the stand-in Netherlands captain Scott Edwards. As well as this, we'll hear from the Netherlands Head Coach Ryan Campbell - who continues his recovery from a cardiac arrest. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20m
Jun 20