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  • Knife in the Fast Lane

    30 NOV 2020 · Bill Ribbans has been a doctor and orthopedic surgeon for over 40 years and has treated some of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen in world sport. Bill has written about his experiences of working in elite sport in his new book, “Knife in the Fast Lane”. He chats to Mark about the book and how medicine and treatment in sport has changed and developed especially in the professional era.
    Played 40m 21s
  • The Art of Sports Psychology

    23 NOV 2020 · Renowned sports psychologist, Michael Caulfield chats to Mark about his career, working with elite sports teams and his sporting influences. He also discusses leadership and joins us from the Scotland Rugby bubble as they prepared for their Autumn Nations Cup game against France.
    Played 54m 28s
  • Running 15,000 miles with Terminal Cancer

    16 NOV 2020 · After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Kevin Webber has run marathons all over the world to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer and his story is truly inspiring. Kevin has raised thousands of pounds through his efforts and his fundraising page and more information can be found at Https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Kevin-webber9
    Played 1h 2m 19s
  • The Thin White Line Part 2

    9 NOV 2020 · Mark is once again joined by the Deputy Sports Editor of the Sunday Times, Nick Greenslade for the second part of their interview. Nick’s first book , “The Thin White Line..The Inside Story of Cricket’s Greatest Scandal “ has just been published and tells the story of the infamous no balls at Lord’s in 2010. In the last episode, Nick shone a light on how the News of The World broke the story which eventually led to Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif being banned and sent to prison. In this episode Nick discusses the aftermath of that Test Match and why he decided to write the book.
    Played 41m 44s
  • The Thin White Line Part 1

    2 NOV 2020 · Deputy Sport Editor of the Sunday Times, Nick Greenslade chats to Mark. Nick’s first book , 'The Thin White Line: The Inside Story of Cricket’s Greatest Scandal' has just been published. It's a gripping and forensic account of the spot fixing scandal at Lord’s in 2010. Nick shines a light on how the News of The World broke the story which eventually led to Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif being banned and sent to prison. Next week Nick will discuss the aftermath of those 'three no balls' back in 2010.
    Played 52m 55s
  • Bowling To The Bowlers

    27 OCT 2020 · Mark chats to bowling coach Stuart Barnes. They discuss Stuart’s bowling career for Gloucestershire and his move into coaching with the county he played for; coaching at Surrey; working with Somerset and being in the BioSecure bubble with Somerset this summer. Stuart chats about working with some of the best bowlers in the world and as always the podcast was recorded over French Toast and coffee.
    Played 50m 25s
  • Producing Test Match Special and Cover-Driving Wasim Akram

    19 OCT 2020 · Mark is joined by the Test Match Special Producer, Adam Mountford. Adam discusses what it’s like being in charge of an institution, talks about life in the bio-secure bubble and driving Wasim Akram through the covers under the Media Centre at the Ageas Bowl.
    Played 48m 39s
  • The Dream Maker

    28 SEP 2020 · Surrey CCC Academy Director Gareth Townsend chats to Mark about producing Surrey and England players. Gareth also talks about his break into First Class cricket thanks to Martin Moxon’s testicles.
    Played 54m 49s
  • Talking Women’s Cricket with Raf Nicholson

    14 SEP 2020 · Mark chats to cricket writer, journalist Raf Nicholson about the Women’s game. Raf discusses how she fell in love with cricket and how she became one of the most authoritative writers on the women’s game.
    Played 33m 17s
  • The Welcome Return Of Women’s Cricket

    7 SEP 2020 · Richard Bedbrook, the Regional Director of the South East Stars, chats to Mark about the return of the women’s game and the start of the Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Richard also chats about his time as the Performance Manager on the Surrey Academy and Head Coach of the Surrey Stars.
    Played 41m 24s

With his daughter Isabelle having gone back to home schooling, Mark Church has decided to head into the world of podcasting on his own. Each week he will be chatting...

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With his daughter Isabelle having gone back to home schooling, Mark Church has decided to head into the world of podcasting on his own. Each week he will be chatting to somebody from the world of sport be it player, journalist, back room staff or fan. Plus there will be exclusive interviews with the key players from #gardencricket , the back garden Test series that is taking the sporting world by the scruff of its neck.
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