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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839 episodes

The Cricket Collective - Archer's Return; Ahmed's Call-Up & Jon Lewis Previews The T20 World Cup

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler to reflect on England's ODI series defeat to South Africa. They discuss a career-best return for Jofra Archer after his 6-40 helped England win the third & final ODI by 59 runs. England captain Jos Buttler discusses his frustrations at not being able to select his best squad available for the white-ball tour of Bangladesh in March, with Somerset batter Tom Abell and Leicestershire spinner Rehan Ahmed included for the first time. As well as this, we hear from the New Zealand Head Coach Gary Stead after Kyle Jamieson returns to their Test squad to face England later this month, and the guys are joined by the England Head Coach Jon Lewis to preview the Women's T20 World Cup, which starts this week in South Africa. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

57m
Feb 06
Following On - SAvENG 3rd ODI highlights

Mark Butcher, Steve Harmison, Matt Prior, Alex Tudor, Andrew McKenna, Jarrod Kimber and Jon Norman with match highlights from the 3rd ODI between South Africa and England originally aired on talkSPORT 2. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

42m
Feb 05
Following On - SAvENG 2nd ODI highlights

Mark Butcher, Gareth Batty, Mickey Arthur, Andrew McKenna, Jarrod Kimber and Jon Norman with match highlights from the 2nd ODI between South Africa and England originally aired on talkSPORT 2. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

37m
Feb 04
Following On - SAvENG 1st ODI highlights

Mark Butcher, Steve Harmison, Darren Gough, Mickey Arthur, David Bedingham, Andrew McKenna, Jarrod Kimber and Jon Norman with match highlights from the 1st ODI between South Africa and England originally aired on talkSPORT 2. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

39m
Feb 03
Following On Special - How Is Franchise Cricket Affecting County Cricket?

Mark Butcher is joined by the Director of Cricket at Yorkshire Darren Gough and the Head of Cricket at Derbyshire Mickey Arthur to discuss how the rise in Franchise leagues around the world have impacted County Cricket. They discuss the modern-day trends of the game, how the schedule and rise of T20 Cricet has affected recruitment, and discuss where the game is heading in the future. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

20m
Feb 02
Following On In South Africa - Jofra Archer's Six Wickets Sees England Home!

Mark Butcher is joined by former England internationals Matt Prior, Steve Harmison and Alex Tudor to look back at England's 59-run win over South Africa in the third ODI in Kimberley. They discuss a maiden ODI five-wicket haul for Jofra Archer, who registered figures of 6-40, and they look at match-winning centuries from Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan, as England recovered from 14-3 to post 346-7 in their innings. They also hear from the England captain Jos Buttler and the South Africa captain Temba Bavuma. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

36m
Feb 01
The Cricket Collective - Should We Be Worried About England's ODI Form Ahead Of The World Cup?

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to look back at England's ODI series defeat to South Africa, which was live and exclusive on talkSPORT 2. They hear from the England captain Jos Buttler, who's admitted his struggles in adapting back to the 50 over format following a diet of just T20 Cricket in recent times, whilst vice-captain Moeen Ali bemoans the schedule which has limited England's opportunity to have a full strength side available for this series. England batter Jason Roy reflects on a very difficult 12 months after returning to form with an 11th ODI Century on Friday, and the England bowler Jofra Archer looks back at his first International appearance in 22 months. We also discuss what this series win means for South Africa when it comes to their hopes of automatic qualification for the World Cup, and we discuss the big stories of the week - as England allow Alex Hales to miss the Bangladesh series to play in the PSL, and Matthew Mott leaves the door open for Ben Stokes to un-retire from ODI Cricket in the future. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

56m
Jan 31
Following On In South Africa - Buttler On His 50 Over Struggles; Batty & Arthur Discuss The Psychology Of Cricket

Neil Manthorp brings you all the best reaction to England's five-wicket defeat to South Africa in the second ODI in Bloemfontein. We hear exclusively from both Jos Buttler and Temba Bavuma, and the England captain discusses his struggles to adjust back to playing 50 over Cricket. As well as this, we get the thoughts of the England vice-captain Moeen Ali. We also bring you our interval feature from yesterday's second ODI, as Andrew McKenna is joined by the Surrey Head Coach Gareth Batty and the Head of Cricket at Derbyshire Mickey Arthur to discuss what it's like to go through a loss of form at the highest level, focusing in particular on the England opener Jason Roy. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

29m
Jan 30
Following On In South Africa - Bavuma Hundred Seals The Series For The Proteas!

Mark Butcher is joined by former England internationals Gareth Batty and Matt Prior and the former South Africa Head Coach Mickey Arthur to look back at South Africa's five-wicket win over England in the 2nd ODI in Bloemfontein. They discuss what this result means for the hosts, laud a brilliant from the South Africa captain Temba Bavuma, and ask if England should be worried about a 5th consecutive ODI defeat. They also hear from the England captain Jos Buttler, and the Proteas skipper Temba Bavuma. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

19m
Jan 29
Following On In South Africa - Roy On His Recent Struggles & Can England Bounce Back?

Neil Manthorp is joined by the Daily Telegraph's Cricket Correspondent Will Macpherson to look back at yesterday's first One-Day International between South Africa and England, with the Proteas going 1-0 up in the three-match series following a 27-run win in Bloemfontein. They hear exclusively from the England batter Jason Roy after scoring his 11th ODI century, and they also get the thoughts of the England captain Jos Buttler. South Africa batter Rassie van der Dussen looks back on the significance of their win yesterday, and they also speak to the Proteas fast bowler Sisanda Magala. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

27m
Jan 28
Following On In South Africa - England Lose A Thriller In Bloemfontein!

Mark Butcher is joined by the former South Africa Head Coach Mickey Arthur and the Cricket Writer Jarrod Kimber to look back at England's 27-run defeat to South Africa in the first ODI in Bloemfontein. They discuss a remarkable recovery from the hosts, a brilliant return to form for Jason Roy, and look back at Jofra Archer's first International game in 22 months. They also hear from England captain Jos Buttler, South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma and the Man of the Match Sisanda Magala. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

27m
Jan 27
Following On In South Africa - Buttler Ready For South Africa Test; Bavuma To Embrace Bazball?

Neil Manthorp is joined by the Daily Telegraph's Cricket Correspondent Will Macpherson to look ahead to the first One Day International between South Africa and England in Bloemfontein. We hear exclusively from the England white-ball captain Jos Buttler as well as the South Africa captain Temba Bavuma. England fast bowler Jofra Archer discusses his aims to play in the Ashes, and we hear from the former England bowler Darren Gough, who looks ahead to the series. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

31m
Jan 26
Following On In South Africa - Jofra Archer On His Return; Roy To Open And Mott Discusses Stokes U-Turn

Neil Manthorp is joined in Bloemfontein by the Daily Telegraph's Cricket Correspondent Will Macpherson to preview England's upcoming ODI series against South Africa, with every ball live & exclusive on talkSPORT 2 this Friday! The England bowler Jofra Archer discusses his 18 months away from International Cricket, and how he feels about returning, whilst England Head Coach Matthew Mott talks about Jason Roy's worrying form ahead of this series, and whether Ben Stokes will come out of ODI retirement in time for the World Cup. We also speak with South Africa's new red-ball coach Shukri Conrad, who will take interim charge of this series. You can hear every ball of England's three-match ODI series against South Africa live and exclusive on talkSPORT 2. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

28m
Jan 25
The Cricket Collective - South Africa v England Preview; Faf du Plessis On Amla's Retirement & Smith Signs For Sussex!

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to look ahead to England's three-match ODI series against South Africa, with every ball live and exclusive on talkSPORT 2! We discuss both squads, and what this series means for both sides. The former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis joins us to pay tribute to his former team-mate Hashim Amla, who announced his retirement from the game this week, and he also discusses his own future, with reports suggesting he could come out of International retirement to play for South Africa again. And we end the show by discussing the news that Steve Smith has signed a short-term deal with Sussex to play 3 County Championship games just before this summer's Ashes series. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

53m
Jan 24
The Cricket Collective - Saqib Mahmood On His Ashes Hopes & Split Coaches For South Africa!

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to look back at the week's biggest stories. They discuss the news that Ben Stokes & Brendon McCullum have consulted the counties about playing a more positive style of Cricket, and they hear from the former South Africa Head Coach Mickey Arthur. The England bowler Saqib Mahmood joins us to reflect on his call-up to the England Lions and also his hopes for both the Ashes and the Cricket World Cup later this year. The newly appointed England Elite Pace Bowling Coach Neil Kileen joins us to discuss his new role, and leaving Durham after 30 years with the country. And we end the show by discussing split coaches with South Africa, Morne Morkel joining the New Zealand Women coaching staff, and Kemar Roach returning to Surrey. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

51m
Jan 17
The Cricket Collective - McGrath & Hussey Preview The Ashes & The Launch Of The SA20!

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England bowler Steve Harmison for an early preview ahead of this summer's Ashes series. They hear exclusively from the Australia great Glenn McGrath as well as the former Australia captain Mark Taylor and the former Australia batter Mike Hussey, who all give their views on England's style of play and how it'll fare in the Ashes. We also look ahead to the start of the inaugural SA20 in South Africa, and hear from the Proteas captain Dean Elgar, who wants Cricket South Africa to allow them to play more Test Cricket. As well as this, we look back at a thrilling draw between Pakistan and New Zealand in Karachi, discuss Lord Patel's resignation as the Yorkshire Chair, and look at Gary Ballance's return to International Cricket with Zimbabwe. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

52m
Jan 09
The Cricket Collective - How Do South Africa Rebuild & Can England Win The Ashes?!

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison for their first show of 2023! The Australia opener David Warner discusses his future and whether he'll be playing Test Cricket when the Ashes comes around. The former South Africa spinner Paul Harris looks back at a disappointing tour of Australia for the Proteas, and how they can rebuild in a new era for the national side. ESPNCricinfo's Mohammad Isam looks back at Russell Domingo's tenure as Bangladesh Head Coach after he quit less than 2 months out from their white-ball series against England, and the guys debate whether Michael Neser's catch in the Big Bash should have stood. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

51m
Jan 03
The Cricket Collective - Jofra Archer Is Back; Josh Little Makes IPL History & Our Test Team Of 2022!

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to review the week's biggest stories. They discuss Jofra Archer returning to the England setup for the first time since March 2021, after being named in England's ODI squad for the three-match series in South Africa next month. They also look at England's Test squad for the two-Test series in New Zealand in February, with Stuart Broad and Matt Potts returning to the fold. They also look back at a successful IPL mini-auction for the English players, with Sam Curran, Ben Stokes and Harry Brook all securing mega money deals, with Joe Root also securing his maiden IPL contract. The Ireland bowler Josh Little joins us after he becomes the first Ireland player to secure an IPL deal after signing with the Gujurat Titans, and they end the show by selecting their Test Team of 2022! * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

46m
Dec 27, 2022
The Cricket Collective - England Secure Historic Clean Sweep & Rehan Ahmed's Dream Debut!

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to look back at England's historic 3-0 series clean sweep over Pakistan. They discuss just how significant this result is, and whether England can be a real force in next summer's Ashes. The Leicestershire Head Coach Paul Nixon joins us to look back at a dream debut for 18 year old spinner Rehan Ahmed, who became the youngest England bowler in history to take a five-wicket haul on his Test debut. As well as this, we look back at the first Test between Australia and South Africa which finished inside 2 days, and we'll hear from both Kane Williamson and Tim Southee after Southee replaced Williamson as New Zealand's new Test captain. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

59m
Dec 20, 2022
Following On - Remember the name 'Rehan Ahmed'

talkSPORT's Jon Norman and former England fast bowler Steve Harmison give their predictions to what time exactly it will be when England wrap up victory on day four. They also chat about England's youngest ever Test bowler with a five-fer, the emergence of Ben Duckett and a sad way to bow out for Azhar Ali. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

19m
Dec 19, 2022
Following On - More wizardry from Harry

Are England one good day away from a series whitewash over Pakistan? talkSPORT's Jon Norman and former England fast bowler Steve Harmison discuss century number three for Harry Brook, more good batting from Ben Foakes as he answers his critics (Harmy) again and the tantalising thought that a Pakistani implosion tomorrow may see a three day Test and another England win. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

11m
Dec 18, 2022
Following On - What were you doing aged 18 years and 126 days?

talkSPORT's Jon Norman and former England fast bowler Steve Harmison look back at day one of the 3rd Test between Pakistan and England. A day where an 18 year old broke a 73 year old record, Joe Root took a wicket with a pie for the ages, and eleven wickets fell. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

22m
Dec 17, 2022
The Cricket Collective - England Seal Historic Series Win In Pakistan & Should Steve Smith Be Allowed To Play County Cricket?

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to look back at England's dramatic 26-run win over Pakistan in the Second Test match in Multan, which seals a historic series win. They hear from the captain Ben Stokes, and England spinner Jack Leach discusses reaching 100 Test wickets. Robert Craddock joins the show to give us the latest regarding David Warner's lifetime leadership ban, with the opening batter withdrawing his appeal. The Daily Mail's Cricket Correspondent Paul Newman joins us to explain why Steve Smith shouldn't be allowed to play County Cricket in the lead up to the Ashes, and we look ahead to Australia's three-match Test series with South Africa, which starts this week. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

49m
Dec 13, 2022
Following On - England Take Control In Multan!

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to look back at Day 2 of the second Test between Pakistan and England in Multan, with England well in control, closing on 202-5 - a lead of 281 runs. They discuss a poor performance with the ball by Pakistan, and hail the brilliance of Harry Brook. They also debate the futures of both Ben Duckett and Ben Foakes in this Test side - and ask if Duckett can be effective in England, and where does Jonny Bairstow fit back into this side? * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

20m
Dec 10, 2022
Following On - Remember the name 'Abrar Ahmed'

This madcap series threatened to take a turn for the absolutely ridiculous when Abrar Ahmed took the first seven wickets to fall and in doing so threatened to be the first person ever to take all ten wickets in a test innings on debut but sadly it wasn't to be. Former England fast bowler Steve Harmison and talkSPORT's Jon Norman assess day one of the 2nd Test between Pakistan and England which has the home side 107/2 at stumps after bowling England out for 281. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

16m
Dec 09, 2022
The Cricket Collective - Is This The Greatest Test Win in England's History?

Neil Manthorp is joined by the former England fast bowler Steve Harmison to look back at England's extraordinary 74-run win over Pakistan in the first Test match in Rawalpindi. They praise the brilliance of Ben Stokes' captaincy, debate who comes in for this week's second Test and also hear from the England Assistant Coach Paul Collingwood. As well as this, they are joined by the new Durham Head Coach Ryan Campbell, and the newly appointed Sussex Head Coach Paul Farbrace discusses his new role on the South Coast. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

1h 2m
Dec 05, 2022
Following On - Stokes continues to bend Test cricket to his will

Former England fast bowler Steve Harmison an Guy Swindells look back at England's bold move to declare at tea on day four of the 1st Test against Pakistan at Rawalpindi. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

18m
Dec 04, 2022
Following On - The Umpires might be bowling by the end

Only two days into the 1st Test in Rawalpindi between Pakistan and England and talkSPORT's Jon Norman and former England fast bowler Steve Harmison wave the white flag and call this one for what it is. A big fat tedious draw. Harry Brook's 27 run over was pretty entertaining though. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

21m
Dec 02, 2022
Following On - Where on earth do you start??????

talkSPORT's Cricket Editor Jon Norman and Jarrod Kimber look back at day one of the 1st Test between Pakistan and England. Which England batter performed the best? What Pakistani bowler bowled the worst? What was LOL of the day? And how annoyed with Alex Lees and Keaton Jennings be right now? Download and listen to find out. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

35m
Dec 01, 2022
Following On - Tresco and Harmy on #PAKvENG 2005

A trip down memory lane as two former England players reminisce on the last time England toured Pakistan back in 2005. Former opener and current coach Marcus Trescothick and former fast bowler Steve Harmison talk McDonalds, mystery spinners and moonwalking! * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

21m
Nov 30, 2022