By BBC Radio 5 Live

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White take an alternative (and sometimes musical) look at cricket...


Pads Off: Jimmy/Mattchin

As Jimmy prepares for his final Test match we wanted to conduct a well researched, informative, ground breaking, career-spanning, exclusive interview with England’s greatest bowler and there was only one man (available) for the job… step forward Mattchin Tendulkar.From a teenager in Burnley to bowing out at Lord's, Mattchin delves deep into the psyche of the most successful fast bowler ever. Warning: This podcast does contain an unusually high number of metaphors.
04/07/2450m 36s

Baseball Barry v Colin Cricket

Mattchin provides a history of American cricket, a preview of the Men's T20 Semi Finals, the joy of Jos Buttler, Glastonbury cricketers plus what is a ‘proper hat trick’ and who did Jimmy have to borrow batting kit off?
26/06/2454m 43s

Timeless, timeless, timeless…

A ’timeless’ pod covering your emails, questions, talking points and correspondence of certainty and uncertainty - like a Martin Lewis-esque Cricket Saving Expert Special. Includes bat chat, a complaint, darts, Dr Who, Jimmy’s fear of cows and camping/caravanning cricketers.
19/06/2442m 2s

The Oscar Piastri Special

The Tailenders go on a ’school trip’ to the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) to meet Australian Formula One driver and cricket fan Oscar Piastri.There’s an impromptu game of cricket on a somewhat uneven pitch, Oscar talks about his love of the game and gives the guys a tour of some of the classic McLaren cars on display.Plus Felix, who has never learnt to drive, gets some tips from Oscar on how to handle a Formula One Car before having a go in a F1 simulator.
12/06/2446m 9s

The USA canter to victory

An Emergency Podcast of sorts. The Tailenders assembled last night to react to the USA’s shock win over Pakistan in the Men's T20 World Cup, this just a few hours after recording the podcast in the afternoon and saying how ‘unexciting' the tournament was. Plus we’re joined by Olympic Rowers and Tailenders Tom George and Ollie Wynne-Griffith as they prepare for Paris 2024.
07/06/241h 4m

Liiiiiiive from The Oval

The Windy Gantry at The Oval is the location for latest Tailenders as Greg, Jimmy and Felix preview the Men's T20 World Cup. Jimmy outlines his ‘England Starting XI’, Mattchin’s back with his ‘rolled over quiz’, complete with new theme tune and there’s a surprise for Sharky.
31/05/2439m 55s

That’s the gist

More on Jimmy’s retirement, including Mattchin’s list of ’things’ Jimmy can now do. Plus listener emails, a ticket dilemma, theatre reviews and almost a quiz.
22/05/2457m 41s

Emergency Podcast: Jimmy’s Got Something To Say

Jimmy assembled the team as he’s got something to tell the Tailenders listeners...
11/05/2419m 40s

An Organised Walkie Talkie

Issy Wong is back on the pod with news of her England team bonding weekend in the the lakes, the WIPL and a preview of the up coming white ball series with Pakistan which starts at Edgbaston on Saturday. Plus is there too much men's cricket in the summer? Can VAR learn from DRS? Also Mattchin has yet another new quiz - ‘Rear Review Mirror’ - and plans are afoot to ’supersize’ a village match.
09/05/241h 8m

Who Am I?

While in India Jimmy turned down the chance to meet the Dalai Lama, but who would he get out of bed for? Find out in Mattchin’s new, listener generated quiz ‘Meet or No Meet’. Plus we discover another side to Felix, big hitting in the IPL, Jofra’s back for England and the joys of a day watching country cricket.
02/05/2457m 18s

The Michael Palin Special

Writer, comedian, broadcaster, documentary maker, presenter and all round genius Sir Michael Palin joins Greg, Jimmy and Felix for a very special episode of Tailenders. In a wide-ranging interview he discussed his career with Monty Python, his legendary travelogues including his new series on Nigeria, his films and his love of cricket. Included are tales about George Harrison, Keith Miller, watching cricket around the world, his first job at the BBC and the perils of eating rotten camel meat. Plus, what happened when Jimmy was invited to meet the Dalai Lama.
23/04/241h 30m

The Boss

On day one of the County Championship we were invited into the boardroom at Lord's to sit down with ECB Chair, Richard Thompson, the boss of English Cricket. Topics included cricket in state schools, TV deals, The Hundred, racism and cricket, the development of the women's wame and THAT presentation to Jimmy in India.
16/04/2435m 50s

Christmas all Summer

The County Championship is back so we headed to Lord's to celebrate everything that’s great about county cricket. This episode includes an explanation of how the competition works, the difference between Kookaburra and Dukes balls, hybrid pitches, the standard within the game and whether day one of the County Championship is like Xmas Eve, Xmas Day or New Year's Eve. Plus we’re joined by TMS Producer Adam Mountford.

The Cowdrey Lecture

Following in the footsteps of the likes of Brian Lara, Richie Benaud, Stephen Fry and Andrew Strauss, The Tailenders assembled at Lord's to deliver the 2024 Cowdrey Lecture. Greg, Jimmy and Felix were joined on stage by guests Stuart Broad, Isa Guha and Mark Nicholas.
27/03/241h 8m

The Draft

We’re live(ish) from The Shardnado for The Hundred Draft with special guests Nasser Hussain, Charlotte Edwards, Grace Ballinger and Sam Billings. Plus Mattchin has created an easy to understand ’supermarket based’ guide to the draft and it’s inner workings.
21/03/241h 5m


Our Jimmy gets his 700th Test wicket - not that you’d know it from his typical, understated reaction -  but despite this we’re determined to celebrate this never to be repeated cricketing milestone, even if he’s not! He tells the story behind number 700 -  the wicket of Kuldeep Yadav, his on field ‘chat’ with Shubman Gill and how this England team can develop in the future.  Plus comedian, poet and writer Tim Key joins us from Dharamsala for a fans perspective of watching cricket in one of the most beautiful grounds in the world, Mattchin updates us on his new cricketing career and lots of random facts about 2003.
12/03/241h 2m

Ebb and Flow/Part and Parcel/They had a Sniff

A full review of the Men's 4th Test between India and England and a look ahead to the final match in the series. Plus Mattchin revives one of his classic quizzes so we can ‘get to know’ some of the new faces in the England team and discover who is the biggest prankster, who has good fashion sense and who likes country and western music. Also tattoos, trilateral listening and tour stories from Felix.
05/03/2459m 34s

He plays Cricket Dhoni?

A full review of the 3rd Men's Test between India and England, Dibbly Dobbly chat, more cricketing birds plus Mattchin has created a quiz format that somehow manages to combine an Indian cricket legend with the West country dialect.
22/02/2449m 52s

Jimmy’s back in the wickets!

The extension is going to get built in the 'house that wickets bought'! We hear the full inside story of the second Men's Test between India and England including how a former coach helped with Jimmy’s run up, praise for England’s young spinners, THAT wicket of Sharma, the new ‘Nighthawk', how India were 'on edge' and the perils of facing England’s batters in the nets. Plus Mattchin reveals how he became cricket’s premier influencer.
07/02/2454m 49s

The Country of Test Cricket

Sunday was arguably the greatest day of Test Cricket ever so we’ve brought together an ensemble cast including England bowler Issy Wong, Cricinfo Writer Vithushan Ehantharajah and Tom Hartley’s former teacher for an emergency podcast!We have all the expert analysis you’d expect from Tailenders including cheese, cats, mice, mouthwash, drunken nights out, Latin phrases, Troy Deeney, GPS, McDonalds and Whitney Houston. Plus Greg has a very special message for Felix.
30/01/241h 7m

The Monopod

It was supposed to be a ‘Minipod’, was renamed a ‘Monopod’ and then became a ‘Pod but without Jimmy' who was travelling. Featuring cricketing father and sons, Mattchin’s football tips, ‘General Scarf Sadness’, a preview of the first India v England Men's Test, Mattchin makes The Sunday Times and the remarkable story of Shamar Joseph.
23/01/2431m 42s

The Rob Key Special

Rob Key, Managing Director of England Men's Cricket (aka Jimmy’s boss), is our special guest to discuss, amongst other things, the World Cup, The Ashes and the future of Test cricket. Plus Felix goes all ‘Dragon’s Den’, Mattchin turns into Laura Kuenssberg, and a guide to making ‘Keysie Pizzas’.

Dodgy Pitches, Dave and Dumps

Less than two weeks into 2024 and there is already loads of cricket to discuss. S.A v India, Australia v Pakistan, David Warner’s retirement, and random stuff from commentators and batters mic’d up. Plus predictions for 2024 and Felix has regrets about what he said on ‘Football Focus’.
09/01/2444m 20s

The Christmas Special 2023

Pull up a chair and grab a mince pie as everyone is welcome around our metaphorical festive table for our ‘Christmas Special 2023’.Mattchin is on hand to supply the music and quizzes, special guest Shaun Keaveney provides some unexpected poetry and find out what cricketers do at Xmas. Ho Ho Well!This episode is available exclusively on BBC Sounds, head to the free app to listen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/p02pcb4w

Mattchin The Mindreader

Who knew that Mattchin doesn’t just do ’stolen/inspired by others’ quizzes but he is also a cricketing mindreader extraordinaire? Plus Jimmy gives us an update from the England camp in Abu Dhabi and Freddie is back!
30/11/2340m 3s

The Final, Fantasy League and Foul Language

A review of the Men's World Cup final, plus the winner of the Tailenders World Cup Fantasy League is revealed and an important language clarification from the last podcast.
20/11/2344m 55s

Was The World Cup Good?

Greg, Jimmy and Felix discuss if the Men's World Cup has actually been any good. Plus a brand new quiz from Mattchin, breaking football news, Limp Bizkit and ‘Great Train Journeys with Chris Tarrant'.
17/11/2341m 3s

Tour Tales, Timed Out and Timmy

Tales from the recent Tailenders Tour, the Angelo Mathews ’Timed Out' affair, can anyone stop India, and meet ’Timmy Banderson’. Plus Mattchin returns with a ‘dismissal edition’ of a quiz favourite and what is your favourite ever LBW?
08/11/2354m 55s

On the Fun Bus

Recorded 'live’ on the Tailenders Tour Fun Bus as we travelled from Sheffield / Nottingham to Manchester. All the latest from the tour, a review of recent matches in the men's ODI World Cup, plus Martin Keown, gym work outs, tennis and Timmy Banderson.
26/10/2341m 9s

World Cup Preview

Greg, Jimmy and Felix preview the Men's ODI World Cup which starts in India later this week. Plus Mattchin is back for another round of arguably the best quiz he’s ever invented/stolen.This episode is available exclusively on BBC Sounds, head to the free app to listen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0ghx03z

The Romance Special (The Fourth Date)

An episode that proves Felix’s assertion that 'cricket equals love’. Plus Greg and Felix’s County Cricket Draft rivalry is going down to the wire.On Wednesday, 4 October at 19:00 BST, Mattchin will be hosting a LIVE quiz night, exclusively on Discord, featuring special guests. Follow this link to put your loosely cricket-based knowledge to the test! https://discord.gg/YHN89hrQ2w?event=1156939182426566787
29/09/2343m 19s


In this episode of 'The loosely cricket based podcast’ we cover golf, Spiderman, touring, ferries, customs, rugby and eventually some cricket. Plus Mattchin has come up with the greatest quiz ever!
22/09/2354m 0s

The Cricketing Gods

Jimmy has advice on how to keep the Cricketing Gods happy, Mattchin is on the road to recovery and Greg and Felix are lost in a world of 'Stone Cold Steve Austin'. Plus Issy Wong is back on the pod, a review of England's latest white ball matches and some very random tour ideas.
05/09/2352m 53s

Live from The Hundred Finals Day

The Co-Chairs of the Oval Invincibles celebrate their inaugural win in the men's Hundred at Lord's.
29/08/2337m 29s

Courtney, Cobain and Codeine (Part 2)

After taking time out to compose themselves following Mattchin’s medical update (and the photo he sent to the group), the Tailenders discuss the Men's World Cup Squad and The Hundred.
25/08/2329m 26s

Courtney, Cobain and Codeine (Part 1)

West Indian fast bowling legend Courtney Walsh is our very special guest, plus Mattchin is in a race against time to be fit for the live tour.
23/08/2342m 56s

An Important Message From Mattchin

New to Tailenders, but can’t be bothered to listen to 200 previous episodes? Don’t worry, help is at hand!In a series of mini-episodes available exclusively on BBC Sounds, Mattchin Tendulkar guides you through the weird and wonderful world of the podcast.Head over to the free app now to listen to the first episode.

You Could Not Write It

After an epic Men's Ashes series, the Tailenders salute Stuart Broad - one of England’s greatest ever players - as he signs off from cricket in the way only he can. Plus, Greg and Fe have an important, if somewhat surprising, announcement, and an appeal to the Tailenders listeners for help with a new ’spin off’ show.

Fire and Water

We're ‘live’ from The Oval for an Old Trafford debrief and preview of the final men's Ashes Test, including - what song was Zak Crawley singing in his head during his amazing innings? What happened when Jimmy left Jonny Bairstow stranded on 99 not out? Is Cameron Green taller than Mattchin? What’s been on the England team ‘boombox’? Which England cricketer texts Greg with traffic updates? Plus the launch of a new feature ‘Rage against the Mattchin’.
27/07/2359m 0s

Heading(ley) in the Right Direction

After another Headingley adventure Jimmy shares his insights on England’s series-saving win in Leeds. Plus, reaction to England’s women winning the T20 series, Mattchin compares The Ashes to reality TV and Felix returns from Leeds with some new-found appreciation for The Kirkstall Lane end.Tailenders is now on Discord! If you've not used Discord before, it's like our own member's enclosure - a community space where fans of the show can hang out together online. Mattchin's a regular, propping up the bar. Come and join in the conversation here: https://discord.gg/NnzE3vdnnq
11/07/2354m 32s

Lord's and a little bit of Fry and Laurie

Aussie commentator Mel Jones is on the pod to try and make sense of an extraordinary five days of cricket at Lord's during the Men's 2nd Ashes Test. Plus, what happened when Fe and Greg met Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, and Mattchin has discovered the next England bowler set to grab the headlines.Tailenders is now on Discord! If you've not used Discord before, it's like our own member's enclosure - a community space where fans of the show can hang out together online. Mattchin's a regular, propping up the bar. Come and join in the conversation here: https://discord.gg/NnzE3vdnnq

Tammy Beaumont, Player of the Meaumont

Record breaker Tammy Beaumont relives her incredible innings in the women’s ashes test at Trent Bridge including her secret to fighting cramp, her new song and what it’s like to bat for nearly 9 hours. Plus a preview of the men’s second Ashes Test and reaction to the ICEC report into cricket.Tailenders is now on Discord! If you've not used Discord before, it's like our own member's enclosure - a community space where fans of the show can hang out together online. Mattchin's a regular, propping up the bar. Come and join in the conversation here: https://discord.gg/NnzE3vdnnq
28/06/2358m 17s

Edgbaston (What a Test Match!)

A '360 degree review' of five days of extraordinary cricket in Birmingham as we witnessed arguably one of the Greatest Test Matches of all time.Jimmy was of course on the pitch, Matt was in The Hollies, Fe, when not in the press room, was hanging out with Rob Key and G Force was listening from afar.From the Declaration to dropped catches, reverse scoops to golden ducks…it’s all covered.Tailenders is now on Discord! If you've not used Discord before, it's like our own member's enclosure - a community space where fans of the show can hang out together online. Mattchin's a regular, propping up the bar. Come and join in the conversation here: https://discord.gg/NnzE3vdnnq
23/06/2353m 54s

The Wait Is Over

The Double Ashes are upon us and - to quote Felix - everyone is ‘fizzing with adrenaline’. Jimmy and Issy take us into the heart of England’s men's and women's teams as they prepare for a summer of cricket like no other.Tailenders is now on Discord! If you've not used Discord before, it's like our own member's enclosure - a community space where fans of the show can hang out together online. Mattchin's a regular, propping up the bar. Come and join in the conversation here: https://discord.gg/NnzE3vdnnq
13/06/2346m 12s

The Ashes Preview

The 2023 Ashes are nearly here, so the Tailenders have assembled to preview the men's series which starts next week. Plus Jimmy’s Ashes memories, a history lesson and some predictions... but not from Felix after the last time!Tailenders is now on Discord! If you've not used Discord before, it's like our own member's enclosure - a community space where fans of the show can hang out together online. Mattchin's a regular, propping up the bar. Come and join in the conversation here: https://discord.gg/NnzE3vdnnq
06/06/2337m 14s

The Home of Cricket

Ahead of the first Men's Test of the summer, the Tailenders are at Lord's and are joined by Jonathan Agnew and Isa Guha. Plus why Felix didn’t answer John McEnroe’s call, Mattchin has a new ‘plastic bag’ based quiz and tour news.Tailenders is now on Discord! If you've not used Discord before, it's like our own member's enclosure - a community space where fans of the show can hang out together online. Mattchin's a regular, propping up the bar. Come and join in the conversation here: https://discord.gg/NnzE3vdnnq
01/06/231h 2m

A Waste of Time (and Data)

Don’t Fret, Jimmy is OK - plus teaching cricket to Americans, an update on Mattchin’s end, cricketing substitutes and listeners give their feedback to ‘Egg Stories’.
17/05/2353m 59s

IPL and CDG (Part 2)

More from Manoj Badale, lead owner of the Rajasthan Royals, plus we are joined by a very special guest - NZ legend and Mattchin lookalike Colin de Grandhomme.
04/05/2336m 14s

IPL and CDG (Part 1)

Lead owner of the Rajasthan Royals, Manoj Badale, joins The Tailenders to discuss all things IPL - including what’s it like to play 'real' Fantasy Cricket, working with Shane Warne and the future of franchise cricket. Plus Felix goes full ‘Dragon’s Den’ and re-pitches his World Test Championship idea.
04/05/2340m 50s

Don’t fret, it’s Egg stories

The return of Mattchin’s most (only) original quiz ‘Don’t Fret’ plus ‘Egg Stories’, the Tailender who got a lift from a NZ cricketer’s Auntie, live (ish) grass cutting and bone cracking.
25/04/2337m 41s

Artificial Intelligence

Mattchin embraces cutting edge technology to drag Tailenders into the brave new world of AI (spoiler - it didn’t go well). Plus, which cricketer refused to give up his hotel suite for Pep Guardiola, why spectators at The County Ground in Chelmsford might have seen more of the Lancashire team than they bargained for, and what happened when ‘Our Jimmy’ got Alastair Cook out twice last week?
19/04/2353m 12s

Glenn McGrath

Aussie bowling legend Glenn McGrath joins us to discuss Bazball, The Ashes and memories of bowling in tandem with the late, great Shane Warne. Plus County Cricket Week 1, Colin de Grandhomme and what pants does Mattchin wear?
12/04/2347m 45s

County Cricket Special

A celebration of all things County Cricket, including a very special guest, the return of the ‘Quizzical Butler’ in ‘County House’ and everything you wanted to know about groundskeeping.
04/04/2345m 49s

Issy Wong: Inaugural WIPL Winner

Felix manages to grab an exclusive interview with WIPL winner - and Tailender - Issy Wong just before she jumped on a plane back home.Plus, The Hundred draft, Mattchin has a new game - which surprisingly doesn’t appear to have been stolen from an existing format - and with the clocks going forward everyone is beginning to get excited about the summer.
28/03/2352m 39s

Palladium Pandemonium

All the news from the two sell out shows at the London Palladium, plus Issy Wong is on to talk through the early stages of the WIPL, Jimmy makes an important career announcement, who is better tall or short batters and can you break an egg in one hand?
14/03/231h 4m

It Didn’t Go Wellington

A jet-lagged Jimmy relives the extraordinary second Test match between NZ and England in Wellington. Plus India v Australia, pre-Palladium nerves, Stat Bombs, Issy Wong checks in from India, Greg pitches a new sports series, world rankings and the extraordinary story behind Mattchin’s football ‘career’.
07/03/2356m 31s

The Greatest Bilateral Bowling Partnership Of All Time

All the reaction from England men’s record-breaking win in the first Test against NZ, plus the joy that is watching Stuart Broad bowl, why Ben Duckett is like Brian Lara and does Jimmy now like the pink ball?
23/02/2348m 52s

Sunday night, Monday morning

Some serious ‘Mellow Magic’ vibes as the Tailenders assemble across time zones to preview the first men's Test between England and NZ. Plus Mattchin is back with part two of ‘Bazball or Nothing’, an update on Jonny Bairstow and the ‘wrong trousers’ and which sport would Jimmy like to play if he wasn’t a cricketer?
14/02/2355m 58s

Rattle Your Dags

Jimmy’s getting ready for the NZ series, Greg is inspired by ‘Wallace and Gromit’, Mattchin is in full quiz mode and Fe is probably still holding Roy Hodgson’s hand. Plus International Spymaster Issy Wong joins us to look ahead to the Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa and more Sea Life Cricketers.
10/02/231h 9m

Sophie Ecclestone and Sea Life Cricketers

Sophie Ecclestone - the number one ranked women's bowler in the world - joins us to chat T20 World Cup, the art of spin bowling, Love Island and the state of her beloved Everton FC. Plus Sea Life Cricketers, what happened when Felix met Roy Hodgson and the ‘Jimmy Anderson Clinic’ is open for business.
31/01/231h 7m

The Mark Wood Episode

England fast bowler Mark Wood joins Tailenders from the 'top end' to chat garage cricket, the ABC game, Ed Sheeran, injuries, fear of flying, megalodons, whistle offs, stealing food from Ben Stokes and the T20 World Cup win. Plus Mattchin is on hand with a bespoke Mark Wood quiz, complete with new theme tune 'Would Mark Wood?'
24/01/2350m 51s

Back Yourself Into The Future

After 12 months, Mattchin’s longest running quiz at last reaches its conclusion - but who successfully 'backed themselves into the future'? Plus predictions for 2023, Felix reveals his men's Test team of the year and 'sea life cricketers'
17/01/2335m 55s

History Makers

Jimmy’s back in the UK, so time for the Tailenders to assemble for an ‘emergency podcast' to look back and marvel at the history making tour of Pakistan. Plus Sixes, Shades and Stat Bombs.
21/12/2231m 50s

THAT ball to Rizwan. Wow

Greg, Jimmy and Felix reflect on the second men's Test match between Pakistan and England. Plus Felix reveals an unexpected clothing purchase, journalist Sonia Twigg joins us to chat about life on the road as part of the Press Pack in Pakistan, Wayne Madsen news, Joe Root’s impressions of ‘Our Jimmy' and ’Stat-Bombs'
16/12/2251m 45s

Greatest Test Win Ever

The inside story of the incredible, extraordinary, record breaking first men's test match between Pakistan and England.
08/12/2257m 24s

Bilateral, Babar and Barlow

The Tailenders preview the bilateral Men’s Test series between England and Pakistan, plus F1 grid walks, Jamie T gigs, the wisdom of Gary Barlow and Mattchin returns with a new edition of one of his classic quizzes.
29/11/2254m 10s

Five Years.

A special celebratory birthday edition looking back at 5 years of Tailenders. Plus Issy Wong is back with her network of spies, Mattchin reveals some bad news and Greg has been digging out old emails from 2017.
22/11/221h 15m

Double World Champions

Emergency podcast alert! Greg, Jimmy and Felix are joined by Jonny Bairstow to review the Men's T20 Final as England’s became double World Champions.
14/11/2234m 0s

Emergency Podcast: The Semi Finals

Greg, Jimmy and Felix look back at England men's stunning semi final success against India, plus BBC Asian Network presenter Noreen Khan is on the pod to talk all things Pakistan.
11/11/2246m 14s

Who do you think you are?

A deep dive into Mattchin's family tree, plus ’Correspondence of Uncertainty’ and the ‘Jimmy Anderson Clinic’ is open for business.
02/11/2244m 53s

T20, Elvis and Canine Heartbeats

Greg, Jimmy and Felix review the early stages of the Men's T20 World Cup including THAT game between India and Pakistan, plus Canine Heartbeats, Elvis and more on Mattchin’s mountain adventure.
25/10/2239m 32s

The Rock and The Mountain

Felix is stuck in the 1990s, there’s fighting talk from Jimmy, Greg has a special message and Mattchin’s been on an extraordinary adventure. Plus T20 Mens World Cup, the secrets of net sessions and Welsh Cricketers.
21/10/2249m 5s

The Music Special

The ‘loosely cricket based podcast’ stretches that description even more with a Music Special featuring legendary producer Giles Martin, the return of GCS, Jimmy reveals which band he’d like to be in and Mattchin presents what he describes as ’The Greatest Music Quiz Ever’.
11/10/2259m 21s

Lawz, Rulez and Mankadz

An eclectic mix of topics on the latest episode including Mankads, T20s, Wayne Madsen, Darth Vader and Canine Heart Sounds. Plus as the County Championship is wrapped up for another season a welcome return for Mattchin’s quiz - ‘County House’.
30/09/221h 4m

Loose Ends

As the summer draws to an end The Tailenders take the opportunity to tie up some loose ends from previous podcasts. Includes a very, very special guest and Mattchin revives an old and some might say overlooked and under appreciated quiz format.
21/09/2248m 8s

What a Summer

Jimmy reveals the inside story behind England's victory at The Oval in the final Test match of the summer against South Africa. Plus wobble seams, Scrabble, nightclubs and Issy Wong is back.
14/09/2257m 46s

Issy Wong’s Network of Spies

England fast bowler Issy Wong is our special guest, plus left handed guitar playing, Mattchin’s ‘Butterfly Effect’ on the England’s men's Test team and Jimmy looks back at the second Test versus South Africa.
02/09/2257m 17s

Bonus Episode: County House

After months of delays the wait is over at last. We hijacked a Radio 1 studio and finally got round to recording the quiz that has achieved almost mythical status - ‘County House’. Mattchin is the ‘Quizzical Butler’, but who will he let into the County House?
26/08/2218m 52s

Modern Day References

Jimmy reviews events on the pitch at Lord's in the first Test versus SA, while Mattchin gives an insight into his extraordinary day off the pitch at the Home of Cricket. Plus Coldplay, Mick Jagger, Brendon Julian, Narnia, and The Rock.
23/08/221h 12m

The Weird Gazebo of Truth

An international episode as Tailenders unite and takeover from across the globe. Plus, what happened at Jimmy’s birthday party, T20 troubles and Mattchin turns his new quiz up to a hundred.
02/08/221h 6m

Trouble in Paradise

Is this the moment for Mattchin’s long awaited County Cricket Quiz? Plus, an unusual question for Jimmy, what actually happened in the final of The Blast and is there just too much cricket?
21/07/2250m 54s

Jonny Bairstow

The man of the moment Jonny Bairstow is our very special guest as the Tailenders get the inside story of the ‘Baz Ball’ revolution.
08/07/221h 10m

General Cricketing Madness

The Tailenders assemble for an emergency podcast following the extraordinary events at Trent Bridge.
16/06/2237m 54s

The ‘Now 37’ of Test Cricket

The Tailenders pick over the good, tasty bones of the first men's test between England and New Zealand. Plus Partridge, Shane Warne Day, Double Pat Releases in the Long Room and where does the ball sleep?
07/06/2259m 11s

'Anything can happen when…'

The Tailenders are back at Lord's (no tractor in the way this time) to preview the first men's Test match of the summer, plus the latest on ’Shane Warne Day’ and what happened when Jimmy had dinner with two legends of the game?
01/06/2255m 37s

Hippies, Punks and Idiosyncrasies

Jimmy’s back in the England Test squad, Greg’s lost the power to speak, Felix has a new quiz and Mattchin is on a nature walk.
19/05/2258m 36s

The Ball of the 21st Century

Greg, Jimmy, Felix and Mattchin are joined by England bowler Kate Cross to try and work out what has been the ball of the 21st Century so far. Plus an impromptu quiz inspired by the Playfair Cricket Annual 2022.
16/05/2247m 46s


A new England Men's Test captain, County Cricket round up, Felix’s latest holiday, Mattchin has a radical plan for English Cricket plus Correspondence of Uncertainty.
09/05/2247m 45s

Ch Ch Changes

The Tailenders reflect on a dramatic week in English cricket with changes on and off the field. Plus gig reviews, lawnmower chat, the joys of County Cricket and which pop star’s dad does Jimmy look like?
21/04/2256m 7s

Bad news and irrelevant news

The Jimmy Anderson Clinic is open again as we usher in the new cricket season. Plus the much-anticipated new quiz from Mattchin, ‘Out with the old, in with the Agnew’.
11/04/2248m 20s

The World Cup and Shane Stories

A look ahead to the Women's World Cup Final between Australia and England, plus some incredible Shane Warne stories from listeners about meeting the great man.
02/04/2244m 8s


We cross live (sort of) to our Cricket Correspondents Felix White and Mattchin Tendulkar for an in depth analysis (sort of) of the third and final Test between the West Indies and England men's teams. Includes guest appearances (sort of) from David Gower, Mark Schwarzer and the Prime Minister of Grenada.
30/03/2258m 15s

G.C.G (The Second Innings)

The Tailenders are on hand to bring another instalment of ‘General Cricketing Gladness’ to the world. Including an impromptu ‘Jimmy Anderson Clinic’, wedding advice, an extraordinary tale about John Major’s hands and is Daren Sammy the nicest cricketer in the world?
21/03/2257m 57s

Shane and Rod

The Tailenders assemble to look back at the lives and careers of two Australian cricketing greats - Shane Warne and Rod Marsh.
14/03/2228m 44s

How’s Jimmy?

Jimmy talks for the first time about being omitted from the England Test team for the upcoming tour of the West Indies. Plus, the return of ‘Correspondence of Uncertainty’, Mattchin debuts a new game and Greg, Felix and Mattchin have a moral dilemma.
23/02/2249m 22s

Awards, Teeth and The Future

The return of ‘Correspondence of Uncertainty’, a look back at the recent Men's T20 series in the West Indies and Mattchin has a quiz that lasts… A WHOLE YEAR!
04/02/2247m 52s

Drama Down Under and Catfishing Colin Montgomerie

It's two podcasts for the price of one as The Tailenders are joined by the No Balls crew to look back at a dramatic end to the Women's Ashes Test in Canberra. Also Jimmy discusses the fallout to the Men's Ashes, there's more on the Mattchin/Montgomerie Twitter mystery, and shopping for floor tiles.
31/01/221h 4m

Emergency Podcast (SCG Edition)

The Tailenders assemble for an ‘Emergency Podcast’ with the inside story to the final day at the SCG.
09/01/2225m 34s

Good Stuff

The Tailenders look back at 2021 plus Mattchin has a new follower and there’s an important question for Felix in ‘Correspondence of Uncertainty’.
31/12/2143m 17s

Christmas Crusic

All the news from inside the England camp ahead of the third men's Ashes Test, plus: a message from ‘Indie Royalty’, recommendations, recipes, ‘band tension’, a moment of tenderness and Father Christmattchin is on hand too with a festive themed quiz.
24/12/2141m 9s


The Tailenders preview the upcoming Men's Ashes Series, Felix reveals his premonition as to what will happen, and Mattchin has a new quiz that promises to ‘cause elation across the nation’.
03/12/2150m 44s

Get me on Newsnight

Greg, Jimmy and Felix discuss Aussie captains, Meteorology, Wash Outs, Aussie Insults, The Beatles and Newsnight, plus Mattchin is after advice.
27/11/2152m 40s

Back in the studio

After nearly 2 years we’re back in Radio Kazakhstan (except Jimmy) to discuss the Men's World T20, England’s quarantine - including the ’Transition Zone’ - and Jack Leach’s pillow. Plus we’re joined by Vithushan Ehantharajah from The Independent to discuss the ongoing racism scandal at Yorkshire CCC.
12/11/2156m 11s

Goggle Radio

The ‘best’ bits from the tour including ‘GCS', a round of ‘Freudian Slips’, a live rendition of ’Stuck at the Crease’ and which cricket law Jimmy would change. Plus, a new feature called ‘Correspondence of Uncertainty’.
03/11/2159m 1s

T20, Texts and Terrible Impressions

Greg, Jimmy and Felix review the initial stages of the Men’s T20 World Cup, plus Ben Stokes returns to Test Cricket, questions you shouldn’t ask Virat Kohli and do cricketers use emojis? Also a ‘creatively muzzled’ Mattchin is back with a new Ashes inspired game.
28/10/2151m 56s

After the Tour

After recovering from the rigours of their first ever tour the Tailenders are back to talk T20 World Cup, The Ashes, team WhatsApp groups and what actually happened on the tour bus. Plus plans are set in motion for Tailenders to unite and take over (virtually) on Boxing Day.
19/10/2150m 30s

Hospitality and Heavy Metal

The Fifth Test that never was, the return of ‘What Became of the Likely Lads’, Mattchin’s trip to The Oval, The Zombie Apocalypse, Timekeeping and Heavy Metal in the changing room.
15/09/2139m 56s

Tax Free

The Tailenders assemble to review England Men's victory in the Third Test against India at Headingley, plus coconuts, pineapples, frogs, wizards, tax free cash, Dale Steyn and the return of ‘Whozat Then?’
01/09/2146m 47s

The Wizard and The Frog

Greg, Jimmy and Felix review the second Test against India at Lord's, plus, and this is saying something, Mattchin asks Jimmy the most bizarre question ever!
23/08/2157m 28s

The Fifths

Greg, Jimmy and Felix discuss Ben Stokes’s break from cricket, the upcoming Test series against India and the first weeks of The Hundred.
04/08/2143m 18s

The Clue

He couldn't watch the concluding men's ODI and he’s in danger of missing out on The Hundred, so Greg James needs all Tailenders to assemble and help him break out of his mobile escape room. Jimmy is on hand with the shortest Tailenders episode ever recorded that contains the next clue. #R1SummerBreakOut
21/07/211m 44s

The Campervan

Greg is trapped in a campervan, so what better time to do a preview of The Hundred? Plus, we find out if Jimmy is ‘Big Spoon’, ‘Little Spoon’; or ‘Anti Spoon’ and Mattchin has a new feature - ‘WWJD?’
20/07/2130m 2s

The Thousand

Welcome to Jimmy Anderson’s ’The Thousand’ - Mattchin’s new ‘board game’ to celebrate Jimmy’s 1000th First Class wicket. Plus the loosely cricket based podcast goes loosely football based to review the Euros and Felix reveals he has a bounty on his head.
16/07/211h 1m

I didn’t mention Trevor Penney

The Tailenders return to Lord's for a socially distanced pod recording with a special guest. Plus Mystic Mattchin, remote controlled cars and The Hundred.
02/07/211h 3m

Give it a whack

Greg, Jimmy and Felix return to look back at the NZ series and the tables are turned on Mattchin as he takes the hot seat for the final round of ‘MattchinMind’. Plus proud cricketing parents, socks and Felix’s Indie Music Quiz.Go well
21/06/211h 3m

Hick, Partridge and Cupcakes

Greg, Jimmy and Felix look ahead to the first England Men's Test match of the summer against New Zealand, plus Greg is in the hot seat for the latest round of ‘Mattchin Mind’, DRS v VAR, Mattchin’s Celebrity Football Report and cupcakes.
27/05/2159m 18s

Marnus, Joey and Anneka

After the excitement of recording ‘in person’ behind a tractor it’s back to Zoom for the Tailenders. ‘Mattchinmind' returns for round 2, Jimmy looks back at his rain affected game against Glamorgan, Felix’s ‘Indie Music Quiz’, LGBT cricket, Joe Root's sunglasses and Mattchin has an exciting announcement.
14/05/211h 12m

The Tractor

Nearly 14 months after they last saw each other in real life, The Tailenders assemble for a podcast recording at the home of cricket. Includes special guests, the return of GCS, a ’spicy’ revelation for Felix, kazoos, ’Mattchinmind’ and a tractor.
04/05/211h 16m

Mattchin Abandoned

Mattchin’s new (stolen) game ends in chaos, car crash confessions from Greg, Felix’s Indie Music Quiz and a Lancashire Cricket lesson from Jimmy. Plus, does the ball swing in Thailand?

Crease Lightning and Brazil

A day later than planned, Tailenders assemble to review the India ODI series, plus Mattchin pilots a new quiz, another round of ‘Felix’s Mystery Indie Song’ and we’re going to Brazil.
01/04/211h 2m

For Matt

How long does it take to go ‘from naked to pads’? This is just one of the key questions answered in this week’s podcast. Plus Nas, Call of Duty, Record Breakers and vaccinations.
16/03/211h 8m

The Anderson Obama Method

Everyone gets misty eyed as they reminisce about the live show in Manchester from a year ago, Jimmy receives some mind blowing news, Mattchin provides an Indian Cricket history lesson, University Challenge and a lot of ‘unnecessary honesty’. Plus a look back at the third Test against India and a preview of the fourth and final match in the series.
03/03/2157m 29s

Two Chaps in Hazmat Suits

Greg, Jimmy and Felix look ahead to the third Test against India, ably assisted by Mattchin and his ’scientific research’ into how the pink ball might behave in Ahmedabad. Plus a new quiz, a quest to find Mattchin a Serbian girlfriend and Jimmy reveals how Dua Lipa helped him in the first Test.
23/02/2152m 32s

Chennai Cheers

The inside story of THAT over, plus Mattchin slides into Jack Leach’s DMs, sweaty hands, zing bails, big cheques, County Cricket cheese on toast, the hunt for clay and Who Are You?
11/02/211h 8m

Pacino and De Niro

Jimmy brings a very special guest to the podcast while Mattchin ‘reinvents’ the sporting interview with a dramatic twist. Plus beans, cheese, Macca, Weller and ovens.
27/01/2149m 19s

Antlers Are Necessary

An emergency podcast (sort of) as The Tailenders assemble to look back at the extraordinary events at The Gabba in the final Test between Australia and India. Plus, Felix enters the ‘Sharky Tank’, cheese on toast cancel culture, tight shorts, thumbs up photos, heckling and the battle for The Moose Cup.
20/01/211h 20m

Howzat, Hamzat and Whozat

New Year, New Tailenders but still the usual mix of ’Twaddly Chat’ covering a wide range of topics, including Australia v India, England’s upcoming series against Sri Lanka, cheese on toast and the return of ‘General Cricketing Sadness’. Plus Mattchin brings back a ‘classic’ game and Felix has been using his time in Lockdown to come up with a new formula for the World Test Championship.
08/01/2159m 32s

Christmas Cheers

Greg, Jimmy, Felix and Mattchin assemble for an ‘Emergency Tier 4’ podcast to make sure no Tailender is alone this Christmas. Featuring listener stories, a special guest, Mattchin’s quizzes (including arguably the greatest Crusic of all time) and more cheese chat. Plus a look back at THAT India collapse and a preview of the Boxing Day test at the MCG.
25/12/201h 16m

Cricket, Christmas, Cheese and Serial Killers

A definite ‘end of term’ feel as Greg, Jimmy and Felix look back at the extraordinary year that was 2020, aided by Mattchin and his ‘virtual advent calendar’. Plus a look at the England squad heading to Sri Lanka, Jimmy gives his verdict on the current Australia v India series and Mattchin has a surprise for the end of the show.
18/12/2052m 21s

South Africa, Statues and Sangria

Greg, Jimmy and Felix review England’s T20 series win over South Africa, plus plans for a road named after Jimmy in his hometown of Burnley go up a level and Mattchin is back with a new quiz called ‘Wicketless’, which is in no way similar in any way to ‘Pointless’.
04/12/201h 9m

Burnley News

All the big and important cricketing questions are tackled in the latest podcast including - will we ever see a $10 million IPL player, are the new rules for the Big Bash any good, which road should be named after Jimmy, and will Mattchin make it in time to his ‘virtual’ parents evening?
20/11/2059m 12s

Lockdown Quiz 2.0

As England enters its second lockdown, Mattchin is back for another of his ‘famous’ quizzes, complete with special guests, new rounds and some family favourites.

Death. Blood. Death.

Warning: This edition of 'the loosely cricket based podcast' was recorded in the evening and includes folk metal, tall cricketers, the IPL, moustaches, pagodas, super super overs and the 38th coolest person in Bristol.
26/10/2054m 45s

The Dream Apprentice

Greg, Jimmy and Felix are joined by psychologist and dream expert Ian Wallace to help decipher Joe Root’s ’Tailenders / Tenacious D / Spaghetti Guitar / Jimmy 600 Tribute’ dream.Plus England’s Tammy Beaumont joins us from Australia ahead of the start of the WBBL, Mattchin is back with a new ‘video messaging-based’ quiz and Tailenders unite and takeover for a special musical finale.#GoWell
12/10/201h 13m

Hey Joe

Welcome to a Tailenders special as England Men's Test captain Joe Root joins Greg, Jimmy and Felix to discuss dreams, blackberries, haircuts and even some cricket.Plus Mattchin is back with a new quiz/podcast concept/stolen format (delete as appropriate) and Adam Collins pays tribute to the late Dean Jones.
28/09/201h 16m

Signings, Sibley and Sixer!

Greg, Jimmy and Felix look back at the Pakistan T20 series, we discover who is ‘half as famous as Richard Osman’ and Mattchin debuts his new game - ’Sixer’!Plus, Will Flynn from England’s Physical Disability Cricket Team shares his ‘General Cricketing Gladness’.
03/09/2058m 43s


The Tailenders assemble for an emergency podcast to celebrate Jimmy becoming the first fast bowler to claim 600 Test wickets. Plus Mattchin reveals his 'secret role' within the England camp and a surprising email arrives from Los Angeles.
27/08/201h 3m

The 500 Club

Stuart Broad, the latest member of the 500 Test wickets club, joins Greg, Jimmy and Felix to discuss the art of bowling, the Ashes and life in a bubble. Plus, Mattchin is back with a new game, more on ’The Declare Flare’ and the odd technical difficulty!
05/08/201h 2m

The Declare Flare

Greg, Jimmy and Felix review the second Test between England and West Indies, plus Mattchin has an idea to improve the game, the genius that is Ben Stokes, a new nickname for Jimmy, boring innings and Happy National Mango Day.
23/07/2059m 20s


Greg, Jimmy and Felix look back at the first Test between England and West Indies, plus ‘Parachutes’ at 20, sweaty players, 1980s camera angles, cardboard cut outs and awards.
15/07/201h 13m

99 Not Out

Greg, Jimmy and Felix are joined by two special guests to celebrate Tailenders reaching 99 not out. Plus Mattchin has been digging through the back catalogue for his latest quiz, a new take on ‘Project Mobilisation’ and Jimmy gives an insight into life in the ‘Bio-Bubble’ in Southampton.
02/07/201h 22m


Greg, Jimmy and Felix celebrate Father's Day plus a plan is hatched to get Mattchin into the first Test between England and West Indies, General Cricketing Gladness, an update on Jimmy’s magpie problem, the best worst batsman in the world and the return of Twelfth Mansplaining.
22/06/201h 15m

The Phone In

Greg, Jimmy and Felix open the phone lines to the wonderful Tailenders listeners. Plus, Isa Guha is our special guest and the return of ‘Poetry Cow Corner’.
12/06/201h 8m

The Sound Bath and Twelfth Mansplaining

With no real cricket due to Lockdown, Greg, Jimmy, Felix and Mattchin evoke their inner ‘Brian Eno’ to immerse themselves in a ‘cricketing sound bath’. Plus a new game from Mattchin, ’Twelfth Mansplaining’, an incredible ‘GCG’, Jimmy gives an update on his solo training regime and an appeal for the Tailenders community to help us out with the next show.
01/06/2038m 49s

Thrown under the bus (sort of)

Felix reveals his ‘bus-related anxieties’, plus ‘Pavement No-Balls’, ‘Walking Cricket’, more ‘GCG’, ‘Poetry Cow Corner’ and news on the next album by The 1975.

Time Travel and The Voice of the Sea

Michael Vaughan joins Greg, Jimmy, Felix and Mattchin as they head back to 2005 to review England’s two-run win over Australia in the second Test at Edgbaston. Plus Mattchin’s latest game 'The Vaughan Ultimatum', 'Go Wells' and more on The Maccabees' Norwich Arts Centre 'ticket fiasco'.
12/05/201h 2m

2005 and all that

Ahead of the Test Match Special replay of the iconic 2005 Ashes Test at Edgbaston, Greg, Jimmy, Felix and Mattchin look back at how cricket gripped the nation in the balmy summer of 2005. Plus more poetry, General Cricketing Gladness and Ball Wax.
06/05/2054m 3s


Greg, Jimmy, Felix and Mattchin hear listeners tales of cricketing joy in a ‘General Cricketing Gladness Special’. Plus Jimmy reflects on when we might have some cricket this summer, ‘Go Wells’, the trials and tribulations of playing the Norwich Art Centre and a touch of poetry.
30/04/201h 8m

The Instagram Live Quiz (The Second Innings)

Following the debacle of Mattchin’s first Instagram Live Quiz, that didn’t go well, this is his follow-up which, in true Tailenders fashion, is neither live nor on Instagram. Plus we have a new take on ‘GCS’, wedding updates and Felix explains why Tailenders are like dolphins. Oh, and we have a very special guest but ’No Surprises’ for guessing who that is.
24/04/2053m 27s

The Emergency Post Quiz Podcast

Following a weekend of Tailenders activity, Greg, Jimmy, Felix and Mattchin assemble to review the replay of Headingley, the ’Scorealong’ and Mattchin’s post match Instagram Quiz, which it's fair to say did not go well.Warning: This podcast contains some strong(ish) language. Go (Stay) Well.
14/04/2044m 47s

Scorecards and Hoovers

Greg, Jimmy, Felix and Mattchin are joined by TMS scorer Andy Zaltzman as they look to get ‘match fit’ for the upcoming ’score-along’. Plus Jimmy relives the time he was most nervous during a Test Match and Felix creates a playlist for household chores #tailendersoftheworlduniteandtakehoover
07/04/2050m 39s

Seattle, Say it, Salford?

Greg, Jimmy and Felix continue to broadcast ‘in isolation’ but this week they are joined by a new guest listener. Plus Mattchin takes us on our ‘virtual’ holidays, a review of ’The Test’ - the new documentary series about the Aussie cricket team - and Felix has some explaining to do about last week’s ‘Isolation, Interactive Quiz’.
02/04/201h 12m

The Tailenders Interactive Isolation Quiz

Mattchin is your quiz master for the first ever Tailenders Interactive Isolation Quiz. Rounds include Literature, Crusic and an unusual singing round. Go (stay) well.

The Isolation Special

No DPRs, no viking embraces and definitely no Dizzee fist bumps as Greg, Felix, Jimmy and Mattchin isolate themselves in various locations across the UK in order to record the latest Tailenders. Expect the usual nonsense, plus a review of the Manchester show including a final update from scorer Katie, a new take on ‘Project Mobilisation’ plus an idea to really get Tailenders of the world to unite and takeover.
18/03/2053m 24s

Live from The Palace - Part 2

More nonsense from the live show in Manchester, including a surprise for Jimmy, GCS and a special listener reunion.
10/03/201h 15m

Live from The Palace - Part 1

Tailenders of the world united and took over the Palace Theatre, Manchester, for a night of ’twaddly cricket chat’, stupid games, songs and the odd special guest. Contains mangoes, live shredding, batting jackets and Allan Lamb (sort of).

Off Piste

Greg, Jimmy and Felix talk Trump, Thailand and T20 plus crowdsurfing, detectives, set lists, a different take on ‘GCS’ and ‘Project Mobilisation’.Go Well.
27/02/2039m 33s

The Romance Special (The Third Date)

Following the success (?) of the first two Romance Specials, Greg, Jimmy and Felix find out if true love can be found via a shared passion for cricket. Plus Mattchin is back with a new quiz, a look back at the one day series against South Africa and former England batter and TMS regular Ebony Rainford-Brent is our special guest.
11/02/201h 11m

Siri, Sachin and South Africa

Greg, Jimmy and Felix review England’s series win against South Africa, discover which players have the worst timekeeping and ‘General Cricketing Sadness’ makes a welcome return.
03/02/201h 1m

The Palace, The Debate and The Victory

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White reveal the location and date of the next live show, review how ’Tailenders’ infiltrated Sky TV and look back at England’s comprehensive victory over South Africa. Plus another round of ‘Whozzat’, Go Wells and the tantalising prospect of one of the most bizarre duets in musical history.
23/01/2053m 1s

The Mattchin Report

Greg James, Felix White and Jimmy Anderson are live (sort of) on the radio for another edition of Tailenders, including a ‘General Cricketing Sadness’ 20 years in the making, Banner Update and a unique Mattchin Report.
22/01/2050m 52s

I’ll Tell You What It Is. It’s Felix’s Dirty Secret.

Greg, Jimmy and Felix look back at the second test between England and South Africa, plus Jimmy gives an injury update, Mattchin has a new game and Felix has a dirty secret.
15/01/2052m 3s

The Sickness Episode (aka The Perils of Playing in White Trousers)

An emergency ’Tailenders Assemble’ podcast to look back at the first test between South Africa and England which was blighted by a sickness bug that swept through the England team resulting in quarantined players and plenty of antiseptic wipes.Plus how to make a cup of tea while scoring and an update on project mobilisation.
31/12/1943m 4s

We’re Having Xmas in March

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White announce they are going to postpone Xmas and move it to March. Plus they preview England's upcoming series against South Africa, look back at the career of the late, great Bob Willis and Mattchin Tendulkar reveals how he became the new singer of The Maccabees.
13/12/1951m 11s

Sandra Bullock

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White look back at the NZ Test series, Mattchin returns for an edition of ‘Our Jimmy’ and we get the latest on Jimmy’s ‘lads holiday’ with Mark Wood in South Africa.This podcast was recorded before the sad news of the death of legendary England fast bowler and broadcaster Bob Willis - one of our favourite players. We’ll do a full tribute to one of England’s finest on the next episode.
05/12/1936m 38s

The Net Session

It’s our second birthday and to celebrate we headed to The Oval to record the podcast and to have a net session, which seemed like a good idea at the time. Plus Mattchin Tendulkar pitches a new cricketing idea, we look back at England's T20 series versus New Zealand and several cricketing legends are ’thrown under the bus’. Go Well.
20/11/1948m 50s

See It. Say It. Salford.

Greg, Jimmy and a grumpy Felix assess the NZ series so far, find out which grounds are most popular among England players and Mattchin has a new game. Plus Xmas singles, Alan Lamb and Logistics.
06/11/191h 1m

Comedowns and Conditioning

Greg, Jimmy and Felix review the events at ’Tailenders Live’, pass judgement on ’The Hundred’ draft and discuss the important topic of hair care.
25/10/1951m 36s

The Hackney Special: Part Two

Part two of when Tailenders took over The Hackney Empire: includes ‘Freudian Slips’, ‘Crusic’, glass cleaning and an unusual Q&A with the audience.Go well!#tailendersoftheworlduniteandtakeover
18/10/1945m 36s

The Hackney Special: Part One

Greg, Jimmy and Felix are joined by an all star band, the odd special guest and the legend that is Mattchin Tendulkar to take over the Hackney Empire for a live Tailenders Special.Expect shredding, Brimful of Ashes, Elly Oldroyd in the Windy Gantry, General Cricketing Sadness and Mattchin’s Summer Report...Go Well!#tailendersoftheworlduniteandtakeover
18/10/1954m 15s

Hackney Preview (aka The Short Episode)

Greg, Jimmy and Felix assemble for a Hackney Empire thought shower, brain storm, health and safety briefing. Plus the Hundred and England’s new coach.
11/10/1925m 28s

The Therapy Special (aka Look at the Sheep)

With the sun now set on an extraordinary summer of cricket, Greg, Felix and Jimmy try their hand at ’therapy’ in the hope of trying to alleviate the pain felt in the ’Tailenders’ community.
04/10/191h 6m

Mercury, Maps and Memories

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White look back at an incredible summer of cricket. Plus there’s some breaking ‘Indie News with Felix White’ and a final round of ‘Brimful of Ashes’ from Mattchin Tendulkar.
18/09/1956m 42s

Tattoos, Tunes and Tissue

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White - plus an augmented band - find out about a cricketing bet that went wrong, discover Mattchin’s latest ‘game’ (it didn’t go well), another GCS and a song for Mark Wood.
02/09/1950m 3s

What Have We Just Witnessed?

The Tailenders assemble for an ‘emergency podcast’ to try and get their collective heads around what happened at Headingley.
26/08/1939m 53s

Archer, Ashes and The ‘Ackney Empire

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White review all the action from a gripping second Ashes Test at Lord's. Plus Greg reveals he’s ‘made plans’ for the next live show, another round of ‘Brimful of Ashes’, an insight into Felix’s flat and can the guys deliver on their promise of a song for Mark Wood?
20/08/191h 5m

Calf, Crash and (Hair) Cuts

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White look back at the first Ashes test and get the lowdown on Jimmy’s injury and rehab, plus cricketing haircuts, the return of ‘Brimful of Ashes’ and what not to listen to on a train from Birmingham to Manchester.
10/08/1953m 36s

A second attempt at an Ashes Special

Tailenders breaks new technological boundaries for a ‘multi location’ podcast to preview the Ashes (sort of). Plus a ’special guest’ direct from the shower, a (long) question from Mattchin and the usual nonsense.
30/07/1936m 30s

We should have been talking about The Ashes

It was supposed to be ‘An Ashes Special’ but Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White got a tad diverted by bum pats, a new Mattchin Quiz and a call from a Sri Lankan legend.
27/07/1949m 11s

The Inside Story

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White look back at an incredible week for English cricket in the company of World Cup winner Mark Wood. Plus a special ‘General Cricketing Sadness’ dedicated to the New Zealand Team and The World Cup Final ‘Mattchin Report'.
20/07/1949m 7s

The Best Day Ever

On the morning after the night before, Greg, Jimmy, Felix (with a very croaky voice) and Mattchin, look back at THAT game with a very Special Tailenders recorded in the pub.
15/07/1942m 36s

The World Cup Final

Greg, Jimmy and Felix are at Lord's for England v New Zealand plus a special 'GCS' from Jeremy Coney and will Mattchin get a ticket for the match?
14/07/1942m 3s

Was That Real?

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White reflect on England's semi-final win over Australia, plus GCS, a banner update, go wells and can they get a World Cup final ticket for Mattchin?
12/07/1949m 40s

The Viking Embrace

Greg, Jimmy and Felix are joined by England fast bowler Mark Wood to discuss fake tans, teeth whitening and Viking Embraces, plus Crusic gets a new twist, more ‘General Cricketing Sadness’ and Mattchin tells us about his latest World Cup Trip.
06/07/1950m 33s

Handshake, Hug or Two Pat Release?

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White discuss male greeting etiquette, what to buy you team mates for their birthday and the small matter of England v India. Plus Mattchin, Crusic, General Cricketing and where Felix buys his jackets.
29/06/1948m 53s

Shut Up Balls and Sackings

A cricketing Sadness with a twist, what do players do when it’s raining, more Crusic and Mattchin invents ’The Shut Up Ball’
15/06/1949m 6s

How’s the Windy Gantry?

For the second week in a row the BBC allow Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White to broadcast live to the nation and beyond. Mattchin is back, a heartbreaking ‘General Cricketing Sadness’, Shredder Update and more listener ‘ Go Wells’.
08/06/1949m 58s

They let us on the radio

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White were live on the proper Radio for more ‘cricketing twaddly chat’ plus Mattchin Tendulkar, Crusic, General Cricketing Sadness and live music from three fifths of The Maccabees. Go Well!
01/06/1948m 58s

Recorded Messages

Not one, not two but three special recorded messages on this edition of ’Tailenders’ plus our second ever guest and we find out where Jimmy keeps his balls.
24/05/1939m 27s

Just a Wicket

Greg, Jimmy and Felix return to play a new game from Mattchin - any similarity to any other game heard on the radio is purely coincidental! Plus, Jimmy tells us about his own ‘General Cricketing Sadness’ and we have an apology from the top brass.
14/05/1950m 3s


Mother of God! Forget ’who is H?’, Tailenders is rocked by a scandal that needs investigation from AC12.

I Want An Apology

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White call out some of the BBC’s biggest names in an effort to get an apology for the recent ’Tailfinders’ TV trail gaffe, plus the joys of the County game, fire extinguishers, epic zooms and the Hick-Lehmann scale gets a new name. Oh, and there’s even some serious cricket chat.
18/04/1948m 42s

The Twitterstorm

This week, Greg, Felix and Jimmy found themselves at the centre of a Twitterstorm. Plus, Mattchin’s Guide To The World Cup parts three and four, meat thermometers, the Hick-Lehmann scale, Gladiators, the start of the County Championship and swang.
09/04/191h 9m

An Amankad Idiot

Greg, Jimmy and Felix discuss the ‘Mankad’ controversy, The ‘Hick/Lehmann’ scale returns and Felix receives an unusual job offer.
29/03/1937m 59s

Autographs and Severed Toes

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White look back at the recent T20 series and implement the ‘Hick Lehmann Scale’ for the first time. Plus there's more cricketing sadness and Mattchin has a guide to the upcoming World Cup (chapters one and two).
14/03/1947m 42s

The Romance Special (The Second Date)

Following on from the first Romance Special last year, it’s back for a second date. Can cricket help love blossom? Plus questions from Mattchin and a new cricketing ’scale’.
08/03/1954m 54s

The Long Episode

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White are joined by Mattchin Tendulkar, who has a new quiz, and a ’surprise guest’ for an epic episode that includes a ‘banner update’ and more autograph stories.
28/02/191h 14m

Don’t Touch It!

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White are reunited on the 6th floor of the BBC to review the recent Test Series in the West Indies, plus a special ‘guest’ and ‘Felix’s Indie News’. And Jimmy’s bat gets a makeover.

Tell Them You’ve Seen Me

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White look ahead to the third Test between England and the West Indies, plus haircuts, more autograph stories and Mattchin’s best ever question.
08/02/1943m 12s

Alan or Antigua?

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White review the first test between The West Indies and England, plus Jimmy’s ’Top 5’, xylophones, autographs and a new quiz (sort of) from Felix.
30/01/1940m 24s

Barbados, Banners and Batteries

Greg James, Felix White and Jimmy Anderson look ahead to England's first Test against The West Indies, plus Mattchin has a new quiz, Jimmy is the subject of ‘GCS’ and where are Felix’s batteries?
23/01/1953m 34s

Nipples, Fat Folds and Banter

Greg, Jimmy and Felix are back for 2019 to discuss the big cricketing issues of the day - including third nipples, The Chuckle Brothers, fat folds, changing room banter and beach cricket.
11/01/1945m 18s

The Live Show / App Launch / Shredder Fest

After months (minutes) of rehearsals Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White present the first ever Tailenders Live Show complete with: live shredding, Mattchin quizzes, the best of General Cricketing Sadness and a very special house band.Merry Xmas and Go Well!
20/12/181h 22m

Ravi Shastri’s Balls

Greg, Jimmy and Felix discuss - in no particular order - the England Test squad, being German, cricket in Uruguay, shredders, swearing, the disposal of confidential material, Mark Ilott, Peter Such, great West Indian fast bowlers and... Ravi Shastri’s balls. Go well.
12/12/1842m 59s

Through the Keyhole and The Shredder

Greg James, Felix White and Jimmy Anderson look back at the England v Sri Lanka Series, plus a brand new quiz with a new quizmaster, an unexpected audio tour of Jimmy’s house and The Shredder!
04/12/1856m 59s

Champagne Super-Shambles

It’s our birthday (sort of) and to celebrate we have an extra special Mattchin Quiz, plus Greg, Jimmy and Felix look back at the second test between England and Sri Lanka.
19/11/1839m 40s

G.C.S and F.P.S.P.Y.W.H.O.T

Greg James, Felix White and Jimmy Anderson review the first Test in Galle, plus more ‘General Cricketing Sadness’ and not one, but two new features!
13/11/1848m 19s

Sri Lanka Preview and Al Pacino

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White look ahead to the upcoming first test between Sri Lanka and England, plus Mattchin reveals another celeb encounter, a Latin lesson and touch of ‘Bromance’.
05/11/1841m 49s

Big Balls and Black Wednesday

Greg James, Felix White and Jimmy Anderson launch the ballot for the live Black Wednesday / Xmas Show / App launch plus everything you didn’t need to know about Sri Lanka and another tale of woe in ‘General Cricketing Sadness’.
19/10/1842m 47s

Speed Mating and Twisted Testicles

Greg James, Felix White and Jimmy Anderson are quizzed by Mattchin, get the latest on the Spicy Flag Saga, find out if Molly is going to Edinburgh, London or Paris and hear an excruciating tale of woe in ‘General Cricketing Sadness’.
15/10/1851m 14s

Paris, Edinburgh or London?

Greg James, Felix White and Jimmy Anderson answer all the big questions including; Does London and Edinburgh equal Paris? How can you make money out of merchandise? And is it easy to make a dating App based around cricket?
05/10/1848m 4s

The Romance Special

It’s the much anticipated Tailenders ‘Romance Special’ featuring callers, dodgy impressions and another quiz from Mattchin. Go Well.
24/09/1852m 52s

Let’s go to the pub

At short notice Greg James, Felix White and Jimmy Anderson head to the pub to record an impromptu edition of Tailenders looking back at the final, historic, record breaking Test match of the summer between England and India.
13/09/1836m 21s

Ready, Steady….. Alastair Cook

Greg James, Felix White and Jimmy Anderson look back at the wonderful career of Alastair Cook in true ’Tailenders’ fashion.
05/09/1845m 0s

Trophies, Trent Bridge and Tampons up the nose

Greg James, Felix White and Jimmy Anderson look back on the Tailenders victory over TMS, review the events at Trent Bridge and in ‘General Cricketing Sadness’ hear from a listener who had an unfortunate encounter with a bowling machine.
29/08/1844m 55s

Vegas, Vaughan and Vulgar Language.

Greg James, Felix White and Jimmy Anderson look back at England’s triumph at Lords, plus Mattchin has a new game and Felix gets a spicy caller. Warning:This podcast contains a lot of ‘bleeping’.
14/08/1841m 56s

Golf, Gifts and Glory

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White review England's incredible first Test against India, find out what happened when Jimmy played golf with Stuart Broad and Mattchin reviews his first ever cricket match.
08/08/1843m 26s

The Pedal Board Episode

Greg James and Jimmy Anderson are treated to the delights of Felix White’s ‘pedal board’, plus Mattchin makes everyone emotional, more cricketing sadness and a look ahead to the up coming Indian Test series.
25/07/1857m 17s

The Lord's Special

Greg, Jimmy and Felix have escaped from The World Service and have been allowed onto the hallowed turf of Lord's……with a guitar!Expect some ‘General Cricketing Sadness’, another Mattchin Quiz and details of the TMS v Tailenders Cricket match.Plus can the guys get any ‘Go Wells’ from the array of cricketing stars they encounter?
17/07/1834m 21s

Our Jimmy and General Cricketing Sadness

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White hear listeners tales of woe in ‘General Cricketing Sadness’, plus Mattchin has another new quiz show, but this time with prizes money can’t buy! Go Well!
05/07/1846m 25s

The Quiz Show Edition

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White are subjected to Mattchin’s new quiz. Plus a review of England’s 5-0 series win over Australia, Felix has a new feature idea and how do you pack a bat on a plane?
28/06/1837m 37s

Fat Peter Crouch and Tinder Dates

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White reflect on England’s record-breaking ODI performance, plus Mattchin gets a new nickname, ‘World in Motion’ has a Tailenders makeover and can cricketing Tinder dates work?
21/06/1840m 42s

Drunken Questions and Now 42

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White answer the big cricketing questions, including - Which reality show would Jimmy go on? What links the Vengaboys to cricket? Who runs the England cricket team WhatsApp group? Plus we play Snog, Marry, Avoid and there’s the small matter of Scotland beating England… not forgetting Mattchin and more stupid songs.
13/06/1849m 34s

Long, long, short, swinger!

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White look back at England’s victory over Pakistan in the second Test, plus cricketing ‘agony uncles’, a new theme tune (several), court room shenanigans and the return of Mattchin. Go Well!
06/06/1842m 50s

Some serious cricket chat… Once Felix bothered to turn up

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White (sort of) discuss the first Test between England and Pakistan at Lord's, plus Taylor Swift, Ben Folds Five, Radiohead and Jimmy’s childhood memories.
30/05/1836m 18s

Don’t mention Buddy Holly, plus toilets, Soft Cell and Mario Kart.

On this week’s Tailenders we get an insight into the ‘facilities’ at Lords, more songs to bowl to, why the home of cricket is like Mario Kart and the late, great Buddy Holly causes a disruption to proceedings.
23/05/1849m 24s

Jazz, Bowie, Cheese and Nick Berry

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White return to ponder the big questions like, is cricket like Jazz or Bowie? Plus cricketing cheeses, the career of Nick Berry and the small matter of the latest England squad for the upcoming test series against Pakistan.
15/05/1846m 53s

Spankers and Dirty Balls

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White discuss all things cricket (and much more besides) including the second test in New Zealand and a unique solution to the recent Aussie ball tampering scandal from our regular caller Mattchin Tendulkar. Plus Breakfast TV interviews, what is B.J Watling’s real name and a song to cheer everyone up.
03/04/1833m 6s

We’re back …and we’ve gone electric!

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White return for a second series of Tailenders: the cricketing podcast for those that love the game, but also for those who don’t know their long legs from their silly mid on.On this episode: New Zealand, Europe (the band), Duckworth-Lewis gets a re-brand, Jimmy’s travel travails and the return of Machin.Please leave us your ratings and reviews!
14/03/1841m 39s

Best of ‘Mattchin’

Ahead of Greg, Jimmy and Felix returning for a new series of Tailenders for the New Zealand test series next week, a compilation of the best bits from Matt “Mattchin Tendulkar” - a man who happens to be distantly related to Sachin Tendulkar, but doesn’t know a thing about cricket.
09/03/181h 6m

Shoes, Surprises and Sydney

Greg, Jimmy and Felix are back for the final Ashes edition of Tailenders. They look back on the fifth test in Sydney and review the series as a whole. Plus an epic (ish) surprise for Greg and Felix.
15/01/1850m 10s

The episode from a cupboard

Jimmy and Felix are in a cupboard in Melbourne while Greg is on his lonesome in London. We review Perth, ask if England bowlers are too slow, pitch some cricketing films, and Machin Tendulkar returns. Sadly no Flamenco.
21/12/1746m 38s

The Flamenco Special

Ahead of the Third Ashes Test at the WACA Greg, Jimmy and Felix get to know that well known hotbed of Flamenco music and culture……...Perth! The shark has well and truly been jumped.
12/12/1741m 22s

Adelaide, golf, and songs to bowl to...

Greg, Jimmy and Felix look back on England's defeat in the second Test at Adelaide. Plus: cricketing fruit and veg, and more from Matt the Caller and his famous family. Please keep leaving us your ratings and reviews - we might even read it out on air!
08/12/1739m 43s

Brisbane, Adelaide and Uncle Sach

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White review England's ten wicket defeat to Australia in Brisbane and look ahead to the first day/night Ashes Test in Adelaide.Plus Matt the caller reveals his very special cricketing relative.....sort of.
29/11/1748m 32s

Aroused cricketers, Nathan Lyon's insults and Rob the caller

In the hours before the 2017/18 Ashes series begins, Jimmy Anderson responds to Nathan Lyon's quotes on 'ending careers' of England's Ashes players, and talks about the overall mood in the England camp. Plus: your stories of playing junior cricket when playing with others who went on to great things, and our first EVER caller on the UK's official number one [Sports & Recreation podcast] - with Greg, Felix and Jimmy.
21/11/1734m 0s

Cricketing dogs, the greatest Ashes team and Gary Neville’s handwriting

Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White reveal the inside track on England’s tour down under as the preparations for The Ashes continue. Plus we find out who would make their combined Ashes XI, what happens when cricket and dogs mix, what it’s like to share a room with former England captain Alistair Cook, and we find out how Felix caused a Twitter storm for Gary Neville.
15/11/1736m 4s

Preview: Tailenders with Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White

Coming soon: Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White with their take on the Ashes.
15/11/171m 13s
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