Hopefully you’re aware that we (Alex Bowden and Dan Liebke) are doing The Ridiculous Ashes Podcast. Series 1 is about the 1997 series and you can find all six episodes below.
The Ridiculous Ashes is an alternative trophy that is awarded to the side that produces the most hilarious and absurd cricket across an Ashes series. We first did it as a written thing over at Cricket 365 for the 2019 series.
You’ll find embeds of the episodes in Series 1 below. Or you can get stuck into Series 2 here.
You can also subscribe through whatever podcasting thing you use.
In this premiere episode of The Ridiculous Ashes Podcast, Dan and Alex revisit the 1st Test of the 1997 Ashes. Surprise hundreds, Nasser Hussain having a go at himself, Jason Gillespie batting with a runner – it’s all in there.
Dan and Alex return to Lord’s for the 2nd Test of the 1997 Ridiculous Ashes. In between all the rain, they discuss the fair-mindedness of Ian Healy, a heroic lack of Alec Stewart action, some Waugh-Warne Hindsight Corner and much more.
Dan and Alex brave the hot Manchester sun to bring you ridiculousness from the 3rd Test of the 1997 Ashes. This episode features the art of the collapse, pointlessness from John Crawley, the filthiness of Michael Bevan’s bowling and plenty more.
It’s the 4th Test of the 1997 Ridiculous Ashes and Dan and Alex are here to lay some truth upon you about pantomime cow hostility, Australian street hustles and awkward discussions with one Test wonders. Plus: how Curtly Ambrose could have been one of Test cricket’s greatest batters.
Dan and Alex revisit the 5th Test of the 1997 Ashes to bring you tales of madcap team selection, pitch doctoring and one very elegant forward defensive. Plus: Shane Warne’s definitive off-field moment.
The sixth and final Test of the 1997 Ridiculous Ashes, in which Alex and Dan compare England favourably to peak Simpsons, discuss whether replicants should be allowed to play Test cricket and heroically resist the urge to make jokes about Shane Warne’s overnight groin injury.
Series 2 of the Ridiculous Ashes covers the 2013/14 series. You can find that here.