Once Upon a Time in the Ashes
Episode 8 - Ken Eastwood

Episode 8 - Ken Eastwood

May 18, 2021

Ken Eastwood, of Gordon, Footscray and Victoria, joins us to discuss his one and only Test match - the 7th Test of the 1970-71 Ashes series at the Sydney Cricket Ground. And we delve into the Ashes archive with the cricket writer and historian, Stephen Chalke, to tell the tale of the 1921 Ashes - home to no less than 10 one Ashes Test wonders.

 

Episode 7 - Roger Prideaux

Episode 7 - Roger Prideaux

May 2, 2021

Episode 7 features the opening batsman, Roger Prideaux who played his one Ashes Test at Headingley in 1968. We also hear from Australian cricketing legend, Neil Harvey, who tells us the story of his brother Merv, who played one Ashes Test in 1947. Plus, Ian Chappell and David Frith give their views on the D'Oliveira affair that dominated the 1968 Ashes.

Episode 6 - Brian Taber

Episode 6 - Brian Taber

April 11, 2021

Episode 6 features the New South Wales and Australia wicket-keeper, Brian Taber. Brian played 16 Tests in total for Australia, including one in the Ashes on the 1968 tour of England. In addition, Stephen Chalke takes us through the first three MCC tours of Australia following the Second World War and the three English wicket-keepers who would join Brian Taber in becoming One Ashes Test Wonders.

Episode 5 - Pat Pocock

Episode 5 - Pat Pocock

March 26, 2021

Episode 5 features Pat Pocock of Surrey and Engand. It's a tale of riots, abandoned tours and severed toes. Pat's one Ashes Test was in 1968 at Old Trafford but his Test career spanned 27 years. He is our most capped One Ashes Test Wonder - appearing in 25 Test matches in total.

Episode 4 - Eric Russell & Peter Allan

Episode 4 - Eric Russell & Peter Allan

March 14, 2021

Eric Russell and Peter Allan are our featured cricketers on Episode 4. They both played their one Ashes Test at Brisbane in December 1965. And that's not the only thing they have in common. We also take a look at another one Ashes Test wonder from the 1965-66 Ashes: David Sincock of Adelaide. His cousin, Denis Brien reveals how David bamboozled the greatest all-rounder of all-time, on more than one occasion.

Episode 3 - Fred Rumsey

Episode 3 - Fred Rumsey

February 13, 2021

Fred Rumsey is our third featured cricketer. He played his one Ashes Test at Old Trafford in 1964. And Stephen Chalke is our guide as we remember the 1956 Ashes series which saw Doug Insole play his one and only Test against Australia. Doug would go on to play a pivotal role in Fred's career. We'll also hear from a very special guest...

Episode 2 - Ken Taylor

Episode 2 - Ken Taylor

January 30, 2021

Our second featured player is Ken Taylor of Yorkshire, who played his one Ashes Test in 1964 at Headingley. The cricket writer and historian, Stephen Chalke, takes us through his life and times. We also hear from Warren Saunders who shares his memories of Bill Watson, who played his one Ashes Test at the SCG in 1955.

Episode 1 - Keith Slater

Episode 1 - Keith Slater

December 30, 2020

Our first guest is Keith Slater of Midland, Western Australia who played his one Ashes Test at the SCG in 1959. We'll also hear about the two Englishmen who played their only Ashes Test match at the Oval in 1948 - Eric Hollies and Allan Watkins - and their pivotal roles in Sir Donald Bradman's final Ashes innings.

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