Welcome one and all to an extraordinarily special cricket podcast. After more leaves than your local park and more blocks than Legoland, finally we have knocked off that last single and made it to our half century! 50 not out. Who saw that coming? Certainly not Whitto as for the 50th time, he delves under his duvet to record the pod. Although this time, it’s rather different…

What better way to celebrate than by compiling a ‘Best Bits’ of the past 49 shows? Nope. In other words we couldn’t think of anything else either. During the week HFAL HQ has been a hive of activity. Workers running back and forth with lists, editors with sweaty palms attempting to delicately clip highlights and the big man himself scripting a suitable route through the globe best bits. Christmas has truly come early for you kids!

Standing at 32 minutes in length, it’s a beast of a show BUT totally worth it. You’ll reminisce over the past year in cricket with the help of some superb satire. From the ‘Golden Bail Awards’ and ’12 Days of Crickmas’, to sketches featuring Michael Vaughan and Geoff Boycott, delve into the stocking of treats.

Forgot where Dom Bess was upon receiving his England call up? We’ll show you!

Remember why Joe Root played at 3 for most of the year? We’ll ask him!

What song did Anderson lament as Cookie retired? We’ll play it!

In conclusion 2018 has been a rollercoaster year for cricket. On the playing side we’ve had The Ashes, Scotland beating England, England thrashing India and an historic whitewash. However flip that bat and there’s been #SandpaperGate, The 100 and courtroom drama. Consequently we’ve covered it all…

Our bat is raised to you in the pavillion. 50 not out.

Now why don’t you have a listen, giggle uncontrollably and recommend us to your podcast loving mates…

Howzat for a laugh?!