‘We’re leaving together, but preparing well. And maybe we’ll come back to earth, who can tell? I guess there is no one to blame. Outfields are being mown (stumps dusted). Will things ever be the same again? It’s the final countdown…’


Do do doo dooo! After a weeks absence your cricket podcast is back stronger than ever. Especially as the county championship is on the horizon. We’re within a week of the first ball being bowled… before the rain comes down and play is suspended. After all it’s incredibly risky starting the season in mid April. Waterproofs are airing, binoculars found and corned beef purchased. County members emerge from hibernation as the faint clatter of wickets is anticipated. Annual meet ups are planned, old friends reunite and school children long for the summer hols.

With a final nod to England’s eternal winter, Whitto looks ahead to a crackjack county 2018 season. Can Essex soar high once more? Are Yorkshire planning a balanced side? Is Steven Finn actually fit? All these key questions and much more will be answered. Or at least expanded upon. In fact if its answers you’re searching for then why not check out Whitto’s Division One and Two county predictions. Gazing into his crystal ball, the visage is rather cloudy. And slightly biased in favour of his home county.

Nevertheless if this is your source of cricket knowledge then we hit the sweet spot. Crack in the middle of the bat. Sending the chat skimming along the surface to the banter boundary. We’ve got one hungry lion, the real Benjamin Button and a naughty chocolate chip cookie.

Don that waterproof jacket for…

It’s the final countdown.
The final countdown.
Final countdown!