The world's most delicate cricket statistical artist, Andrew Samson has been whirring the names and the numbers into deeply creative forms for over 25 years. In a decade on the BBC he has become a beloved part of Test Match Special, and still travels the world for cricket in South Africa, Australia and beyond. Today, he joins The Final Word to investigate our listener's number challenges in a special round of Nerd Pledge.
There's also the first half of the podcast, where we talk about Dale Steyn, Brendon McCullum, concussions, the Australian summer schedule, Pavel Florin, the Commonwealth Games, and the response to our live show. Also, the next live date will be in Manchester, Monday September 2nd.