1: Let’s talk about Essex, baby

It's Season 7! We made it through the previous season all 87 episodes of daily shows from the World Cup, from the Ashes, plus the longer weekly shows. Now it's time to calm things down a touch. Essex did the double, winning the county champs and the T20 comp, so we chat to the always entertaining Derek Pringle about his old side. The Australian women's team is gearing up for a fast series, the men are playing the Marsh Cup (yesssss Shaun), Australia delays its Bangladesh tour, Greg Chappell retires as selector, and England announce their next Test squad. Plus a whack of Nerd Pledge as the end. Get into it, as the home Australian summer podcast season begins (in spring).