The Cricketer: The Big Bash – Archer and Denly take Australia by storm

Isabelle Westbury reports on how the ‘British’ duo were signed as replacements with great success

There is something about defying expectations that suits the English. Label them favourites and they self-destruct. Make it clear from the outset that they are very much second best, however, and the English thrive.

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The Grade Cricketer: Don’t Touch It! with Steve O’Keefe

The Grade Cricketer: Don’t Touch It! with Steve O’Keefe
Fox Sports Australia
Episode 34
19 January 2018

There may be a post-Ashes lull in the Australian summer, but that doesn’t stop us recording the longest show of all time. Stick with it though, as Steve O’Keefe walks us through everything from under 10s rejection to a 12-for in Pune, and everything in between. Isabelle Westbury goes a few more rounds with us and explains the Stokes affray thing, and Andrew Walton from MyCricket joins to celebrate 10 years and explain why he killed the art (science?) of lying in cricket

Wisden Cricket Monthly: County cricket – the answer to, not the reason for, England’s troubles?

The extent to which county cricket is clearly ignored by pundits and decision-makers is damning, says Isabelle Westbury.

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BBC Test Match Special: BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 Interviews

BBC Test Match Special – BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 Interviews
The Ashes: Australia v England
18 December 2017
3rd Test, Day 5
The WAVA, Perth, Australia

Wisden Cricket Monthly: My Golden Summer – 2009

Tales & treasures from cricket’s glorious past

Isabelle Westbury
The cricket broadcaster and former Middlesex captain on a summer which marked a turning point in cricket’s balance of power, and the year she turned English

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The Grade Cricketer: Club Presidents, with James Sutherland

The Grade Cricketer: Club Presidents, with James Sutherland
Fox Sports Australia
15 November 2017

BBC Commentator Isabelle Westbury joins and destroys us, and we talk with special guest – Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland, who covers the future of Test cricket, Stokes, and getting sledged on the weekend with – in his words – “MOU Banter”.