Inside The Tour

Episode 4: The Ashes ’86/87 - The Fear of Failure

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Episode notes

One down in the series, Australia needed their world-class batsman and skipper Allan Border to step up, which he promptly did. Less predictable was the performance of a gangly Nottingham opener and a Cornish wicketkeeper. Chris Broad and Jack Richards turned into the unlikely England heroes of the second test match. We track Richards down to his home in Belgium to hear a surprising story of anxiety from an international sportsman whose career ended early, trapped by his fears. And if we tell you the Adelaide 3rd Test is more memorable for it’s rest-day than the cricket, that gives you an indication of where we may be heading. It gets messy…

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