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Alison Mitchell | 09:00 UK time, Friday, 23 July 2010

In the first two weeks of the Phil Tufnell Cricket Show (Wednesday nights at 2000 BST on BBC Radio 5 Live), we have learnt that James Anderson does a great Alan Hansen impression, Alastair Cook had a secret crush on a girl called Tina at school, and Tuffers' retirement from cricket was hastened by a slice of processed ham.

We have also had excellent cricket chat with Aussie broadcaster Jim Maxwell, Geoff Lawson, the former Australia fast bowler and ex-coach of Pakistan, and ex-England players Mark Butcher and Graeme Hick. Mark brought his guitar in for the first show and would have had Tuffers and I waving lighters in the studio had fire regulations allowed it.

If you have missed any of the fun, you can listen back to each show via the BBC iPlayer website.

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