Ashes 2015 on the BBC: Test Match Special & 5 live coverage

With the Ashes regained, BBC Test Match Special will broadcast ball-by-ball commentary of England's limited-overs series with Australia.

All games can be heard on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 Long Wave and via the BBC Sport website and app, with regular updates on BBC Radio 5 live.

This is available for UK listeners only, but coverage is available in many territories via YouTube,  rights restrictions permitting.

BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew leads the TMS commentary team, which includes Ed Smith, Henry Blofeld, Simon Mann and Jim Maxwell.

They will be joined by expert summarisers including Geoffrey Boycott, Michael Vaughan, Phil Tufnell, Graeme Swann and former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath.

The limited-overs series consists of one T20 match and a five-match ODI series.

There will be daily highlights on BBC Radio 5 live's In Short page as well as a daily TMS podcast, with live text commentary on the BBC Sport website - while you can sign up for news and wicket alerts on the BBC Sport app.

BBC Radio will also have commentary on every ball of the multi-format Women's Ashes series in July and August, while BBC Radio Ulster will have commentary on Ireland's one-day international against Australia on 27 August.

How to listen to TMS

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra - via digital radio; digital satellite channel 0144; Freeview channel 706; cable TV channel 864 or 908

BBC Radio 4 - via analogue radio on 198 LW; digital satellite channel 0143

BBC Sport website - via

Via the BBC Red Button, via the BBC iPlayer Radio app for iPhone and Android, and via the BBC Sport app which now features live radio streaming which you can hear while reading the live text and reports

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Women's Ashes coverage

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra will have commentary on every ball of the Women's Ashes, which begins in Taunton on 21 July.

Alison Mitchell leads the BBC coverage, and she will be joined by ex-England pair Isa Guha and Ebony Rainford-Brent, as well as the former Australia star Mel Jones.

Women's Ashes 2015

Date Game Venue Winner Pts available

21 Jul

1st ODI


Eng (4 wkts)

2 (Eng 2-0)

23 Jul

2nd ODI


Aus (63 runs)

2 (2-2)

26 Jul

3rd ODI


Aus (89 runs)

2 (Aus 4-2)

11-14 Aug



Aus (161 runs)

4 (Aus 8-2)

26 Aug

1st T20


Eng (7 wkts)

2 (Aus 8-4)

28 Aug

2nd T20


Aus (20 runs)


31 Aug

3rd T20




Domestic cricket coverage

There will also be a new regular Friday evening T20 Blast programme on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, featuring commentary, highlights, special guests and interviews, presented by Charles Dagnall, Ebony Rainford-Brent and Henry Moeran.

BBC Local Radio will broadcast live commentary of every single county match, with increased coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra most weeks.

TMS contract until end of 2019

In January 2012, BBC Sport announced a new six-year radio rights deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board, which means TMS will be on air with exclusive radio commentary of all home series up to and including the end of the 2019 season, with more coverage of domestic cricket and women's internationals.

You can also access the BBC Ashes Archive at for some famous historical moments from the past, as described by TMS.

International cricket broadcast via the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app on desktop, mobile and tablet is available to UK users only, but all county cricket coverage is available worldwide.

England's full fixtures (times and coverage details subject to change)

Some Red Button coverage may not be available on Freeview - further details here.