Keeping up with the headlines
When the NatWest Series got under way 10 days ago, all the talk was about the potential death of the 50-over game because of the seemingly unstoppable growth of Twenty20 cricket.
There has been so much to keep the BBC cricket team busy over the past few days, we have hardly had time to pause for breath.
It all started at Durham when the pre-match build-up focused on the announcement of the Stanford Twenty20 match and the possible riches available to England players.
There were a few sceptical giggles in the commentary box when England fast bowler Chris Tremlett told Arlo White that the players had not been talking at all about the lucrative date in Antigua later this year.
But it was the amazing batting of Kevin Pietersen which set the agenda during that first ODI - suddenly the term "switch hitting" was being discussed by everyone following those incredible left-handed sixes.
By the time we got to Edgbaston for the second game, the MCC had already ruled that Pietersen's ambidexterity was not against the laws of the game, but as the rain fell in Birmingham it led to a great debate about the ramifications of the ruling.
It was overshadowed later on, however, by the farcical ending to the match, with the umpires deciding conditions were too poor to keep playing, even though only six more balls had to be bowled to constitute a game.
By the time we got to Bristol for the third match, the Twenty20 debate had moved onto whether the potentially lucrative Champions League would go ahead without English teams because county sides who fielded players who had taken part in the so-called rebel Indian Cricket League might be banned from taking part.
During the interval at Bristol we spoke to Lalit Modi, the chairman of the rival - and officially endorsed - Indian Premier League, who had previously advised a hard line against the ICL to try and clarify the situation.
At that stage, the third ODI had yet to catch light, but it ended up being an exciting match with New Zealand fighting back magnificently to level the series.
And so to The Oval where the issue of Zimbabwe cricket was the day's hot topic. During the morning it was confirmed that the British government had written to the ECB and that next summer's tour by Zimbabwe had been cancelled.
During the interval we spoke to Andy Burnham, the secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport, ECB chief executive David Collier and ICC president-elect David Morgan. But just when it looked like Zimbabwe was going to dominate the cricket agenda for weeks to come - another major talking point grabbed the headlines.
The highly controversial run out of Grant Elliot led to some extraordinary scenes at the Oval with real anger being displayed on the New Zealand balcony and lots of discussion about what is happening to the spirit of the game.
I know the breakfast show on Radio New Zealand the following morning were comparing the incident to the infamous under-arm delivery bowled by Australia's Trevor Chappell at the end of an ODI against the Kiwis in 1981.
Both England captain Paul Collingwood and New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori apologised after the match and it was probably the right result in the circumstances that New Zealand went on to win the game.
The match itself was an absolute classic and it was a joy to be in the commentary box as Jonathan Agnew described the drama alongside former England player Phil Tufnell and former New Zealand batsman Craig McMillan.
As the last ball was bowled, Tuffers rose from his seat in triumph before slumping in his chair as he realised overthrows had been conceded and England had lost the game. As Phil sat down, Craig McMillan stood up and punched the air.
TMS as always remains neutral - but it was certainly a match which stirred the emotions.
One of the big debating points that followed the game was how Graeme Swann would have coped with his mistake in the field had it have occurred in the Stanford match later in the year with half a million pounds at stake for each of his team mates.
Also, if a similar incident to the Grant Elliott run out occurs in Antigua - would Paul Collingwood call the batsman back?
This morning we got another major development as it became clear that Collingwood faced a ban because of England's slow over-rate.
By the time we get to the final NatWest game at Lord's on Saturday, no doubt another major cricket story will have broken to change the agenda once more.
It really has been an extraordinary few days to be the BBC's Cricket Producer. Often I am battling to get coverage of cricket on the air - but not this week!
Before the game on Saturday, don't miss our commentary on the final group matches in the Twenty20 Cup (from 5.15pm on Friday evening on Five Live Sports Extra).
We will have commentary teams at Chelmsford where Essex and Hampshire are basically playing off for a quarter-final place, and at Trent Bridge for the deciding clash between Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.
We will, of course, keep you up to date on all the evening's other matches as teams battle it out to go a step closer to that pot of gold which could be available if they go on to qualify for the Champions League.
There's plenty more cricket coming up from us next month. Don't miss Darren Gough's Cricket Show on Five Live on Thursday 3rd July from 8.00pm, or our live commentaries on the semi-finals of Friends Provident Trophy, Durham against Kent and then Essex v Yorkshire, on the following two days.
England spinners Graeme Swann and Gareth Batty will be part of our team for those games and then, over the evenings of Monday 7th July, Tuesday 8th July and Wednesday 9th July, we will have commentary on the Twenty20 Cup quarter-finals.
Who knows what we will be talking about by then!