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  • TMS legends Michael Vaughan and Phil Tufnell will line up against a team of cricket-loving celebrities put together by Greg James and Jimmy Anderson in a star-studded event for BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra in Derby next month.
  • The Test Match Special team will be led by Ashes winning captain Michael Vaughan, while Greg James will represent Tailenders, the popular cricket podcast he fronts for BBC Radio 5 live alongside England star bowler Jimmy Anderson and musician Felix White.
  • Greg and Felix present the hugely popular BBC Radio 5 Live podcast Tailenders, alongside top England bowler Jimmy Anderson.
  • Taking a day off from cricket, Jimmy will coach his Tailenders team on Friday 17 August, while the umpires trying to keep order on the day will be former Test Match official John Holder and World Cup-winning bowler Isa Guha.
  • The TMS vs Tailenders challenge will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and screened live on the Red Button and BBC iPlayer, with regular updates on BBC Radio 5 Live, on Friday 17 August from 4pm.

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