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MATT WADE, JOEL PARIS - plus we name our Team of the Sheffield Shield

Season 6, Ep. 15

It's a bumper Marsh Sheffield Shield final preview to round out the Unplayable Podcast for the 2023-24 summer!

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Listen to our Team of the Tournament debate is at 4:40, our Matthew Wade interview at 24:10, our Joel Paris interview at 36:45 and our Final tips and predictions at 50:15.

This episode brought to you by Qantas, the Spirit of Australia.

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    16:10
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    16:35
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    16:04
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    24:28
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