Ten Wickets
"Ten Wickets"
Season 1
Episode 21
Written By Aaron Sorkin &
Matt Tarses
Director Robert Berlinger
Original Airdate April 13, 1999
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"Ten Wickets" is the twenty first episode of the first season and the twenty first episode of the series overall. It originally aired on April 13, 1999. It was written by Aaron Sorkin & Matt Tarses and directed by Robert Berlinger.


A cricket player in India has taken all ten wickets in an innings. It is a major story, and the team is willing to cover it on the show except they don't know what it means. Casey's been making Jerry Falwell jokes on the air ever since the bomb threat and Dana wants him to knock it off. Rebecca tells Dan she wants to go back to her husband.





  1. Josh Charles as Dan Rydell
  2. Peter Krause as Casey McCall
  3. Felicity Huffman as Dana Whitaker
  4. Joshua Malina as Jeremy Goodwin
  5. Sabrina Lloyd as Natalie Hurley
  6. and Robert Guillaume as Isaac Jaffe (credit only)

Guest starring

  1. Kayla Blake as Kim
  2. Greg Baker as Elliott
  3. Teri Polo as Rebecca
  4. Jeff Mooring as Dave
  5. Ron Ostrow as Will
  6. Timothy Davis-Reed as Chris


Opening Credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Creator
  2. Brian Grazer - Executive Producer
  3. Ron Howard - Executive Producer
  4. Tony Krantz - Executive Producer
  5. Aaron Sorkin - Executive Producer
  6. Rob Scheidlinger - Executive Producer
  7. Thomas Schlamme - Executive Producer
  8. Tracey Stern - Producer
  9. Rachel Sweet - Producer
  10. John Amodeo - Produced by
  11. Aaron Sorkin - Teleplay
  12. Matt Tarses - Story
  13. Robert Berlinger - Director

Closing credits

  1. Bonnie Zane - Casting
  2. Paula Rosenberg - Casting
  3. Matt Tarses - Co-producer
  4. Stephen Putnam - Associate Producer
  5. David Walpert - Executive Story Editor
  6. Bill Wrubel - Story Editor
  7. Paul Redford - Story Editor
  8. Peter Smokler - Director of Photography
  9. Theo E. Azzari - Production Designer
  10. Janet Ashikaga - Editor
  11. Bruce Chevillat - Unit Production Manager
  12. Keri McIntyre - First Assistant Director
  13. Nicole Burke - Second Assistant Director
  14. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music