Welcome to The Full Toss – An Independent Voice of English Cricket
We’re a community of cricket fans who follow the England national team. Or, in other words, a bunch of neurotic, obsessive cricket nerds who have far too much time on their hands. We’ll be here throughout the year to celebrate, bemoan and worry incessantly about the England cricket team.
This is actually the second incarnation of TFT. The blog was initially founded by Maxie Allen and James Morgan back in 2009 – the year when Graham ‘Bunny’ Onions famously blocked out the last over to secure a famous draw against South Africa. This first chapter came to an end in October 2015 when Maxie retired to the stands.
After a brief hiatus, James (that’s me by the way) resuscitated the blog and took things in a slightly different direction. The spirit of the old site remains though. We’re still a platform for cricket lovers to express their emotions – whether it’s about the team selection, management, officialdom, the spectator experience or the many problems facing our brilliant sport.
All views are welcome. If you’ve got something on your chest, please use this site as therapy. The rest of us do. We’re generally a polite bunch (mostly) and discussion is the name of the game. TFT is also a place for independent cricket writing. If you fancy putting pen to paper please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
TFT is all about expressing, and revelling in, the emotions of ordinary England supporters. We don’t watch cricket from a comfy press box, we watch it from the stands – in the wind, the rain, the gloom and, occasionally, the hot sun too. It’s a perspective worth treasuring. I hope you agree.