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1904, 2018

It Just Gets Worse: The ECB’s New 100-Ball Concept

By | April 19th, 2018|Categories: Talking Points|37 Comments

I don't particularly like swearing on the blog. I'll do it now and again, especially if something gets right up my nose and ends up somewhere near my brain, but normally I keep my potty mouth zipped. However, the latest proposals for the ECB's new Shitty T20 leave me absolutely no choice. In fact, I'm sure you'll utter obscenity followed [...]

1804, 2018

ECB Testing Fans’ Loyalty Again

By | April 18th, 2018|Categories: Talking Points|35 Comments

Long term readers of TFT will know that it used to have two editors rather than one. There was me, and then there was Maxie. A couple of years ago Maxie stepped down because he didn’t have time to contribute anymore. He was also (I’m sure he won’t mind me saying) completely disillusioned with English cricket and was finding [...]

1704, 2018

Stone Rises But Batting Hopefuls Sink

By | April 17th, 2018|Categories: County Cricket|14 Comments

I love the early championship fixtures. Spring has arrived, the sun is creeping out (well, occasionally), the magnolias are in bloom, and young England hopefuls get the chance to impress the selectors. What’s more, there are no domestic white ball distractions. It’s first class cricket all the way – unless you’re glued to the IPL but that’s another story. So [...]

1204, 2018

Erroneous Assumptions & Hopeless Predictions: County Championship Preview

By | April 12th, 2018|Categories: County Cricket|24 Comments

Who will be crowned this year's champions? I really have no idea. A newly promoted club tipped for relegation won the title last year whilst the reigning champions got relegated. It was just the kind of boring and predictable season you'd expect from a competition nobody likes and everyone expects to die. What a total waste of time. Jokes aside [...]

1104, 2018

Like The Darkside, The IPL Overshadows Everything

By | April 11th, 2018|Categories: Talking Points|26 Comments

Don't worry. This isn't another pop at the IPL. I actually like bright lights and dancing girls ... albeit when I'm in nightclub. I'm just a little irked that the county championship starts later this week and many of our best players won't be involved - twelve of them to be exact. One wonders how the championship will have any [...]

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