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1811, 2019

Buttler, Bairstow, Or Foakes?

By |November 18th, 2019|Categories: Player Spotlight|20 Comments

Arguably the biggest story from England's winning draw against New Zealand A at Whangarei was the performance of Jos Buttler. He kept well by all accounts and scored vital runs when the team needed it. Jos's 110 was just his second first class hundred since 2015. The other one came in August 2018 against India at Trent Bridge. He now [...]

1611, 2019

Good Prep

By |November 16th, 2019|Categories: NZ v Eng 2019|4 Comments

One of the reasons why it's so hard to win Test series away from home these days is the ridiculously short period of time touring sides get to prepare. You arrive in the host country, play a couple of scratch sides missing their best players, and then you're straight into the Test themselves. It gives the battle-hardened home team a [...]

1411, 2019

Back To Balanced?

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: NZ v Eng 2019|19 Comments

Is this tour a new start for England's test team? It's beginning to feel that way. We have a new head coach, who has made some encouraging noises thus far, and better still England are likely to take the field at Mount Maunganui with a balanced XI for the first time in a long time. When Ed Smith took over [...]

1311, 2019

Fluffy Pillow Or Guava Fruit?

By |November 13th, 2019|Categories: NZ v Eng 2019|7 Comments

After England's run glut on day one of their warm up match at Whangarei it was the bowlers' turn to get stuck in on Wednesday. Unfortunately, however, they got stuck rather than stuck in. It was an all too familiar tale when England travel overseas and the bowlers are handed a Kookaburra ball. The opposition changes but the result is [...]

1211, 2019

Top Order Runs? We Swear By ‘Em

By |November 12th, 2019|Categories: NZ v Eng 2019, Talking Points|15 Comments

At last! Some red ball cricket. At last! England's top order actually made some runs. Both have been a long time coming. Yes it was only against a 'New Zealand XI', which could mean absolutely anything when you think about it, but how refreshing it was to see the overnight scorecard from England's first warm-up ahead of their two-test series [...]

1111, 2019

Monday Mirth: The Best Cricket Jokes On The Web

By |November 11th, 2019|Categories: Fun|4 Comments

It's time for a change of pace today. I've scoured the internet to find the best cricket jokes and I've unearthed the following funnies. Obviously I've tweaked them here and there to give them a distinct TFT flavour. Enjoy ...   What's the difference between Cinderella and Keaton Jennings? Cinderella knew when to leave the ball.   Why do Australians [...]

1011, 2019

Fun In Aukland

By |November 10th, 2019|Categories: NZ v Eng 2019, ODIs & T20|11 Comments

I had to laugh when I saw the score in the deciding T20 at Aukland. Of course it was going to end in a tie. The only surprise was that the super over managed to produce a clear winner this time. One wonders what might've happened had the super over ended all square. Would they have bowled another over? Would [...]

811, 2019

Dangerous Dawid

By |November 8th, 2019|Categories: NZ v Eng 2019, ODIs & T20|12 Comments

Nicely done lads. England levelled the T20 series in New Zealand this morning with a brilliant performance that must have left the Kiwis feeling shellshocked. When I turned on the TV and saw that we'd set the hosts 242 to win my eyes almost popped out of their head. It was the 11th highest score by a major international side [...]

711, 2019

The Hundred PR Paradox

By |November 7th, 2019|Categories: The Hundred|16 Comments

When Colin Graves became the ECB chairman back in 2015, when all The Hundred PR disasters were just a glint in an incompetent marketing director's eye, he spoke about a sense of decline in the English game and the need to "reinvent and rejuvenate" the sport: I want to leave a legacy for English cricket in that we have improved [...]

611, 2019

Myth Busters Vol 1: The Best Player Should Bat 3

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Talking Points, Unpopular Opinions|12 Comments

Today is a quiet day. There's not much to talk about other than Steve Smith's T20 heroics against Pakistan down under. Therefore, in a desperate attempt to avoid talking about Steve Smith's T20 heroics down under, I've decided to trial something new. It's the first in what I hope will become an ongoing series called Myth Busters. In each instalment [...]

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The Interviews

Cider Saturday: Annie Talks RLODC Final With Tom Abell and Andy Hurry

Today we're delighted to welcome Guerilla Cricket 'waffler' Annie Chave to TFT. She caught up with Somerset Director Of Cricket Andy Hurry and skipper Tom Abell at Taunton last week. There was only one thing on their collective minds: Saturday's big Lord's final against Hampshire. On Saturday 25 May, Somerset [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: County Cricket, Interviews|6 Comments

TFT Talks To Mark Butcher

Back in November 1998, a young Englishman fresh out of uni left these shores to travel around Australia. Obviously it was a complete coincidence that the Ashes was on. On the third day of the first test in Brisbane, he saw another young(ish) Englishman flay McGrath, Fleming, Kasprowicz and MacGill to all corners of the [...]

By |November 7th, 2016|Categories: Interviews, News|18 Comments

An Evening With Nasser Hussain

We arrived at the Grace Gate at Lord's. The ground was a hive of activity. Graham Gooch strolled by, shoulders rolling and head bowed in that familiar fashion, and then the penny dropped: it was corporate and media day ahead of the Royal London Cup final between Warwickshire and Surrey. [...]

By |September 9th, 2016|Categories: Interviews, News|14 Comments

The Full Toss Meets Devon Malcolm

At one point I didn’t think I’d live to tell this tale. The venue was the Lord’s Academy. The bowler was Devon 'you guys are history' Malcolm, and the batsman was, erm, little old me. And to think that I actually volunteered. The occasion was a promotional event for Play [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|Categories: Interviews, News|8 Comments

Ask Hoggy: 20 Questions With Matthew Hoggard

Last week I had the opportunity to ask the legendary Matthew Hoggard some questions. Some were serious and others were, well, not quite so serious. I think you'll enjoy his answers. Hoggy is currently plying his trade as an after dinner speaker. He's one of the leading cricket speakers on the circuit. I certainly beats running [...]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Interviews, News|8 Comments

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By |September 17th, 2019|Categories: Sponsored|0 Comments

India And The Rise Of The Cricket Business

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By |September 13th, 2019|Categories: Sponsored|0 Comments