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2005, 2020

Well Left, Mitchell

By |May 20th, 2020|Categories: Fun|10 Comments

Today new writer William Buckingham discusses one of the most extraordinary events to occur on a cricket field in living memory. And we're not talking about Ben Stokes's heroics at Headingley or Kusal Perera's miracle at Durban ... During this period of lockdown I have, inevitably, watched the 2019 Cricket [...]

1805, 2020

The Ugly Ducklings

By |May 18th, 2020|Categories: News|8 Comments

Today we welcome 13-year old writer Rahul Palaninathan to TFT. I really like this topic. It's a tribute to all those understated and underrated finger spinners out there.  The 2005 Ashes. A series that revived a national sport as the squashbuckling English team slew the legendary Australian juggernaut. It will [...]

1105, 2020

Will England Play At All This Summer?

By |May 11th, 2020|Categories: Talking Points|12 Comments

Today Alex examines the ECB's proposals for quarantine cricket. Can you see any cricket being played this summer?  There’s a report in The Guardian that the England Cricket Board are trying to resurrect test cricket this season by effectively getting players to play in ‘cricket quarantine’ for nine weeks. This [...]

805, 2020

The Test Documentary – A Review

By |May 8th, 2020|Categories: Talking Points|36 Comments

Today we welcome back James Wilson, author of Court and Bowled: Tales of Cricket and the Law (WSH, 2017). Here's his review of Amazon Prime's documentary on Australia's post sandpaper-gate resurgence.  I have just finished binge-watching The Test, the fly-on-the-wall documentary about Australian cricket’s travails from shortly after the sandpaper affair [...]

605, 2020

Left Field Lives After Cricket

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: Fun|16 Comments

You're a professional cricketer whose playing career has finally come to an end. What do you do? Cricket is probably all that you've known. Your A-levels are a distant memory. And even if you went to university that second class history degree doesn't exactly make you a hot commodity in [...]

2704, 2020

The Joe Root Dilemma

By |April 27th, 2020|Categories: Player Spotlight|44 Comments

With no live cricket to look forward to, I've spent some time this week looking back. I came across this article I wrote about Joe Root in October 2015, just after he became the fastest English player in the modern era to score 3,000 Test runs. It really made me [...]

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