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1701, 2020

Great White Pope

By |January 17th, 2020|Categories: SA v ENG 19/20|18 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to report that we’ve found ourselves a batsman. And I can’t even think of any caveats. There’s no apparently flakiness, no hint of technical frailties, no suggestion of limitations (he plays well through the offside and legside, and off front foot and back) and absolutely [...]

1501, 2020

Wood, Archer, Woakes, Or Overton?

By |January 15th, 2020|Categories: SA v ENG 19/20|11 Comments

Are you ready for Port Elizabeth? Personally I'm raring to go. It's been almost ten days since Newlands and I'm beginning to crave some of the good stuff. Let's hope for another enthralling contest that convinces the authorities to ditch this 4-day Tests idea. Speaking of 4-day Tests, the MCC [...]

1401, 2020

The All Elegance XI

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Nostalgia|67 Comments

Pure class. The following XI is unadulterated, yummy, blissful class. I don't necessarily care how many runs they scored; this is all about how not how many. In fact, I'd rather bank a pretty twenty scored by one of these stylish cricketers than all 7,000 of Steve Smith's Test runs. [...]

1101, 2020

On Ballance

By |January 11th, 2020|Categories: Player Spotlight|23 Comments

How many England qualified batsmen average better than 47 in first class cricket with 40 centuries and 51 fifties - a conversation rate that would make Joe Root turn an Elphaba shade of green with envy? I'll tell you how many. None. And how many England qualified batsmen with four [...]

1001, 2020

Pride Goeth Before Destruction, And An Haughty Spirit Before A Fall – New Zealand In Australia

By |January 10th, 2020|Categories: Talking Points|11 Comments

You know how people were saying that New Zealand had a great chance of beating the Aussies in Australia this winter? Hmmmm. Turns out not so much. Our resident Kiwi, Pete Cresswell, tells us where it all went so badly wrong for everyone's second favourite Test team.   In November 2019 [...]

901, 2020

Test Cricket And The Power Of Time

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: Talking Points|14 Comments

Today we welcome new guest writer James Ogden to TFT. He argues that it's vital to preserve 5-day Test cricket, and believes that the compelling game at Cape Town couldn't have come at a better time. 2020 started with a whimper in the cricketing world. The first T20I between India [...]

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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 [...]

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