Today we have an elegant piece of nostalgia from guest writer Phil Ryan. Can you work out who his hero is? I really enjoyed this. Over to you Phil .... I was born in Yorkshire in the late Summer of 1966. Like all Tykes I was brought up to enjoy cricket. But [...]
And a very warm welcome to my first guest post for Eat My Sports! Thanks for dropping by. It's quite an interesting experience, actually - returning to the backbenches after so many years at the despatch box on The Full Toss. Once lord of the manor, I am now a mere footman. Thankfully, James has allowed [...]
*** Update: The Full Toss has now returned! James is editing the site solo. We’ve got some news for you today. It’s both bad news and good news. Here’s the bad news … As some of you may know, we’ve had quite a few problems at TFT over the last few weeks. We got [...]
It was Tregaskis who kicked it all off. https://twitter.com/Tregaskis1/status/659746123993751552 Then came the replies. https://twitter.com/JohnSunCricket/status/659750708896473088 I couldn't resist adding my three penn'orth. https://twitter.com/MaxieAllen/status/660018469610627072 To which came the responses (one of which was surprisingly testy): https://twitter.com/JohnSunCricket/status/660027699717632000 I defended with a very straight bat: https://twitter.com/the_topspin/status/660057424271958016 It's a shame that both Lawrence and John appear to [...]
Imagine this. It’s the World Cup in Australia in 1992. The pitches are hard. Fast bowling is likely to be key factor – yet the Windies omit Courtney Walsh from their squad because he can’t bat or field. Instead they select some Kieron Pollard clone because he’s more likely to score [...]
It matters not that this Adelaide pitch is flatter than the flattest pancake – or perhaps flatter than a medieval map that claims the whole world is flat – Kevin Pietersen’s 213no was an education in precise attacking batting. It was a remarkable effort. But what was even more remarkable, was the [...]
Sydney Morning Herald readers would be choking on their vegemite sarnies if it was 2013. After Australia’s recent 0-2 test series defeat to India, the Aussie headlines would read something like this: ‘Aussies choke as England snatch semi-final berth’, and ‘Ponting in crap captaincy shocker (again)’. Admittedly the latter headline would be [...]
Stumps: Pakistan (257 and 125-4) lead England (327) by 55 runs.