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1 02, 2016

A Boyhood Hero – A Tail of Feud and Intrigue

2016-02-01T17:18:14+00:00February 1st, 2016|Fun, News|5 Comments

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 [...]

6 11, 2015

That Was the Tour That Was

2015-11-06T15:36:03+00:00November 6th, 2015|News, PakvEng2015|22 Comments

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 [...]

31 10, 2015

Six And Out: Announcement From James & Maxie

2016-01-29T11:30:22+00:00October 31st, 2015|News|38 Comments

*** 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 [...]

30 10, 2015

The return of Caesar’s wife

2015-10-30T17:37:42+00:00October 30th, 2015|News, PakvEng2015|72 Comments

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 [...]

29 10, 2015

Should Monty be going to the World Cup?

2015-10-29T18:31:35+00:00October 29th, 2015|News|0 Comments

  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 [...]

29 10, 2015

Kevin Pietersen: Not bad for half a batsman

2015-10-29T18:31:35+00:00October 29th, 2015|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

29 10, 2015

England clinch place in ICC Test Championship playoffs … if only

2015-10-29T18:31:35+00:00October 29th, 2015|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

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