About James Morgan

James is a freelance copywriter, author and orthodox (some would say boring) opening batsman. He's written TV and radio scripts for noted cricketing luminaries Carol Vorderman and Caroline Quentin, and composed an academic book about the concept of US imperialism. His real area of expertise, however, is the cover drive.
18 11, 2019

Buttler, Bairstow, Or Foakes?

2019-11-18T18:53:06+00:00November 18th, 2019|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 [...]

16 11, 2019

Good Prep

2019-11-16T10:53:56+00:00November 16th, 2019|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 [...]

14 11, 2019

Back To Balanced?

2019-11-14T13:12:21+00:00November 14th, 2019|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 [...]

13 11, 2019

Fluffy Pillow Or Guava Fruit?

2019-11-13T20:02:05+00:00November 13th, 2019|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 [...]

11 11, 2019

Monday Mirth: The Best Cricket Jokes On The Web

2019-11-11T17:41:34+00:00November 11th, 2019|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 [...]

10 11, 2019

Fun In Aukland

2019-11-10T12:04:18+00:00November 10th, 2019|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 [...]

8 11, 2019

Dangerous Dawid

2019-11-08T10:31:33+00:00November 8th, 2019|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 [...]

7 11, 2019

The Hundred PR Paradox

2019-11-07T17:59:59+00:00November 7th, 2019|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 [...]

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