About James Morgan

James is a freelance copywriter, writer and author. He's the editor and co-founder of The Full Toss. Email james@thefulltoss.com.
22 04, 2018

Selection Dilemmas

2018-04-22T15:37:41+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Talking Points|26 Comments

So Ed Smith is England’s new National Selector. He got the job after impressing at interview. Apparently all three candidates (that’s Big Ed, Derek Pringle, and Mike Selvey) were asked to deliver a presentation called “Selection: Art Or Science?” I imagine Del and Selvs looked puzzled, and then threw up in a [...]

18 04, 2018

ECB Testing Fans’ Loyalty Again

2018-04-19T10:28:23+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Talking Points|36 Comments

Long term readers of TFT will know that it used to have two editors rather than one. There was me, and then there was Maxie. A couple of years ago Maxie stepped down because he didn’t have time to contribute anymore. He was also (I’m sure he won’t mind me saying) [...]

17 04, 2018

Stone Rises But Batting Hopefuls Sink

2018-04-18T13:58:36+00:00 April 17th, 2018|County Cricket|14 Comments

I love the early championship fixtures. Spring has arrived, the sun is creeping out (well, occasionally), the magnolias are in bloom, and young England hopefuls get the chance to impress the selectors. What’s more, there are no domestic white ball distractions. It’s first class cricket all the way – unless you’re glued [...]

3 04, 2018


2018-04-03T10:44:20+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|NZ v England 2018, Test Cricket|65 Comments

I went to sleep with New Zealand on 91-4. I was extremely hopeful we'd be able to force a result. Anderson and Broad were bowling well, and Jack Leach was causing problems, so it was extremely disappointing to wake up and find that we'd been denied by the Kiwi tail. Credit to [...]

1 04, 2018

The Easter Sunday Sermon

2018-04-01T07:50:58+00:00 April 1st, 2018|NZ v England 2018, Test Cricket|28 Comments

It's Easter. The time of rebirth, chocolate, and rabbit casseroles. So let's start with the first of these three pillars of Christian civilisation ... and forgive me if the flow of this post seems random and doesn't quite work. I've had no sleep, I drank too much beer and wine last night, [...]

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