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.
7 04, 2020

What’s The Best Innings You’ve Seen?

April 7th, 2020|Nostalgia|61 Comments

Are you missing cricket? Me too. I love April but it's not the same without the start of the county championship to look forward to. The weather is improving, it's still light at 6pm, the magnolia trees (a personal favourite) are in bloom, the cherry blossom is gorgeous but .... there's no [...]

1 04, 2020

Sympathy For The ECB

April 1st, 2020|Talking Points|41 Comments

When our former co-editor Maxie and I established this blog long ago, Maxie wrote on our 'about' page that TFT was generally 'suspicious of authority but supportive of our players'. I never imagined that ten years later, in the midst of a global pandemic, I'd write an article supporting the board and [...]

26 03, 2020

The England Cult Heroes XI

March 26th, 2020|Nostalgia|37 Comments

So what are you up to at the moment? I bet you're bored silly (if you're not feeling absolutely rotten). We're just a couple of days into the UK lockdown and I'm already tired of watching TV, having all my upcoming copywriting projects 'postponed' (code for cancelled) and, perhaps worst of all, [...]

26 03, 2020

Men’s T20 World Cup Remains On Schedule

March 26th, 2020|ODIs & T20|8 Comments

World sport is obviously suffering from a period of extreme uncertainty at the moment, with major competitions and events being cancelled or moved. Perhaps the most notable to be shifted is the 2020 football Euros, which has now been delayed by a full year to accommodate domestic football calendars. With the men’s [...]

20 03, 2020

The Siblings Ashes

March 20th, 2020|Fun|20 Comments

As someone who doesn't have a brother and has never played international cricket – I only have a sister who has no interest in cricket whatsoever – I thought I’d be uniquely qualified to write an article about cricketing brothers who have represented their country. My concept is a simple one. We [...]

16 03, 2020

Cricket Cancelled (Well, Pretty Much)

March 16th, 2020|Talking Points|37 Comments

So that's it folks. Cricket has been cancelled. England have come home from Sri Lanka, pre-season tours have been called off, they're cutting the Pakistan Super Slog short, and the money-spinning IPL is in doubt too. Australia even played New Zealand in an empty stadium on Friday. It all feels completely surreal. [...]

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