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25 09, 2019

The Slows

2019-09-25T11:35:34+00:00September 25th, 2019|Nostalgia|11 Comments

England’s failure in the 2019 Ashes was due partially to the immovable object that was Steve Smith, but equally to the calamity that was its own top order, who had lost a few matches before the Ashes and nearly embarrassed them very badly against Ireland. The problem at root (with the exception [...]

16 07, 2019

The Boundaries Scored Controversy: The Greatest Game, But Not The Greatest Rules

2019-10-15T10:01:01+00:00July 16th, 2019|Talking Points, World Cup 2019|55 Comments

James Wilson, New Zealand supporter and author of Court and Bowled: Tales of Cricket and the Law, is back. Here's his take on that controversial 2019 Cricket World Cup final in which boundaries scored decided the outcome.  Twenty years ago, Australia and South Africa played what was then widely acclaimed as the [...]

5 12, 2018

Cricket’s Unluckiest XI

2018-12-05T11:29:03+00:00December 5th, 2018|Nostalgia|22 Comments

At the dawn of this blog, James Morgan wrote about England’s worst XI, a team comprising players who before, during and since their test career confounded expectations by setting low standards and consistently failing to achieve them. There could have been many more on his list: nearly half of those who have [...]

10 11, 2018

The Wartime XI

2018-11-10T13:54:52+00:00November 10th, 2018|Nostalgia|19 Comments

Heeding no advantage, asserting no virtue, claiming no righteousness, the August volunteers marched away, the vanguard of a generation doomed to die untimely … There was no estimating the extent to which creative thought was depleted, or the cost to learning, literature and science of the destruction of so many strong and [...]

19 09, 2018

The New Bothams: The Team That Nearly Was

2018-09-19T12:12:12+00:00September 19th, 2018|Nostalgia|17 Comments

Today I'd like to introduce a new TFT guest writer. His name is James Wilson. He's a cricket author and former lawyer. I enjoyed this, and I think you will too ... Peter Jackson Eastwood’s entertaining feature on dibbly dobbler medium pacers is a reminder that cricket fans, especially English ones, have [...]