About James Wilson

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far James Wilson has created 7 blog entries.
8 05, 2020

The Test Documentary – A Review

May 8th, 2020|Talking Points|36 Comments

Today we welcome back James Wilson, author of Court and Bowled: Tales of Cricket and the Law (WSH, 2017). Here's his review of Amazon Prime's documentary on Australia's post sandpaper-gate resurgence.  I have just finished binge-watching The Test, the fly-on-the-wall documentary about Australian cricket’s travails from shortly after the sandpaper affair of March [...]

30 03, 2020

The Debutants

March 30th, 2020|Nostalgia|31 Comments

Today we welcome back James Wilson, author of Court and Bowled: Tales of Cricket and the Law. He recalls some of the more interesting Test debuts experienced by cricketers over the years. Enjoy ... The vast majority of cricketing followers, myself included, needless to say, will never come close to playing first [...]

25 09, 2019

The Slows

September 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 [...]

5 12, 2018

Cricket’s Unluckiest XI

December 5th, 2018|Nostalgia|23 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

November 10th, 2018|Nostalgia|20 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

September 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 [...]