6 06, 2018

No More Test Cricket Until August 1st

2018-06-06T14:29:35+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Talking Points|37 Comments

What's on the agenda today? The headline says it all. We're about to enter the height of summer, a time synonymous with long sunny days and Richie Benaud saying "morning everyone", yet England won't be playing a test match this month or next. Instead our ECB overlords have created what amounts to [...]

17 05, 2018

A View From Malahide

2018-05-17T15:05:39+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Talking Points, Test Cricket|10 Comments

Back in February, Kevin Galvin wrote about Irish cricket as his team built up to their test debut against Pakistan. Today he's back, fresh from helping Cricket Ireland with their media duties, to tell us how it all went down at Malahide.  One sensed, when Kevin O’Brien raised his bat to acknowledge [...]

14 05, 2018

The Monday Muffin

2018-05-14T10:32:08+00:00 May 14th, 2018|County Cricket, Talking Points|25 Comments

Morning all. I hope you had a good weekend. Mine was a bit of a blur really. I made the annual mistake of watching Eurovision, drinking far too much, and then getting angry when our song finished third from bottom. But before I could say "sod the lot of them" I realised [...]

10 05, 2018

Help Us Daryl, You’re Our Only Hope

2018-05-10T11:53:13+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Talking Points|27 Comments

For those of us who have loved and cherished county cricket all our lives, the ECB's new Hundred proposal (or Harrison's Harebrained Hundred as I like to call it) is probably our darkest hour. We need help to stop this monstrosity that takes the money we've all invested in the game - [...]

27 04, 2018

Oh Shut Up

2018-04-27T16:51:20+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Talking Points|11 Comments

Apparently Eoin Morgan, who is employed by the ECB, is a big fan of the ECB's new 100 concept. Well I never. Here's what he said to the press recently: "I think the noise that it's created is brilliant, it's good news, because you get the same people who love the game [...]

22 04, 2018

Selection Dilemmas

2018-04-22T15:37:41+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Talking Points|34 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|37 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) [...]

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