15 05, 2019

The Hundred Branding: A Bag Of Spanners

2019-05-16T16:06:37+00:00May 15th, 2019|Talking Points|29 Comments

Wednesday was a really exhilarating day. Literally tens of people, most of whom were based at ECB HQ, wet themselves with excitement as the new logo for the most anticipated sporting innovation in history (or so we're supposed to believe) was launched. And boy did it live up to the hype - [...]

12 05, 2019


2019-05-12T10:45:08+00:00May 12th, 2019|ODIs & T20, Talking Points|31 Comments

Yesterday's game at the Rose Bowl would've made the authorities purr. It was made to order. England batted first and registered a hefty 373-3 - with golden boy Jos Buttler scoring an extraordinary 110 off just 55 balls - and then Pakistan put up a very respectable fight but eventually fell 12 [...]

29 04, 2019

Irani Launches Stress-Buster Clinic

2019-04-29T08:06:23+00:00April 29th, 2019|Talking Points|0 Comments

When Steve Harmison’s biography Speed demons was published a couple of years ago it was variously described as searing and brutal. I thought it was a bit more than searing – more like a red hot poker up the bottie. And not for the first time I found myself thinking, here’s another [...]

2 04, 2019

Cricket Moneyball

2019-04-03T10:43:22+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Talking Points|22 Comments

Although I haven't been paying close attention to this year's IPL, simply because it's a big year ahead and I need a bit of a rest before the World Cup and the Ashes, I am incredibly interested in how T20 and cricket in general might evolve in the coming years. I'm especially [...]

22 03, 2019

The Big Why?

2019-03-22T19:56:52+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Talking Points|48 Comments

I was listening to LBC this morning when I heard cult broadcaster James O'Brien go on another Brexit rant. He's like a broken record. I don't blame him, as political passions are obviously running very high at the moment, but at least it got me thinking. The first thing I thought was [...]

19 03, 2019

Getting Shirty?

2019-03-19T13:11:04+00:00March 19th, 2019|Talking Points|38 Comments

I sense this one is going to divide opinion like a John Bercow intervention. But unlike the political machinations at Westminster, The Full Toss is here to discuss matters that really, erm, matter. So let's debate the big issues of the day; the issues that really define nations and affect lives. I'm [...]

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