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1 04, 2020

Sympathy For The ECB

April 1st, 2020|Talking Points|37 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 [...]

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. [...]

2 03, 2020

The Monday Meringue

March 2nd, 2020|Talking Points|12 Comments

Welcome back to the TFT. I hope you had a marvellous weekend. There are a few subjects I'd like to touch on today so I've gone for a bit of a mishmash approach. The first thing we should talk about is the appointment of Ian Watmore as the ECB's new chairman. This [...]

29 02, 2020

Talking Balls

February 29th, 2020|Talking Points|19 Comments

Today I’m going to talk a load of old balls. Kookaburra balls to be precise. This week Joe Root advocated using the often maligned Kookaburras in the county championship. He doesn’t want to replace the Dukes balls entirely; he just wants our domestic cricketers to use Kookaburras for part of the season. [...]

27 02, 2020

Anderson and Broad or Gough and Caddick?

February 27th, 2020|Talking Points|22 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to today's bowling beauty pageant. We have two awesome couples on which to feast your eyes - one couple who are still strutting their stuff amongst the movers and shakers of world cricket, and another couple (a somewhat odd couple) who played a big part in England's revival [...]

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