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 [...]

14 03, 2019

Free Hits In Tests A Miss?

2019-03-14T17:37:48+00:00March 14th, 2019|Talking Points|27 Comments

The ICC are considering some radical changes to shake up test cricket. Well, some reports have used the word "radical" but really they're just tinkering around the edges. The truth is that test cricket doesn't need any radical changes because it's already the best game in the world by a distance. The [...]

11 03, 2019

Last Orders For 50 Overs After The World Cup?

2019-03-11T15:08:42+00:00March 11th, 2019|Talking Points|13 Comments

More obituaries have been written about cricket than after a lively night at Passchendaele. The latest doom-monger, Vic Marks, mourns the death of the 50 overs format, proclaiming it has been gunned down by the ECB’s much-anticipated new speed thrash. Apparently many one-dayers will be consigned to outgrounds and also overseas players [...]

27 02, 2019

The Wednesday Wensleydale

2019-02-27T18:19:32+00:00February 27th, 2019|Talking Points|21 Comments

Afternoon all. And welcome to the latest edition of the Wednesday Wensleydale - the weekly roundup that's mature, tasty, and tends to crumble on close analysis. We've chosen a Yorkshire cheese because the white rose county are very much in the news this week. They've signed 26 year old South Africa paceman [...]

18 02, 2019

Farbrace Off, Conspiracy Theories Circulate

2019-02-18T12:13:07+00:00February 18th, 2019|Talking Points|14 Comments

Everybody panic! Paul Farbrace, the coach who was so integral in national triumphs such as the 2015 World Cup and the 2016/17 Ashes, has decided to leave England and join Warwickshire ahead of the seminal / life defining white ball tournament being held in England this summer. How will we cope?! Apparently [...]

5 02, 2019

Selection Matters

2019-02-05T16:57:53+00:00February 5th, 2019|Talking Points|16 Comments

Today we have a guest post from Gareth Fitzgerald. You won't be surprised to learn that I'm quite sympathetic to his views. It's a relief to know that I'm not howling into the wind alone ... Last November Rob Smyth from the Guardian wrote a piece lauding the selection merits of Ed [...]

15 01, 2019

That ECB Strategy Document Translated

2019-01-18T10:02:26+00:00January 15th, 2019|Talking Points|43 Comments

It’s time to “come together” for the greater good. It’s time to rally behind a plan - the only plan on the table. Sounds like Theresa May’s Brexit pitch doesn’t it? But actually this was pretty much the message conveyed by the gruesome twosome, Tom Harrison and Colin Graves, as the ECB [...]

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