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12 02, 2020

Hundred Ticketing Farce. Well, What Did You Expect?

2020-02-12T17:20:17+00:00February 12th, 2020|County Cricket, The Hundred|19 Comments

First we had Andrew Stauss's tactless 'mums and kids' comment. Then we had Tom Harrison's ill-advised and rather defensive claim that The Hundred wasn't for existing cricket fans. Soon afterwards we had that laughable launch ad with a picture of an all-male audience of twenty-somethings at an American rap concert. And then [...]

1 11, 2019

Another Win For England’s T20 Team. Another Defeat For The Test Side.

2019-11-01T16:00:21+00:00November 1st, 2019|County Cricket, Talking Points, The Hundred|8 Comments

I was hoping to bring you more good news today. England's T20 cricketers started their series against New Zealand with a win. However, then I read some off-field news that rather knocked the stuffing out of me. Yes it's another blow to first class cricket in our country. Let's deal with the [...]

10 10, 2019

Why The Hashim Amla Kolpak Deal Is Good For County Cricket

2019-10-10T13:41:30+00:00October 10th, 2019|County Cricket, Talking Points|19 Comments

Is there a more controversial word in the English cricketing dictionary than 'Kolpak'? No other word, other than '(the) Hundred', leads to more collective cursing and eyebrow raising. However, not all Kolpak deals are the same. And today I'm going to argue that Surrey's Hashim Amla Kolpak signing, which was announced this [...]

26 05, 2019

Cider and Sandpaper

2019-05-26T12:56:16+00:00May 26th, 2019|County Cricket, World Cup 2019|21 Comments

Welcome to the A&E. Otherwise known as the England dressing room. Players should form an orderly queue and use the Savlon sparingly. It's got to stretch a long way. Here's the current injury report: Mark Wood - Chronic foot / ankle condition Adil Rashid - Long-term shoulder niggle Chris Woakes - Long-term [...]

22 05, 2019

Cider Saturday: Annie Talks RLODC Final With Tom Abell and Andy Hurry

2019-11-25T15:39:59+00:00May 22nd, 2019|County Cricket, Interviews|6 Comments

Today we're delighted to welcome Guerilla Cricket 'waffler' Annie Chave to TFT. She caught up with Somerset Director Of Cricket Andy Hurry and skipper Tom Abell at Taunton last week. There was only one thing on their collective minds: Saturday's big Lord's final against Hampshire. On Saturday 25 May, Somerset take on [...]

18 05, 2019

The Hundred – A Positive Spin

2019-10-15T17:31:14+00:00May 18th, 2019|County Cricket|25 Comments

We're a broad church at TFT, so it's only fair we give counter-arguments a chance. So after all that criticism of The Hundred, here's Alex with a more positive spin. Has he got a point? Be gentle folks.  "Loathing, Unadulterated loathing, For your face, Your voice, Your clothing, Let's just say: I [...]

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