14 09, 2018

England Player End Of Term Reports

2018-09-14T19:59:02+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Eng v Ind 2018, Test Cricket|30 Comments

Surrey won the championship title yesterday after beating luckless Worcestershire at New Road. As a Worcs fan it makes me sad, as we're probably headed back to the second division despite playing well at times this year. However, one has to admit that Surrey are worthy champions. What's more, they've done things [...]

30 08, 2018

Cut and Paste

2018-08-31T08:21:58+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Eng v Ind 2018, Test Cricket|37 Comments

This is getting old now. England’s batting ineptitude is almost boring. What more can we say that we haven’t already said ten times before?  The batting order is a complete mess. I pretty much disagree with every move Ed Smith and Bayliss have made, simply cannot understand how two experienced cricketing minds [...]

22 08, 2018

Taking The Positive (Singular)

2018-08-22T09:43:42+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Eng v Ind 2018, Test Cricket|44 Comments

England have been thoroughly outplayed at Nottingham in every department: batting, bowling, and fielding. If there was a food or lingerie department at Trent Bridge, we'd probably have been outplayed in that too. India have improved immeasurably in this game whereas England have gone backwards. Actually, scrap that, our batting hasn't gone [...]

19 08, 2018

What The Hell Was That?

2018-08-19T20:29:28+00:00 August 19th, 2018|Eng v Ind 2018, Test Cricket|31 Comments

Thanks a bunch England. I was going to take a breather from TFT this week as I've belatedly moved into a new house. I've been up to my eyeballs in boxes (that's boxes of the cardboard variety not men's abdominal guards), and I was planning to simply write a summary at the [...]

13 08, 2018

Slaughter At Lord’s

2018-08-13T09:48:50+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Eng v Ind 2018, Test Cricket|41 Comments

Are India really the No.1 ranked team in the world? You could have fooled me. They were completely inept in this match: no backbone, no skill, and no clue. They looked like Sri Lanka back in the 1980s or perhaps even Bangladesh on their inaugural tour of England. That might sound harsh [...]

12 08, 2018

Day 3 at Lord’s: The Royal Woakes

2018-08-12T09:31:55+00:00 August 12th, 2018|Eng v Ind 2018, Test Cricket|21 Comments

Here's a question for you. Which recently selected England batsman has looked the best in terms of technique and temperament: Gary Ballance, James Vince, Tom Westley, Dawid Malan, Keaton Jennings, Mark Stoneman, Ben Duckett, Nick Compton, Adam Lyth, or ... Chris Woakes? I know which guy has impressed me most. And he [...]

8 08, 2018

Out Of Order

2018-08-08T16:06:23+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Eng v Ind 2018, Test Cricket|28 Comments

It’s second test time. That means another five days (or perhaps just three) of my wife moaning at me for watching TV all day with my mobile phone in hand. Oh the joys of marital ‘bliss’. Fortunately Edgbaston was worth the earache, and this Lord’s could be a beauty too. After all, [...]

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