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A Codger’s Comeback

Sooner or later we all fall prey to the pitfalls old cricket club sages warned us about. You know the kind of people? The unreconstructed types that played cricket every Saturday and Sunday for 40 years despite being married with 6 kids. When asked for their secret they’d simply reply…

10 Bold Predictions For 2017

There’s still a week before the ODI series in India kicks off. That means there’s time to dust off the TFT crystal ball and have some fun. The predictions below aren’t necessarily the most likely eventualities, but I do think there’s a significant chance at least none of them materialise.…

A Day In The Life Of A Cricket Nut

It’s all been a bit negative around here recently (yes, I realise it’s mostly my fault) so it’s time for a change of pace. Today we have an enjoyable guest post from cricket writer Sam Blackledge. Play it, Sam I need help. I think cricket is taking over my life.…

The Gods Of The Game

There’s not a lot going on this morning to be honest. We’re all waiting for today’s T20 to begin. So in the meantime he’s a a bit of light entertainment from Phil Ryan, who seems to have gone all Shakespearean on us … Bat. Check. White floppy sun hat. Check. Don’t…

A Boyhood Hero – A Tail of Feud and Intrigue

Today we have an elegant piece of nostalgia from guest writer Phil Ryan. Can you work out who his hero is? I really enjoyed this. Over to you Phil …. I was born in Yorkshire in the late Summer of 1966. Like all Tykes I was brought up to enjoy…

England Cricket Team To Change Name

We have some breaking news for you. Alastair Cook has just announced that the England cricket team will henceforth be known as the Eagglnd team. Here are some quotes from the skipper: Although the England team has always been known as an entity called ‘England’, and this name has been a pretty…

The Commentary Dream Team

Last week we ran the rule over England’s test and ODI squads for the UAE. However, there’s actually a selection dilemma far more pressing to discuss. Who will make the final cut when BT Sport assembles their spanking new commentary team for the 2017/18 Ashes? Who cares about the fate…

Ashes 2015
Ashes diary: wig-gate

Every villain eventually returns to the scene of his crime. And in the case of cricket’s arch recidivist, so it has come to pass. David Warner today – while at the crease only briefly – made his re-appearance in Birmingham. Only two years have elapsed since the city bore witness to…

The Sunday Soapbox

In what could be, but knowing us probably won’t, become a regular Sunday slot on TFT, we will be giving readers the opportunity to pitch original, unoriginal, or just plain daft ideas to the cricketing public. The first of these comes from Ayelet Lushkov, who possesses by far the most…


It’s the Bowlers’ Bar at Lord’s two weeks ago. ‘Dreadlock Holiday’ is in full swing on the jukebox. It has been a long night. Balloons and empty glasses litter the place. MATTHEW HOGGARD, a dishevelled old bowler in an out-of-date tour suit, is holding court at the bar. HOGGARD ‘Ave a sup…

IPL Team Names – A Confused Foreigner’s Plea

Living in East Asia, I get an awful lot of IPL on television. And IPL highlights. And IPL re-runs.  And the IPL Champions Trophy, or whatever it’s called. Leaving aside any snobbish and/or condescending opinions I might have about the quality of IPL cricket, I’d like to share my confusion at the IPL…

England’s Best Modern Test XI

This is the side that would have beaten Steve Waugh’s Australians (maybe). If only they’d been born at a similar time so they were at the peak of their powers together. Of course, if Keith Fletcher was the coach, and they were still playing for their counties the day before…

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