22 01, 2018

Reasons To Be Cheerful

2018-01-22T09:47:15+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Fun|36 Comments

With the Ashes pain slowly diminishing and England's excellent white-ball team on the charge once again, it's time, don’t you think, that everyone stopped moping around and began reaching for the positives? So here goes: eight reasons to be excited about the future of English cricket. Strap yourselves in. We're on course [...]

21 06, 2017

Cricket’s Five Fancy Dress Favourites

2017-06-21T14:47:35+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Fun|0 Comments

The Queen (with Beefeaters) Queenie will start off her day in dignified enough fashion – rising to her feet as the players run out to Jerusalem and accepting the cheers of her subjects as the crowd sings her anthem. Don’t be fooled though. This is only ever going to go one way [...]

14 04, 2017

A Codger’s Comeback

2017-04-14T11:19:19+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Fun|4 Comments

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 that they [...]

4 01, 2017

10 Bold Predictions For 2017

2017-01-04T19:45:12+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Fun|26 Comments

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. And yes, [...]

27 10, 2016

A Day In The Life Of A Cricket Nut

2016-10-27T10:00:03+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Fun, News|7 Comments

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. It has [...]

19 02, 2016

The Gods Of The Game

2016-02-19T11:41:23+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Fun, News|9 Comments

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 upset the [...]

1 02, 2016

A Boyhood Hero – A Tail of Feud and Intrigue

2016-02-01T17:18:14+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Fun, News|5 Comments

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 cricket. But [...]

30 09, 2015

England Cricket Team To Change Name

2015-10-01T11:06:33+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Fun, News|12 Comments

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 successful formula [...]

21 09, 2015

The Commentary Dream Team

2015-09-23T09:02:20+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Fun, News|14 Comments

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 of Adam [...]

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