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20 03, 2020

The Siblings Ashes

March 20th, 2020|Fun|20 Comments

As someone who doesn't have a brother and has never played international cricket – I only have a sister who has no interest in cricket whatsoever – I thought I’d be uniquely qualified to write an article about cricketing brothers who have represented their country. My concept is a simple one. We [...]

26 12, 2019

Who’s Been Naughty, Who’s Been Nice?

December 26th, 2019|Fun|15 Comments

As cricketers around the world woke up on Christmas Day and inspected their sacks (no euphemism intended), some were delighted whereas others were, well, disappointed to see that their stockings were as empty as the stands at an inaugural Hundred fixture. The problem for cricket's bad boys is that Santa sees all [...]

17 12, 2019

England’s Worst XI Of The Decade

December 17th, 2019|Fun, Nostalgia|37 Comments

A lot of other cricket websites have been picking their teams of the decade in recent days. Therefore, in the spirit of scrooge, I've decided to do the polar opposite. Why go down a well-trodden road that gets a bit samey when we can have have much more fun kicking Keaton Jennings [...]

15 12, 2019

Vote Stokes In The Ballot That Really Matters

December 15th, 2019|Fun|19 Comments

First let me get this off my chest. If you don't vote for Ben Stokes in the BBC's Sports Personality Of The Year ballot tonight then you need to take a long hard look in the mirror. Think of all the unfortunate souls like Dave, the downtrodden county cricket fan we spotlighted [...]

12 12, 2019

Vote Alastair Cook

December 12th, 2019|Fun|13 Comments

If, like me, you've watched this general election campaign with growing despair, you'll know there's no outcome on Friday morning which will save the nation's soul. However, there is one option that has been criminally neglected by our celebrity obsessed media. And that's a person with the purest soul in the nation. [...]

10 12, 2019

The Photo The ECB Doesn’t Want You To See

December 10th, 2019|Fun|11 Comments

See the poor sod in the photo above? His name is Dave. And Dave's depressed. Like many people who grew up watching cricket in the 1980s and 1990s, Dave has seen English cricket change irrevocable over the years. And now his favourite competition, the county championship, has been shunted to the fringes [...]

9 12, 2019

A Christmas Message From Colin Graves

December 9th, 2019|Fun|18 Comments

Dear Valued Customers, As the frosts harden and sales of Costcutter cocoa start to peak, one's thoughts inevitably turn to Christmas - that special time when harmony and goodwill to all men (and women, never forget the world cup winning women) flows like craft gin at a St John's Wood wine bar. [...]

20 11, 2019

Inspirational Cricket Quotes

November 20th, 2019|Fun|13 Comments

The test series against New Zealand starts on Wednesday evening so Chris Silverwood and Joe Root will be preparing their first team talks of this new era. Will they make the squad sing an updated rendition of “Onward Gower’s Soldiers, Marching Into War” – the infamous motivational technique used by Ted Dexter [...]

11 11, 2019

Monday Mirth: The Best Cricket Jokes On The Web

November 11th, 2019|Fun|4 Comments

It's time for a change of pace today. I've scoured the internet to find the best cricket jokes and I've unearthed the following funnies. Obviously I've tweaked them here and there to give them a distinct TFT flavour. Enjoy ...   What's the difference between Cinderella and Keaton Jennings? Cinderella knew when [...]

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