9 03, 2018

Injury Problems

2018-03-09T16:51:12+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Guest|3 Comments

Today we have a guest article about the injuries suffered by fast bowlers. Apparently there are 5 main cricket injuries commonly found in modern cricket. Cricket expert and lifelong fan Saad Raja from www.saadrajacricketblog.com has put together a short list of these for your information. I thought it would make a nice [...]

5 10, 2015

Beware the Talkers. Hire Walkers.

2015-10-30T10:16:49+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Guest, News, Politics|20 Comments

Ten months on from England’s capitulation at the cricket world cup, we can finally put the team’s abject performance into some kind of perspective. The team didn’t lose because Peter Moores was crap, or because we played an archaic style of cricket, we lost because we were, erm, English. It’s now more [...]

30 08, 2015

Balancing the tightrope

2015-10-30T10:33:59+00:00 August 30th, 2015|ECB, Guest, News|9 Comments

Although team selection issues may divide opinion, it almost goes without saying that the vast majority of English cricket fans are appalled by the ECB's institutional conduct over recent years.  The carve-up of cricket the board agreed with Cricket Australia and the BCCI last year is in my view the most egregious [...]

4 08, 2015

Death of a Gentleman, Cricket’s Lifesaver

2015-10-30T10:20:56+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Guest, News, Politics|26 Comments

If you couldn’t care less about the future of cricket, don’t want the sport to grow, love private members’ clubs and think Giles Clarke is more of a cuddly teddy bear than a walrus, then Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber’s new film Death of a Gentleman isn’t for you. If, on the [...]

19 05, 2015

Cookfellas

2015-10-30T10:24:20+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Fun, Guest, News|18 Comments

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 MATTHEW HOGGARD, a dishevelled old bowler in an out-of-date tour suit, is holding court at the bar.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 on me. [...]

13 10, 2014

One Day in the Life of Ivon Ivonovich: chapter one

2015-10-30T10:30:08+00:00 October 13th, 2014|Guest, News|12 Comments

This piece first appeared on the Guardian BTL pages. Its author has now kindly shared it with The Full Toss Camp 34.7, Omsk, Siberia - October 11 Winter advances apace. The cruel wet snow is a constant reminder of the impossible, relentless struggles that lie in the months ahead. And why? For [...]

25 04, 2014

IPL Team Names – A Confused Foreigner’s Plea

2015-10-30T10:34:57+00:00 April 25th, 2014|Fun, Guest|7 Comments

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 team names, [...]

21 03, 2014

The Mystery of Jade Dernbach

2015-10-30T10:37:46+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Guest, News|6 Comments

My old Mum used to tell me 'if you can't say anything nice about someone, don't say anything at all'.  Unfortunately, if we adhered to this particular sentiment today, the following article wouldn't be very long. That's why we've given our new guest writer, Edward Higgs, free rein to tell us how [...]

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