Here are all the articles from our ‘nostalgia’ category. It’s time for a trip down memory lane. You’ll also find Maxie reminiscing about some of England’s signature victories here.

5 12, 2018

Cricket’s Unluckiest XI

2018-12-05T11:29:03+00:00December 5th, 2018|Nostalgia|22 Comments

At the dawn of this blog, James Morgan wrote about England’s worst XI, a team comprising players who before, during and since their test career confounded expectations by setting low standards and consistently failing to achieve them. There could have been many more on his list: nearly half of those who have [...]

14 11, 2018

A Gunn and Moore XI

2018-11-14T09:18:58+00:00November 14th, 2018|Nostalgia|8 Comments

When you’re sent a line-up and your first reaction is “Wow. What an XI”, you know you’re onto a good team. Anyway, Alex Ferguson put together his best-ever Gunn & Moore XI following on from a piece on this ‘ere blog about the All-Time Duncan Fearnley XI. While Duncan Fearnley had its heyday, [...]

10 11, 2018

The Wartime XI

2018-11-10T13:54:52+00:00November 10th, 2018|Nostalgia|19 Comments

Heeding no advantage, asserting no virtue, claiming no righteousness, the August volunteers marched away, the vanguard of a generation doomed to die untimely … There was no estimating the extent to which creative thought was depleted, or the cost to learning, literature and science of the destruction of so many strong and [...]

18 10, 2018

Remember Duncan Fearnley Bats?

2018-10-19T13:43:53+00:00October 18th, 2018|Nostalgia|24 Comments

I've been too busy this week to think about the ODIs. Sorry. With all the rain around they sound like a damp squib anyway - although it was good to see the lads pick up a win in a T21 yesterday. In the meantime Alan Gibbs is back with an article about [...]

19 09, 2018

The New Bothams: The Team That Nearly Was

2018-09-19T12:12:12+00:00September 19th, 2018|Nostalgia|17 Comments

Today I'd like to introduce a new TFT guest writer. His name is James Wilson. He's a cricket author and former lawyer. I enjoyed this, and I think you will too ... Peter Jackson Eastwood’s entertaining feature on dibbly dobbler medium pacers is a reminder that cricket fans, especially English ones, have [...]

29 07, 2018

India 1990

2018-07-29T17:10:50+00:00July 29th, 2018|Nostalgia|11 Comments

As we've already previewed the upcoming 2018 series, and done the Adil Rashid thing to death, I thought we'd warm up for the test match with a trip down memory lane. Here's friend of the site Haroon Khalid with his memories of the famous 1990 summer. Does the number 333 ring any [...]

6 07, 2018

All The England I Could Eat – Part Two

2018-07-06T14:30:40+00:00July 6th, 2018|Nostalgia|2 Comments

Today we have the second part of Paul Potter's piece remembering some great Ashes moments from an Australian perspective ... Adelaide 2010 Bell and Pietersen didn’t play a Test together in the ’09 Ashes. It was the latter’s injury that allowed the former back into the team at Edgbaston. Come the next [...]

27 06, 2018

England’s Greatest ODI Side?

2018-06-27T13:58:15+00:00June 27th, 2018|Nostalgia|29 Comments

Don't be misled by my (admittedly misleading) headline. Unlike some writers I'm not about to argue that the current England ODI team is our best ever. Indeed, I've heard some argue that it's the greatest ODI side in history (out of every nation) full stop. This seems more than a little silly [...]

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