18 02, 2020

A Good Night In Karachi

2020-02-18T11:06:47+00:00February 18th, 2020|Nostalgia|17 Comments

Think back - if you dare - to the bleak atmosphere that descends in classic horror films. The landscapes of the wild moors in An American Warewolf in London. The eerie torchlit scenes of Halloween as Michael Myers stalks a youthful Jamie Lee Curtis. Keep these scenes in mind - scenes of [...]

14 02, 2020

The Golden Summer Of 2000

2020-02-14T13:04:15+00:00February 14th, 2020|Nostalgia|8 Comments

Today we welcome new writer Billy Crawford to TFT. Remember when we finally won our first Test series against the West Indies since 1969? It took all of 31 years. And Billy is here to remind us how it all unfolded ... "You wouldn't write the script, you wouldn't put it in [...]

30 01, 2020

Athers’ Finest Hour

2020-01-31T09:50:59+00:00January 30th, 2020|Nostalgia|5 Comments

Mike Atherton Johannesburg 1995. These words bring back so many memories. New writer Matthew Sheldon was moving house when he rediscovered approximately ten hours of footage of the game on VHS. He dutifully watched it back and was inspired to write this piece. What an innings. What an opener. Athers, you absolute [...]

22 01, 2020

Five Forever Popular England Cricketers

2020-01-29T15:20:45+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Nostalgia|1 Comment

England haven't been the finest side in the world for many years. In fact, they haven't produced an individual great like Sachin Tendulkar, Jacques Kallis, Brian Lara, or Steve Waugh for a long time either. However, they have been lucky enough to develop some great characters with huge personalities. Cricket is all [...]

14 01, 2020

The All Elegance XI

2020-01-15T10:18:26+00:00January 14th, 2020|Nostalgia|68 Comments

Pure class. The following XI is unadulterated, yummy, blissful class. I don't necessarily care how many runs they scored; this is all about how not how many. In fact, I'd rather bank a pretty twenty scored by one of these stylish cricketers than all 7,000 of Steve Smith's Test runs. The following [...]

31 12, 2019

Has It Really Been Ten Years?

2019-12-31T16:49:19+00:00December 31st, 2019|Nostalgia|35 Comments

Back in September 2009, I played a social cricket match somewhere just outside London. I can't remember the exact date, or the exact location, but I remember having a conversation about cricket blogging with our illustrious skipper, a certain Maxie Allen esq, in the pub afterwards. After drinking a couple of ales [...]

17 12, 2019

England’s Worst XI Of The Decade

2019-12-17T20:37:41+00:00December 17th, 2019|Fun, Nostalgia|36 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 [...]

5 12, 2019

One Of Us: RIP Bob Willis

2019-12-05T12:35:32+00:00December 5th, 2019|Nostalgia|16 Comments

Will he be missed? He certainly will, Charles. Today is a really sad day. Like many people I feel absolutely gutted at the loss of Bob Willis. He was loved by all and he's left us all far too soon. Bob was one of the few cricket pundits who was just like [...]

25 09, 2019

The Slows

2019-09-25T11:35:34+00:00September 25th, 2019|Nostalgia|11 Comments

England’s failure in the 2019 Ashes was due partially to the immovable object that was Steve Smith, but equally to the calamity that was its own top order, who had lost a few matches before the Ashes and nearly embarrassed them very badly against Ireland. The problem at root (with the exception [...]

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