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30 03, 2020

The Debutants

March 30th, 2020|Nostalgia|32 Comments

Today we welcome back James Wilson, author of Court and Bowled: Tales of Cricket and the Law. He recalls some of the more interesting Test debuts experienced by cricketers over the years. Enjoy ... The vast majority of cricketing followers, myself included, needless to say, will never come close to playing first [...]

26 03, 2020

The England Cult Heroes XI

March 26th, 2020|Nostalgia|36 Comments

So what are you up to at the moment? I bet you're bored silly (if you're not feeling absolutely rotten). We're just a couple of days into the UK lockdown and I'm already tired of watching TV, having all my upcoming copywriting projects 'postponed' (code for cancelled) and, perhaps worst of all, [...]

11 03, 2020

Andy Caddick – A Man Apart

March 11th, 2020|Nostalgia|7 Comments

Today we welcome back Billy Crawford who profiles one of England's best pace bowlers of recent times. Do you think that Andy Caddick was somewhat unappreciated?  There are many players from English cricket’s rich history who are still remembered with love and affection many years after their retirement. Men such as Phil [...]

6 03, 2020

“You Guys Are History”

March 6th, 2020|Nostalgia|9 Comments

Today Matthew Sheldon recalls Devon Malcolm's 9-57 at The Oval against South Africa. I was lucky enough to interview Devon a couple of years ago. You can listen to the interview here. But before you do that, here's Matthew with a fan's perspective on that brilliant day back in 1994 ... How [...]

22 02, 2020

30 Years On: England’s Miracle at Kingston

February 22nd, 2020|Nostalgia|8 Comments

Today we welcome friend of the site and longtime reader Garreth Duncan to TFT. Here are his recollections of one of the unlikeliest wins in England's Test history. What a superb performance ... It can be hard to believe given the rabble they’ve looked like since, but as the 1990s began, West [...]

18 02, 2020

A Good Night In Karachi

February 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

February 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 [...]

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