25 04, 2018

Why The Selectors Must Show Faith In James Vince

2018-04-25T16:47:37+00:00April 25th, 2018|Player Spotlight|26 Comments

Today Mark Cohen returns with a somewhat controversial argument. Whereas most people want to see the back of James Vince, Mark sees something special and thinks greater investment will eventually pay dividends. Over to you, Mark ... James Vince’s last innings of England's winter tour once again advertised him at his frustratingly [...]

19 03, 2018

Ta-Ra, Kevin

2018-03-19T15:49:11+00:00March 19th, 2018|Player Spotlight|37 Comments

Although it has been on the cards for a while, Kevin Pietersen finally announced his retirement at the weekend. Forgive me for being a bit late to the party on this one. As someone who rarely watches the various T20 leagues around the world these days, I haven't seen KP play in [...]

14 02, 2018

Guess Who’s Back?

2018-02-14T12:09:43+00:00February 14th, 2018|Player Spotlight|12 Comments

So Ben Stokes is joining up with the England squad after a five month exile. I would say he's ready to jump into the fray ... although mentioning the words 'fray', or more specifically 'affray', might be a little uncomfortable for some. After all, many will disagree with the ECB's decision to [...]

31 01, 2018

Pining For Ian Bell

2018-01-31T12:31:33+00:00January 31st, 2018|Player Spotlight|16 Comments

Today we welcome guest contributor Charlie Walker to TFT. He opens up with a nostalgic tribute to The Duke Of Bellington. Thanks Charlie ... November 2017 was an anniversary of sorts. It marked two years since Ian Ronald Bell played his last Test match for England. Ashes defeats usually bring with them [...]

24 01, 2018

Archer Writing His Own Story

2018-01-24T09:55:29+00:00January 24th, 2018|Player Spotlight|32 Comments

Unless you’ve been living under Uluru, you’ll no doubt have noticed Jofra Archer’s eye-catching performances for Hobart in the Big Bash. The Sussex and Horsham all-rounder has been absolutely outstanding and emerged as one of the breakout stars of the tournament. The fans seem to love him even more than Bill Lawry [...]

21 10, 2017

Three Is Not The Magic Number For Root

2017-10-21T12:48:33+00:00October 21st, 2017|Player Spotlight|30 Comments

Yesterday I heard Kevin Pietersen playing down England’s Ashes chances. He quite rightly pointed out all the holes in our batting line up, which currently resembles something akin to Swiss cheese. Although to be fair to the cheese-makers of Switzerland, their diary products are probably hardier and more resilient. Where I disagree [...]

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