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 [...]

12 09, 2017

Just Your Average Joe?

2017-09-26T09:17:51+00:00September 12th, 2017|Player Spotlight|16 Comments

There's nothing average about averaging over 50 in test cricket. But does Joe Root's average tell the whole story? Could the skipper be doing more to help his team? New guest writer Adam Kiddie investigates ... Long before Joe Root was named England captain earlier this year, discussion around his “conversion rate” [...]

9 09, 2017

The Magician

2017-09-26T09:18:14+00:00September 9th, 2017|Eng v WI 2017, Player Spotlight|22 Comments

The third day at Lord's really could've gone either way. The Windies had a slender lead with seven wickets in the hutch. With better weather in the offing, and Shai Hope still at the crease, they had a real opportunity to post a target of over 200 ... something England's fragile top [...]

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