14 02, 2019

Cheer Up Misery Guts

February 14th, 2019|Test Cricket, Windies v England 2019|33 Comments

Some might call TFT and its readers pessimists. And to be fair they're probably right. There's been a lot to grumble about in recent years, from the ECB's marginalisation of the championship to their irritating and elitist tendency to hire yes men or men cut from a certain kind of cloth (you [...]

11 02, 2019

Wood’s Rapid Returns

February 11th, 2019|Test Cricket, Windies v England 2019|24 Comments

What a day in St Lucia. England are on top, the Windies frailties (which were there all along) are finally being exposed, and only a minor miracle can prevent us from claiming a much needed consolation victory. You didn't really think we'd lose 0-3 did you? England's strong position is mainly down [...]

7 02, 2019

3rd Test Preview

February 7th, 2019|Test Cricket, Windies v England 2019|56 Comments

And so to St Lucia – the most beautiful island in the Caribbean. As Blighty freezes in artic temperatures, St Lucians will be perambulating across pure shores with only the sound of gentle breezes rustling through native palms to distract them. Envious? You bet. And to make matters worse the locals can [...]

2 02, 2019

Danger? What Danger?

February 2nd, 2019|Test Cricket, Windies v England 2019|13 Comments

Sadly I feel this test match is ebbing away. So it's time for a hackneyed boxing analogy. England are on the ropes primarily because we've got a glass jaw. The Windies, on the other hand, have taken the punches and kept advancing forwards. The home team has shown more courage and discipline, [...]

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