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The Full Toss

Welcome to TFT, one of the UK’s longest serving cricket blogs. We’ll be here throughout the year to debate, moan, and occasionally rejoice about the England cricket team. If something’s bothering you, whether it’s selection, governance, or the cost of a pint, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You don’t need to be a professional writer or copywriter, just a fan with something to say. Email james@thefulltoss.com for more info. Cheers.

2505, 2019

Can Bangladesh Make It To The 2019 Cricket World Cup Semi-Finals?

By |May 25th, 2019|Categories: Sponsored|0 Comments

Bangladesh has shown the cricket betting public it can now successfully challenge the best teams in the world. The Tigers have finally shed their tag of being a cricketing minnow as they have some formidable players in their squad these days. The best cricket betting sites don’t give Bangladesh much of a chance at the 2019 World Cup though. Bet365 has [...]

2405, 2019

Players Win Matches, Not Culture.

By |May 24th, 2019|Categories: Talking Points, World Cup 2019|23 Comments

Now don't get me wrong. I really like Eoin Morgan. He's done a tremendous job as England's ODI captain, and he's a very good white ball batsman too. In fact, I think he's one of our best ever players. People just forget how good he is because he's surrounded by so many other fantastic white ball batsmen these days. However, [...]

2205, 2019

Cider Saturday: Annie Talks RLODC Final With Tom Abell and Andy Hurry

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: County Cricket, Interviews|6 Comments

Today we're delighted to welcome Guerilla Cricket 'waffler' Annie Chave to TFT. She caught up with Somerset Director Of Cricket Andy Hurry and skipper Tom Abell at Taunton last week. There was only one thing on their collective minds: Saturday's big Lord's final against Hampshire. On Saturday 25 May, Somerset take on Hampshire at Lords for what looks likely to [...]

2005, 2019

Willey, Won’t He?

By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: World Cup 2019|26 Comments

The three finest cricketing minds in the land (ahem), will meet this evening* to finalise which 15 cricketers will no doubt receive World Cup winners medals in just over a month's time (big ahem). Most players are assured a place. But three or four of them will be waiting anxiously for a call. The big question mark seems to be [...]

1805, 2019

A Hundred Supporter Speaks

By |May 18th, 2019|Categories: County Cricket|25 Comments

We're a broad church at TFT, so it's only fair we give counter-arguments a chance. So after all that Hundred bashing, here's Alex with a more positive spin. Has he got a point? Be gentle folks.  "Loathing, Unadulterated loathing, For your face, Your voice, Your clothing, Let's just say: I loath it all! Every little trait, however small, Makes my [...]

1505, 2019

The Hundred Branding: A Bag Of Spanners

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Talking Points|29 Comments

Wednesday was a really exhilarating day. Literally tens of people, most of whom were based at ECB HQ, wet themselves with excitement as the new logo for the most anticipated sporting innovation in history (or so we're supposed to believe) was launched. And boy did it live up to the hype - that's the negative hype that assumes anything connected [...]

1505, 2019

Will Sri Lanka Find Their Mojo At 2019 Cricket World Cup?

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Sponsored|1 Comment

Sri Lanka's performances during the last 12 to 18 months have gone from bad to worse. If you take away the West Indies, no other major side has lost more money for cricket betting fans. They enter the 2019 World Cup with very low expectations even from even their die-hard fans, who have been let down continuously in all formats [...]

1205, 2019

Bonkers

By |May 12th, 2019|Categories: ODIs & T20, Talking Points|31 Comments

Yesterday's game at the Rose Bowl would've made the authorities purr. It was made to order. England batted first and registered a hefty 373-3 - with golden boy Jos Buttler scoring an extraordinary 110 off just 55 balls - and then Pakistan put up a very respectable fight but eventually fell 12 runs short. Those in attendance witnessed a total [...]

1005, 2019

What About Sam Curran?

By |May 10th, 2019|Categories: Ashes 2019, Player Spotlight|19 Comments

While all eyes, well most eyes, have been on England's warm-up games against Pakistan, the English players who remained at the IPL have become somewhat forgotten men. One of these young men was Sam Curran, who not long ago was the darling of English cricket. However, he's had a bit of a tricky six months since the end of last [...]

The TFT Interviews

From Freddie to the original FEC. We've spoken to some great people over the years.

How To Save Cricket – Our Interview With Jarrod Kimber

You've seen him on Cricinfo's Polite Enquiries. You're about to see him in Death of a Gentleman. Now you can hear Jarrod Kimber's passionate and pertinent views on the future of cricket here on The Full Toss. The only drawback: you'll have to suffer my vapid tones at the same time. Sorry about that. [...]

By |August 4th, 2015|Categories: Interviews, News, Off Field Issues, PakvEng2015|17 Comments

The Full Toss talks to Simon Jones

Last week I had the pleasure of talking to Ashes favourite Simon Jones. I picked his brains about that famous series in 2005, his new book The Test and England's chances against Australia this summer. We also asked him for his thoughts on Kevin Pietersen, who has remained a good friend of Simon's since that [...]

By |July 1st, 2015|Categories: Interviews, News, PakvEng2015|9 Comments

Our Jonathan Agnew Interview

Here's our interview with BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew - the backstory for which is here. It was a really interesting conversation, and we're very grateful to Aggers for finding the time to speak to us and share his thoughts. He discusses the recent criticism of the cricket media over [...]

By |May 28th, 2014|Categories: Interviews, News, PakvEng2015|41 Comments

The Full Toss Meets Andrew Flintoff

When Shell wanted an ambassador to help promote their new FuelSave range, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff was the natural choice. There’s always been a connection between cricket, automobiles and people nicknamed Fred: The Flintstones' car looks exactly like a cricket pitch roller. Fortunately, today’s automobiles are rather more comfortable than the ‘Flintmobile’. Petrol technology is [...]

By |July 22nd, 2010|Categories: Interviews, News, PakvEng2015|2 Comments

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