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.

804, 2019

ICC World Cup Predictions: Are India The Team To Beat England?

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Sponsored, World Cup 2019|0 Comments

The 2019 ICC World Cup is going to be entirely different from the 2015 event. Unlike 2015, the 2019 Cricket World Cup shall witness only 10 teams competing against each other to win the biggest prize in international cricket. The tournament will return to its roots this year – with England co-hosting the tournament alongside Wales. Held every four years, [...]

804, 2019

Pakistan Bring their Brand of ‘Unpredictability’ To The 2019 World Cup

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Sponsored, World Cup 2019|0 Comments

Pakistan has always been one of the most talented and unpredictable teams for cricket betting enthusiasts. They will bring their flagship brand of ‘unpredictability’ to the 2019 ICC World Cup as they can show up and play brilliant cricket or come in cold and get blown away very soon. Sportsbook Odds What we are going to get at the 2019 [...]

504, 2019

So Who’s Going To Win The County Championship?

By |April 5th, 2019|Categories: County Cricket|11 Comments

Early spring. It's chilly, there's sleet in the air, you're still wearing your scarf to the local pub, and the never ending football season is entering its overhyped 'run in'. It can only mean one thing: the county championship season is upon us. And it will be with us until the end of September - except for that inconvenient hiatus [...]

204, 2019

Cricket Moneyball

By |April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Talking Points|22 Comments

Although I haven't been paying close attention to this year's IPL, simply because it's a big year ahead and I need a bit of a rest before the World Cup and the Ashes, I am incredibly interested in how T20 and cricket in general might evolve in the coming years. I'm especially interested because I recently read Michael Lewis's Moneyball [...]

104, 2019

The Monday Mash

By |April 1st, 2019|Categories: Fun|9 Comments

With the IPL currently dominating the headlines there's been very little to write about of late. I guess I could have written about India's domestic T20 circus but there are two big reasons why I didn't: A) I'm simply not following it, so any article would've been guesswork. B) I doubt TFT's core audience gives a crap anyway. Consequently I've [...]

104, 2019

Australia In Good Shape To Defend Their ICC World Cup Championship

By |April 1st, 2019|Categories: Sponsored|1 Comment

Australia are the defending ODI World Cup Champions, but the bookies don’t consider them to be the favourites to win in 2019 according to the Cricket World Cup odds. William Hill has the Aussies at 5/1 with the hosts England being the favourite at 2/1. Therefore cricket betting fans might think the holders represent excellent value, especially as they have [...]

2903, 2019

India Have Chinks In Their Armour Going Into The 2019 World Cup

By |March 29th, 2019|Categories: World Cup 2019|2 Comments

We'll be previewing every team in the World Cup over the next few weeks. Today we start with India, who are number 2 in the ICC ODI Team Rankings, and serious contenders for the trophy according to the 2019 Cricket World Cup odds. The bookies have India as one of the favourites and they should run England close. Most online [...]

2603, 2019

Don’t Forget It’s An Ashes Year

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: Ashes 2019, Test Cricket|26 Comments

A home World Cup is always a super occasion. The last time it happened I was actually travelling around Australia. We'd just endured another Ashes defeat, and I decided to come home after a few months specifically to catch the end of the tournament. Unfortunately England got knocked out before I flew into Heathrow. I shouldn't have been surprised. Back [...]

2203, 2019

The Big Why?

By |March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Talking Points|48 Comments

I was listening to LBC this morning when I heard cult broadcaster James O'Brien go on another Brexit rant. He's like a broken record. I don't blame him, as political passions are obviously running very high at the moment, but at least it got me thinking. The first thing I thought was "oh shit, I bet I sound just like [...]

1903, 2019

Getting Shirty?

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: Talking Points|38 Comments

I sense this one is going to divide opinion like a John Bercow intervention. But unlike the political machinations at Westminster, The Full Toss is here to discuss matters that really, erm, matter. So let's debate the big issues of the day; the issues that really define nations and affect lives. I'm talking, of course, about whether players should have [...]

The TFT Interviews

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

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|40 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