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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.

1604, 2019

Yes, Joe – But Can We Talk About Sam, Yet?

By |April 16th, 2019|Categories: County Cricket, Player Spotlight|10 Comments

Geoffrey Bunting is back with a lovely piece that makes the case for Sam Northeast. Is there room in England's test team for a more experienced player who has done the hard yards on the county circuit?  Joe Clarke is poised on ninety-seven – on the verge of twin hundreds in his first game for Nottinghamshire – when his captain, [...]

1504, 2019

County Preview: Essex

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: County Cricket|1 Comment

Here's new writer Tasneem-Summer Khan (who some of you might know from Guerilla Cricket) with her preview of Essex's season. Can the 2017 Champions reclaim their title? Good to have you onboard, Tasneem.  Promoted into Division 1 in 2017, going on to win the title in their first year, Essex were the only thorn in Surrey’s side in the 2018 [...]

1504, 2019

County Preview: Worcestershire

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: County Cricket|5 Comments

I had very mixed emotions at the end of the 2018 season. Winning the T20 Blast for the very first time was absolutely superb. It brought back memories of our glory days in the 1980s when trophies flowed like wine at a wedding. But our subsequent relegation to division two, and Joe Clarke’s decision to jump ship at the first [...]

1104, 2019

Seven Young Batsmen Who Will Definitely Save English Cricket

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: County Cricket|15 Comments

You know it. I know it. I’m still not sure if they know it, but England just aren’t very good at batting. We’ve picked based on form, picked based on averages, but none of the established county players who have been called up to England have really cut the mustard. Most of us can agree on what the perfect first-class [...]

1004, 2019

County Preview: Kent

By |April 10th, 2019|Categories: County Cricket|0 Comments

Today Marco previews Kent's season. Can they avoid relegation whilst making the same excellent progress in white ball competitions? If you'd like to write something about the county you support - either a preview or just an update as the season progresses - please feel free to email james@thefulltoss.com. I'd love to do more of this kind of thing.  “There [...]

904, 2019

Championship Roundup – Joe Clarke shines, Ryan ten Doeschate Does A Nasser

By |April 9th, 2019|Categories: County Cricket|9 Comments

Championship cricket in April usually means one thing: ball dominates bat. The fielding captain tosses the ball to Darren Stevens (or a Darren Stevens clone) and the pitch does the rest. "Use the facilities" is the cry behind the wicket as the prototypical English seamer ambles to the crease with seven slips and two gullies in position. But it was [...]

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 [...]

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