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203, 2020

The Monday Meringue

By |March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Talking Points|12 Comments

Welcome back to the TFT. I hope you had a marvellous weekend. There are a few subjects I'd like to touch on today so I've gone for a bit of a mishmash approach. The first thing we should talk about is the appointment of Ian Watmore as the ECB's new [...]

2902, 2020

Talking Balls

By |February 29th, 2020|Categories: Talking Points|19 Comments

Today I’m going to talk a load of old balls. Kookaburra balls to be precise. This week Joe Root advocated using the often maligned Kookaburras in the county championship. He doesn’t want to replace the Dukes balls entirely; he just wants our domestic cricketers to use Kookaburras for part of [...]

2602, 2020

England Lions Maul Australia A

By |February 26th, 2020|Categories: England Lions|18 Comments

Although England's first team haven't played for a while, and the Test series against Sri Lanka doesn't start for another three weeks, there's one tour I've been keeping my eye on carefully. Yesterday the England Lions' wrapped up a fantastic win against Australia A down under. Historically these tours have [...]

1802, 2020

A Good Night In Karachi

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: Nostalgia|17 Comments

Think back - if you dare - to the bleak atmosphere that descends in classic horror films. The landscapes of the wild moors in An American Warewolf in London. The eerie torchlit scenes of Halloween as Michael Myers stalks a youthful Jamie Lee Curtis. Keep these scenes in mind - [...]

1402, 2020

The Golden Summer Of 2000

By |February 14th, 2020|Categories: Nostalgia|8 Comments

Today we welcome new writer Billy Crawford to TFT. Remember when we finally won our first Test series against the West Indies since 1969? It took all of 31 years. And Billy is here to remind us how it all unfolded ... "You wouldn't write the script, you wouldn't put [...]

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