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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Stumps – The Full Toss

Hey all. I hope you’re all doing effectively and having fun with the cricket season. I haven’t really seen a whole lot of the motion myself. Life is simply so busy nowadays that it’s grow to be more and more troublesome to search out the time. Speaking of which, I’ve some information…

Sadly, I’ve taken the choice to name it stumps at The Full Toss. I’ve been winding the weblog down for some time and, after roughly 15 years on the crease, it’s lastly time to retire. I’ve managed to maintain issues going during the last couple of years because of our incredible group of visitor contributors. Nonetheless, even modifying is starting to take its toll.

I’m additionally about to start out a brand new fulltime job, after years of freelancing, so now feels just like the pure time to name it a day. I need to give my new function 100% with none distractions. As a substitute of writing about cricket, I’ll be writing about property. It’s not fairly as thrilling but it surely’s in all probability extra vital. In any case, houses value much more than a ticket to a Lord’s Check. Simply.

Though I’ve no rapid plans to weblog about cricket once more, a minimum of for some time, there’s at all times a slim likelihood that TFT is perhaps again in some kind sooner or later. I’d even be tempted to put in writing the odd article if The Ashes are notably thrilling and I get the urge. Nonetheless, that is the top so far as sustaining a weblog that publishes common content material is worried. Our again catalogue, nonetheless, will stay stay.

So what can I say? I believe the phrase I’m trying to find is ‘thanks’. It’s been a terrific journey. And I actually respect all of your assist, encouragement, and feedback alongside the way in which. We created a pleasant little cricket group and I’ll definitely miss you all – particularly these of you who’ve been with us because the begin.

When Maxie and I based The Full Toss all these years in the past, our aim was to create one thing that was recognisable and related. And I believe we nearly achieved that. At one level, about three years in the past, we had over 1,000 subscribers and had been frequently topping over 2,000 views per day. Nonetheless, all good issues should come to and finish. And, sadly, it’s grow to be too tough to maintain issues going.

Earlier than I log out, I’d shortly like so as to add that operating The Full Toss has been a superb expertise. I completely advocate running a blog! My solely disappointment is we couldn’t fairly outlast Jimmy Anderson, who was a wee whippersnapper when all of it started. Properly, I suppose there’s no shame in having much less stamina than probably the most indefatigable cricketer of contemporary occasions.

Thanks once more to all. Take care. Let’s hope for an thrilling Ashes sequence.



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