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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Stumps – The Full Toss

Hey all. I hope you’re all doing effectively and having fun with the cricket season. I haven’t truly seen a number of the motion myself. Life is simply so busy as of late that it’s grow to be more and more tough 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 due to our incredible workforce of visitor contributors. Nevertheless, 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 position 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 necessary. In spite of everything, houses value much more than a ticket to a Lord’s Check. Simply.

Though I’ve no quick plans to weblog about cricket once more, a minimum of for some time, there’s all the time a slim probability that TFT could be again in some type sooner or later. I’d even be tempted to write down the odd article if The Ashes are significantly thrilling and I get the urge. Nevertheless, that is the top so far as sustaining a weblog that publishes common content material is worried. Our again catalogue, nonetheless, will stay dwell.

So what can I say? I feel the phrase I’m trying to find is ‘thanks’. It’s been a terrific experience. And I actually recognize all of your assist, encouragement, and feedback alongside the best way. We created a pleasant little cricket group and I’ll actually miss you all – particularly these of you who’ve been with us for the reason that 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 feel 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. Nevertheless, all good issues should come to and finish. And, sadly, it’s grow to be too difficult to maintain issues going.

Earlier than I log out, I’d rapidly like so as to add that operating The Full Toss has been a superb expertise. I totally 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. Nicely, I assume there’s no shame in having much less stamina that essentially the most indefatigable cricketer of recent occasions.

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



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