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Stumps – The Full Toss


Hiya all. I hope you’re all doing nicely and having fun with the cricket season. I haven’t really seen loads of the motion myself. Life is simply so busy as of late that it’s turn out to be more and more troublesome to seek 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 unbelievable group of visitor contributors. Nonetheless, even enhancing is starting to take its toll.

I’m additionally about to begin a brand new fulltime job, after years of freelancing, so now feels just like the pure time to name it a day. I wish 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 vital. In any case, properties value much more than a ticket to a Lord’s Take a look at. Simply.

Though I’ve no quick plans to weblog about cricket once more, at the very least for some time, there’s at all times a slim likelihood that TFT could be again in some kind sooner or later. I would even be tempted to jot down the odd article if The Ashes are notably thrilling and I get the urge. Nonetheless, that is the tip so far as sustaining a weblog that publishes common content material is worried. Our again catalogue, nevertheless, will stay reside.

So what can I say? I feel the phrase I’m looking for is ‘thanks’. It’s been an important experience. And I actually admire all of your help, encouragement, and feedback alongside the best way. We created a pleasant little cricket neighborhood 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 objective 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 have been recurrently topping over 2,000 views per day. Nonetheless, all good issues should come to and finish. And, sadly, it’s turn out to be too tough 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 completely suggest 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 than probably the most indefatigable cricketer of contemporary instances.

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

Cheers,

James



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