Watch the birdie — twitching for cricketers

This #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, why not take a moment to step away from the rat race and do something just for the sake of doing it?

Of course, I am not suggesting that players should take to the pitch armed with binoculars and a copy of the Collins’ “Birds of Britain & Europe”.

“Eye on the ball”, and all that.

But why not take a moment between deliveries to simply enjoy being outdoors, away from your desk?

Or just reconnect with nature, however briefly, during your working week?

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I am not a children’s coach.

I do not think of myself as a children’s coach.

If I am being honest, I don’t even like children, that much, beyond the fact that they enjoy playing games (almost) as much as I do. Oh, and they really like learning new skills. Always very happy to give them back, afterwards.

It was never my intention, when I completed my level 2 in 2011 (back then, the “Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cricket”), that I would specialise in coaching u7s.

But that is what has happened. And it has made me a better all-round coach.

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