“Don’ts for Cricketers” – translated for the modern player

Last Christmas I received a copy of a small book entitled “Don’ts for Cricketers“, originally published in 1888 and re-published in 1906.  It is simultaneously a fascinating insight into the “Golden Age” of the game and (in places) a remarkably modern guide to playing the game.

But the language is almost uniformly negative (the title of the book gives this away), so I wanted to translate the excellent advice into more positive forms. Over the next few weeks I plan to post “Don’ts for Cricketers” – translated for the modern player.

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Andrew Beaven

Cricket coach, fascinated by the possibilities offered by the game. More formally - ECB CA cricket coach working at the MCC Academy, the Essex Indoor Cricket Centre, and with the junior sections at Oakfield Parkonians CC & Regent's Park CC; All Stars Cricket Activator; ECB ACO umpire.

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