I have managed to watch quite a bit of top flight cricket this summer, including several matches that featured “firsts”.
Although, in a season of “firsts”, I did miss a “last”.
Continue reading “My summer in tickets — 6 games I saw, and one that I missed.”
It has been an incredible summer of international cricket.
England ODI World Champions; Super Over finish; heroics from Ben Stokes.
An enthralling, fluctuating Ashes series. Steve Smith (boo…oh, but he is incredible); Stokes’ batting (again). Jofra Archer’s pace. Amazing, impossible catching.
But what makes a “great” moment truly “great”?
For me, as a spectator (and coach), greatness is demonstrated in the player’s commitment to perform at their absolute best, all of the time.
It doesn’t matter the level of competition, or the venue — cricket is a game played best when it is played “properly”, whatever the context.
It can seem like a cliche, but playing every game, every moment, as if it could be your last on the playing field.
Continue reading “My 2019 highlight? Not what you might think.”