Over rates – why does everything take so long?

When I started this blog, I set myself a little (unwritten) rule.  I would never write “it was better in the old days”… So I am going to struggle with this next post…but here we go. Why is the Club game so slow these days?  It wasn’t like this when I was a lad. (I …

Last Man Stands – is this the way forward for recreational cricket?

One of the challenges for ECB Coaches working in the Club sector is the constant turn-over of players, especially after they leave the established Colts’ set-up, generally after U16. At my own Club, we have more than 70 players in the junior section, from 8-years old upwards.  If we are lucky, we might see four or five …

Making practice fun – games-based learning

We have belatedly started outdoor practice for the Colts, after the wettest start to a season many of us can remember, and we are now racing to make up time. Inspired by the 2012 edition of the ECB CA’s “Wings to Fly” DVD, we are very keen to introduce more games-based learning to our practice …