Introducing swing; what is “coaching”?

Interesting re-post from @ImSporticus, just before Christmas. It got me thinking about how I would coach someone to swing a cricket ball. And the programme I came up with included a bit of direct instruction, a lot self-guided discovery, maybe some feedback, a demo & a drill to scaffold learning. Rather more to it than …

WBBL thoughts (1) — what a final; what a wonderful advert for the game!

I have enjoyed watching the WBBL, on BT Sport, over the autumn. Mostly the highlights packages, but I did catch the 2nd semi-final live, and the final on Saturday. What a fantastic game of cricket. No, I don’t think the Stars batted especially badly, or that the pitch, or the ball, misbehaved. Yes, the new …