Performance goals – what do you want?

An interesting initiative at our Club this year, in the form of a self-assessment form for all players – strengths, weaknesses, objectives and training needs. I don’t know yet how many senior players have actually completed their forms, yet (two weeks into our 18 match League programmes) and I do wonder if there will be a need …

Dealing with pressure from “beyond the boundary” – so that’s why we need “connection and extension”

“Slow down, and you will bowl straighter”.  I never appreciated receiving this advice when I was a young (never very) quick bowler, and I certainly don’t like hearing it now, from an experienced player advising a youngster who I have been encouraging to (try to) bowl fast. Bowling fast and straight is not impossible.  It is challenging, but …

Sir Garfield says…look after the ball

What question would you ask the greatest all-rounder the game has ever known? How to polish a cricket ball? Me neither. But I heard this from someone who asked this question of Sir Garfield Sobers – just one degree of separation from greatness…and a great tip, too! The trick is to keep the ball dry, and …