“Cricket 2022” – the “master plan” (first draft)

Darren Talbot posted an impassioned blog last week: View from the Coach: Where’s the plan for cricket in England & Wales?

I am more positive about All Stars Cricket than Darren, but I do agree with his prognosis – introducing a new entry-level offering for 5-8 year olds can only be the start of a five (or 10) year plan to bring players back to the game, and as yet there is little discernible evidence of that master plan from the ECB.

So – what should the game look like in five years? Continue reading “Cricket 2022” – the “master plan” (first draft)

The future of cricket coaching – what next for coaches working in schools and clubs? (from December 2013)

What game will the players be playing in 10-20 years’ time?

And what should we be coaching now, to prepare players for the future?

This post originally appeared in Grassroot Magazine, December 2013.

Continue reading The future of cricket coaching – what next for coaches working in schools and clubs? (from December 2013)

Shortcut to success – part 3

The results are in from Australia – shorter pitches will be introduced for U11s & U13s, nationwide, starting from next season.

Good to see this is going ahead – time for the ECB to pick up another CA initiative?

Continue reading Shortcut to success – part 3