#AllStarsCricket – good for the future of the game

To Lord’s on Sunday, for an ECB presentation on their new programme for 5-8 year olds – All Stars Cricket. The promise is ambitious. All Stars Cricket is a nationwide programme developed by the ECB and our Elite Coach Development team that aims to inspire 5 to 8 year olds to take up cricket and join […]

Bring the ropes in…a conversation with @ballsrightsreas

Interesting conversation with Dave C, aka @ballsrightareas, on setting boundaries for junior cricket. Watching highlights of Eng Women smashing sixes. Fantastic viewing. Why can’t club colts match boundaries be shorter to enable more sixes? — Dave C, cricket wonk (@ballsrightareas) June 22, 2016 They often are, where I coach/umpire, BUT that can unfairly favour bigger […]

We win! Back to the drawing board…

It’s a common enough refrain from managers and coaches after a heavy defeat, or at the end of an unsuccessful season – we will have to go back to the drawing board/training ground, or (in the modern idiom) get back to our “processes”… Perfectly understandable, and certainly not wrong. But what to do when you […]