No sooner had we finished our last games of the summer season than we started into the indoor cricket season. Two senior teams and 6 Colts’ teams have been entered into various competitions over the winter.
With so much indoor cricket in prospect, it seems sensible for the coaches to run a few sessions around the specifics of the indoor game, at least until we start to work on pre-season drills for the new summer season. Continue reading “Indoor cricket – what can we learn? What should we coach?”
What question would you ask the greatest all-rounder the game has ever known?
How to polish a cricket ball?
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 to polish so hard that the ball becomes hot. Try it – it really does work.
Continue reading “Sir Garfield says…look after the ball”
One of our Club XIs was missing both skipper and vice a couple of weeks ago, and I was asked to stand-in for the day. After my post on dilatory over rates back in July, I had the unexpected opportunity to see if the Teesra could get a team through its overs at a decent rate.
First innings – 51 overs in a little over 3 hours (17 overs/hour); second innings – 25 overs in 90 minutes (before the final hour’s play – a touch under 17 overs/hour).
It can be done! Continue reading “Over rates – part 2”