Staffordshire Seniors Cricket

Returning to the cricket field last year, aged 57 after a 33 year break, I wrote several times that I had set myself the target of paying Seniors Cricket for …

Diary of a Vegan Cricketer (Week Eleven)

Runs, wickets, golf, and positive news on the Vegan front, (nearly) watching cricket at Edgbaston and Fathers Day ….. what next? 2024 Season Week Eleven: June 10th – June 16th …

Diary of a Vegan Cricketer (Week Ten)

Still can’t buy a run, but would be nice to have the opportunity, playing in the wet and the cold, and …… understanding inclusivity. 2024 Season Week Ten: June 3rd …

Diary of a Vegan Cricketer (Week Five)

Almerimar is certainly no place to be a Vegan, one coaching session, a trip to Lords, T20’s should not be played in Whites! and availability issues before the season has …

Diary of a Vegan Cricketer (Week Four)

Playing as a Bowler for the first time, being a Vegan is really highlighting the issues of inclusivity, some great progress with the NBCC LGBTQ+ team and Church Eaton, but …

Diary of a Vegan Cricketer (Week Three)

The season starts (ish), first request to provide dietary preferences, (yet) another cricket app, 8:56 Foundation (@856Foundation), and a change of plans for the season! 2024 Season Week Three: April …

Diary of a Vegan Cricketer (Week One)

In January I ‘went Vegan’ or as I prefer to call it ‘plant based’ for two very simple reasons: I could not accept that any animal should suffer so that …

Off Season Review

Has been a very strange off season for me: I have hardly picked up a bat or ball other than when coaching, which has taken up a lot of my …

Product Review: Playeroo Junior Clothing

A much debated topic within cricket and one which No Boundaries Cricket Club are seeking to help through their Cricket Kindness Project is the cost of playing cricket: specifically is it expensive because you …

Season Review & Off Season Plans

The end of my third season since the ‘great comeback’ in 2020 aged 57 following a 33 year break from the game, and this was always going to be the …

Coaching Plans

An unexpected (huge) plus from this season has been how much I have enjoyed my coaching and it is certainly something that I hope to repeat next season. I applied …

Less is More

A much needed and planned quiet week cricket wise this week, as the combination of a old wise head and being much clearer as to my cricketing objectives meant that …

Run Rabbit Run

Appears that now I am little fitter and faster I have added being run out to my skill set. Twice in two games, and if you add in two ducks …

Time for Tea

One of the best things about playing for Staffordshire Seniors are the regular teas. One of the worst things about playing for Staffordshire Seniors are the regular teas. My days …

The Elephant In The Room Is Drunk

I have been working with a number of clubs recently with my No Boundaries Cricket Club cap on looking at ways to not only embrace but to deliver inclusivity and …