Cricket Diary

Returning to play cricket in 2021 aged 57 following a 33 year absence from the game was one of the best (and worst) decisions that I have made. Neither my …

Cricket Diary: Balance

Can’t remember the last time I wore sunglasses! This was the outcome of a discussion with Sand about the weather this summer. WellI say summer! We only have two summers …

Cricket Diary: Perspective

No Cricket (again), England Batting Collapse in Test (again), Cancelled Hospital Procedure (again), Bought Cricket Gloves (again) ….. A key ingredient of a cricket diary is cricket, yet once again …

Cricket Diary: the Siesta is back.

Gooseberry Ice Cream. Parents 60th Anniversary. Siestas. Two totally different losses, The Hundred & Bat Refurbishment. Who needs Spain eh!? A frustrating weekend playing no cricket on what was the …

Cricket Diary: Less is More

Probably shouldn’t have booked Hermes to bring it home. No nets for me on Monday as I was not netting on Tuesday (ODI at Edgbaston), Wednesday (Over 50s match at …

Batting For Caverswall Cricket Club 1980

Cricket Diary: Getting Real

All started to get real this week: real hot, real cold, real stiff, real sore, real painful, real aches, real pains, but also real smiles, real humour, real good spirit, …

Batting For Caverswall Cricket Club 1980

Cricket Diary: Stuffed

An objective of this diary is to look at what has changed, what has stayed the same, and in some cases what has changed but (refreshingly) remained the same. Cricket …

Batting For Caverswall Cricket Club 1980

Cricket Diary: Questions

One week into pre season training and apart from very sore legs and hands, all is going well. The majority of my exercise is walking the dogs on Cannock Chase …