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What role does balance play for a batsman in cricket?

Brett Hillary is standing on one leg and demonstrating the importance of a batsman’s balance, as I sit attentively outside a cafe and bemused shoppers walk by. Brett’s creation, the ZWINGO® Balance, is an oblong orange box designed to unlock a batsman’s potential by helping them to improve their body movement and be in the best position to nail those… Read more →

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All Stars Cricket offers Crossflatts a promising future

Thanks to the first rain I can recall since May, I am walking along Keighley Road, soggy and pondering wretched luck – but coaches Lee Bailey and Mark Pennington have kindly agreed to meet anyway to discuss how All Stars cricket has gone down at Crossflatts Cricket Club. In case you haven’t heard about All Stars cricket, it’s an initiative by… Read more →

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Driffield Town Cricket Club nets deliver for the community

Driffield Town Cricket Club’s new ’tp365’ Non Turf Cricket Practice Facility, installed by total-play, has been a slow burner; a patient journey but it is now pride of place. On my travels around Yorkshire, I see superb facilities spring up year-on-year but the dedication and collaboration to make it happen can often take years. Discussions were had as far back… Read more →

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Disability Cricket: Super 1s has arrived in Yorkshire!

Super 1s is a recent cricketing success story that has now come to Yorkshire. It offers young people with disabilities, aged 12-25, the opportunity to regularly play cricket and had its official launch at the end of May in London, backed by none other than Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. Through the creation of community cricket hubs, funded by the Lords… Read more →

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Glyn Pearson on cricket umpire challenges for the recreational game

The ECB’s ACO Education Officer Glyn Pearson was my guest for the Cricket Yorkshire Podcast recently and on form as we debated the challenges facing umpire recruitment in the recreational game. Glyn umpires in the Bradford League and is very well known in umpiring circles for his training and expertise – so who better to delve into how the new… Read more →

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