Yorkshire CCC’s Academy director Ian Dews joins the Badger, James Buttler, to chat about whether England’s Cricket World Cup success will bring new young players into the game.
They also chat about the most famous Yorkshire Academy in the country. With a production line that includes plenty of England players, including Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid, it keeps on delivering quality. What makes it work, what do they coaches look for and how hard is it to let youngsters go?
Also on the Podcast this week, James chats to Mark Boyns of Opening Up Cricket. With mental health a hot topic in the game, Mark and his team travel around cricket clubs.
It’s an interesting chat about Opening Up Cricket, who state: “Everybody has mental health and we can all do things to look after and improve it. Unfortunately the conversation on the topic seems to stall around one end of the scale, focusing almost exclusively on illness. We are committed to promoting positive mental health so that people can flourish and thrive as well as being more aware of declines to get help proactively.”
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The charity believe that cricket’s current approach to concussions is not putting the players’ safety first.
“The reality is at the time [Saturday] he didn’t have a concussion.”
Mixing politics with sport rarely ends well.
James Anderson will play for Lancs second XI as his rehabilitation steps up.
Smith underwent a “precautionary scan” of his neck that thankfully has not revealed any structural damage.
“I think it was important that we bounced back strongly after Edgbaston and I think we’ve certainly done that.”
Jofra Archer has changed the mood if not the scoreline.
Steve Smith out, Marnus Labuschagne in.
Woakes enjoyed Archer v Smith just as much as the rest of us.
The marquee might read England v Australia, but we all know it’s Steve Smith v Jofra Archer