Author Archives: Andrew Walton

About Andrew Walton

Cricket exposure as a player, coach, fan, observer, analyst & tragic! Coach at Melbourne Cricket Club. Academy coach at Karnataka Institute of Cricket, Bangalore.

Spin Bowling Strategy #1

Being asked to deliver a class on spin bowling to an attentive and enthusiastic audience of students in Bangalore presented some initial daunting concerns. What would be possible that a cricket coach from outside of India teach the locals? Particularly … Continue reading

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Making Australia the world’s best fielding nation

Improvement arrives with focus and clarity from the top. Encouraging to read of the intent by Cricket Australia “there’s a plan to make Australia the best fielding nation in world cricket, and it’s already in effect.” Full article > http://bit.ly/2jh3QYA The … Continue reading

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How To Select A Captain

The choice of a captain, for what is in many cases, the most important position of influence. How should it be done? A mixture of art, science, logic and hope. A suggested series of  logical steps and involvement to consider are contained … Continue reading

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Essence of Leadership Wisdom, Impossible to Imagine

A leader with unprecedented wisdom and perspective. Whatever the match result of IPL 10 tonight between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant, Steven Peter Deveraux Smith will emerge with this exact outcome more firmly entrenched within his soul and spirit. … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Impatient

Feb 2014 was the last time an Australian #6 scored a century for Australia in test cricket. Centurion Park, Steve Smith walked to the wicket at 4/98 – a not unfamiliar position. On the second day in the 102nd over, … Continue reading

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From Little Things, Big Things Grow

How a cohesive approach in a country region has taken junior girls cricket from 0 to 100. The surge of interest in cricket continues to become evident as knowledge arrives from innovative methods being applied to encourage participation. As sports … Continue reading

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Busy Bucky!

“There’s nothing better than feeling wanted; and there’s nothing worse than feeling unwanted.” – UNKNOWN With summer now actually here, by the calendar at least, the disjointed cricket schedule has been further weighed down by the plethora of books released … Continue reading

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Leading Youth

What engagement skills are required to effectively connect with the range of attentions spans for youthful cricketers today? The explosion of participation and shift in ethnic backgrounds has made our game stronger for those with a passion to play. How … Continue reading

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Trust. Bowler & The Captain

The relationship between bowler and captain presents as many challenges as there are rewards. The equation to satisfy the intent to capture 10 wickets calls upon so much more thought power and creativity to produce the opportunities. Calmness, clarity and … Continue reading

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Nurturing The Clarity For Leadership

Does the pressure upon the leader become amplified as the format shortens from Test to One Day to T20? Does the brevity allow the dynamics of a leader reveal a sense of clarity more critical in the maelstrom of white … Continue reading

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