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.

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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September Simple

September simple for bowlers. Suppress the urge to over extend the body too early, especially if starting indoors. Gradually build the muscle memory. Take your time, focus on technique. Ease into the run up, a few small steps to start. … Continue reading

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Integrity & Standards

One of the benefits of being a coach in the millenial, digital age is access to an endless range of knowledge sources. Wisdom gained from experience, some good and some not so. Many a successful coach (success qualified as recognised … Continue reading

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Unlock The Wisdom

In the pursuit of success aligned to change, clubs will inevitably alter the structure of coaches in the positions of head, assistant or development coach at some point. For the coaches that find themselves in this situation of a new … Continue reading

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