National Schools Dice Golf Championship

“When can we play matches again?

As we head towards the second half term of the new school year, it is becoming increasingly clear that the children are missing competitive sport. Often, the opening questions of our hockey sessions at school are along the lines of, ‘Are we playing a match soon?’ Competitive Inter-School Sport From The Safety of Your Learning Environment

Whilst there have been a few inter-school competitive matches played this term, most have proven impossible under the current Covid-19 conditions. We want to offer the boys and girls in your school the opportunity to explore sport from wherever they are currently studying, remaining engaged and enthused by sport and activity.

A Leading Edge, bsporty & The Mintridge Foundation are pleased to present the
‘National Schools Dice Golf Championship’

Dice Sports offer children the opportunity to experience some of the emotions of sport, give them the chance to explore and compete from the safety of their classroom or home and find out a little more about a range of sports. The main aim is to create sports awareness and to help young people to begin a lifelong love of sports within an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Experiencing emotion in sport
Inspiring for the future

A Leading Edge is very pleased to team up with bsporty magazine and The Mintridge Foundation and Golphin with support from The Golf Foundation to create a fantastic opportunity for school children between the ages of 7 – 14 to enter their personal best score into the inaugural ‘National Schools Dice Golf Championship’.

  With The Masters beginning on 12th November, A Leading Edge, bsporty, The Mintridge Foundation & Golphin are asking for school children to play a round of dice golf during the week of Monday 9th November – Friday 13th November. This can be played during a wet play time, lunch time, wet weather games session, in a before or after school activity or at home if the child is currently distance learning. Simply register an interest by emailing requesting a DiceGolf Resource Pack, which contains all the rules, instructions and printable game sheets and scorecards. Rules can be printed or projected onto a white board meaning less sharing of printed material, whilst the children complete their round with a partner or in a small group. The game is simple to play, requiring a just a single dice and a pencil. The game is completely inclusive, allowing different ages, disabled students, distance learners and SEN students to all compete on a completely level playing field.  

How Do I Enter a Player’s Score?

Entry is free to any child in full time education between the ages of 7 – 13. Simply play the game and have your score verified by a member of staff, take a photo of the scorecard and send as an attachment from a school staff email account to

Keep up to date with your progress on where you can view the current leaders on the leader board, updated regularly throughout the week and featuring the best scores from around the UK.

Watch out for some of our sporting friends from various top-level sports who will be submitting their own personal best scores!

Pssst..! Don’t forget to have a look at the leader board of sporting stars who have played a round of Dice Golf on our course.. Can you beat our team of Super Stars to get around the course in less shots?



Online Coaching and Mentoring Competition with bSporty

Free entry to win one of two bespoke online cricket coaching and packages

A Leading Edge have become known for their thought provoking cricket publications, notably their first book, ‘A Leading Edge for Captains’. In this book, Wesley Durston & Patrick Latham collaborate to draw on their own experiences and the thoughts of other experienced players and umpires to give young cricketers an insight into the game less coached. Wes & Patrick’s books and articles (as seen on Cricket World) offer an interesting and educational perspective for cricketers who want to gain valuable knowledge and a greater depth of understanding, giving players ‘a Leading Edge’ as they make their way in the game.

This month sees the introduction of a new initiative from A Leading Edge, whereby the two former county cricketers offer bespoke online coaching and mentoring packages for cricketers of all ages and abilities. A Leading Edge offer a number of different levels of online package at affordable prices, making coaching accessible to players all over the world. The nature of the initiative allows the player to build their own package, which can include video review and coaching advice, live online coaching and discussion, as well as in depth ongoing video conversations to discuss specific issues, worries or difficulties. Wesley and Patrick both have a wealth of experience gained over a number of years in first class, minor county and premier league club cricket. Both coaches have built up vast coaching experience in schools and universities, enjoying seeing the development of players of all abilities. Friendly, approachable and dedicated, Wesley and Patrick bring this new initiative at a time where an online presence has never been more important as a source of coaching, advice and help with young people developing within the game.

A Leading Edge has teamed up with the outstanding online sport & activity magazine for schools and colleges,, to bring you this outstanding offer of a chance to win a bespoke online cricket coaching package.

A Leading Edge & bSporty are offering two online coaching packages to include:

– Video analysis of batting or bowling
– Full written review and coaching advice for development from video clip(s) supplied by the player
– One 40-minute online review and live discussion about application of coaching advice
– 2 x further 20-minute video calls to provide continuity and development over a 2 month period

It is simple (and free!) to enter:
To enter this competition for a chance of winning the fantastic prize worth over £90, send an email to with the subject ‘bSporty with A Leading Edge’ and answering the following question:

Which England bowler took his 600th Test Match wicket this summer?

A. Stuart Broad
B. Jofra Archer
C. Jimmy Anderson

Two lucky winners will be selected at random and announced online on Sunday 4th October*. Please ensure that the email is sent from a parent or guardian’s valid email address. As this is for a prize of online remote coaching, the competition is open for worldwide entries.

*Competition closes on Wednesday 30th September at midnight. Winners to have completed the prize course by January 1st 2021. Winners will be notified by email on Friday 2nd October ahead of the formal announcement of winners. To find out more, please visit and

Online Cricket Coaching & Mentoring

As educationalists, Wes & Patrick love nothing more than to see effort met with improvement and achievement. As players, they were both fortunate to play with & against, as well as to learn from some incredible cricketers, building up a vast knowledge and understanding of the game over years of talking, and thinking about cricket. Working in schools and with young adults at university since finishing playing, the pair have gained huge experience in coaching, enjoying the rewards that come with watching and assisting in the development of young people both as cricketers and growing into fine young men and women.

Since writing ‘Cricket: A Leading Edge for Captains’, Wes & Patrick have enjoyed speaking to many people about the book, it’s value in developing life skills and management of teams in industry and the workplace as well as within cricket. The time has come to offer ‘A Leading Edge’ to a wider audience and to introduce an online coaching and mentoring service to cricketers of all ages and abilities.

As we move through an uncertain 2020, with a growing experience of living our lives in a different way and developing our understanding (and tolerance) of MS Teams, Zoom, Facebook Live, etc.. Wes & Patrick want to bring coaching to you wherever you are around the world and offer accessible, affordable first class coaching to help you improve your cricket.

Through the submission of video footage of you batting or bowling, A Leading Edge offer a number of package options which can be tailored to your needs, age and ability. There is nothing like a person on your side who you can call and discuss success, failure, worries and hopes with honesty and trust. Wes & Patrick at A Leading Edge are ready to help you on your way to be the best you can be.

To find out more about A Leading Edge Online Cricket Coaching & Mentoring, please click here:

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Nandos & The Bunfather

As we are now all au fait with pub quizzes, here’s one for you.. What do these cricketers all have in common?

Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Alastair Cook, Alex Tudor, Kabir Ali, Michael Carberry, Graeme Swann, Andrew Flintoff, Michael Vaughan, Dom Sibley, Ollie Pope & Sam Curran

It is a rare old list, including England captains and World Cup winners. The easy answer is that all these cricketers have played for England. The less obvious answer is that they all played in a very special cricket festival at some beautiful location around the UK when they were 15 years of age.

This summer, the top U15 cricketers identified through school, district and county cricket in the North, Midlands, London & East and South & West were all due to congregate on the south coast of England at Eastbourne College for the annual ECB David English Bunbury Festival. In a competitive week of 50 and 20 over matches, the cricket is definitely the centrepiece, but the socialising, Bunbury BBQ, life-long friendships made and annual Nandos trip with ‘The Bunfather’, founder, Dr David English, are the stuff of Bunbury legend.

The Festival is in its 34th year in 2020, with Ollie Pope & Dom Sibley being among the most recent Bunbury Alumni to gain selection in the England Test side. The list above highlights only some of the success stories, with over 90 Bunbarians having gone on to play for England having once featured in the Bunbury Festival. Sadly, due to COVID-19, the ECB announced recently that, among other ECB competitions, the 34th Bunbury Festival would need to be cancelled. ‘Cancelled!?’ I hear you ask. The single most proven, consistent and reliable source of future England cricketers? Year in, year out, thanks to ESCA, David English and more recently ECB, the Bunbury Festival produces many players who go on to play county cricket, with a steady trickle drip feeding into the England set up who subsequently go on to receive a full England cap later in their careers.

With 10 of the 11 England players, who won the 2019 Cricket World Cup at Lord’s, graduating from their respective Bunbury Festivals, the impact that this ECB U15 competition has on the future of the England game cannot be understated. Jim White, writing in the Daily Telegraph in 2016, identified The Bunbury Festival as possibly ‘The Secret of England’s Success’, whilst Millfield School, who hosted the festival in 2018 described the Festival as a rite of passage for future England players.

It is not an insignificant fact that this moment in their young careers is the first time the boys will have had the opportunity to compare themselves nationally, to find out where they sit in the pecking order. Yes, the Bunbury Festival is but one step in the ECB pathway and opportunities for them will come again. For example, at U17, the best players meet in Loughborough for the Super 4s competition, leading to possible selection for the Young Lions, but the U15 Bunbury experience is one I feel is of significant value.

The 2020 U15 cohort should not miss their opportunity to show what they can do in the company of some of the most talented U15 players in the country. Whilst I recognise there is no way this festival can be played safely during the summer of 2020, I believe there is a compelling case for it to be played in 2021 as a one off U16 festival, either alongside or either side of the 35th U15 Bunbury Festival. Presumably the ECB had budgeted for this year’s festival to go ahead at Eastbourne College, and therefore this money should be ring-fenced for twelve months to allow these boys to go and have their day in the sun, ensuring young players do not slip under the radar or miss out on a once in a lifetime experience.

I understand this will place a significant pressure on the organisers and coaches. However, I feel there is an opportunity not to be missed here to ensure the most incredible festival and junior cricketing & life experience is allowed to continue to run, doing its job in identifying the future stars of England cricket. Whilst a trip to Nando’s for a 15 year old boy is probably less of a treat these days, it remains part of an experience that should not be denied the class of 2020.


Patrick Latham & Wesley Durston both ex-Somerset CCC cricketers, write for and have released four books now available on ‘The Ashes Illustrated’ is detailed in a daily illustrated diary containing over 50 cartoons and caricatures telling the story of The Ashes Series of 2019. Leadership, management and understanding of the game of cricket is covered in ‘A Leading Edge for Captains’. Also available are two game books, Dice Sports and Dice Cricket.

A Leading Edge Plan for a Safe Return to Cricket

We fully recognise and respect the potential dangers associated with returning to sport, sharing equipment and participating in team sports under the ongoing COVID-19 situation. At the same time, it is impossible to avoid the huge call for some safe and controlled return to cricket from children and adults alike.
We at A Leading Edge have been considering this for some time and are keen to share our thoughts on an idea for a safe return to cricket, in some form, when the Government deem it safe so to do. We very much hope that this is sooner rather than later, particularly for the recreational game. With that in mind, we have created a form of cricket which can be played by children or adults and respects and is sensitive to the sharing of space and equipment.
Whilst the game we have created is in the early stages of development, with the very basic rules in place, we hope that this is received in the spirit which it is meant. We are looking for a way to get cricket back on with our children and friends out there playing the game. We fully accept and look forward to the critiques and questions that will come. We will address the questions and attempt to fill the holes that are picked in it. The game we have created is not for everyone, and some will turn away from it which we understand. We hope that those who take the time to look at it and consider it will see some of the aspects of the game that we have tried to hide under the skin.
Whilst the game is predominantly aimed at children, we see this being played by adults too. We have tried to match the safe numbers of basketball, and adjusting the rules to allow only three fielders to cover their zones effectively. By creating a limiting boundary, we hope that batters will be able to work on skills that will compliment the big and powerful hitting of the normal game when that returns. We hope this is an opportunity for players to work on placement, weighting and strategy, whilst the bowlers can concentrate on accuracy and finding out where and how to bowl to make life harder for the batters. Fielders, with a much larger area to cover will need to be involved every ball, and improve accuracy in throwing and judgement. We have tried hard to keep all players safe whilst designing the game. In not knowing the full reasons (other than the obvious) why cricket is not allowed to return, we may have overlooked something. It may be that the sole reason is the ball and, as Boris Johnson describes it, ‘A Vector of Disease’ is the prohibiting factor. Sadly, no amount of designing a game will overcome a problem with the main object, if we want to keep the ball a constant. Obviously for juniors a wind ball or Incrediball could be substituted and whilst this may allow cricket to be played, ultimately will not help with the main aims of the game.
We welcome your questions, and will endeavour to answer them as honestly and openly as we can. We look forward to your critiques and problem finding which will allow us as a community to develop a game which we hope will allow some return to a form of cricket.

Weekly Brush with a Biohazard

In the last week, the red shiny stitched sphere we all love has been renamed: ‘A Vector of The Disease’ by our cricket-loving Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. The once seemingly harmless cricket ball, (unless in the hands of some crazed overseas bowler, or as it screams teeth high through the covers off the bat of some hulking great lump wielding a tree trunk), has become the reason we are no longer allowed to play our beloved game. There have been many crazy stories coming out of decisions since the start of COVID-19 in this country, but suddenly it is deemed that should a cricketer be so unfortunate to come into contact with a cricket ball he or she will instantly fall victim to the disease. Therefore, whilst people are back out enjoying tennis, basketball and Frisbee us cricketers are still left looking longingly at the beautifully manicured outfields, lush striped squares and can only listen as the laughter and stories of the ghosts of cricketers past drift on the wind from the clubhouse bars.

It brings back a distant but startlingly vivid memory of standing at the top of my bowling mark in an invitation game, ball in hand, thinking it smelled a little funny. I looked around my field to check all was in order and everyone was vaguely where I wanted them. What was I faced with..? Well, let’s start behind the stumps.. Pete the Stumper – a stereotypical wicket keeper, in possession of some of the oldest and most foul smelling kit known to man. He could take it off and it would pack itself into a putrid kit bag, dripping with the exertions of 30 unwashed seasons. Next to him, at slip, the captain Johnny, who seemed to have a particularly ill-fitting jock strap as he forced his fingers ever deeper into his trousers to try and dig out the offending cheese wire from his arse crack. Down at 3rd man I could see my bowling partner warming his hands down the front of his trousers again, whilst at point George was busy extracting a sizeable bogey from his left nostril. The pre-match stories that came from the young Aussie batsman about his conquests with the local barmaid last night were not for the faint of heart and standing on my left, Tugger-Tom apparently didn’t get his name from his efforts in the young farmer tug-of-war team. To my right, I dare not look, but I can imagine Dan was picking left over lunch from between his teeth. At midwicket, Miles the vet. God forbid we ever get to hear exactly where he has had his hands. Square leg was home to farmer Chris whose hands and fingernails were constantly caked in pig muck despite his insatiable appetite for Swarfega.

Every one of these fine men would each touch the ball I was busy trying to shine with a combination of my own saliva and perspiration throughout the course of the afternoon, each transferring God knows what to the ball to generously spread around the team. Worse was to come, however, as we were all expected to enjoy our match tea and be thankful to Tugger for his egg and cress creations later in the day.

Mulling this over as I ran in to bowl, I imagined that cricketers must have some of the most powerful immune systems going around in order to withstand the germs we must come into contact with throughout a cricket match! I haven’t, yet, even mentioned the changing rooms and etiquette, smells and horror therein! As I neared the crease though, I focused all my efforts on thinking where I must bowl this ball to ensure it goes down to fine leg where the immaculately turned out and scrupulously clean Dr Stevens would be the fielder…


The ‘Winner Stays On’ Ladies Dice Cricket Championship

A Leading Edge had a great #DiceCricket fixture with Brazil ladies and Somerset CCC ladies supported by The Female Cricket Store on Saturday, with the latter coming out victorious in a very close finish. This game was a part of the @aleadingedge1 #WinnerStaysOn

Ladies Championship being run on Twitter on Saturday evenings throughout the summer. We at A Leading Edge want to celebrate & champion women in sport, and we are looking for female teams from a single sport or a collection of sports to be the challengers each week in this summer’s Dice Cricket Championship. Let us know if you would like to be included. This week we have the winners, Somerset CCC vs Oakham School U18’s, the winners of which will play Annie Chave’s Women in Cricket XI the following week. Please contact or follow on Twitter. #aleadingedge #womeninsports



Dice Cricket – Play seven forms of the game of cricket using just one dice

‘Dice Cricket’, a new book from A Leading Edge, which includes rules for 7 formats of cricket that can be played with a single dice, is now available from for just £9.99 for paperback and £4.99 for Kindle Edition. The book outlines the rules for all forms of the game of cricket and is a great way to play the game at home or on the go using a single dice. The game book is a fantastic way to integrate families, giving time away from screens and providing a fun and competitive environment for everyone to play. As the cover suggests, the young can very easily challenge the ‘experienced’ as whilst the rules produce realistic scores and scorecards, the playing field is levels due to this being a game of chance. We have seen wonderful videos of grandparents who love and miss playing the game involved in hard fought T20 matches with their young grandchildren! It is a fantastic way for all the family to spend time and for new people to cricket to learn some of the rules of the game.

Over the 2020 summer, A Leading Edge is playing all the County Championship Cricket matches using the #DiceCricket rules whilst no first class cricket is able to be played due to COVID-19. You can follow the County summer on where all the results, scores, stats and match reports can be found at the close of play after each scheduled day.

Along side these ongoing matches, A Leading Edge is playing a number of live #DiceCricket matches in support of ladies cricket. The ‘Winner Stays On Championship’ involves ladies cricket teams from all over the world and is a fantastic way to champion female cricketers, sports women and sporting charities. A Leading Edge are looking for challengers, so if you have a ladies cricket team, please get in touch and ask for more details about how you can get involved. So far we have had the following teams involved: The Marko Marvels, a village team from Rutland who played against Charlotte Edwards’ 2009 World Cup winners, Lightning KSL, The Mintridge Foundation, Somerset CCC Ladies and Brazil Ladies.

A Leading Edge have also been very pleased to support schools during this period of difficulty, and have assisted by playing live school matches between rival schools much to the delight of the teams who in some instances have all watched the live games together via Zoom with their coaches. The games have been an excellent source of coaching opportunities as during the game being played the coach and players can discuss the various situations that the game brings up. How would you approach this situation in a real game? This is the scenario, how do you approach it as a batter? As a bowler? As a captain? Where do you put your fielders? It was wonderful to hear how the coach was able to use the situation to help his team better understand the game and what to do in particular situations. A Leading Edge are looking to assist more schools over the coming weeks during what should be the height of the school cricket season. If you would like to arrange a match between your school and your local rivals, or perhaps house matches, please get in touch.


If you like Dice Cricket, why not try another book by A Leading Edge, entitled ‘Dice Sports’ where you can play 11 different sports again using just a single dice. Dice Sports is available on


A Leading Edge to play live INDOPAK Cup Dice Cricket Series

To find out more about the INDOPAK Cup, please visit: www.CricketWorld.comIn the current world situation, #DiceCricket is the best place for all your live cricket on Social Media, and this summer A Leading Edge ( have hosted inter-school matches, club matches & friendlies. There is an ongoing ladies ‘winner stays on’ championship featuring teams from County & KSL Cricket, Olympians and Paralympians, current and ex-international sides, with many more surprises to come over the summer. You can also catch all of the 2020 County Dice Cricket Championship season, as A Leading Edge work closely with Cricket World to bring you the entire UK county cricket season with daily updates and match reports, scorecards photos and stats from all of the 18 first class county sides.
The next step, therefore, was obviously to play some international cricket! And what better way to get this started than to have a two-match series between the two ODI giants India & Pakistan, allowing the roll of a single dice to decide which incredible cricketing nation comes out on top!
A Leading Edge and Cricket World have linked up with PitchVision to bring you live coverage of the ‘Cricket World INDOPAK Cup’, featuring all of the top ODI players from both nations as they prepare to go head to head in a two-match series with game 1 on Tuesday 2nd June and game 2 on Thursday 4th June. Both games will be brought to you live, with ball-by-ball coverage supplied by
‘Dice Cricket’ is a new game book written and designed by Wesley Durston and Patrick Latham, two ex-cricketers turned coaches, based in Oakham England, and allows the player to play seven forms of cricket using a single dice. The book is available on as paperback and Kindle eBook editions. The rules allow players to play on their own or in teams, to pick their own sides, or pit their favourite professional teams against each other in a Single Wicket game; 5, 10, 20, 50 over matches as well as 4 day County and 5 day Test matches. The games, whilst being slightly faster paced than reality, produce truly lifelike and realistic scores, with each roll of the dice being a specified outcome, which varies from number to number and from format to format.
For the purpose of the #INDOPAK series, A Leading Edge will be using the 10 over format, in which 5 bowlers can bowl a maximum of 2 overs each. All rules remain the same, but from experience, a score below 150 is probably not going to be enough to win you the game. Scores in the region of 160-165 are a challenge to beat, whilst 170+ will take some beating! The matches are expected to last for between 45 minutes and an hour each.
A Leading Edge, Cricket World and PitchVision are very much looking forward to bringing you the first of the two-match series on Tuesday 2nd June at 11am (GMT). Updates can be followed on Twitter through @aleadingedge1, @Cricket_World @pitchvision, but ball by ball updates and live scoring can be followed on the PitchVision web site. Points will be awarded as follows; win 3 points, tie 1 point, loss 0 points.
A Leading Edge very much look forward to bringing you the first ever #DiceCricket International Cricket Series, and can’t wait for you to join them for the live toss at 10:45am in Karachi for Game 1 on Tuesday 2nd June.

You have got to be ‘Mankadding’ me!!!??

In the 2019 WODI series between Australia and Sri Lanka, there appeared to be evidence of the Sri Lankan team making a concerted effort to ensure that the Australian women did not steal even an inch at the non-strikers end. Regularly, the bowlers aborted their deliveries to warn the batters about taking an unfair advantage.

It is, at the highest level, with cameras, magnified images, and other technology, a game of small margins. With so many run outs decided by centimetres and millimetres, you can kind of understand the Sri Lankan’s thinking. I think they believe that by making the non-striker to hold for a fraction of a second longer, suddenly those tight decisions will go their way as the fielding side. It is not right that the batters be allowed to continue to flaunt the spirit and laws of the game by backing up early. At a time where over rates are slow and much discussion is around making sure the game continues to move along apace, I’m not convinced we really need these extra delays creeping in on a regular basis. If teams are now beginning to use the threat of a Mankad as a tactic to slow run rates, the game is going to slow down further and frustrate the fans to distraction. It is only a matter of time before we see it in the recreational game. So how can we solve the problem?

The practice of backing up is something we coach at the grassroots of the game. So why then, when we get to international level are the batters still getting it wrong? Watch the non-striker in any replay from side on to see that, in general, they wander lethargically off down the wicket, not particularly appearing ready to run, or moving with any real purpose. Leaving the crease early when backing up is lazy and unnecessary, not to mention going against the spirit of the game. Under normal circumstances, batters will not usually back up much more than a couple of steps, as they will fear being run out by the ball hit back and deflected off the bowler onto the stumps. Is leaving the crease early, then, actually not necessary to gain a distance advantage as a non-striker? Can the non-striker not get an adequate distance down the wicket even after the ball has left the bowlers hand? Of course they can, and it is a part of the game that batters continue approach with the general malaise which is at the root of the problem. Backing up; a small margin so important in making the difference between a dot and a quick single or turning a single into a two. Is this then an area of the game for development where an extra few valuable runs added with a bit of extra thought? The art of backing up and the role of the non-striker could become a part of the game that contributes positively to the batting team’s performance with a bit of lateral thinking. How often do we as coaches consider discussing or even thinking how the non-striker can affect the game, beyond what we coach our ‘All Stars’ about the very basics of backing up? What could the non-striker be looking at? What body position or shape would be best to adopt? Could the non-striker back up from a wider position? Or start backing up from further behind the popping crease?

We must ensure that our young players uphold the spirit of the game, whether that is with bat or ball, and play with honesty and discipline. Whilst some teams may now be using the Mankad as a tactic to reduce run rates, the batting sides must react to ensure they give the bowler no reason to abort their delivery to hover the ball menacingly by the bails. There is no need. With some thought and attention, backing up needs to be seen as a skill which can be developed. With practice, it can again bring that advantage back to the batting side giving you as a batter that small margin that we are always looking to discover. The best thing about it will be that it stays within the spirit of the game whilst allowing the game to continue to move.

Good luck!


A Leading Edge has released a new book detailing the summer Ashes Series of 2019 with The Ashes Illustrated, an illustrated daily diary containing over 50 cartoons and caricatures covering ball one at Edgbaston to the final delivery at The Oval. This is the second book from A Leading Edge, with both ‘A Leading Edge for Captains’ and ‘The Ashes Illustrated’ being available from