Cricket: A Leading Edge for Captains
written and illustrated by Wesley Durston & Patrick Latham
A thought-provoking look at captaincy for all school and club cricketers who want to find out more about captaining a team, the hidden side of the job and a few tips to help you on your way. This book is a must for any young player or aspiring club captain who loves the game and wants to find out more about captaining a cricket team.

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Getting More Value from Winter Training Sessions. (Free Downloads)

Winter nets should be a time for building up slowly to the season. A time for reminding your body of the various skills, movements and techniques that will have had a bit of a rest for a few months. Largely, winter training at club level can typically consist of a 5 minute hack in a net and running in aimlessly trying to bowl as fast as possible to flatten the stumps, or worse, the batsman!

Please find bellow a series of short training session ideas for you to get the most out of your winter training which we will be adding to regularly. .pdf files will be added below over the winter for you to share, use and discuss as you wish. We very much enjoy hearing your feedback, so please do leave us a message with what you think of the ideas and how they work (or not) for you either below or on our Twitter (@aLeadingEdge1) or Facebook (@aleadingedge) pages.

Good luck!

Session 1 Back to bowling 30 minutes

Session 2 Batting working on movement 5 minutes

Session 3 Batting Watching the Ball and Balance 10 to 15 mins

Session 4 Bowling Improving leg action 15 to 20 minutes

Session 5 All Rounder Circuit 45 minutes

Session 6 Diving Catch and Throw 25 minutes

Session 7 Shot Specific Inclusive Game 45 mins

Session 8 Timed 9 ball Fielding Challenge 10 mins