Wesley Durston & Patrick Latham are very pleased to share their press release for our book, Cricket: A Leading Edge for Captains (12.10.18)
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Cricket: A Leading Edge for Captains
by Wesley Durston & Patrick Latham with foreword by Caroline Atkins (England)
Release date: Friday 12th October 2018
Pubisher: Amazon (Print on Demand)
Two former county cricketers turned cricket coaches have collaborated to write and illustrate their first book, in a brand new series under the title, ‘A Leading Edge’. Wesley Durston, (Millfield School, Somerset CCC and Derbyshire CCC) and Patrick Latham (Kimbolton School, Somerset 2nd XI & Cambridgeshire CCC), coach hockey and cricket at Oakham School in Rutland. Both still play club cricket for rival clubs in the smallest county in England, Oakham Town CC and Uppingham Town CC respectively.
The pair have worked throughout 2018 on their first book, which will be released through Amazon and as an eBook on 12th October. The book is a thought provoking look at the role of the captain and draws on the career experiences of the two authors, supported by written contributions from a range of current and past cricket captains, coaches and umpires which appear throughout the book. ‘A Leading Edge for Captains’ will be officially launched on Saturday 13th October at Compton Dundon Cricket Club’s 60th anniversary dinner, where Wesley has been invited to talk about his life after professional cricket.
This exciting new book is aimed at younger players who want to learn more about the finer points of the game, but there is plenty inside for the club player or young professional looking to improve their understanding of cricket, learning from the professional’s point of view.
“We have been fortunate to be helped by some experienced cricketers, including foreword by Caroline Atkins (Durham MCCU & England), and quotes from Tom Abell (Somerset), Rob Bailey (Northamptonshire), Ed Young (Gloucestershire), Wayne Madsen (Derbyshire), Dean Hodgson (Gloucestershire) and Alec Swann (Northamptonshire/Lancashire) amongst others, who have all been kind enough to contribute their personal thoughts and stories on cricket captaincy”. PL
Including illustrations by Patrick and running to over 150 pages, this paperback is the first in a series of ‘A Leading Edge’ books. With writing already underway for the second book, ‘Cricket: A Leading Edge for Bowlers’, and plans for similar books for batters and fielders in the pipeline, Wesley and Patrick have found a niche for a new type of cricket book which explains the previously unwritten side of the coaching of the ‘game’ rather than just cricketing skills. Touching on topics such as formulating a plan, setting a field for different bowlers/situations/conditions, making tough decisions, spotting clues from the batter to inform your plan and communication with players on and off the field, this book is a must read, not just for aspiring leaders, but anyone who wants to develop their understanding of the game of cricket.
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