So with two days back in Denmark and a time clock on the other side of the world, I set of for Guernsey for three days of cricket with the ICC Europe coaching programme. The trip started with a new experience for me as I flew to Guernsey in a Flybe propeller plane, the first time ever for me, and I can report a safe indeed smooth journey was made to the very windy island!
The Friday evening kicked off the conference with opening speeches by Richard Holdsworth and Gordon Lord at the very impressive Indoor Cricket School. Both presenters talked with great skill and knowledge about how the game has evolved over the last few years in particular, and how we as coaches need to be able to adapt to the game the same way as players do. Gordon Lord further went on to describe some of the many facets of modern day coaching and how in particular they are applied within the ECB coaching ethos. The main theme of the conference was T20 cricket and how we might go about approaching it.
After another interesting evenings sleep (on Hong Kong time) the next day kicked off with Worcester fielding coach, Ben Smith outlining some of his theories behind fielding in T20. Ben is a great believer in statistics and as such uses them a great deal in relation to