With English cricket you can analyse it too much, even though I have in previous blogs, sometimes you just have to admit we have been out played by a better team. I still think shot selection is a concern and although there probably is not a lot in the batting when you look at their bowling attack and with 2 or 3 other pacemen. They could have called on Coulter-Nile and Patterson if it had not been down to injury. You start to think how have they such riches in fast bowling yet we just have med/fast bowlers?
Do we do enough at grass roots? Just look at the lunch sessions here in Aus – there are 100’s of kids on the pitch playing cricket and going through different methods, they look like they had a great time. I would like to know how many have come out of those sessions that have played at schools and state games and eventually for Australia?
So, they have had the conditions to suit their bowlers, fast hard bouncy wickets, and in 2019 conditions will suit us, we will have to wait two years to shut the Aussies up with their #beat England! and start our own #beat the convicts!
Let’s not get too downhearted, I have received many messages and emails from clients who have returned home thanking us for making great trips -for me to read these heartfelt messages tells me we are getting things right. A lot goes on behind the scenes – we have over 170 who each have their tailor made and bespoke trips. I have heard from so many telling me that Richard and Sara have done a fantastic job, we don’t get everything right but we learn for the next time, we have made a lot of new friends and was great to see our old clients who have become friends. If I was to mention you all I would be writing this for several hours. I have probably been on several Jolly Ups with as many of you as I could and have loved being with you guys, very knowledgeable on cricket and also know how to have a great time.
I know over the next few weeks I will be watching with interest as events unfold at Meadow Lane. I would like to mention two guys who are going the distance with me who have become great friends Andrew and my “apprentice” Keith who is in training!
All the best Gary