NBCC Coach Ali Choudry

As we look to grow both our LGBTQ+ and Woman and Girls’ Team we are delighted that Ali Choudhry is joining NBCC as a Coach to share his wealth of …

Birmingham Unicorns 2024

Really looking forward to not only continuing our partnership with the Birmingham Unicorns (@bhamunicorns) in 2024, but also to expanding it as they continue to grow both on and off …

Rotating Strike

The net this week is for the First XI squad and those from the and is the start of the “second half” of the Indoor Nets, which will see quite …

Practice As You Play

Hardly a net goes by without me smiling (inwardly) at the Jekyll and Hyde nature of the majority of cricketers. “Last 6, 15 to win” to a batter who has …

Umpiring and Scoring

Have never really understood while nets focus on batting, bowling, from time to time fielding but never umpiring and scoring. Players have always been required to ‘take and end’ and …

Drills and Warm Up

Can’t say I have much luck with this one, primarily because neither teams or players have regular pre game warm ups. But one (good) thing about being old is that …

Statistics

Something I am fond of doing with my coaching is asking players about their net statistics! Bowlers: what % of your balls does the batter have to play? what % …

Players Coaching Kit

Coaching equipment is affordable, available and most clubs have an ample supply of it, but I am always a little bemused how few players invest in any coaching kit of …

Get Used To Your Kit

Bit of a strange one this, but if you can I suggest you spend as much time wearing and using the kit and equipment that you will use in a …

ECB Coaching Courses

One of the things we are keen to do at NBCC is to make people aware that there are more ways to play cricket that to play the game. Coaching, …