The Three Pillar Perspective

The Three Pillar Perspective

Cricket can be ruthless. Numbers assigned to your name on a scorecard tellsanyone and everyone you’ve had either a good day or bad. Without doubt, as aplayer, cricket has a knack of feeding you failure more often than not. Learning to cope with these failures is...
Losing Mum

Losing Mum

Since I was last featured on the Opening Up Cricket website last September it has undoubtedly been a life changing time for my entire family. The week before Christmas 2020, I lost my beloved mother Hazel Davies, who introduced me to Cricket in 1991, aged 77 due to...
The Stress Bucket

The Stress Bucket

Mental health awareness as a theme has been dominated by reacting to illness. The moves made to normalise experiences of ill health and campaign for better treatment need to continue but also be joined by some more proactive interventions. If we are to be truly aware...
Kyle’s Story

Kyle’s Story

Cricket is in my blood! From the age of 5 I used to follow my Dad around the Lake District playing for our local team. During and after each game I would play on the side lines with friends and at the age of 12 after a senior game, I bowled to the Burnley and Wales...
MH in the Cricket Community

MH in the Cricket Community

Conceptual model illustrating a set of views about the current state of mental health awareness and related initiatives in the cricket community. Mental health within sports, such as cricket, is becoming an increasingly common topic of conversation. The importance of...