Alcohol, sport and life

Alcohol, sport and life

Bob Woolmer`s opinion on alcohol was pretty simple, mainly that it shouldn’t be over indulged – Whilst he saw the part that played in everyday life, he was also a clear advocate on the issues that arise through over consumption. Personally I don’t think what I did...
Following On- Ed’s Story

Following On- Ed’s Story

This is how it feels to be lonely For those of you who are fans of the Manchester music scene, you will recognise the title of this blog aslyrics from the Inspiral Carpets. And it was listening to this song (and actually paying attention to the lyrics)whilst on my...
The Pain Of Losing Max

The Pain Of Losing Max

Growing up in rival Primary Schools in next door villages we were both, unknowing of each other at this point, dominating our year group in most sports by year 6. Then a quiet shy winger joined the village under 11s side I captained, put in a few decent crosses for me...
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...
Lessons From Depression

Lessons From Depression

I last took anti depressant medication in 2018. With the passing of time, there is a temptation to avoid thinking about the illness. Especially as it affected me for at least eleven years, in varying degrees of severity and ways it presented. However, there has been...
Eight Years On

Eight Years On

Post-Christmas 2011, amongst friends watching the darts at my flat, things seemed to have evened out. He was relaxed, laughing with us all and trying to divert the conversation back to cricket. I imagine other people have moments like that where, for perhaps just a...