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...
Dealing With The Grief Of Suicide

Dealing With The Grief Of Suicide

I was fortunate enough to have a very good childhood. I had two loving parents, a younger sister and an older brother who were the perfect siblings. I was given the opportunity and platform to thrive. I was lucky to be talented at several sports, having played...
Losing Mum

The Joy Of Cricket

Starting playing club cricket at the age of 33 sounds daunting. For Andrew Edwards of Chirk CC it just felt like the right time.”I had gained confidence from getting fitter at the gym and thought I’d give playing a go” he says. It’s decision...
Back From The Edge

Back From The Edge

​“I NEEDED LIFE TO STOP. I NEEDED TO BE CUT OFF. I NEEDED TO BE PROTECTED FROM ME” Now a sports agent, previously a professional cricketer for Lancashire and Derbyshire, Luke Sutton recently revisited an area of his past concealed from the public. Eight years ago he...