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...
The Joy Of Cricket

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...
The Silent Sanctuary

The Silent Sanctuary

When I was young cricket was my passion. Now it is my therapy. I always enjoyed a meandering relationship with the game; learning and playing in adolescence, playing and watching in adulthood then watching occasionally in maturity.  But now, just after...