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The Cricket Mentoring Podcast gives you an insight in to some of the best past, current and future stars and how they’ve achieved their success.
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#73 Corey Rocchiccioli (Part 1) Having Ashton Agar as a Mentor & Off-spin Fundamentals

Corey Rocchiccioli is pushing to be Australia's next Test spinner having been the leading spin-bowler in Sheffield Shield cricket the past two seasons. But it's not been a straight-forward journey to become Western Australia's first choice spinner. At 18, 'Roc' was playing 4th grade and after changing grade clubs he was the 7th choice spinner at University CC. But through "being naive", a sheer love of cricket, curiosity and an incredible work ethic, Roc has become instrumental in Western Australia's back to back to back Sheffield Shield victories and is well and truly on the radar of the Aussie selectors. This is an inspiring story and one that has so much to still come. Stay tuned for apart 2, where we dig deeper into the Mental, Emotional, Physical & Lifestyle Pillars of Success. Instagram:@coreyrocc This episode of the Cricket Mentoring Podcast is brought to you by, The Cricket Mentoring Community.  I’m on a mission to help cricketers reach their potential by providing the mentoring I wish I had when I was a young pro. At Cricket Mentoring, we coach you on every aspect of your game - technical, tactical, mental, emotional, physical and lifestyle - the 6 Pillars of Success, so you can achieve the results you desperately desire. Thanks to The Cricket Mentoring Community, we are now mentoring hundreds of serious and committed cricketers from 24 countries plus connecting them with an incredible network of specialist coaches, experts, professional players and other like-minded cricketers. If you're keen to become the best you can be, then join the Cricket Mentoring Community today. If you want to get more content like this, you can follow us or contact on: Email: info@cricketmentoring YouTube: @cricketmentoring  Instagram: @cricketmentoring  Get it done legends!
7/14/202452 minutes, 27 seconds
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#72 Liam Blackford - "You Could Lose Your Arm" - Staying Positive Through Major Adversity

Liam Blackford has always had a bright future in the game. He first represented Victoria and Under 12s and his junior career was filled with selection national team after national team all through the age groups. In 2019 alone, as a 15-year-old, he captained Victoria Country at the 15 & Under National Championships, represented the Cricket Australia Under 16s at the National Under 17 Championships, and then represented the Cricket Australia Under 18s at the National Under 19. Championships.  He made his First Grade debut for Geelong as a 16-year-old and scored 97 on debut for Victoria in Second XI at the age of 18. He was then awarded a 2-year Rookie Contract by Cricket Victoria and it looked like a fairy tale rise to the top. Until something major happened in July 2023 that not only threatened playing cricket again but potentially his life. Liam missed the whole of the 23/24 Australian season but has thankfully made a full recovery (after many major surgeries) and has just made a return to playing. This is an amazing story of someone who stayed positive throughout the toughest of times. We hope you enjoy this episode. This episode of the Cricket Mentoring Podcast is brought to you by, The Cricket Mentoring Community.  We’re on a mission to help cricketers reach their potential by providing the mentoring I wish I had when I was a young pro. At Cricket Mentoring, we coach you on every aspect of your game - Technical, Tactical, Mental, Emotional, Physical and Lifestyle - the 6 Pillars of Success, so you can achieve the results you desperately desire. Thanks to The Cricket Mentoring Community, we are now mentoring hundreds of serious and committed cricketers from 24 countries plus connecting them with an incredible network of specialist coaches, experts, professional players and other like-minded cricketers. If you're keen to become the best you can be, then join the Cricket Mentoring Community today. If you want to get more content like this, you can follow us or contact on: Email: info@cricketmentoring YouTube: @cricketmentoring Instagram: @cricketmentoring Get it done legends!
6/16/202445 minutes, 19 seconds
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#71 Mindset: Overthinking, Managing Pressure & Anxiety with Mental Performance Experts

"It is about really being in the moment, being in the now. Because once you're there, the whole world sort of can change." In this episode, we are joined by two mental performance experts, Katie Page and Nik Badkundri to discuss the importance of mindset and mental skills in sport. Katie and Nik both have a lot of experience helping athletes across a range of sports and share their personal stories, experiences and the techniques they teach athletes to help them perform at their best and reach their full potential. We hope you enjoy this episode. This episode of the Cricket Mentoring Podcast is brought to you by, The Cricket Mentoring Community.  We’re on a mission to help cricketers reach their potential by providing the mentoring I wish I had when I was a young pro. At Cricket Mentoring, we coach you on every aspect of your game - Technical, Tactical, Mental, Emotional, Physical and Lifestyle - the 6 Pillars of Success, so you can achieve the results you desperately desire. Thanks to The Cricket Mentoring Community, we are now mentoring hundreds of serious and committed cricketers from 24 countries plus connecting them with an incredible network of specialist coaches, experts, professional players and other like-minded cricketers. If you're keen to become the best you can be, then join the Cricket Mentoring Community today. If you want to get more content like this, you can follow us or contact on: Email: info@cricketmentoring YouTube: @cricketmentoring Instagram: @cricketmentoring Get it done legends!
6/9/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 49 seconds
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#70 Adam Voges: The Art Of Coaching, The IPL & Building A Sustainable Winning Culture

Adam Voges had an exceptional career as a player and in a short time as a coach, has already achieved some remarkable things. His Western Australian team have won both the Sheffield Shield Title and One Day Cup for the past 3 seasons while the Perth Scorchers won back to back titles meaning his teams have won 8 of the last 9 domestic trophies. This success has inevitably meant 'Vogesy' is expected to be the next coach of Australia by many people in the know. This was an awesome chat about Vogesy's coaching career, his coaching philosophies, coaching in the recent IPL, building a sustainable winning culture, the traits he looks for in young players, mindset, perfectionism, parenting athletes and a whole lot more. We hope you enjoy this episode. This episode of the Cricket Mentoring Podcast is brought to you by, The Cricket Mentoring Community.  We’re on a mission to help cricketers reach their potential by providing the mentoring I wish I had when I was a young pro. At Cricket Mentoring, we coach you on every aspect of your game - Technical, Tactical, Mental, Emotional, Physical and Lifestyle - the 6 Pillars of Success, so you can achieve the results you desperately desire. Thanks to The Cricket Mentoring Community, we are now mentoring hundreds of serious and committed cricketers from 24 countries plus connecting them with an incredible network of specialist coaches, experts, professional players and other like-minded cricketers. If you're keen to become the best you can be, then join the Cricket Mentoring Community today. If you want to get more content like this, you can follow us or contact on: Email: info@cricketmentoring YouTube: @cricketmentoring Instagram: @cricketmentoring Get it done legends!
6/2/202457 minutes, 50 seconds
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#69: Josh Philippe: Moving states & What it's like to bat with Steve Smith

Josh Philippe is an absolute legend, on and off the field. He first came on our podcast back in December 2018 and has been a CM Ambassador, athlete and good friend ever since. In this episode, Josh tells us about his move from WA to NSW, his match day routine, an insight into Virat Kolhi, Steve Smith & ABD, the US Major League, Playing in the IPL and much more. Instagram: @joshphilippe  This episode of the Cricket Mentoring Podcast is brought to you by, The Cricket Mentoring Community.  I’m on a mission to help cricketers reach their potential by providing the mentoring I wish I had when I was a young pro. At Cricket Mentoring, we coach you on every aspect of your game - technical, tactical, mental, emotional, physical and lifestyle - the 6 Pillars of Success, so you can achieve the results you desperately desire. Thanks to The Cricket Mentoring Community, we are now mentoring hundreds of serious and committed cricketers from 24 countries plus connecting them with an incredible network of specialist coaches, experts, professional players and other like-minded cricketers. If you're keen to become the best you can be, then join the Cricket Mentoring Community today.
5/26/202443 minutes, 27 seconds
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”It All Starts in the Mind” - Why England Dominated India

Senior mentor Scolls chats to Andrew Walton about where he believes England won and India lost last night's T20 World Cup Semi Final, as we believe there are some good lessons for all cricketers. Hopefully you find it interesting and valuable to help you in your own game. In this chat, Waldo asks Scolls: 1. Where did India fail to set up achieving a better score? 2. How did England use their bowling structure to their advantage? 3. Describe the intent and planning that England applied to the chase? We hope you enjoy this analysis. To join our online community of cricketers, coaches and parents, head to: www.cricketmentoring.com/community
11/11/202216 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Mindset & Plans to Score Hundreds | The CM Show Ep 9

Play cricket in the UK this summer: https://www.cricketmentoring.com/uk-2023 Joel Curtis comes into the CM Show studio after his breakout English season where he amassed 1242 runs! He discusses his mindset to bat for long periods and make hundred after hundred while maintaining mental freshness, along with a lot more gems for all aspiring cricketers. Cheers for tuning in legends!
11/2/202243 minutes, 11 seconds
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Is Khawaja the Best Batter in the World Right Now? | The CM Show Ep 8

This week, Scolls and Reedy are back to discuss Teague Wyllie's first-class debut and what it means to have been a part of Teague's journey. They also discuss who they think is the best batter in the world, in an enthralling conversation. Thanks for tuning in legends!
3/25/202251 minutes, 8 seconds
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Teague Wyllie - Lessons from the World Cup | The CM Show Ep 7

This week, the lads are joined by CM athlete Teague Wyllie, who discusses his time at the Under 19 World Cup, lessons he's learnt and how he sees his cricket progressing in the coming years. We hope you enjoy legends!
3/15/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 32 seconds
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Jon Wells - The Grade Cricket GOAT | The CM Show Ep 6

This week, Reedy & Scolls are joined by BBL star and grade cricket veteren Jon Wells. The lads discuss: The international cricket going on at the moment, inclusing Australia vs Pakistan, India vs Sri Lanka, England vs West Indies, New Zealand vs South Africa and the Womens World Cup Wellsy talks us through his sucess at Big Bash level, and how he's been so prolific in grade cricket, where a lot of professional cricketers struggle to perform Wellsy discusses how to be adaptable in T20 cricket manage batting in the middle overs Discuss the CM performances of the week Scolls & Reedy go through their predictions for the upcoming cricket Cheers for tuning in legends!
3/4/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 56 seconds
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Josh Philippe - How to Bat in T20 Cricket and Why the Sydney Sixers are so Successful | The CM Show Ep 5

On this week's episode, Scolls and Reedy sit down with Josh Philippe after a whirlwind summer of cricket. The lads discuss Flip's BBL season, his learnings from playing for Australia, the incredible team culture of the Sydney Sixers & the methods of head coach Greg Shippard. Thanks for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the episode legends!
2/22/202250 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to Start a Career in the Sports Industry - Reuben Williams and Ryan Walker from SportsGrad

Scolls sits down with Reuben Williams and Ryan Walker from SportsGrad, who provide online coaching and guidance to help people attain their dream jobs in the sports industry. They discuss their journeys which led them to working at Cricket Australia, what it takes to work in the sports industry and how to set yourself for future success in the vast sporting landscape. We hope you enjoy the episode legends!
2/18/202253 minutes, 46 seconds
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Developing Your Game Plan & the Langer Saga | The CM Show Ep 4

Scolls and Reedy are back for another episode of the CM Show! In this episode they discuss: The Cricket Australia/Langer saga, and past-players wanting to stay relevant by commenting in the media The return of Sheffield Shield cricket in Australia The upcoming T20I series between Australia & Pakistan Jack Weatherald's return to first-class form How to develop YOUR game plan Tim David's success in T20 cricket Reedy welcomes a new member to the Grinder's Club How to improve your batting as a tail-ender Thanks for tuning in legends! 
2/11/202240 minutes, 7 seconds
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Sam Fanning - How to score hundreds | The CM Show Ep 2

In this episode, we have Western Australian rookie Sam Fanning join us to discuss his break-out season for Perth Cricket Club. 'Fanners' is leading the 1st-grade WACA competition with 798 runs (almost 250 more than the next best) at an average of 66.50 with 4 centuries in 12 matches and in this episode, the former Australian under 19 batter goes deep into his mindset and game plans that have helped him dominate this season. We also share what we've noticed, enjoyed, and not enjoyed in the world game plus Reedy welcomes another member to his grinders club.
1/24/202259 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Ashes, Kohli Back in Form & More | The CM Show Ep 1

Welcome to a new series of The Cricket Mentoring Show, where Reedy finally gets a gig on the podcast. In this episode, we share what we've noticed, what we've enjoyed, and what we haven't enjoyed in world cricket recently. We talk about why we think King Kohli is back and form and answer the question from our followers "What can we do when we are out of runs?". Reedy also introduces The Grinders Club and welcomes our first few members plus a whole lot more. We hope you enjoy this new show.
1/17/202248 minutes, 51 seconds
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Lessons from the T20 World Cup Final

Last night Australia won the T20 World Cup for the first time with WA boy & friend of CM, Mitch Marsh the Man of the Match. In this episode, Scolls & Reedy review the T20 World Cup Final and share a few lessons from the match & tournament. Here are a few things we discuss: The similarities and differences between Williamson & Marsh's innings and how young players can learn from it. How Josh Hazlewood has become one of the world' best premier white-ball bowlers and how much that's impressed us Why Mitch Marsh was so successful despite it being such a big match Who we thought was Australia's most important player throughout the tournament Why the Aussies wanted to win so much for each other Plus a lot more We hope you get something to implement into your own game from this chat.
11/15/202126 minutes, 38 seconds
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Discussing Virat Kohlis recent technique and how great players still make mistakes

This episode is with Scolls on a recent live stream discussing Indian super star cricketer Virat Kohli and his recent golden duck. Scolls talks about how an amazing player like Virat can still make mistakes and have failures and how you can learn so many lessons and grow and develop your own game.
8/13/202128 minutes, 21 seconds
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Monday Mentoring Ep 12 - Boost your confidence against the short ball

Question: When I'm training to play short balls (with someone chucking them down from the other end), I generally play them quite well. But when I face short balls in the nets, I tend to hesitate and move away. I'm guessing that's because I prepare myself for a short one during throwdowns, but they're a lot more unpredictable in the nets. What's a good way to solve this challenge?
5/31/20214 minutes, 10 seconds
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Monday Mentoring Ep11: How to play a straight drive

Hey Legends! Welcome to Monday Mentoring! Every Monday we will be sharing a question from our Cricket Mentoring Community with you.   Question: Can you show us the technical points of a good on drive or hitting straight down the ground?
5/24/20216 minutes, 46 seconds
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17 year old Teague Wyllie on his transition into senior cricket

This episode is with one of our favourites at Cricket Mentoring, a fan favourite, one of our incredibly exciting young athletes, and a good mate of mine, Teague Wyllie.  Having just turned 17, Teague is still very early in his cricket journey but has achieved a lot in the past couple of years to make him one of the brightest young batting prospects in WA and Australia. Having played the whole season as a 16-year-old, Teague opened the batting for Rockingham-Mandurah in the 1st-grade competition this season and scored 627 runs @ an average of 44.79 the 10th most runs in the competition. His outstanding and really consistent performances, helped his side finish second on the ladder at the end of the season and saw him finish 5th in the umpire voted Best & Fairest award for the competition. Those of you that have followed Cricket Mentoring for a while will know that Teague has been one of our much publicised athletes for a while and has grown his own little following amongst the CM community. I’ve been coaching/ mentoring him for the past 4 years after I reached out to him via Instagram and am really proud of not only the cricketer he is becoming but also the confident and humble young man he is, which I’m sure you will get an insight to through the way he speaks in this episode. While he is still young and has a long, long way to go in the game, cricket is in his DNA and he has an exceptional understanding of the game for his age which he talks about through the episode. I was really excited to do this episode as Even though I know him well, I knew I’d learn more about him and from this conversation.   In this episode Teague shared:   How his dad taught him the fundamentals of the game that are the pillars of the way he plays now The moment he believed he was good enough to perform at national level which gave him the belief to keep pushing hsi game and career forward How the Cricket Mentoring tour to India two years ago helped his game against spin and how he uses those lessons in grade cricket How his emotions were on a rollercoaster during an incredible month that saw him score his first, 1st grade century followed by three ducks in a row and how he bounced back from that How he sets up his batting plan for different formats and how he tries to bat all day in two-day cricket Plus a whole lot more! We have a lot of teenage listeners who I have no doubt will get something out of this conversation with a teenager navigating his way through the early stages of his grade cricket career while having big dreams to keep improving and go further in the game.  To follow Teague, you can find him on Instagram at @teaguewyllie04 If you enjoy this conversation, please send him a DM letting him know that you listened to the podcast and enjoyed it.
5/20/202147 minutes, 14 seconds
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Monday Mentoring Ep 10 - How to build your game plan around previous success

Understanding yourself and your game is one of the most crucial elements to your success as an athlete.   But HOW do you understand yourself and your game?   Through reflecting on past experiences and learning from them!   In this video, @scolls5 shares a way you can learn from your previous success and failures by trying to understand what you’ve done well when you’ve performed at your best and what you haven’t done well when you have made mistakes.   The sooner you can understand yourself and your game, the easier it will become to be consistent!   Tag a mate who will benefit from listening to this advice…   #awareness #understandyourself #sport #motivation #success #reflect #cricketmentoring
5/17/20216 minutes, 47 seconds
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Monday Mentoring Ep 09 - Transferring your skills from the nets into a match

Hey Legends! Welcome to Monday Mentoring! Every Monday we will be sharing a question from our Cricket Mentoring Community with you.  
5/10/20214 minutes, 17 seconds
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Kiwi star Daryl Mitchell: ”Do the work so then you‘re confident”

G’day legends. Welcome back or welcome to the Cricket Mentoring Podcast. The idea of this podcast is to share the unique stories of cricketers, coaches and performance experts, with the aim of giving you; serious & committed cricketers, coaches or parents, some techniques, strategies and inspiration so you can become a better and more confident cricketer and ultimately live a better, happier life. This episode is with someone who has a really inspiring story.  New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell is relatively new to International cricket having made his debut in 2019. At the time of this conversation Mitchell has played 4 Tests, 3 One-day internationals and 15 T20 Internationals. He already has a Test and ODI 100 and is fast becoming one of the best all-rounders in the game. But it certainly hasn’t been an easy ride for Mitchell and as you will hear in this episode, he hasn’t always been destined for international cricket. In this episode Darryl shared: What it was like growing up with a father who was an all-black and famous rugby player and coach How he had a little private cricket academy in Perth with Marcus Stoinis and Marcus Harris who were club teammates Why he left Perth and relocated back to New Zealand What he does away from cricket to get balance in his life How it took him about 5 years to learn what worked for him and how to manage playing to his strengths while trying to negate his weaknesses How he asked to bowl at the death and what he had to do physically, technically and tactically to be at the level required to do the job for his team How he prepares for a match and how it changes depending on how he feels Plus a whole lot more! I have no doubt you’re going to get a lot out of this conversation! To follow Daryl, you can find him on Instagram at @dazmitchell47 If you enjoy this conversation, please send him a DM letting him know that you listened to the podcast and enjoyed it. Now lets get into this episode with New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell.
5/5/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 44 seconds
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Monday Mentoring Ep 08 - Why making mistakes are crucial to your success

Hey Legends! Welcome to Monday Mentoring! Every Monday we will be sharing a question from our Cricket Mentoring Community with you.  
5/3/20217 minutes, 20 seconds
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Monday Mentoring Ep 07 - Is your backlift the problem?

Hey Legends! Welcome to Monday Mentoring! Every Monday we will be sharing a question from our Cricket Mentoring Community with you.  
4/26/20216 minutes, 6 seconds
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Monday Mentoring Ep 06 - What is stopping you going on to get the bigger scores

Hey Legends! Welcome to Monday Mentoring! Every Monday we will be sharing a question from our Cricket Mentoring Community with you.   This week: Question:  Hi Scolls I hope you don't take this the wrong way! In your own game, you score loads of 20's/30's in WACA Grade Cricket. What is stopping you going on to get the bigger scores you obviously strive for? Is it technical, tactical, mental? I am sure you think about this! 100 next week?
4/19/20215 minutes, 58 seconds
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Monday Mentoring Ep05 - Game Day Mindset

Monday Mentoring Ep05 - Game day mindset We got this question from one of the members of The Cricket Mentoring Community during a LIVE Q & A with Scolls. Q: Couple of questions to you around Game-day Mindset.  1) I felt like I was in a Negative frame of mindset last Game. Maybe, I lacked the motivation compared to the other games I played this season! Any tips/advice around how to change the story (narrative) in my mind to be more positive? or any other advice in general around, how to perform close to your best, if not best, on the days when you lack motivation before a match? 2) Any advice around how can I be more Switched ON before a Match? Have a listen to Scolls answer in this Monday Mentoring Episode 05. To become a member of the Cricket Mentoring Community, head to www.cricketmentoring.com/community and make use of our 7-day free-trial.
4/12/20218 minutes, 54 seconds
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Monday Mentoring Ep04 - Should you have a trigger movement when batting?

Hey Legends! Welcome to Monday Mentoring! Every Monday we will be sharing a question from our Cricket Mentoring Community with you.   This week: Question: How do you decide if a trigger movement is the right thing for you or not? On somedays I seem to be playing well when I move back and across but on others I play better just staying still until the ball is released.
3/29/20215 minutes, 4 seconds
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Monday Mentoring Ep03 - How to play the short ball (bouncer)

Hey Legends! Welcome to Monday Mentoring! Every Monday we will be sharing a question from our Cricket Mentoring Community with you.   This week: Question: When I'm training to play short balls (with someone chucking them down from the other end), I generally play them quite well. But when I face short balls in the nets, I tend to hesitate and move away. I'm guessing that's because I prepare myself for a short one during throwdowns, but they're a lot more unpredictable in the nets. What's a good way to solve this challenge?
3/22/20213 minutes, 35 seconds
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Monday Mentoring Ep02 - How to face inswing bowling as a batter

Hey Legends! Welcome to Monday Mentoring! Every Monday we will be sharing a question from our Cricket Mentoring Community with you.   This week: Question: I have found I am having trouble with early in swing from LH Bowling. I am Right-handed and looking at protecting my stumps but have struggled to get out LBW. Please give some advice to help!l
3/15/20219 minutes, 24 seconds
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Monday Mentoring Ep01 - How to change your mindset between different match formats

Hey Legends! Welcome to Monday Mentoring! Every Monday we will be sharing a question from our Cricket Mentoring Community with you.   This week: Question: I’ll be playing 20 and 40 overs this year, for you personally how does your mindset/ intent change based on the length of cricket your playing?
3/8/20216 minutes, 2 seconds
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Shaun Marsh discussing the path to becoming a professional cricketer and family life

G’day legends. Welcome back or welcome to the Cricket Mentoring Podcast. It’s been a while since we published an episode so it’s great to be back. Thank you for listening! The idea of this podcast is to share the unique stories of cricketers, coaches and performance experts, with the aim of giving you; serious & committed cricketers, coaches or parents, some techniques, strategies and inspiration so you can become a better and more confident cricketer and live a better life. This episode is with one of Australia’s best batters over the past 20 years. Shaun Marsh, or SOS as he’s known in the cricketing world made his first-class debut way back in the 2000/2001 season and as he approaches his 38th birthday, was named the domestic cricketer of the year for the second year in a row which shows he’s still got plenty of high-quality cricket ahead of him. Only a couple of days ago, SOS passed Justin Langer as the highest ever run scorer in List A cricket as he scored his 19th List A century in WA’s victory over South Australia at the WACA. SOS has represented Australia 126 times across all formats and has scored over 5,000 international runs with 13 centuries. At his best, there aren’t many better players in the world! SOS has been a great mate of mine for a long time so it was nice to finally sit down and hear more about his story and how he goes about his batting. In this episode SOS shared: His reflections of the most recent Big Bash Hie earliest memories of playing cricket How he trained and what his teenage years looked like What he remembers of his Test debut where he scored a century on debut Scoring 140 against the incredible South African bowling attack of Steyn, Morkel & Philander His memories of the first ever IPL where he won player of the tournament And how he transformed his life on and off field This episode, recorded in February 2021, is the first part of a longer conversation that is available for the members of the Cricket Mentoring Community. If you’re keen to hear the whole conversation with SOS where we dive into his mindset, routines, preparation, how he transitions between formats and a whole lot more, then you can join the Cricket Mentoring Community today. To join head to www.cricketmentoring.com/community and utilise our 7-day free trial and start learning from some of the games best minds including back-to-back big bash winning coach, Greg Shipperd, current Victorian head coach, Chris Rogers, Sydney Sixers Jordan Silk and many others. In the C M C you also get access to me as this is where i’m spending my time helping serious and committed cricketers from around the world learn and develop themselves, their skills and their mindsets. No matter where in the world you live or where you’re at in your game right now, if you want to score more runs or take more wickets and feel more confident on the cricket field then the Cricket Mentoring Community will help you. I hope to see you as a member soon! To follow Shaun, you can find him on Instagram at @shaunmarsh9 Don’t be afraid to send him a DM letting him know you listened to the podcast and enjoyed it.
3/4/202127 minutes, 59 seconds
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Peak performance in sport | Mindset | Question & Answer with Tom Scollay

In this episode, Tom Scollay presented at a Keynote event as a break out speaker discussing peak performance in sport. This is a snippet from the end of the session when they audience broke into a Question and Answer section with Tom.  You will hear Tom answer questions relating to mindset in sport and how to manage yourself.  We hope you get some awesome information out of this one. 
9/7/202015 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bhavi Devchand - From the toughest time in her life, to being teammates with the worlds best

Today’s guest is a professional cricketer, a mentor of ours and the head of female cricket at Cricket Mentoring and someone who has become a friend over the past few years. Bhavi Devchand is currently contracted with Victoria and is training and rubbing shoulders on a daily basis with some of the world’s best cricketers including Elysse Perry and Australian captain Meg Lanning. While she’s living her dream, it certainly has been an easy run and she’s had her fair share of setbacks and disappointment.  As one of our mentors, I probably should have shared Bhavi’s story a long time ago but had I done so, we wouldn’t have got the last 15 months of her story, which as she says, has been some of the best and worst times in her life. The setbacks she faced, forced her to step out of her comfort zone, which has resulted in some of her biggest growth as a person, which she shares with us throughout this podcast.  This is an awesome story of challenging yourself and getting out of your comfort zone as well as going back to why you started pursuing cricket...cause you love it. I have no doubt this episode will give aspiring cricketers hope that anything is possible and hopefully it inspires a young boy or girl somewhere in the world, to chase their dreams despite the obstacles that you face. Lets get into it.
8/17/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 45 seconds
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The 6 Pillars of Success - Tom Scollay

I now know what makes Steve Smith, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson so special. They understand themselves and know what they need to do in order to prepare themselves in all 6 pillars, so that they have the best chance of succeeding, every time they step onto the field. For me, it wasn’t a lack of skill. It was a lack of understanding. It was a fluke if everything aligned both internally and externally, and hence why I was inconsistent.   Through my personal experience and leanings, I now believe that there are 6 pillars to success, that are true for almost every athlete. They are: Technical Tactical Mental Emotional Physical Lifestyle
8/10/202027 minutes, 48 seconds
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Josh Philippe - Behind the Grill Q & A

G'day legend. Welcome back the Cricket Mentoring Podcast. This episode is the audio from an extremely interesting zoom call we had with the first 30 people who had bought the Cricket Mentoring online program "Josh Philippe - Behind the Grill". These lucky 30 customers got the opportunity to be invited into a zoom call with Sydney Sixers player Josh Philippe and ask him questions for an hour to gain a deeper insight into his game and mindset. With lots of value in this episode, we hope you enjoy it.
7/1/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 41 seconds
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Charlie Wakim on not wanting to be defined by 'talent'

G’day legends. Welcome back or welcome to the Cricket Mentoring Podcast. This episode was recorded at the end of April 2020 when we were at the height of the coronavirus in Australia. It’s not being published in early June 2020 and fortunately, things have become much more positive in Australia and around the world. Today’s guest is a friend of mine and someone I’ve watched go from an average cricketer to scoring a huge hundred on his first-class debut.  Charlie Wakim grew up in Sydney and loved his cricket but in his own words, matured as a person and a player a bit later and it wasn’t until he was 25 that he became a professional cricketer when he was awarded a contract with Tasmania. After some tough times, Charlie finally got a lucky break when George Bailey got injured during a Big Bash match and boy did he take his chance by scoring 160 on debut. I absolutely love sharing the unique and individual stories of cricketers at different stages of their career on this podcast and after what some would say was a long journey to becoming a professional cricketer, Charlie is coming into the prime of his career. This is another incredible story of tenacity and never giving up and I’m sure it will give hope to a lot of young cricketers around the world, especially if you’re not necessarily the best player in your team or state right now.
6/12/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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Jake Weatherald (Part B): The mindset needed to succeed at the elite level

This is Part B in our conversation with South Australian and Adelaide Strikers opening batsman Jake Weatherald. If you haven’t listened to Part A yet then I highly recommend you go back and listen to that out before listening to this episode. There was such great value in the first part of the conversation that you’re missing out if you haven’t listened to it. We pick up this part of the conversation with Jake discussing his game in great detail and how he has been developing it. I hope you enjoy the second part of this awesome conversation with Jake Weatherald. I loved the part of this conversation where we discussed tinkering with his game and how he’s continually trying to get better. What I took out of that part was: You’re going to be challenged all the time and people are going to try and get you out in different ways so you’ve got to be willing to slightly change your game regularly so that you can continue to be successful in the future. Tinkering doesn’t have to be about changing something. It could be just keeping things the same over and over. If something is working it might be that you continue to work hard at the same thing! Roger Federer makes technical changes all the time and just goes for it. "I just trust myself to react and do what I want to do." The best players make changes so that they are better in the future. I really enjoyed hearing about how he prepares himself mentally. As he said it’s about making sure your subconscious is making the decisions rather than your conscious. It was interesting to hear how he said when he’s mentally preparing for a team he knows they will challenge him with their voice, short balls and by bowling the top of the off-stump and he needs to make sure he’s allowing his subconscious to make more of the decisions which are done with keywords to allow his game plan and technique come together. I also loved hearing his ambitions for the future and how he aspires to play 100 games for Australia in all 3 formats and that if he doesn’t have that mindset then he’s no chance of doing it, a real lesson for any aspiring cricketers listening. I hope you enjoy this episode!
5/4/202041 minutes, 14 seconds
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Jake Weatherald (Part A): The struggle into professional cricket

Welcome back or welcome to the Cricket Mentoring Podcast. If you’re listening to this during the coronavirus then I hope this podcast finds you well and gives you some lessons or inspiration to live your best life. I absolutely love sharing the unique and individual stories of cricketers at different stages of their career on this podcast.  Today’s guest is someone who has already done some great things in the game but at 25 years of age has his best cricket still ahead of him and some huge ambition to go with it. As an opening batsman for South Australian and the Adelaide Strikers, Jake Weatherald is a 3 format player who is one of the most exciting batters in Australia. In this first part of our conversation, we discuss Jake’s early days of playing cricket and how it wasn’t all smooth sailing for him. When watching Jake on TV, he comes across as one of the most elegant and free-flowing batters in the game but as you’ll hear there is a lot of thought and planning and enormous amounts of hard work that goes into his game which was a result of being a lazy but quite skilled teenager. So without giving away anything more, this is a story that I’m sure will inspire a lot of young cricketers out there so let's get into it.
4/21/202045 minutes, 55 seconds
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Naomi Dattani on creating a path for female cricketers

G’day legends. Welcome back or welcome to the Cricket Mentoring podcast. Unless you’re a keen follower of women’s cricket in England, you probably wouldn’t heard of today’s guest - yet!  Naomi Dattani is an all-rounder and the captain of the Middlesex women’s team and has recently spent time in Perth playing club cricket and developing her game in Australian conditions. I first came across Naomi in November last year when she reached out for some mentoring and really enjoyed helping her develop her game and mindset during her three months in Perth. While she’s not a household name YET, I have no doubt that she will be in the future, she has a very inspiring story that I wanted to share with our community.  As one of only a couple female Asian cricketers who played in the women’s Kia Super League, Naomi is creating a pathway and inspiring a HUGE number of female cricketers in London and around the UK.  During the recently completed and hugely successful womens’ T20 world-cup , the ICC stated that they want to have 1 million new females playing cricket around the world in the next year. The Asian community in the UK is an untapped market for female cricket and hopefully sharing Naomi's story will inspire some young girls not just in the UK but around the world to either give cricket a go or to really pursue their dream of playing cricket at the highest level just like Naomi has done. This was a great conversation with a lovely person so I hope you enjoy it!
4/11/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 2 seconds
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Nicole Bolton talks about mental health struggles and her time playing for Australia

Nicole Bolton has without doubt been Western Australia’s finest female cricketer in the past decade but as you’ll hear in this episode it’s been a roller-coaster ride for her that’s included the highs of scoring a century on international debut while the lows have forced her to take multiple breaks from the game at different stages of her career. She has openly spoken in the past about the mental health issues she’s had to deal with and overcome and she was incredibly honest about her struggles in this conversation. This is a very insightful conversation from an exceptional cricketer and very raw conversation with a lovely human being. Please be aware there are parts of this conversation that could act as a trigger for people with mental health issues.  If you are struggling with depression, anxiety or any mental health issues then please remember that you aren’t alone. Speak to someone and seek help. Now lets get into this episode.
3/20/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 12 seconds
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Sam Harper discusses how he went from playing in the backyard to playing in the BBL

Today’s guest has developed into one of the most exciting T20 batters in the country with his performances for the Melbourne Renegades in the past two Big Bash tournaments. Sam Harper is the Victorian and Melbourne Renegades wicket-keeper batsman and we caught up during my time in Melbourne recently to discuss his journey from the backyard with his dad and brother to playing professionally. Harper was a big reason the Renegades won the Big Bash in 2019 with his dynamic batting at the top of the order regularly getting them off to a flyer.  It hasn’t all been easy going though and at the time of this interview, Sam was waiting to be cleared to play again from concussion. I love hearing the story of players at the beginning of their careers who often haven’t shared their journey so I hope you enjoy this episode and take something valuable from Sam’s journey.
3/16/202058 minutes, 22 seconds
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Michael Klinger on the transition from playing professional cricket to becoming a professional coach

Today’s guest was one of the best batters in Australian domestic cricket and county cricket over the past 10 years. Michael scored almost 25,000 runs in professional cricket for 3 different states and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club in the UK.  When he retired he was the leading run-scorer in Big Bash history and one of the most dominant and consistent batters in T20 domestic cricket in Australia and the UK. However he wasn’t always an excellent or even good T20 batter and when he was younger, his game certainly wasn’t set up for that.  Through some thoughtful planning around understanding his strengths and accessing the risks involved with certain shots, he evolved himself and his game into someone who dominated all 3 formats of the game. Despite his phenomenal numbers in the back half of his career Klinger managed just the 3 international matches for Australia and he shares the reason why he thinks that was the case. In this episode we spoke about how he managed his game between Australia and the UK and the different challenges that he faced. Having transitioned from playing to professional coaching last year, it was fascinating to hear how Klinger now views the game as a coach and what he looks for technically in batters as a result of what he found out about his own game late in his career. There’s so much value in this episode, so lets get into it!
3/5/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 4 seconds
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Kate Cross speaks on the life of a professional cricketer and managing her mental health

Kate Cross is an international cricketer currently in Australia as part of the England squad for the world cup. You’ll hear throughout this episode how open and honest she was about her life and career in cricket. While she’s had a career to be proud of, she’s also had her fair share of challenges and hardships which culminated in her being too scared to see her teammates during a training camp. It led to her stepping away from the game for a break and to work through her mental health battles which have since been well documented. She says that she now understands that managing her mental health is an ongoing process but since then she’s been able to work her way back into the England team and is enjoying her cricket again. Crossy shared so many wonderful stories from learning to play cricket in the backyard with her brother to the difficulties that come with being a professional sportsperson and how it can cause you to stop enjoying the game you love. This is an incredibly powerful episode and I thank Crossy for being so open and honest with us.
2/27/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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Greg Shipperd speaks on winning the BBL and coaching Steve Smith

Today’s guest is one of the most successful coaches in the world and as I coach myself I was thrilled to pick the brains of one of the best. Greg Shipperd had an excellent career as a player scoring almost 7,000 first-class runs at an average over 42 with a highest-score of 200* but I think it’s fair to say, he’s made even more of an impact on the game as a coach.    Shipperd started his coaching in Tasmania where he mentored young guns Ricky Ponting and Shane Watson before he shifted to coach Victoria in one of their most successful eras. In all he coached the Vics to 4 Sheffield Shield titles, one National One-Day Cup and four T20 titles.  He was also the inaugural coach of the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League for 4 seasons and most recently just become a big bash winning coach as his Sydney Sixers side just won BBL09.  This is a really insightful conversation with someone I really admire and hope to learn more from as my coaching career progresses. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.
2/20/202054 minutes, 19 seconds
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Cameron Bancroft talks about the mindset you need to be an elite cricketer

Cameron Bancroft is famous for the right and wrong reasons. He made a name for himself as a determined opening batsman from Western Australia and was at the start of a promising Test career when his life changed forever. All cricket fans know about the ball-tampering events that occurred at Newlands in South Africa in which Bancroft was in the centre of the action. In the months afterwards his reputation and with a 9-month ban from professional cricket, his cricket both hit rock bottom. However, that time allowed him to focus on other things in his life and give him a better perspective of cricket and also what his values are. He has since returned to playing with some success and worked his way back into the Australian Test side for the Ashes. At just 27 years of age, he has a long time left in the game but due to his actions at Newlands, he hopes it can be a lesson for others and he can be a better leader in the future due to what happened.   In this episode we discussed: How as a 10-year-old Justin Langer gave him something special Cameron's obsession with getting better How words from teammate Coulter-Nile helped turn his career around How he learned to love leaving the ball in a recent second XI match How he has worked hard to forgive himself and be true to himself How he sees success and failure in the same light Plus a whole lot more Cameron is a deep thinker about the game and life which comes across in this episode. This is a fascinating chat which could have carried on for many hours. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did recording it. Make sure you follow Bancroft on Instagram: @cbancroft4 
2/12/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds
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The World of Cricket - Declared with Scolls, Waldo & Bhavi Episode 2

Welcome to the Cricket Mentoring podcast. I’m Tom Scollay or Scolls as I get called and this podcast has been designed for cricketers and cricket lovers who want to learn and improve themselves. In this podcast we interview past, current and future cricket stars to find out more about their journey and what makes them successful while also sharing some audio from ourselves at Cricket Mentoring. Our goal is to help you become your best, on and off the field so I hope you enjoy this podcast and get something valuable out of it.
2/11/202019 minutes, 55 seconds
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The World of Cricket - Declared with Scolls & Reedy Episode 1

Welcome to the Cricket Mentoring podcast. I’m Tom Scollay or Scolls as I get called and this podcast has been designed for cricketers and cricket lovers who want to learn and improve themselves. In this podcast we interview past, current and future cricket stars to find out more about their journey and what makes them successful while also sharing some audio from ourselves at Cricket Mentoring. Our goal is to help you become your best, on and off the field so I hope you enjoy this podcast and get something valuable out of it.
2/10/202031 minutes, 13 seconds
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Big Bash Star Jon Wells on bouncing back from setback after setback

After returning back to Perth from a very impressive Bigh Biash campaign, we sat down with Adelaide Strikers batsman Jonathan Wells to discuss how he got to where he is now, and what's next for him. In this episode we discuss:  How he prepared for the BBL while being out of the professional system How he had to work as a labourer while training to keep his cricket dream alive How he came back from losing his professional contract on 4 separate occasions How he moved from Tasmania to Perth on the promise he’d get opportunities if he did well What the keys are to turning starts into big scores How he got a call from the Australian chairman of selectors Why Ricky Ponting is a 'cricket nuffy' and what he was like behind closed doors What makes Rashid Khan, Tim Paine and other great players special Plus a whole lot more This is a great insight into someone who's had an up and down career and at 31 is now at the peak of his game. Make sure to follow him on Instagram @jwells_9
2/8/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 29 seconds
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Mel Jones on managing working with playing at the highest level and progressing into commentary

G’day legends. Welcome to this special episode of The Cricket Mentoring Podcast. One of the reasons I say it’s special is because of our guest, Melanie Jones who I’ll go more into in just a second. The second reason this episode is special is because we are recording it in India. The Karnataka Institute of Cricket in Bangalore is a strange place for two Aussies to record a podcast but there’s no better setting to discuss the journey of one of Australian crickets true stars. Mel and I are in Bangalore for different reasons -  I’m running a Cricket Mentoring Tour for young cricketers from Australia and the UK to experience India and train and play in sub-continent conditions, while Mel is here to commentate on an IPL match in a couple of nights but I didn’t want to miss to opportunity to hear the story of this legend… Melanie or Mel Jones is a former Australian cricketer who, in recent years has turned herself into one of the best cricket commentators going around as she travels the world commentating on the major tournaments including the Big Bash, IPL and will soon be in the UK commentating on the World Cup. Mel was an elite player. She played 5 Test matches and 61 One Day Internationals and is a member of the prestigious club of cricketers who have scored a century on Test debut – with 131 against England in the 1998 Ashes series. Having played all her representative cricket when women’s cricket wasn’t professional, Mel has been a huge advocate for the women’s game and is incredibly happy to see the best cricketers in Australia and around the world become professionals in recent years. Since retiring, Mel has done various things but in recent years has built her reputation in commentary boxes around the world. She not only brings a great deal of experience from playing at the highest level to the commentary box, but through her hard work and love of the game she also brings a real depth of knowledge about each and every player. It was awesome to sit down with Mel and hear how a girl from the country has forged a very successful life in cricket both on and off the field. In this episode we discussed: How she began playing cricket at her grandparents place with her older male cousins and how the circumstances in those games, shaped the player she was in international cricket How Peter Handscomb & Sam Harper’s fathers played a pivotal role in her cricket career How she was never a ‘pro’ and had to manage working bits and pieces job with playing international and domestic cricket How she was ‘stuffing her face with a prawn cocktail’ at the back of the room when her name was first read out as being a member of the Australian squad How she took a big leap to leave her steady career to pursue a career as a freelance cricket commentator and how it’s paying off in spades Plus a whole lot more.  When in India anything can happen, and on cue, the power went out half way through our interview… but as all true professionals do, Mel carried on as if nothing had happened.  No doubt you will pick up our mutual love for this beautiful country throughout the conversation.  Mel is cricketing royalty and it was a pleasure to spend a morning with her at KIOC. Her energy and passion for the game is obvious which I’m sure you’ll hear it in her voice so lets get into this epsiode…
5/10/201946 minutes, 34 seconds
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Gideon Haigh talks about how he became a cricket writer and his thoughts on the current game

Welcome to this episode of The Cricket Mentoring Podcast. This episode is with someone who has a very interesting insight on the game of cricket. Gideon Haigh is without a doubt one of the most intelligent humans that I’ve ever spoken to and I was fascinated listening to his insight and views on the game. As one of the chief cricket writers for The Australian newspaper, Gideon watches international and domestic matches closely and combined with his background in things outside of cricket is regarded as one of the best cricket pundits in the country. He is also frequently talking about the game on TV and is currently giving his expert views on channel 7 during the Test series between Australia and India. At 52 years old he is also still playing for his beloved South Yarra cricket club in the Victorian Grade Competition and therefore truly understands the game and struggles that come with it as a player. As someone who has read and followed Gideon’s insights for a while I was very excited to chat to him and hear his views on the game. In this episode we discussed: How he got into playing cricket and how he’s reinvented himself throughout his career Why he travels over an hour twice a week to play at his cricket club Why club cricket is important to the development of players How some young players in the Australian system are burning out due to their workload How technology has changed the game over the past 10 years The qualities needed to perform at the highest level What traits the best leaders he’s seen posses What his advice is for any youngster wanting to pursue a career as a cricket journalist Plus a whole lot more.   This was truly a fascinating chat with someone who looks at the game differently to most others. I’m sure you’ll be enthralled, just as I was by Gideon’s articulate answers and depth of knowledge of Australian cricket.
1/16/20191 hour, 5 minutes
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Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in cricket with Mark Boyns

Mark started Opening Up in 2014 after his cricket club was hit with tragedy with the passing of his good mate, Alex, who took his own life. Since then, Mark has been on a campaign to raise awareness for mental health issues and suicide prevention and travels around the world teaching people how every single person can improve their ‘mental fitness’, which is something that aligns with our message as coaches and mentors to our athletes. As the name suggests, Mark and his now team of speakers, travel around the UK and more recently Australia and New Zealand encouraging and supporting cricketers to Open Up and talk to someone if they are struggling with their mental health. Opening Up has won the support of many of England’s best cricketers who love the message it shares. In this episode we discussed: How the best teams and people in sport communicate well and why it’s important to do that on a number of levels How mental health exists on a continuum with good mental health on one end and bad mental health on the other What people can do to improve their mental conditioning to improve their performance How to notice a decline of your own mental health or someone else around you How to be a good listener to someone who has confided in you How Mark suffered his own mental health issues and how he’s worked to overcome them What gratitude is and how you can practice it and how it rewires your brain to look for the positive in things… Plus a whole lot more. This is a different chat to many of the others we’ve published previously but there are so many great things that you can learn from it and implement into your life and help with others around you. Mark is a very clever guy who is changing peoples lives around the world so I’m thrilled to have sat down with him and heard more about his story. So lets get into this episode…
11/27/201840 minutes, 59 seconds
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England sports psychologist Mike Rotheram on training under pressure

Welcome to this episode of The Cricket Mentoring Podcast. After a 3 month break I’m pumped to be back and hopefully bigger and better than ever before. I really want to make this podcast as interesting and valuable for you as it can be! This episode, which was recorded a few months ago while I was in the UK, is with one of the England cricket teams sports psychologists, Mike Rotheram. Mike, who is a cricketer himself, started working with the England men’s team and England Lions and is now working closely with the England women. With 9 years of studying under his belt, Mike is extremely qualified to teach the mental skills required to perform at the highest level. In this episode we discussed: How he became a sports psychologist after not being good enough to make it as a player How he did a PHD in the Yips and what causes the yips What a sports psychologist does What the traits are of elite athletes How he coaches players who over analyse or overthink things How the coaches set up sessions to test and train their players under pressure The difference between people who are driven by consequences and those that are driven by rewards and how to work out who needs what. Plus a whole lot more. This is an awesome insight into how some of the world’s best players train and work on their mental skills. If you’re interested in getting the most out of yourself and trying the techniques that aren’t really talked about on a regular basis then this is a great episode that you will get a lot of value from, so lets get into it.
11/17/201834 minutes, 27 seconds
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Steven Finn on focusing on the positives & using nerves to your advantage

If you’re a cricket lover then you would definitely know of Steven Finn. Finn burst onto the international stage as 20 year old in 2010 and quickly became the face of English cricket with lots of on field success and a very likeable character to go with it. Since then he’s had his share of ups and downs. With 126 appearances for England across all formats, Finny has certainly had a successful career but had it not been for injury or a loss of form at certain times, he could have played a lot more. With raw pace and steepling bounce, Finny is one of the world’s best and most scariest bowlers when he’s at his best. As a former teammate who admired how Finny went about his business during my time at Middlesex, it was great to sit down with him and hear his story and the journey of how he got to where he is today. In this episode we discussed: • How he got into cricket and who his mentors were when he was growing up • How he managed being at school while playing professionally for Middlesex • How he made his way into the England test side for the first time and what it was like playing with guys he had always admired and looked up to • How he has dealt with injuries & disappointment over the course of his career • How he handles the pressure of a big match • What he’s seen in the world’s best players that separates them from the rest Plus a whole lot more. This is a great insight into someone who has been in the spotlight in international cricket for a long time and is now fighting to find a way back to the highest level.
8/10/201838 minutes, 40 seconds
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International coach Charlie Burke on coaching at an elite level

Charlie Burke had a dream of traveling the world as a professional cricketer. Unfortunately, he wasn’t good enough to make it as a player, so instead he’s become a high performance coach who travels the world with cricket. Charlie started his cricket coaching as a community development officer for the WACA before he progressed up the ranks at the WACA. He was then head hunted to do a role in game development in the Asia region for the ICC before ultimately becoming the Head coach of Hong Kong. In the past, Hong Kong hasn’t been known for it’s cricketing prowess but Charlie was instrumental in them getting qualified for numerous big global tournaments including the 2014 ICC T20 World Cup. As a Cricket Australia level 3 coach, Charlie is now regarded globally as a very experienced coach with a wealth of knowledge and assists Cricket Australia with educating the next generation of high performance coaches. In this episode we discussed: How coaching a basketball team while in High school helped make him into the coach he is today. How he became serious about cricket coaching after he was told he wouldn’t make it as a player. How a chance meeting with someone during the 2010 Under 19 World Cup lead him to coach Hong Kong on the International stage for 7 years. What the highlight of his time coaching Hong Kong was and why his team nearly had to be evacuated by a chopper after a match. Why coaching an associate nation is like coaching a grade club in Australia. The coaching principal that every coach should follow. What he spoke about during his presentation at the Cricket Australia level 3 coaching course recently Plus a whole lot more. This is a great episode with someone with a very interesting perspective on the game that everyone will get value from, so lets get into it.
7/5/201855 minutes, 16 seconds
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Former England star Robin Smith on his journey to Test cricket

Welcome to this episode with arguably one of England’s finest ever batsman, Robin Smith. Robin, or Judgie as he goes by, had a fantastic career that included scoring over 26,000 First class runs across a huge 426 First-class matches. Now just to put that into context, as of this interview in June 2018, Steve Smith has played 118 First-class matches, Virat Kohli has played 98 & Joe Root has played 125 matches. So that’s almost 4 times the number of matches each of them have played. That is A LOT of cricket! Judgie also played 62 Test matches and 71 One Day Internationals and combined scored 6,655 runs with 13 centuries and before Alex Hales scored 171 against Pakistan 2 years ago, Judgie’s 167 at Edgbaston against Australia in 1993 was the Highest ever ODI score by an English batsmen. After finishing his playing days in England, Judgie moved to Perth where he and his children now reside. He’s in the process of writing an autobiography, is studying a psychology degree, working full time and coaching junior cricketers so he’s certainly busy and active and is loving giving back to the game. His passion and love for the game and his mates comes through in this interview which I’m sure you’re going to love. In this episode we discussed:  How his dad would get him out of bed at 5am every morning to practice How he and his older brother Chris had a net in their garden which other International players like Barry Richards and Mike Proctor would come and use to practice. How he transitioned from playing First Class cricket in South Africa to being a local player for Hampshire. The one thing his mentor said to him before his Test debut and how that always stuck with him and how a stern word from his good mate Allan Lamb allowed him to play his natural game in his Test debut. What his technical fundamentals are for any batter. How he taught Matthew Hayden to visualise before every match. Plus a whole lot more. This is a brilliant episode with a legend of a bloke who I didn’t even realise how good of a player he was until I did my research for this interview. So lets get into this episode.
6/27/20181 hour, 25 minutes, 10 seconds
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Will Pucovski on breaking records and chasing Test hundreds

Welcome to this episode with arguably the best young cricketer in Australia. This is the third of the series of interviews I did during my time in Melbourne. In this interview, I sat down with 20 year old Will Pucovski. Some of you may not have heard of Will – yet, but I have no doubt that he will become a household name in the future. Pucovski burst on to the scene as an 18-year-old during the Aussie under 19 national carnival in December 2016. He had an incredible carnival that included breaking a 22-year old record for the most runs in the Under 19 national carnival. During the carnival Will scored a mammoth 650 runs in eight innings including four centuries and followed it up the next week with his maiden 1st grade hundred in Victorian Premier Cricket.  Since then he has gone on to represent Victoria in 6 first-class matches and 4 List A matches and has a highest score of 180. Not only does Will have the runs on the board as a young player but he has the goals and desire to reach huge heights which I have no doubt he’ll achieve. In this episode we discussed:  How he identified that cricket was what he wanted to do and why he chose cricket over his winter sports How he trained in and out of season during his teenage years How his journey has accelerated very quickly in the past couple of years and how it’s been a rollercoaster  What his preparation was leading up to the successful under 19 carnival and what he was focusing on How he found out he was playing for Victoria and how he felt when he has was waiting to bat and in his first few balls. What his goals are for the future – you’ll want to hear this! Plus a whole lot more This is a brilliant episode with a bright and very skillful young player who I can’t wait to see progress further.
6/20/201851 minutes, 14 seconds
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Chris Tremain on how belief and luck to got him to the top

G’day legends! Welcome to this episode with one of Australian’s best fast bowlers.   During my time in Melbourne, I sat down with New South Welshman turned Victorian Chris Tremain, who was recently voted the Sheffield Shield Player of the Year after an outstanding season that saw him take 51 wickets from 10 matches at an amazing average of 21.  Chris is a country boy who loves to get out into nature and in the past few years has turned into one of Australia’s premier fast-bowlers.  Like most successful athletes and most of the guests we’ve had on our show so far, he hasn’t had it all his own way though.  After not getting offered a contract with NSW he shifted across the border to Victoria which he initially had some reservations about however he’s now extremely settled as a Bushranger and has carved out a very successful career even though he says he’s had a lot of luck along the way.  With 4 One Day International under his belt, I’m sure he’s got a lot more international cricket ahead of him. In this episode we discussed:  How his first mentor helped him hone his skills from a young age and how he still helps him get out of bed when things are tough How perception is reality and why that’s important How his goals were to be a professional cricketer and how he always believed he would be even though now he believes there was a lot of luck involved.  How making a conscious decision to give up alcohol helped shape his career. How getting fitter and stronger helped him bowl faster and for longer.   What the best players do to separate themselves from the rest Plus a whole lot more This is a brilliant episode with a very down to earth guy who is at the Peak of his powers. I’m sure you’re going to enjoy hearing Chris’s story as much as I did so let's get into it.
6/13/201845 minutes, 44 seconds
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Aiden Blizzard on Opening the Batting with Sachin Tendulkar

In this interview I sat down with a very interesting and exciting cricketer who has recently announced his retirement from professional cricket – Aiden Blizzard. In the intro I didn’t mention who he plays for like I have done in other episodes as he’s had a number of different teams which we discussed in the interview.  Blizzard started his career at Victoria before moving to South Australia and finishing off with Tasmania. In this time he also represented the Adelaide Strikers, Hobart Hurricanes and most recently the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash while also spending three seasons with the Mumbai Indians in the IPl where he opened the batting with Sachin Tendulkar.  In the last few years he has transitioned into coaching and was the High-Performance Manager of ACT cricket while still playing in the Big Bash. In this episode we discussed:  How he transitioned from junior cricket in country Victoria to grade cricket in Melbourne How he progressed from grade cricket to the Victorian squad and what it was like debuting with and against some of the biggest names in Australian cricket at the time. What it was like to walk onto the ground at Eden Gardens in Mumbai with Sachin Tendulkar to open the batting in an IPL match. How Mike Hussey & Jacques Kallis operated for the Sydney Thunder when they won the BBL in 2016 What the transition has been like from playing to coaching and what’s next in his life plus a whole lot more This is a cracking episode with a great bloke who I learned a lot from and no doubt you will as well so let's get into it.
6/6/20181 hour, 6 minutes
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The Surge of Women’s Cricket with India’s Future Stars Vanitha VR & Likhitha VG

Women's cricket is on the rise around the world. When I was in Bangalore, India a couple of weeks ago, myself and Andrew Walton sat down and spoke to two women cricketers, Vanitha VR and Likhitha VG about their story and the future of women's cricket. Vanitha has had some success on the International stage having represented India while Likhitha has lead a domestic team to a title so they both are very good cricketers in their own right. In this interview we asked:  1. Introduction and background. 2. How did you arrive at KIOC? 3. What are your first memories of being here? 4. How has the experience at KIOC helped you as a cricketer and a person? 5. How would you describe your cricketing dreams? 6. Where do you believe women’s cricket in India is heading? 7. We have learned so much from you both in this trip, would there be anything that you have learned from us?   This is a different format to normal but I hope you enjoy the insight from these two great cricketers.
5/31/201830 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ashton Turner on Self Belief and Playing with Freedom

Ashton Turner has played T20 International Cricket for Australia and over the last few years has become one of the best batters in Australia across both first-class and T20 cricket. In this years Big Bash he was man of the match on 3 occasions after match-winning innings and was second only to player of the tournament, Darcy Short for the most number of sixes hit in the tournament.  He also became vice-captain of the Western Australian team this season and captained the team in the absence of Mitch Marsh. Had it not been for injury he would know doubt have played for Australia this summer and would probably be at the IPL right now. In this episode we discussed:  How he followed the pathway set out by the WACA & Cricket Australia from the age of 10 How he never felt like he was good enough when playing in under age representative teams How he made his first-class debut for Australia under unusual circumstances.  How getting clear in his game plans was the spark that took his game to the next level. How disappointed he was that a shoulder injury ruled him out for Australian selection and the IPL this year. How hard it was captaining Western Australia for the first time this year.  How he went from fearing bug crowds to loving playing in front of big crowds. Plus a whole lot more
4/12/20181 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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Hilton Cartwright on Keeping up with Mitch Marsh

Hilton Cartwright has played Test Cricket & One Day Internationals for Australia and has a unique story of how he got there. Born in Zimbabwe and living there until he was 11 years old he isn’t your typical Australian player. While he’s dominated Australian domestic cricket at times he’s also had his share or struggles and gives us a great insight into that as well as the good times in his career.  In this episode we discussed:  How he hit a six in his first match and why it means he now wears the number 35 on his back when he plays for WA & the Perth Scorchers. How cricket gave him friends when he first moved from Zimbabwe to Perth. How he idolised Mitch Marsh at school and tried to keep up with his power hitting in their school days. How he became such a brilliant fielder without even trying to be. How he found out he was selected for Australia and the funny story behind that.  What he was feeling and thinking as the bowler was running in to bowl the first ball he faced in Test cricket. How he uses visualization and plans thoroughly the night before he plays The simple mental process he recently changed to get back into form  Why he enjoys to get out into the ocean for a surf plus a whole lot more.
4/6/201849 minutes, 50 seconds
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Former South-African Cricketer Hylton Ackermann on Smashing Fear

Hylton or HD Ackermann is at a different stage of his life than many of our other guests.  Ackermann played Test cricket for South Africa in the late 1990s and since retiring from professional cricket in 2009 has had a stint in the media and high-performance coaching in South Africa. He then relocated his family to Perth and has been the head of cricket at a private boys school here in Perth for the past 2 years.  It’s great to have him on at this point in time when Australia is currently in South Africa battling away in the Test Series. He gave us a unique insight into what it’s like to play in Cape Town – the venue for the third and extremely controversial Test.
3/29/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sam Whiteman on fighting back from disappointment

This is a great interview with Sam Whiteman as it’s another interesting story and as a wicket-keeper Whitey gives you another perspective on the game.  Whiteman was a very good young cricketer who progressed through the ranks in WA cricket to make his first-class debut as an opening batsman at the age of 20. After having a brilliant season for WA 2013-14 Whiteman was selected for Australia A where he went on to score a century against India A And was touted as the next Australia wicket-keeper which he may well be right if it wasn’t for a cruel run of injuries over the past few seasons. In this episode we discussed:  Making his 1st-grade debut at a young age How he made the transition from the country to the city as a teenager How thinking about higher honours caused him to go backwards How he dealt with multiple injury setbacks How he manages his preparation for both keeping and batting What his process and routines are like before matches How he deals with the pressure of big matches Plus a lot more I hope you enjoy this chat with with a highly skilled cricketer and great bloke.
3/22/201837 minutes, 54 seconds
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Sports Psychologist Martin Hagger on the mindset of Elite Athletes

Martin Hagger is a Professor, psychologist, sports psychologist, lecturer, speaker, author, researcher and athlete himself who travels the world researching the mind and human behaviour.  It’s a change-up for us in this interview as I step away from cricketers and instead interview a sports psychologist. I’m pumped about this interview with Martin Hagger as there’s so many practical mental conditioning tips and techniques that the world’s best athletes use that you can use yourself.  In this episode we discussed:  The mindset that separates the absolute best from those that aren’t quite as good Why teams or individuals choke How to deal with anxiety and fear How to shut out mental distractions while competing How people can motivate themselves by setting goals How people can build confidence into their games and lives While Martin isn't a cricketer like our normal guest, we hope you see the value in what he has to share and can implement some of his teachings into your own life on and off the field.
3/15/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 32 seconds