John emailed with an interesting problem. His two sons play in league cricket in England. Both are 15-years-old, legspinners and have had success against former county (and international, so says their dad) batsmen. But he’s clueless as to what their next step should be. He’s heard of David Parsons, England’s head of spin (and not in the style of Alistair Campbell), but it begs the question: what is the next step? What do kids of that age group who desperately want to learn, and are convinced are good enough to attract counties, do?
I made some suggestions to him but it’d be interesting to hear from readers. Have you or your sons (yes yes, and daughters) ever attended a “spin clinic”? How did you hear about it? etcetera etcetera