Don, a former first-class cricketer in India, founded the City Cricket Academy in Leicester, an inclusive centre of coaching excellence. He is pictured above with Mudassar Nazar, the Head Coach of the ICC Academy.
Matthew Hoggard MBE is one of the most successful international cricketers to have played for England. He is now passing on his skills and techniques through international tours, masterclasses and one-to-one coaching.
Knowing there was hard work to be done, we tried to put the ball in the right areas. You’re cannon fodder unless you move the ball laterally on these wickets, but we utilized the ball as it began to reverse.
“They were very desperate to get me out, but I knew from past experience I never get in line anyway, so it was never hitting the stumps.”
I remember sitting in the dressing-room at Lord’s then and chewing the bat handle off, not knowing how I was going to score runs. This time I was very confident of being able to help knock off the 14 runs we needed.