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From Bad to Worse for Chris Taylor


Chris Taylor | 11:50pm gmt 25 May 2008
Andrew Gale / Chris Taylor ColumnThings have gone from bad to worse since my last article! Having recovered from the tear of my hamstring, I was selected to play for Yorkshire 2nd XI vs Notts and was told a decent knock and I would be back in the 1st team. I was hitting the ball really well, 80 not out when I took a run and hurt my calf muscle. The next day I was sent for a scan and told I had a grade 2 tear and would be about for another month. As you can imagine I was gutted and the frustration continues! All that rehab AGAIN!! Hopefully I will be back in just under 2 weeks now, I am desperate to make the 20/20 games.

I will spend the next two weeks back on the rehab exercises and running drills. I will also restart my batting work which will involve quite a bit of time on the bowling machine. I will also hope to get as many nets in as possible. Having now only played 1 game of competitive cricket since the start of last June, it is crucial I face as much bowling as I can and get back into the mental thought processes you go through when you are batting. It will be good to be playing again and I can?t wait till my first game back!

On a positive note, my business partner and best mate, Andy Gale, scored another century this week at The Oval. He has played really well in the Championship this year and hopefully will keep this going all season. As a team we have played well in patches but seem to be relying on individuals at the moment. I'm sure as soon as it clicks though we will be challenging for the Championship title and some good performances this week and we will be in the Friends Provident Quarter Finals.

The weeks of being on the sidelines has allowed me a lot of free time (very boring and frustrating). I have spent a large chunk of this time working on developing mine and Andy's coaching business, 'Pro Coach Cricket Academy'. All the venues and courses are filling up nicely with young cricketers aged 6 to 16. We have also been in recent negotiations with Yorkshire Bank and Asda to become the main sponsor of 'Pro Coach'. We are also searching for a kit and website sponsor. If anyone may be interested or knows someone who is, please get in touch at procoachcricketacademy@hotmail.co.uk

I have also spent some of my time trawling the internet for cricket related sites to link with our coaching website. Can I firstly say that 'Cricket Web' is comprehensively the best cricket news, information and forum site I have come across so far, keep up the good work James and the team.

Andrew and I would also like to ask for some help from 'Cricket Web' viewers. We are trying to get our website seen by as many young cricketers around the world as possible. We would be most grateful if anyone who has the website authority or knows anyone with a cricket related (cricket related in any way) website, if you could link to our coaching website. The URL is http://www.procricketcoachingacademy.com and if you could put the description as 'Cricket coaching for juniors from current professional cricketers' that would be great. Similarly if anyone could mention the website and the website address (2 lines above) in a cricketing blog, we would really appreciate it. If you would like anymore information on this please email at procoachcricketacademy@hotmail.co.uk or simply log onto our website at www.procricketcoachingacademy.com.

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Pro Coach Cricket Academy Read all about the life, experiences and insight of English County Cricket pros, Andrew Gale and Chris Taylor who provide a regular feature blog, exclusive to CW.
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Xavier Rose
Interesting stuff. Figured it'd be like that.
Dave Wilson
Nice piece, Andrew - great to see you taking care of the kids and bringing the game on. Wonder what
honestbharani
Great comments. Wonderful to see a pro answering the questions of us, arm chair critics and fans.
Morgan (morgieb)
Hey, great article Andy! And also good replies.
Precambrian
Thanks for the insightful replies.
Craig
Thanks for giving us a good article to read. Always like to see the opinions of those who play crick
Nufan
Great read Andrew. Easily now my favourite Gale in the world, ahead of Megan.
andyc
interesting read, cheers