19 January 2010

Keeping wicket and goal similar?

I'd not really thought about the similarities in shot stopping when goalkeeping in football and wicketkeeping, but now that I do, after the Charlton goalkeeper Rob Elliott announced his desire to train Geraint Jones, there are some similarities. As an inspirational session, or few sessions, to relieve the boredom of monotonous training I can see some potential merits - I'm not sure Elliott can expect a long-term role with Kent though.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

He's not the first to make the link between the two, Jack Russell went the other way, from cricket into football coaching a couple of years back: