Meet The Coaches – Calum Estall
How long have you been coaching and how did you get into it?
I started coaching as a young leader at Banstead Cricket Club at the age of 14, as it was part of my GCSE PE course.
What have been some of the highlights from working with us?
The main highlight would be the going to coach in Switzerland for a week, which was a really good experience and being given the opportunity to coach in schools and clubs.
What are the key things you have learnt in your early years of coaching cricket?
The key things I have learnt would be finding more ways to try to make sessions enjoyable, with the kids learning at the same time.
Who were your cricket inspirations growing up?
It would definitely be Jimmy Anderson; he was opening the bowling for England when I started playing cricket and he still is now.
What, in your opinion, makes a great cricketer?
What makes a great cricketer – It would be a balance of having ability but also wanting to work hard and always looking to improve.
How would you describe your coaching style?
It would depend really on the group and the type of session you are doing, but I find my natural way to coach would be more fun and energetic.
What do you see as the most important reason children want to play cricket?
I would say that the main reason children play cricket is enjoyment with their friends and to be part of a team.