English cricket October 17, 2006

Sparring for the Ashes

Liam Plunkett, the England allrounder, has recently started blogging

Liam Plunkett, the England allrounder, has recently started blogging. (For those not in the know, blogging is not a term to describe a cricketer’s batting or bowling style; it’s short for “weblog”.) In his latest entry Plunkett, recovering from injury, says he’s been using boxing in his rehabilitation and preparation for the Ashes.

I’ve also been doing a bit of boxing to spice my training up a bit.... Myself and Durham team-mate Mark Davies have been sparring with our gloves on and I’ve been enjoying it. I'm not trying to increase my aggression ahead of the Ashes, it is simply a great way to keep fit and I used to do a bit of kick-boxing when I was younger. I’ve had to get all my gear sorted out and I went to see Slazenger to pick up a few bats for the trip – thankfully because it’s all sponsored I didn’t have to pay for it!

More at the BBC.

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