May 14, 2011

New Zealand cricket

From cricket to running

Akhila Ranganna

Former New Zealand opening batsman Mark Richardson tells Peter Thornton in the New Zealand Herald how he finds discipline in long-distance running and is now addicted to it.

It is a mental battle and it was the same in cricket. I tried to bat time and with control at about 80 per cent. New Zealand Cricket is struggling with that at the moment - we don't pace our innings. For me the key to batting was being patient and the end of the innings was the finish line.

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