Full name Robert Andrew Pick
Born November 19, 1963, Nottingham
Current age 52 years 12 days
Major teams Nottinghamshire, Wellington
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|First-class span||1983 - 1997|
|List A span||1983 - 1997|
Andy Pick took on the task of moulding the England Under-19s into future stars in October 2003. So far he's helped them to two World Cup semi-finals and will build on this experience in 2006, when he has a year-long sabbatical in Canada whom he will take to the senior tournament in March 2007. The Canadian board is delighted to have bagged his services, and has already heaped praise on his "very special enthusiasm".
Pick started out with Nottinghamshire as a fast bowler, and hit the heights of England A. After finishing at Trent Bridge in 1997 he spent two-and-a-half years as the cricket professional in Bedford School, where he helped to nurture Alastair Cook who was, naturally, in the first XI by the age of 13.
He continued to bring on talent when he accepted the position of national coach for the North East in 2000. Three years later, after a reshuffle, he became the Under-19 coach. Already successful, he can only hone his skills more with Canada - crucial experience which he can plough back into England's youth set-up if and when he returns.
Jenny Thompson March 2006
In five minutes, Nathan Lyon was twice ruled not-out, controversially. The Twitter world did not hold back
One home advantage is not better or worse than the other, but this pitch had variable turn, bounce and pace to go with the fact that pitches that turn from ball one get worse with time
Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test
Stats highlights from the second day's play in Nagpur, where South Africa collapsed to their lowest total since their return to Test cricket
South Africa's unbeaten run on the road may be over, but rather than mull over their loss, the team must draw heart from their past battles and start afresh to script another era of domination
It refuses to let India play Pakistan there, but hasn't been forthcoming with reasons why
India faced strong resistance from Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis on the third day, but R Ashwin, aided by a treacherous pitch, proved too relentless for them