Full name Robert Andrew Pick
Born November 19, 1963, Nottingham
Current age 52 years 250 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
The hosts' pace attack, with a combined experience of 31 Tests and 56 wickets, is a candidate for being their weakest ever, yet India cannot simply show up and expect to win
Also, losing ten-fors, and back to back Tests at Lord's
Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory
Stats highlights from the first day of the Antigua Test, where Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan stole the show from the hosts
One after another, the hosts' batsmen attempted questionable flicks and drives in their second innings, disregarding the drift and dip the offspinner was generating
Sri Lanka's lead spinner must feel like a bus driver in charge of a spluttering vehicle as the hosts strive to challenge a strong Australian side
There was enough logic in Alastair Cook's decision not to enforce the follow-on to make it understandable at worst and reasonable at best
Australia will be hoping that Mitchell Marsh grows from an emerging allrounder into a top-quality allrounder by the end of the Sri Lanka tour