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In amongst the unprecedented situation caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many PCA members have been creating fun and entertaining ways to stay healthy and happy whilst remaining within the government’s official social isolation guidelines.
Our #CreativeCricketers have been using their ingenuity and continue to find a number of ways to maintain their physical and mental wellbeing during these difficult times with the advice to #StayHomeSaveLives.
Here are some of the highlights:
Unable to use his energy playing cricket, Middlesex cricketer Tom Helm is showing off his dance moves in a Middlesex dance off.
Former England cricketer and current PCA board member, Isa Guha is using her time and Instagram channel to assist people with cooking as she attempts to cook Poori.
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First attempt at Poori or Luchi!! And I think I got it! Goes really well with chicken curry. If you’re up for having a go at these and other Bengali dishes then link to Mum’s Recipe book is in bio. There’s a PDF version available too. All profits to @renniegrovehospicecare NHS and @kindnessfactory as explained in the first video. Will upload another at the weekend and probs do a live video next week if you fancy joining! #nottoosoftortoohard
Former cricketer and current coffee shop owner Tim Linley has turned to writing poetry for entertainment. Have a listen to one of the poem’s he wrote.
England cricketer Kate Cross is sharing her mental health tips with dog Ollie in her latest post!
England Test captain, Joe Root is not limited to talents on the cricket field as he demonstrates his ability with the guitar.
Gym closed? Former England spinner Monty Panesar has decided to share some workout tips using ingredients from your local shopping trip.
Turn your shopping trip into a home work out during the #CoronavirusLockdownUK lockdown does not mean you can ignore your fitness.#coronavirus #covid19UK #COVID #CoronaCrisisuk #UKLockdownNow #lockdownuk @MontyPanesar
Thanks to our partner https://t.co/KowHjCuQlF pic.twitter.com/INMXlW1G4V
— MontyChannel (@MontyChannel) March 26, 2020
After accepting Liam Plunkett’s challenge, Jason Roy shows off his dance moves with his Napoleon Dynamite rendition.
England and Durham cricketer Mark Wood isn’t just a 90+ mph bowler. Away from the cricket field he has more than shown his dancing capabilities. You have to see for yourself to believe it.
During a hugely challenging time for us all, our players have been looking at ways to stay active at home. They want to share with you their tips to hopefully brighten up your day. First up, a dance challenge from @MAWood33! 🕺#StayHomeSaveLives #StayInWorkOut pic.twitter.com/Io3Mz3IW3R — England Cricket (@englandcricket) March 27, 2020
I wonder if Team GB have a slot available? Surrey cricketer Liam Plunkett performs a fantastic dancing rendition following up the challenge from Mark Wood.
@englandcricket Challenge Accepted. @MAWood33 here’s some chariots of fire for your sexy kitten. An old school response to your new school of dance. #stayhome #stayhealthy I nominate @jasonroy20 @david_willey72 @chriswoakes good look fellas A post shared by Liam Plunkett (@pudsy190) on
Keeping fit and staying active looks top of England cricketer Tammy Beaumont’s list. The hard-hitting batsman demonstrates a home workout suitable for all.
Yorkshire cricketer, Tim Bresnan has been spending his time creating a new podcast. Tim’s Covers Off podcast is a joint collaboration with Richard Pyrah. Have a listen and let the guys know what you think!
Somerset and England cricketer Tom Banton playing some back garden cricket with the family pet. However, something suggests the dog doesn’t seem too interested…
Somerset’s PCA rep, Max Waller has taken inspiration from Liverpool footballer, James Milner and created an Isolation XI of cricket stars made from ingredients in his house. What do we think of his team?
Gloucestershire’s PCA rep, David Payne is “Making the most of different opportunities” as he swaps the cricket field for educational courses in the garden. Good luck, David!
Another quiz, this time from Jake Lintott who has used emojis to spell out different county cricketers. How many can you guess?
Making the most of the weather, fresh air and weights at her disposal. Emma Lamb is spending her Wednesday with an outdoor workout.
Essex youngster Will Buttleman has decided to spend his time differently and is currently using YouTube to assist with drawing. Using the app Will has created the below pieces.
A tennis ball and cricket ball is all that’s required for Ryan Higgins and today’s exercise. The Gloucestershire cricketer is proving that he can continue working on his skills while socially distancing.
How do you occupy the family while getting in your daily fitness? Luke Wright looks to have the perfect combination as he spends time in the garden with family.
TikTok videos and dancing with the family look the perfect combination. Here, Alex Hartley shows off her skills with her dad while dressed in full whites. Helmet and pads optional…
Around the world… this time with a cricket bat and a tennis ball (dog optional). Worcestershire’s Jake Libby showing off his skills at home and encouraging others to join in.
Thanks Mark O Leary! I nominate @davewaters18 @rikiwessels9 @matt_milnes @billyroot07 @jameshendro @willfraine96! 🏏🌍 A post shared by Jake Libby (@libbyjake) on
Taking workouts and family time to the next level. Pakistan and Somerset cricketer Azhar Ali is mixing exercise with family time in the garden. Take a look at his social accounts for a variety of fitness routines.
Whilst remaining on top of his own fitness routine, England all-rounder Ben Stokes has uploaded a timetable for his children to help keep them up-to-date with school work and physical activities.
@clarey11 keeping our kids up to date with school work and physical activities whilst school’s are closed…hope this helps any parents who feel a bit stuck with what to do through these tough times 😊 A post shared by Ben Stokes (@stokesy) on
Not content with one ‘Guess The Cricketer’ quiz, Jack Brooks has added another round to the Twitter trivia that’s gaining a lot of traction. How many can you get? #BrooksBusters
Another quiz, this time with a twist. Derbyshire cricketer Fynn Hudson-Prentice is using famous quotes and commentary taken from historic games and asking if you can guess the match in which they occurred.
To help fellow cricket badgers get through this self-isolaton Sunday, I’m going to play a game of ‘Name the Game’. The aim of the game is to guess the moment, the match and the calendar year the following commentary quotes are from:#CreativeCricketers — Fynn Hudson-Prentice (@fynnhudson33) March 22, 2020
Durham’s PCA rep, Chris Rushworth, has decided to spend his time offering cricket advice on YouTube. Starting his episodic content, Rushy teaches you how to grip the ball like a fast bowler.
Who said social distancing couldn’t be interactive? Northants batsman Rob Newton decided to spend his Sunday night running a virtual family quiz!
Guess the cricketer? How to keep brains engaged as Somerset cricketer Jack Brooks encourages his followers to take part in a quiz on his Twitter.
England cricketer Kate Cross has stepped away from cricket activity, instead using her brain to tackle the 1,000 piece Where’s Wally jigsaw. Good luck Kate…
Working out in full England Test kit? No issue for Jos Buttler as he is put through his paces with a pilates workout. Full commitment with the spikes.
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Here’s 5 simple pilates exercises to do at home. A quick 20 minutes before a glass of wine and a film on a Friday night. Enjoy 😘 @josbuttler A post shared by LB Pilates (@lbpilates.ldn) on
Whether stuck in the corridor of uncertainty, avoiding unnecessary driving or learning how to play the swinging ball, Glamorgan’s PCA rep Andrew Salter has it all covered on his social accounts!
Unable to travel to Headingley to fine tune his bowling skills, Yorkshire bowler Ben Coad has been using the outside space at home with family members to recreate some high-quality bowling.
No training currently, got to keep those overs up somehow (@RichardPyrah ) so what better way than taking it back to driveway cricket with the brother @DanCoad11 , bins for fielders and a taped up ball. @YorkshireCCC #drivewaycricket #cricket pic.twitter.com/4bCazODLL9 — Ben Coad (@BenCoad10) March 18, 2020
Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell has taken the #ToiletRollChallenge to a different level, driving through the vacant cover region effortlessly while at home in the kitchen.
Another #ToiletRollChallenge, Gloucestershire’s Chris Dent has stepped out of his whites and is using a children’s bat to attempt as many keepy-ups as possible.