I am not a household name, I’m not a superstar, I never have been and never will be, but I had a really good, enjoyable 15-year long career in professional cricket.  I played over 500 games, winning and losing both team and individual battles.

Having played my whole career at one club, something changed in August 2014 when I decided I needed to leave in order to try and achieve what I still wanted to from the game.  It was a risk and although the decision was made with all the right intentions, what happened next was the biggest challenge of my career.

Once I had made that decision, I began keeping notes about what I was feeling and what I was going through in my own mind, my own words.  It became my comfort, my diary.

This blog contains extracts and notes from that diary in a raw, ugly, grammatically incorrect fashion but it’s the real story of what it can be like when a sporting career ends and what the hell happens next…

THANKS FOR READING MY DIARY AND VISITING MY BLOG – ALEX GIDMAN

My latest workshop…

My workshops began when I related personal lessons in sport to business and teams. My aim is to create thought and discussion within your group in order to help you move forward.

Everything I discuss is based on learning from real experiences, coaches, teams and individuals that I have worked with. The sessions I run are interactive, thought provoking and tailored to your needs

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STORY CATEGORIES

The Comfort Zone

Learning from mistakes

Setting goals

Teamwork

Decision making & leadership

Critical communication

Tackling fear and nerves

Pride and emotion

READ MY DIARY
A personal journey from the beginning to the unexpected end of my sporting career. Honest. Raw. Revealing.

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Main Alex Gidman Image Credit: Stu Forster. Reproduced by by kind permission of Getty Images.

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