The game is conducive to demonstrating the importance of being assertive, applying pressure and playing positively. Doomed is the team who steps out to bat or field and, seduced by the smell of freshly cut grass and the warm summer sun, takes a laid-back approach between the wickets and does not risk a single run, with players who do not communicate nor encourage each other to focus in the field. They then find themselves in the final overs of the game praying for wickets and wishing they had played more positively in the first overs. The game can be very much won or lost by the attitude they bring and apply from the very start, and this takes emotional maturity and discipline. I have been lucky enough to watch all Year groups play some terrific cricket this week and it has been excellent to see many boys taking a positive approach. I hope to see this continue and boys apply this attitude to other areas of their lives.