IF you’re missing cricket during the coronavirus UK lockdown, Tom Jones has come up with ways in which you can stay involved in the sport at home.

No, not the legendary Welsh singer Sir Tom, but the chairman of junior cricket at Warrington Sports Club.

Since lockdown started on March 22, Tom has been sharing videos on social media of a variety of cricket-related activity featuring him and his son.

And he has created activity cards that can accompany the videos to add to the experience and fun.

“The whole concept is to bring some fun and exercise to cricket loving families while we are in lockdown and are unable to take part in sporting activities in teams and clubs,” he said.

“I was busy with pre-season practice sessions for the kids at Bridgewater High School and was preparing for the upcoming start of the outdoor season but this all came to an abrupt halt. No more practices, no games, no start to the season, no cricket...”

Initially videos were posted to Tom’s Facebook page Cricket Coach 365 tagged #stayathomecricket.

“In the first few days there was the inevitable toilet roll challenge adapted for cricket to do, followed by a series of simple games that we played mostly in our back garden (which is not the biggest).”

Before long, YouTube Channel (https://youtu.be/pEoA78JTRjM) was created and 28 videos added – one a day for four weeks.

“I thought of the idea of designing a set of activity cards as a way of accompanying the videos and within a few days the “Special Edition Stay at Home Cricket” activity cards were created to match the 28 videos.”

The cards can be bought from cricketcoach365.co.uk

“We have even started doing some videos showing how the games can be adapted if you are really limited for space or have no access to cricket equipment,” added Tom.

“The main purpose of this is and has always been to bring some fun into people’s homes during lockdown and for those families who like their cricket to provide them with some ideas as to how to spend some time getting active, getting creative and taking part in #stayathomecricket.”