Carters at home helping cricketers

Carters at home helping cricketers

Sydney Thunder wicketkeeper-batsman Ryan Carters is putting back into his home town with a series of coaching clinics designed to assist Canberra cricketers reach the elite level.

Carters has joined forces with MyCoach Cricket creator and former England under-19 representative Simon Cusden to run coaching courses for promising juniors.

Simon Cusden and Ryan Carters, right, during a cricket coaching course at Harrison Oval.

Simon Cusden and Ryan Carters, right, during a cricket coaching course at Harrison Oval.Credit:Melissa Adams

Accounting for the mental side of the game will be a key focus of the two clinics - one designed for wicketkeepers and the other for batsmen - that Carters will run in Canberra on August 18.

Recently retired Australian batsman Mike Hussey and fast-bowling great Brett Lee have also been floated as possible coaches at clinics for MyCoach Cricket later in the year.


''They're about how cricket focuses into life generally, because that's something that may be missed out,'' Carters said of the clinics.

''An individual coach who knows your game well and who is removed from the set-up of picking teams can be really beneficial.

''Many of the most successful players, even in the current Australian team, have coaches they rely on and who they go back to since they were young.''

Having come through the junior programs and progressed through ACT Comets, Radford College product Carters is focused on a move to NSW after switching from Victoria.

A strong individual campaign with the Thunder in the Big Bash League convinced him to take up a rookie contract with the Blues in search of opportunities in the first-class and one-day domestic arenas.

''I kept in every game for the Thunder and learnt a lot, so on the back of that experience I thought it was a positive environment,'' Carters said.

''Hopefully I can break into the team as a batsman or keeper and play some Sheffield Shield.''