Think Cricket! Good Cricket!

making beautiful connections through cricket…

re-creating the lives of young people & diverse communities…

celebrating alternative cricket adventures, yarns, people & passion

Personal Coaching


My name is Marcus Curnow (cricketing nickname ‘Real Rev.’)

I am a trained cricket coach, a junior club program director and have served as a youth worker and curator of cricket participation programs across diverse communities, including as a consultant with Cricket Victoria.

I’m interested in community resilience and cricket coaching processes that help young people and their families survive and thrive at cricket and in life. 

Unlike other junior coaching programs that put their focus on cricket technique, club/ league success or elite pathway progression, Good Cricket focuses on the relationships and connections that cricket creates between mind, body & soul; country, community & culture.  

My coaching influences draw from the local Protestant church cricket club culture in which I was raised, shaped by cricket’s European Agrarian tradition which I call the ‘Catechesis of the Good ‘Cricket’ Shepherd’. It also draws strongly from Eastern martial arts via Freerk Ykema’s Rock and Water and Indigenous wisdom traditions via the Circle of Courage.

Coaching Menu

Way of the Wild

Intro. to Cricket

Cricket meets Bunjil, Yeshau & Moses in Real Rev. Curnow’s Junior Cricket Blast meets Catechesis of the Wild / Good Cricket Shepherd.

Taking cricket back to its raw roots… An fun intro to cricket and its fundamentals. The pitch connects us with nature, the wicket is your heart, watch the ball, hit to kill, bowling like a star, run throw like its lunch, catching like its a golden egg.

Way of the Willow


Bat with Bruce Lee in Real Rev. Curnow’s Jeet Liu Do : ‘Way of the Intercepting Willow.’

A mix of conditioning, skill-set and self evaluation tools for developing your own hybrid philosophy and approach to batting, including mindset, traditional techniques, touch & power hitting from a variety of disciplines.

Way of Wickets


Trundle with Sun Tzu in Real Rev. Curnow’s ‘Art of Dart’.

Line & Length, Spin, Swing & Seam

Community Cricket

To book a session or text Marcus 0421076804 or use the form below.

Gwenroy House – Footscray

Book a session at Curnow’s Backyard ‘Good Cricket’ Dojo.

Open Hours

Sunday-Tuesday: closed
Wed, Thursday: 5pm -9:00 pm Friday – Saturday : negotiable


163 Gordon Street, Footscray, Vic 3011.